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Blue labels, the mark of the high lift gate club.
The first rule of the high lift gate club is...we never, NEVER, NEVERNEVERNEVERNEVEREVEREVEREVER, talk about the high lift gate club!


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alright! better then the 4x2 struts sound good, as the 4x2 struts ony lift 70% of what they are supposed to do at -10f.
 
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Got mine today. They lifted mine from ground to inside handle at 87 1/2". I cant believe that it raised it that much. Robert, mine are the same ones. I AM NOW IN THE BLUE LABEL CLUB TOO!!!!!!
 
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Originally Posted by b-uno View Post
as the 4x2 struts ony lift 70% of what they are supposed to do at -10f.
I dont know what these are rated at but, if you arent ready and you let go of the hatch, it will shoot up to the max height pretty fast. They definately fee a ton stronger that the worn out stockers.
 
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Originally Posted by RACERX7775 View Post
I dont know what these are rated at but, if you arent ready and you let go of the hatch, it will shoot up to the max height pretty fast. They definately fee a ton stronger that the worn out stockers.
In a way that's kind of good. As they get older and lose some of their strength, they should still be able to support the liftgate. I'm thinking because of that added strength, they may last much longer than stock replacements before the lift starts to appear too weak (in the cold especially) to hold the liftgate up.
 
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GREAT info, subscribed for later.......
 
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Sweet - thank you for the link! Just ordered mine today. They have a sale going on for the new year. An additional 12% off for 2012........
 
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I don't bump my head anymore!!! AWESOME lift struts, easy to install and a great price.
 
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Damn! I just replaced mine with stockers... Fortunately, I'm only 5'9" and my wife is only 5'3"...
 
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I'm 6'5" and I have to reach just to get the inside grab handle.
 
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Thanks, i just ordered a set

Today, i picked up food from several local restrants and delivered it to my daughters gymnasics meet. I held up the limp hatch with my head, I can't wait to get these!
 
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Just ordered myself a set! Dude, my old ones died so fast it was crazy! I literally went on a trip and came home to my truck and all the sudden, it did not lift AT ALL! There was ZERO warning. Since I travel a lot and use my truck a lot as well to move things, I appreciate the idea of getting more lift! Yahoo! Good deal too! I paid $48.79 shipped to my door.
 
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Just installed mine yesterday. Great improvement. Thank you.

 
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Received mine yesterday and installed them this morning. Thank you so much for posting this info. Looks like I owe another FTE member a beer again....what a huge improvment for my Ex.

P.S. Wow - is that back hatch heavy when you take off the old lift supports!
 
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P.S. Wow - is that back hatch heavy when you take off the old lift supports!
Surprising, huh? It looks like just a bit of fiberglass and glass, but that thing has serious weight!
 

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