I've been thinking of upgrading the shocks for a while and since there was a recent thread where one of the guys replaced his shocks. I thought I'd give it a go too. I went to progressive and saw that the 944 is made in the USA with a lifetime warranty. I'm intrigued so I'll check them out. I see the "BIG" Life time warranty in big bold graphics. Let's dig a bit more. NOT covered under normal wear and tear???? Sigh! For Real? So I'm now thinking of spending a bit more for a set of Ohlins. I'll ride up the North Carolina get a set installed and ride the Blue ridge parkway. Man I love it when a plan comes together. Yeah, Come On!