I'm a newby DIYer and have a question about replacing the strut mounts in my 1991 190e 2.3. I've owned the car for 8 years and the struts/shocks have not been replaced in that time but I believe they were replaced shortly before I purchased the car. There is nothing "wrong" with how the car drives or the suspension system in general but when I recently was working under the hood I noticed large cracking in the metal of the driver's side front strut mount. I can't afford right now to replace the struts but would like to replace these mounts as I believe this is a safety issue. My question is: Is this a job that can be done without a lift or other large tools (i.e. spring compressor)? Any pointers on replacement brands or techniques on installation? Right now all I have is a socket set so tools are limited. Thanks for the help.