New shocks suggestions
I'm in dire need of new shocks, I'm at 115k miles now and I still have the factory stuff on there... I guess it's been a steady decline so you don't really notice them going bad.
Now, before you all jump and go "use the search function for recommendations on new shocks"; I did that but that was quite unsatisfying. Often someone posts "are Foo Bar shocks any good, with a resulting discussion on those. Or a post "should I buy Bilstein or Tokico" with a 50/50 split in replies on which one is the preferred shock.
I do not have any oppurtunity, nor the knowledge, to install new ones myself. I also am on a budget, and I can definitely live with not-so-extreme-performance, as this car is just daily driven to and from work, not to take it out to the tracks.
Would simply going to the dealer and asking for a new set of OEM shocks work for me? What other shocks that I can get for parts+labor for under $500?
I'd also need parts that a shop can readily order for me. Or I guess I could order them "tirerack" style and have the shop just install them for me.