This hop up is a good strengthening hop up for a df03.It is alot stronger than a standard plastic rear knuckle. It also has a much smoother movement as the suspension is moved up and down because of the bushing they have put inside which the shaft fits nice and snug into, whereas the old plastic one will wear out and alot of grit can get caught up between the shaft and the plastic causing bad suspension movement, and can also scratch the metal shaft.
The alloy I think is much better made than a standard plastic one because the bearings fit into this alot easier and have less play whereas the plastic one I found can have a bit of freeplay in the bearing holes.
I also like the way that it is pre-threaded to be able to screw the ball joint in straight away, I found that as a weak point in a plastic one because in a hard landing a plastic one is soft and the ball can strip the hole and come straight out but beacuse this is all alloy it is very hard to do so.
The blue colour of this also adds a bit of a bling factor to the car which I like.
I found that this part is about the same weight as a plastic one so I think is a must because it adds alot of strength without any more weight.