OK, so my overall assessment is this a little shorter than exected from end to end. I took the ends off and then put it in the control arm and put the ends back on. I am not able to tighten both ends fully. So, either I tighten one end all the way and leave a large portion exposed on the other side, or I leave both sides exposed a little. FYI, the nice thing is this came well greased and the bolts are very well protected. It would be nice if this came with the bolts also, but that is easy enough. I think it would have gotten a five star had it been a little longer from end to end.