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Replacing the shocks - rear only or both?

Suspension and Steering

Model: Carrera, Cabriolet, Year:1988, Mileage:147000, Type of use:Street use only
I have a 1988 Carrera 3.2 cabriolet with 147,000 miles on it. I believe the shocks are original (no reference to shock replacement in maintenance records) and being black, I am sure they are Boge's.I need to prioritize my maintenance requirements and budget because I have been unemployed for going on 11 months and with other expenses, I can't do everything I would like to do with the car. I only drive the car on weekends in good weather putting on only about 1,500 miles during the entire summer That said, I found that the right rear shock is visibly leaking and should be replaced. The fronts seem to be ok (no leaking and they pass the bounce test). I intend to replace both rear shocks but my question is; should I replace the fronts at the same time? This would not fit into my budget right now, but I want to be safe and keep the car balanced.Next question: I want the car to be responsive and not mushy, but I do not want to increase my ride hight or increase the jolts when going over bumps... should I replace the shocks with Boge's or upgrade to Bilstein HD's? I would appreciate you advise.Thanks,Jim

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