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2001 CLK-430 Cabriolet - Shock Absorver Recommendation

There comes a time in which you need to change shock absorvers, my car is close to 89,600 miles and I need to change for new absorvers. Can anyone recommend any makes that I could purchase?

I am finding the following prices:
SACHS - $87.79 Rear / $83.99 Front Sport / $89.79 Rear Sport
MONROE - $59.79 Front and Rear
BILZSTEIN - $96.63 Front Heavy Duty / $56.91 Rear Heavy Duty
BILZSTEIN - $95.34 Front Sport / $76.26 Rear Sport

My mechanic charges $270 for the labor to change them which I think is a fair price.

I will also need to change one of the front wheel bearings and I am not sure exactly what part I should be purchasing. Autohauz has the wheel bearing kit for $28.39, however, I am not sure if this will cover exactly what I am looking for as there are other bearing shown in the different parts sites that I have visited. Mechanic charges $180 to change this.

Any recomendations.

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BILZSTEIN - $95.34 Front Sport / $76.26 Rear Sport

This is my recommendation. The HDs are just way to hard for a daily driver and the others are just poop compared to the bilstein sports.

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