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post #46 of 61 Old 08-09-2013, 12:51 PM
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I changed mine out with some generic brans struts off ebay. With two new struts, my wife couldn't close the liftgate. I had to put one bad one back on to make it reasonable.
The old units were AVM. I'm thinking they were original. Anyone had issue with the struts being too strong?

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post #47 of 61 Old 08-10-2013, 09:08 PM
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I got a pair of Monroe's and they were super strong.
I'm 165lbs and I had to put alot of weight into them to get it closed.
Popping the latch, the tailgate would hit me in the face as it shot open.

After a few weeks they lightened up, and are reasonable now.

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post #48 of 61 Old 08-12-2013, 06:49 PM
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Popping the latch, the tailgate would hit me in the face as it shot open.
Better than getting hit in the back of the head when you are getting some things out of the back. I have had this happen, and it sucks.

I will take new strong struts any day over the alternative. Just stand back when you set it free. I have done the tailgate struts on my last three Jeeps. I also do the struts for the hood and the rear glass. New struts make it feel like a whole new ride.

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post #49 of 61 Old 08-29-2013, 07:26 AM
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Did mine yesterday, 15 minutes, I used the Strong Arm 6104s, they were exactly the same length as the ones that were on the vehicle (OEM). $35.54 for 2 inc. shipping (carparts.com), the hatch works great but is a little difficult to close now for my wife, I assume that it will get a little easier as they break in some. Thanks for all the ideas and part no.s on here.

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post #50 of 61 Old 08-29-2013, 08:23 AM
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I used Strong Arm also. Picked them up at a local shop and had them on in less than 10 minutes. Easy job to do but helps to have a second set of hands to hold the glass up while you swap the struts.

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post #51 of 61 Old 03-08-2014, 02:08 PM
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I have a 2006 GC Limited. I bought the StrongArm 6104 supports from Amazon.com through merchant Lift Supports Depot. Free shipping and only $15.75 each. They arrived in three days and it took all of 10 minutes to install both of them. No problems at all. Just have an extra pair of arms to push the tailgate up that last inch and you can thread the torx bolts in by hand. Snug them up and you are DONE.
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post #52 of 61 Old 03-09-2014, 12:34 PM
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I replaced my tailgate struts with some from SGS engineering for about 60 for both. These used the same ball and socket fixings, so just popped off an on. They also required you to let a bit of gas out with via an allen key to get the operation you need. They work fine but they are getting rusty, where the OEM looked new. I changed them by myself at work, and it came as a rude shock to my head that even a bad strut was still taking a lot of weight, cause I wasn't expecting that.

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post #53 of 61 Old 11-19-2014, 07:42 PM
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Thanks to this thread I too ordered Strongarm lift supports all around via Amazon.

Thanks All!
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post #54 of 61 Old 11-20-2014, 01:13 PM
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It's about time for me to order some of these for my rear glass.

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post #55 of 61 Old 04-04-2015, 03:39 PM
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Two rear glass and single hood support by StrongArm were in stock at Advance Auto, cost $55. The liftgate supports (press-on type) by Stabilus ordered from RockAuto for $58 shipped.
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post #56 of 61 Old 04-04-2015, 06:28 PM
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I did the two lift glass struts and thought it would open all by itself every time I hit the button on the fob or gate...? But no, should I try something out here I'missing? I swapped the mounts on the glass. They are marked and were on wrong side initially, I've threaded the ends out and into different positions? Do I need fresh little bumpers?
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post #57 of 61 Old 05-12-2015, 08:00 AM
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Does everyone's glass open hands free?
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post #58 of 61 Old 05-12-2015, 12:22 PM
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Does everyone's glass open hands free?
Mine does... Sometimes -.-
And the struts are only a year old... Maybe something is not aligned
Havent figured it out yet lol
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I found this post after struggling last night to attempt to change the liftgate struts on my mothers Jeep. Bought some strong arms for the 2004 WJ, but for the life of me I couldn't get the bottom hole to line up. Is it as easy as taking off both struts to get the liftgate to go up higher. My brother was basically pushing it up? Any advice would be great for my next attempt this Sunday. I only tried with removing one factory strut.
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post #60 of 61 Old 02-06-2016, 01:19 PM
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I found this post after struggling last night to attempt to change the liftgate struts on my mothers Jeep. Bought some strong arms for the 2004 WJ, but for the life of me I couldn't get the bottom hole to line up. Is it as easy as taking off both struts to get the liftgate to go up higher. My brother was basically pushing it up? Any advice would be great for my next attempt this Sunday. I only tried with removing one factory strut.
Remove both of the struts and while someone is holding the lift-gate up, start and tighten both of the struts.
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