Wow! Many many thanks. I put the heavy duty Bilsteins up front, comfort on rear, as per your suggestion. As your directions said, easy job and thanks so much for the 10mm star socket. One stuck lug took some penetrating oil, and a one afternoon job turned into two, but in the end I have a very stout 300CD Turbodiesel running B99.9 that runs like it should on the new shocks, Kumho tires and 450SL bundt cake 14 inch alloy rims.
All the best,