I thought I'd post this question again, so please ignore it rather than sending me back to the archives.
Q: Should I replace the springs too ? (The plan was to replace only the front shocks, then it dawned on me to replace all of them)
Q: My shimmies are rather of the transversal type (ie, when cornering on bumpy surface, nothing under braking or acceleration). Should I replace both arms ? Are aluminum ones much lighter than the steel ones ?
Q: What would be a reasonable labor estimation ? (I read individual times on Bruno's site, but their sum is definitely not the correct answer)
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The Bavarian patient in question is a 93 535i 5spd, 98k mi most likely on original parts.