What is the difference between armor and rating?
Can anyone tell me why an item with 25 armour (rating 54) is better than 228 armour (rating 48)?
I've put in some mods to the trousers.
It's a typo on tooltip for the item in question.
Torhead reports the item as having 307 armor, which matches what the "Stat Changes" box would lead one to expect ( 228 + 79 = 307)
Scuttlebutt says that this value will properly show up after you equip it, just not before.