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post #16 of 30 Old 07-21-2013, 01:33 AM
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Probably not.

Do you drive down the road with the lift gate open?
Is there something wrong if I do?

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post #17 of 30 Old 07-21-2013, 06:12 AM
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I didn't have the cash for new lift struts and did the same thing, that wood prop I was using seemed to always get knocked out and slam down on me, with the strut tube holds I never have to worry about it falling, they do not rattle and they are always there when you need them, plus I didn't care for the fact that with new struts when you open the hatch they power it all the way open and then you have to pull it down and push it close with no type of handle at all.
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post #18 of 30 Old 07-21-2013, 06:18 AM
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Is there something wrong if I do?
Not your lift supports it would seem.

96 ZJ sittin up 6" on 35's with 4:56's and a 12k winch. Cuz...why the hell not!?
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post #19 of 30 Old 07-21-2013, 11:09 AM
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I get it. Just a cleaner way of hillbilly engineering than a broom stick prop.
Ah okay I see it now.

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post #20 of 30 Old 07-21-2013, 06:50 PM
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Is there something wrong if I do?
Only if you get light headed from the exhaust coming into the cabin.

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post #21 of 30 Old 07-21-2013, 07:34 PM
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Not a bad idea. You know u drive a zj when....
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post #22 of 30 Old 07-21-2013, 07:52 PM
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Probably not.

Do you drive down the road with the lift gate open?
Sometimes. If I have a really bad day at work. I get all "this is the last time I'm taking this drive ..." I open the lift gate and start my drive home then I hit a bump and the lift gate closes and I end up safe and sound at home. Don't even get started on rattles. I hate rattles. No more of that bullcrap for me. Next time I want to asphixate myself, copper pipe for the MF win! lol.

Honestly, I wouldn't think the copper pipe would fit to tight on the strut housings and might rattle a bit even when closed.

Rust never sleeps...
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post #23 of 30 Old 08-05-2013, 01:25 PM
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I use the same idea but instead I use a piece of PVC split down the side just enough to clip on the lift rod and the appropriate cut length. Clip off and lay next to door when not in use, until I decide to replace the lifts.
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post #24 of 30 Old 08-05-2013, 06:05 PM
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plus I didn't care for the fact that with new struts when you open the hatch they power it all the way open and then you have to pull it down and push it close with no type of handle at all.
Go to the gym already geesh.
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post #25 of 30 Old 08-05-2013, 06:23 PM
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i use a c clamp.
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post #26 of 30 Old 08-05-2013, 06:26 PM
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Good old vise grips work great and a two for one deal they also open the good sense the plastic part broke off the the release :-)
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post #27 of 30 Old 08-05-2013, 06:30 PM
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I either levitate mine using the Force, or possibly my factory gate lifts miraculously still work
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post #28 of 30 Old 08-05-2013, 09:14 PM
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Go to the gym already geesh.
This^^^

96 ZJ sittin up 6" on 35's with 4:56's and a 12k winch. Cuz...why the hell not!?
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post #29 of 30 Old 08-05-2013, 10:44 PM
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Back in 09 my friends jeep rear hatch decided to assault me after the prop she used to hold it up gave way. After that i started pricing new lift supports, $29 later off of eBay for a set i haven had any issues since with it or any more knots on my head!!!!.....

The spacers are a nice Temporary idea at best!!!!!!, but better just to get the new lift supports and be finished with it!!!
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post #30 of 30 Old 08-05-2013, 10:50 PM
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Just looked at rockauto.com, the lift supports run from $9 to $18 each!!!!!..... hint hint!
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