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1966 Crown Coupe, 2016 200 S AWD, 1962 Lark Daytona V8.
You have the Nivomat shocks and they should be replaced with the same. Rockauto may have them.
That's actually a good price. Back when I had my '00 T&C Ltd AWD I had to replace the Nivomats (both leaking) the dealer price was ~$400 per shock plus installation ($900-$1,000 total). I ended up getting them from a auto parts store in Northern VA for $200 each plus $50 shipping. Then another $65 to have a local shop install them. Well worth the price. If your van is equipped with Nivomats, I would stay with them. IC is correct, standard shocks will not work with a van that was originally equipped with Nivomats. And yeah, the Nivomats are 3x as thick as standard shocks - and no, you can't just turn them off. As IC mentions the motion of the van traveling down the road pumps up the shocks - they really do work well. Despite having 2 adults, 2 teens, 2 small children, car top carrier and assorted luggage you would have never known we were stuffed full - the Nivomats did a great job leveling the ride out.The reason I ask is that these shocks seem to run $200 a piece....