I purchased shocks and struts from rockauto.com and I don't think what they advertised as compatible is.... well compatible. Here is what I ordered for my 2000 SE:
I ordered the AC Delco 504547 $94.79 part. Now that I have been under the car I can see that the AC Delco 22064810 $116.79 part better matches what is on there now. The issues I found are:
1.) air fitting is mounted at different height on shock (not a deal break but still different).
2.) air fitting is wrong. A kit is included but the kit is for adapting all sorts of other things like the compressor itself.
3.) No rear mounts included as mentioned in other posts in this forum. A generic shock kit was included with some circular plates and rubber bushings but none of it applies to our cars.
4.) Stem of upper end of shock is different length and threaded not completely up making it hard to mount.
These issues were more than sufficient for me to give up. I'll exchange - don't think I can get a refund. Frustrating having to put the old shocks back on and put it all back together knowing I have to take it all apart again.
As for the front end.... I ordered:
and picked AC Delco 503379 = $73.79. I have not yet attempted to install these. Can anyone confirm this is the correct part? If they are not I would like to send it all back together. Clicking on 'More Info' brings up different pages for the two different AC Delco parts. I can see a difference in the length of the strut between the two just from the pictures.
I also ordered strut bearing plates - who knows if those will fit.....
Any help is appreciated. Sometimes saving money isn't worth it when you can't drive across town and get the right part...