Most of the time the "accumulators" fail, and cause a spongey ride, when they do finally fill with oil the ride becomes hard. The shocks "struts" usually last a long time, anusually start seeping.
To use conventional shocks you must do some bypass plumbing, and I am not sure but have heard that the springs have to be changed or shimmed, aso there is a question as to what shock will fit.
You must further understand the self leveling pump also controls your power steering, have someone look at your system!
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