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?
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.
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.
2010 Flame Red Sahara, Rough Country stubby bumper/winch, Body Armor rock sliders, stiff spring mod and RC 2.5" series II spacer lift (~3.5" total lift), 33X12.5 Duratracs on 15" MB72s.
2007 Grand Cherokee Limited, Red Rock, 5.7L HEMI
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.
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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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.
Changed the oil, installed new wiper blades and gave it a bath.
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?