Appearance is an amazing improvement over stock. The ride is a little bit bouncier and not as stiff as OEM. The overall ride quality is excellent and I like that I can absorb a bit of the imperfections in the road now rather than just riding harshly over them. I have no noise issues at all since everything was lubricated and anti-seized during the installation. Just waiting for them to settle, so that I can get an alignment and put the new shoes on!