Original owner of a '99 GT Coupe & I still have the factory shocks & struts. I have the Steeda Sport Lowering Springs which I installed either in 1999 or 2000. Car sits nice-no more 4x4 pickup truck look where you can see the shocks. Hated that look, so I got the Steeda Sport Springs to get rid of that stupid 4x4 look on a sports car. A) car now has 102, 500 miles on it do the springs go bad? The car still sits nice after 14 years. B) Like I mentioned above, I have the original shocks & struts & sadly the car has been driven on the ****ty streets of Brooklyn, NY for the last 6 years-luckily living in the city I take mass transit to work & only drive the 99 PONY on my weekends. The car's steering is still unbelievably tight & dead on which I can't believe since these roads are horrible compared to the Florida roads. It's amazing go out to LI or Jersey & the roads are good. I want to have a better ride & also not sacrifice handling BUT I DO NOT WANT A HARSHER RIDE FOR THE SAKE OF HANDLING PERFORMANCE. What's a good shock/strut combination that's better than stock & please don't want an even more stiffer ride. Currently running brand new since December: 295/35ZR18s Nitto05 in rear & 245/40ZR18s Nitto05 in front. C) What's the angled little shock in the rear? Thanks in advance.