Apologies for my formatting I was doing it on my mobile and wanted to respond to your points but should've closed the quote part each time.Think you might want to edit your post, youve made it look like I said a load of things you have . . . .
So you used Monroes when you replaced them ?
I drove mine 3 or 4 times about 100m to a garage to work on it, each time thinking that "I need to look at that seized rear brake piston".
The shield is on the body of the damper.
I think the factory lowered some models by around 20 - 25mm
I'll fix that...