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oldno7 05-21-2016 03:46 PM

Gas filled lift strut
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I can't keep my hatch window up very well any more.
Any ideas on how many lbs. of lift I might need?

Phillbo 05-21-2016 04:03 PM

Pull it and take it to your local auto parts store. They can cross reference the part number and sell you a replacement.

oldno7 05-21-2016 04:14 PM

No numbers, tried the auto parts store route....

Really just need to know lbs of lift, I have the extended/ retracted measurements.

jimq26 05-21-2016 04:38 PM

Suggest you contact these people -

Phillbo 05-21-2016 11:16 PM

also try a google search for Attwood Gas Springs.

oldno7 05-22-2016 12:07 PM

I'm not having a problem finding the lifting struts as much as I need to know how much lift is needed.
These struts are all listed by extended length/compressed length/lbs lift.
I have the first 2.
If I go too heavy, I risk breaking the plexiglass, if too light, it won't hold itself up.
The lowest I've found is 10lbs, then the sky's the limit.
I'm guessing between 10-20lbs but thats why I was asking if anyone knows the lbs required.
That piece of plexiglass has a 90deg. bend in it would be hard to replace if I get too much lift.

mmwjr 05-22-2016 01:22 PM

So it's just plexiglass that it supports and no frame?

Cannot believe it would be more than a pound or two in weight. G-force from hitting a wake may be 3 to 5 times so 6 to 10 pounds under shock.

IMO the 10 pound unit is what you want and less likely to cause it to break. If to low of force you can buy the next size up.

oldno7 05-22-2016 03:03 PM

Thanks, Mike
Always like your logic and reasoning.

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