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After 11 years and 120k miles I finally wore out the shocks. Those Nivomats take a beatin though. I was having my tires changed and noticed one of them leaking oil. By the time I got to my mechanic they started dumpin oil all over the ground. Glad I made it there in time. Got them replaced for about $650 including labor. Noticeable difference in ride immediately. Had to adjust my mirrors since the back was lifted about an inch. The others must have really been shot.
 

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Sounds like you got your share of wear out of them. It's amazing what a new suspension will do to a car. We just did the same on our Project 245 and she's a wholly different beast now. All that swaying is gone.
 

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Im still noticing a fair amount of unsteadiness at about 100mph which I never had before. Perhaps the fronts are shot as well? They checked and said they looked ok, but driving is a different story. I had the steering rack replaced a few months ago and it was defective so they had to get another one. Any suggestions about the unsteady feel?
 

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The fronts are original also? I'd go ahead and replace them. That's probably it. There's no way they'll be as firm as the rears, which would cause a bit of unsteadiness.
 

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Thanks for your help... You sounded surprised that I had the original front shocks still on there. Is that unusual? Im having them takin out next week. The ride seems almost dangerous if you are driving too fast.
 

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Not sure. I always do mine all at once. Having the front looser than the rear can definitely effect the car's handling. I don't know how spiritedly you drive, but it definitely plays on the physics of the car.
 
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