OK, so I go to change the rear shocks. I jack the car up, unbolt the bottom, then the top, and take the shock out. No problem. Then I compare the old shock to the new one and it's totally different. The new shock, a Gabriel, was the one that both Autozone and Pep Boys had on their computer. What gives? They were only $20 a piece, so I can understand that they might not be the best, but they should at least fit.
Here's the thing. The old shock I removed had the cylinder at the top of the shock with the piston at the bottom. The Gabriel shock had the cylinder at the bottom and the piston (the part which does the moving) on top. I'd buy the shock at the FastLane parts store now, but want to make sure I get the right shock. Help, Benzmac.