Re: Shock recommendation
The Europeans know a little bit more about suspension than say American motors "Hey Rambler!"
Consider a few name plates like, Ferrari, Maseratis, Lamborghini, Porsche, Jaguar, Lotus. All rode on Scuderia, Bilstein, KYB, TTR, or QA-1 shocks. While we rejoiced that we had Gabriel or Monroe gas filled shocks (the OEM folks who made AC-Delco shocks for GM), they in Europe had double adjustable rebuildable shocks. Really want to talk about sophisticated shocks consider the French Peugeot that had an all hydraulic suspensions system.
Yes KYB shocks are good. But you will need more information than just make year and model to get shocks better than an off the shelf Monroe Monro-Matic Plus shock.