Richard, by "improved the ride greatly" what do you mean? I would be concerned about getting too stiff (car mostly used for low-performance hauling of family). Your car should be pretty similar to mine to weight so I'd be interested to know.
suginami, that's interesting that the rear shocks wear out first, I would have expected just the opposite from the weight of the engine. Did he give a reason why?
manny, if I replaced just the front shocks with Koni's do you see a problem with that?
Thanks again for the replies.
1999 E320 Wagon