The car is in to troubleshoot the clunking sound the suspension makes when going over a pot hole or speed bump. The mechanic is an independant MB repair shop. A one man shop that works on MB only.
The shocks acted like a board when going over a bad hole.
I needed to make a decision if I wanted the mechanic to replace the shocks or to do it myself. I wanted to get the options and prices. I did a search and found that Bilstiens were the way to go. He quoted me list (looked up pricing on Fastlane) plus $98 labor to install.
I think I have my questions answered for now.