After 14 years and 113k miles, my '01 Impreza RS needed new struts. I bought some new KYBs and all related replaceable parts and did the rears last weekend and the fronts yesterday. The firm ride has been restored and my car feels good and solid again, hopefully even better after new tires and an alignment. Thing is, now I'm absolutely shot. Last weekend was worse, having a stiff back and tight hamstrings all week, but I managed to tweak my left elbow yesterday. It appears to be the same thing I did to my right one two years ago when doing struts on my wife's car, and it's not been the same since. But the worst thing is my hands. They are both flaming red and sore with some nice new scabs on my knuckles. I really used to enjoy working on my cars, but now that I have an office job and 'city hands', I'm not sure how much longer I can do this kind of thing. Shame because it feels good knowing I did something myself, did it cheaper and did it right. I just don't know if the trade-off is worth it.