The system consists of the shock assembly, a small compressor, and all the associated hardware; each piece being neatly fitted into the area where the stock suspension would be mounted. For those of us who are concerned with looks, the system couldn’t be more impressive. The compressor is chrome and the shock assembly is made from highly polished quarter-inch thick 6061T6 billet aluminum (a black body for the shock assembly is also available). The name “Shotgun Shock” comes from an obvious source: The unit has the serious look of a massive shotgun barrel. All the components are made and assembled in the U.S.A.