How-to: Replace Rear Hatch Struts - Second Generation Nissan Xterra Forums (2005+)
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How-to: Replace Rear Hatch Struts

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!


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post #2 of 668 (permalink) Old 05-04-2009, 02:44 PM
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Good to see them up (and down) and running!

You get ten points for "most creative use of camping supplies."

[It's surprising that the '08 OEM support has a different size thread on the body end connector. I was able to reuse all of the OEM connectors from my '05.]
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Update 6 months and still going strong!
Rear hatch is up and outta the way for you tall boys also it's "firm" to shut.
A few times wife would wrestle hatch down and slam it but everything works fine!

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I'm about to have to do this too. Mine are dying on me. They'll stay up, but I have to push the hatch up. It won't go to full extension by itself.
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Mine are crappin out too.. Good timing on bumping this thread.

Is that the pt# I want for my '06?

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I'm curious about the ball sockets being the same for the 05's. Any ideas?
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whats your guess for the minimum force each strut should be? Want something inbetween the 175 and stock.
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whats your guess for the minimum force each strut should be? Want something inbetween the 175 and stock.
If you're just looking for an OEM strength replacement, then choose the 150 pounds model instead. OEM strength, according to AVM Industries, is 145.
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Shiny should get the credit for finding these parts!

My 175 lbs. are going strong but wife or kids can still close it.
Anyone in cold weather should consider these!


BTW, we should bump any old thread that's come up recently to help the nOObs!

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