I just installed struts and shocks. I used all KYB GR-2's, and they work fine. You should expect a stock ride with these. All of my shocks were original factory installed parts. To remove the rear shocks I had to use vise-grips around the dust cover so I could loosen the nuts in the truck compartment. Now I don't know how a station wagon is configured, so yours might be different. The fronts were easy, all you need is a spring compressor.
1979 Corona DLX 4dr sedan (RT134) 1989 Corolla DX 4dr sedan 1986 Hilux Pickup (Chrome pkg) Others owned: 1988 Camry V6 LE 4dr sedan 1986 HiLux Pickup w/ extras 1982 Celica GT Hatchback 1978 Celica GT Coupe 1976 Corolla SR5 Sport Coupe