6. This is my area of concern. The shock's spherical rod-end mounts are welded on instead of being CNC-machined pieces like those found on higher-priced coilovers. Time will tell how they hold up, but so far, after eight months of abuse, all is well. Note the red adjuster knob, which has nine positions of adjustment for compression and rebound. The difference between 1 and 9 is huge and very noticeable from the seat of the pants.