It may be tough to see in the picture, but our old shocks were toast. You can see how salt water from numerous trips to Pismo Beach corroded the shock shafts. Our new shocks are just a tad bit longer than the old ones, hoping we can gain just a little bit more travel in the process. Inside each shock are a durable piston seal and a velocity stack for optimum performance, as well as a chrome-hardened piston shaft that should ensure a much longer life. Let's not forget what Daystar is known for and that is high-quality polyurethane parts. Its made-in-the-USA shock boots and bushings are included with every shock.