I have a 2000 2.5L Cougar and I noticed a wet spot on my driver side rear wheel/tire. After inspection I believe that the strut is leaking. I am going to replace both rear struts. I Would like to do all 4 and Intrax lowering springs, but I don't have that money right now. I would like to get a better than stock strut that I could add the springs to later. So does anyone have a suggestion of what to get, the ones I have seen so far are Monroe, and KYB. I don't want to make this car into a race car, yet, but it would be nice to make her handle a bit better. Any suggestions on these or other brands? Also is the process for removing the struts posted anywhere around here? I have done all kinds of other work on vehicles, but I have always tried to stay away from front wheel drive and struts until now. So I appreciate any help anyone can offer.