Re: Shock change
Most of the guys seem to like the Bilstein shocks. I had Monroe Reflex, but they only lasted less then 50K km and where shot. I have now KYB gas-a-just and i´m very happy with them. These are mono tube shocks, which gives better control, without being harsh. Also they come with a good price.
If not changed recently, i would also change the steering damper. Have a look also at the rest of the suspension bushings and stabilizer links if they are still ok.