definitely not an investment, more like a unique learning opportunity
weve got the trans covered i think, but thanks for the heads up on shops - ive been having somewhat of a hard time finding many choices with where to buy parts.
the self leveling suspension works as the rear doesnt seem to sag when the car is running. the front has already had the leveling removed and updated with the later model front struts/springs... so... less of that crap to go wrong i suppose.
the grey poupon was a joke from the PO