they're not as shinny as the picture, but
These are much better than my 26 year old struts in my 1990 ford probe. They were, dare I say, a pleasure to install, aside from the rear ones had the nut for the front ones and vise-versa, and my car no longer thinks it's practicing the five D's of dodgeball.
Best shocks ever
My F250 diesel had a 4" Pro Comp lift on it when I got it and it rode like a brick. I ordered new 2" leaf springs and these shocks I got the shocks before the springs and said what the heck lets put them on! They completely changed the ride of the truck I would have never ordered the springs if i knew it was going to be such a drastic change!