Bought my truck with a little over 200,000 on it and the shocks it came with weren't in great shape. The ride was really floaty and way too soft. After installing these shocks, the ride, as expected, firmed up quite a bit. A little too firm for my taste since my truck is a daily but the difference in grip and control is certainly noticeable. Great shock for the price just perhaps a little too stiff for the average driver.
Much improved ride and handling
I changed these out on my 2004 GMC Savana van with 77k miles...the van had a stiff bumpy ride and the mechanic said the stock shocks were pretty well worn. After I picked up my van from the shop, I immediately could tell the difference in the ride. Now my van has a softer ride and is more comfortable and the braking feels a little better as well. A good value for an improved ride.