Getting ready to replace shocks/struts on a 2008 Isuzu Ascender 2WD . I'm going to go with monroe quick struts on the fronts and monroe OEspectrum shocks in the rear . Quick struts are $113 a piece for the fronts and the rears are like $26 a piece. I have seen conflicting opinions on whether you need to bother with a front end alignment after doing these . Some say yes and others say no and whether to get a 2 wheel alignment or 4 . If you do get an alignment it adds another $70-100 to the job depending on whether you go 2 or 4 wheel . So what is the consensus on the alignment if doing a job like this . Also one last question if i do the rears myself do you need a torque wrench or can you do it with just a ratchets and a wrench safely . Have never done something like this before and the backs look easy as long as you can get the bolts out . I will be having the fronts done by a shop .