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Old 02-23-2015, 02:44 PM
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HOLY MOLY That's $18 higher than they sell them on Ebay OR there own site
 
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I did this mod about a year ago - very happy. I have noticed though that when cold (20s and colder) the lift supports weaken and barely hold the gate up. Anyone else have the same experience? If not, mine might be defective and need replacing.
Dunno. I don't think it's ever been that cold here.

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Originally Posted by Magnus E View Post
I did this mod about a year ago - very happy. I have noticed though that when cold (20s and colder) the lift supports weaken and barely hold the gate up. Anyone else have the same experience? If not, mine might be defective and need replacing.
Kinda opposite here, when it gets in the single digits or sub zero they just react a lot slower but eventually fully extend.
 
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Originally Posted by Magnus E View Post
I did this mod about a year ago - very happy. I have noticed though that when cold (20s and colder) the lift supports weaken and barely hold the gate up. Anyone else have the same experience? If not, mine might be defective and need replacing.
Mine are only a few months old, but worked perfectly this morning at 12 degrees. Might have been a little slower to get that last little bit at the top, but I wasn't moving slowly and didn't bang my head so it's all good.
I will say that my 5'2" wife has to hop a little to grab the handle to get it to close. It's fun to watch
 
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It was -10F here this morning and the lift gate drooped down a little. I'll order new ones. Thanks for the input guys!
 
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Can confirm. These are awesome. 7' 4" to the trim.
 
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Originally Posted by Magnus E View Post
I did this mod about a year ago - very happy. I have noticed though that when cold (20s and colder) the lift supports weaken and barely hold the gate up. Anyone else have the same experience? If not, mine might be defective and need replacing.
same problem with mine.
 
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same problem with mine.
It's been in the 50s here, and mine won't go all the way up without a little push. It's going to be warm for a while, so I'll have to get back to you on how brand new ones perform in the cold.
 
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OK, I bit the bullet & finally replaced the rear hatch lift shocks on a non lifted X. I went with the ARANA brand Part # 6421EX ,15.87" ( shipped directly from China ) off Ebay for $19.50


They went on in the correct position easily. NOW when I unlatch the rear hatch. LOOK OUT, I have to either jump back to keep from taking it on the chin OR grab the gate & go along for the ride . It takes so much effort to close the darn thing now I'm going to look like PopEye before the end of Summer. I LOVE IT !! The head room is FANTASTIC
 
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Confirm as well - most excellent!
 
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cant find those struts help me please!!

Ive been trying to find those struts with the blue paint on them and for some reason the link that you have posted takes me to struts for an AUDIż? Can you please send me the website and part number or the name of them my hatch is down and need these ASAP Thanks a lot in advance
 
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Originally Posted by XmikeX View Post
Ive been trying to find those struts with the blue paint on them and for some reason the link that you have posted takes me to struts for an AUDIż? Can you please send me the website and part number or the name of them my hatch is down and need these ASAP Thanks a lot in advance
These struts are in fact for an Audi. Also a fun fact is this particular Audi model is one of the least produced cars Audi makes so in my case NOBODY has these struts in stock.

There is no official part number with this much extension for a Ford.

I went through all of this with the guy I practically had to force to order these for me.
 
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Thanks i just put a bid on the ones Harley4jcs posted he ordered for 19.50 so waiting for those to come in and now not sure if i really need the extra height as i will be giving the truck a 4 or 6 in lift soon so hopefully theyll work good with the lift Thanks Again
 
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Originally Posted by XmikeX View Post
Thanks i just put a bid on the ones Harley4jcs posted he ordered for 19.50 so waiting for those to come in and now not sure if i really need the extra height as i will be giving the truck a 4 or 6 in lift soon so hopefully theyll work good with the lift Thanks Again


You are going to need a rope to close the hatch if you use these with a 6" lift
JUST IN CASE YOU DON'T KNOW a 4" SuperDuty lift will lift the X 6"
 

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