Just got my Bilsteins in from Performanceproducts.com. Total $200 including shipping. I planned to have a local shop install them, but no one wants to do it since I didn't buy them from them. Maybe a liability issue, I don't know. Anyway, looks like I'll have to do it myself and I've never installed shocks before. I think the rears are no problem, but do you cut the strap that is compressing the shock before or after they are installed? The fronts are going to be trickier. I don't have a floor jack at home, and I've heard it can be done without one, but how much harder is it? Any tricks or advice? I've been looking for an excuse to get a jack and some jack stands, and if its going to be a PITA with out them I'll buy some.