Its already been a year since purchasing my Yearben shocks and I am still under the impression that they are the best money I have spent on my 570. No leaks and the ride has improved so much since last December its really hard to believe I have read about some who have had some chrome chipping on their yearben shocks but haven't experienced any of that on mine. The rear yearbens wont work without removing or modifying the rear sway bar mounts but since disconnecting both front and rear sway bars I wont ever put them back on anyway so to me its a moot point. My machine is much more comfortable and stable with the yearbens. I said to all the naysayers last year that I would say whether they were a good purchase or not, and I must now tell you that they are the best bargain for the money out there, and I'm sure a number of people on here who have tried them will wholeheartedly agree. Don't be afraid to try these shocks no matter where they are made. They will put a smile on your face and take some pain out of your ass after a long day on the trail.