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If you go too stiff, the "knock on" effect will impact other items like motor mounts. See how genuine OEM replacement prices up for new dampers. I believe a lot of the revelatory tales come from replacing knackered components with fresh ones more so than the change to a superior brand.
With the brakes, I suggest only changing one hose at a time, and then bleeding each fully before moving on. Rinsing the spilled fluid with hot water, soft brush and a small hint of car wash detergent will minimise the tendency of fluid to linger, and the transferred heat from your hot water dries the surface out faster.