Best place to buy gas struts?

Nick Burnham

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I wondered whether anyone had any recommendations for gas strut suppliers? My engine lid is no longer staying up.

There are two of them and they're quite long - 74cm fully extended. I've no idea where might be the best place to source replacements for these.

Apologies for the awful badly focused image!

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I can help but would need to know what size your ends are and is it a 10mm or 14mm rod ? ? Also , a standard length is 680mm stud to stud plus whatever ends you have ? We also do stainless ones which may be better for this , nearest open one in this range is 664mm plus the ends. Give me a shout with sizes and I am sure I can assist
 

Nick Burnham

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Hi, that sounds great, thanks! I'll drop you a line.

And thank you MoodySabre - good advice.
 

abraxus

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I measured my engine hatch stuts up and found that they were the same size as tailgate struts on a VW Golf, so picked up a pair quite cheaply on ebay, but I guess any car parts supplier could match them up if you took in the old ones.
 

aquapower

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I have always used Alrose, they're not the cheapest but quality is excellent and they will supply the right one for the job based on the dimensions to provide.

www.gas-springs.com/
 

Andromeda9866

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Just had to replace mine on our princess Coastal ride have a lot of stainless ones in stock that are stainless ones all different sizes and reasonably priced just give them a call
 

Elessar

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I wondered whether anyone had any recommendations for gas strut suppliers? My engine lid is no longer staying up.

There are two of them and they're quite long - 74cm fully extended. I've no idea where might be the best place to source replacements for these.

Apologies for the awful badly focused image!

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I bought mine in force 4 they have a selection. By far the cheapest i found, by a factor of 4 or more.
 

nimbusgb

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A long way from my boat! :(
I bought stainless struts from SGS.
'One time' adjustable. There's a bleed screw to allow you to depressurise down to the right pressure. ( in situ, until the strut keeps the lid up safely )
 
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