You may recall that I broke an Arnott strut last summer, then had to wait months before the replacement arrived. The word was they were out of stock all that time.
I finally uncrated the new strut and I think I know why they were out of stock - the new one is totally different than the old one. Of particular interest to me, the eye at the bottom that I broke is now much beefier.
Also note how the top of the strut is now flat - that makes installation much easier since you can now reach the rear-most mounting stud without having to go down through the engine compartment or wrestle your way around the protruding center of the stock or earlier style Arnott. They also have changed the fitting for the air line.
I've installed the new strut but the truck is still on jacks waiting for me to do some other work so no report on it as yet. From what I can see so far I like the new design.