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Unread 08-09-2013, 01:51 PM   #46
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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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Unread 08-10-2013, 10:08 PM   #47
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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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Unread 08-12-2013, 07:49 PM   #48
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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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Unread 08-29-2013, 08:26 AM   #49
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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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Unread 08-29-2013, 09:23 AM   #50
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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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Unread 03-08-2014, 03:08 PM   #51
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Liftgate Supports

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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Unread 03-09-2014, 01:34 PM   #52
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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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Unread 11-19-2014, 08:42 PM   #53
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Thanks to this thread I too ordered Strongarm lift supports all around via Amazon.

Thanks All!
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Unread 11-20-2014, 02:13 PM   #54
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It's about time for me to order some of these for my rear glass.
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