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post #431 of 668 (permalink) Old 08-20-2012, 11:28 AM
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Ordered part # 9416K147 from McMaster-Carr
Gas Spring with Threaded Ends 175 Froce 18.18" Extended Leanth, 7.87" Stroke $16.32 each (X2)

Also needed (for my 08) part # 9416K79
10mm Ball Socket, M8 Therad, Steel for, Gas Spring with Threaded Ends (Need 2)

Only tool I needed was a small flat head screwdriver.


Springs $32.64 + tax + shipping= $40.25
M8 Thread ends $5.92 +.52 +4.50= $10.94

If you order all together save $4.50 in shipping (I guess)









Thanks Shiny!! Been on for a week now and everything is fine!
I got the 175 lbs ones and like the way they THROW the hatch up in the air!
Gained 4-6" of headroom. No more bonking the noodle!
OK I do just received my struts and ball sockets, I do not have my X at this moment and was wondering if I need 4 ball sockets or only 2? Thanks for the POST!!
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Need 4 sockets. You may be able to re-use one end from your OEM struts. There's threadlocker on those, but they will unscrew with some vise grips/pliers to help. My 09 stock sockets fit the McMaster strut threads.

I know its a long thread to go through. I (among others) detailed what to order in post 295 How-to: Replace Rear Hatch Struts.

Hope that helps.

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Need 4 sockets. You may be able to re-use one end from your OEM struts. There's threadlocker on those, but they will unscrew with some vise grips/pliers to help. My 09 stock sockets fit the McMaster strut threads.

I know its a long thread to go through. I (among others) detailed what to order in post 295 How-to: Replace Rear Hatch Struts.

Hope that helps.
Thanks, I thought that when i ordered "two" it was two sets. My bad. Ordered the next two today. All in prep for the GOBI!!!
Thanks for the response
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I just did mine. I think Vice Grips are a must for re-using the old ends. The extended length is awesome!
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so easy. cant beleive I had the struts for like 2 months before I bothered to do it

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Those things kick A$$! keep your face clear when opening!
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so easy. cant beleive I had the struts for like 2 months before I bothered to do it
yeah, wait till you do the hood rod mod. you'll think the same thing!

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i love how at the GPAX mod days our rigs (speaking about ROOK) were equal sliders, spacers aal, fangars light bars, pio dvd headunits, etc... now your truck has just launched into space and my truck is at a drive up bank trying to order a hotdog because he cannot read.
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yeah probably! thats on my winter to do list

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Went with the 175lb units for my 2010 OffRoad. It took all of 30 minutes to do the install. Excellent results on this! The lift is a lot better now. Thanks!!

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