Gas Strut 17" and 40lb, For RV, Automotive, and Agricultural Uses (2 Or 4 Packs)
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Introducing RecPro's new private label gas-strut sets. These struts (also called gas pressure springs, gas dampers, and gas pressure dampers), which are comparable to peer brands on the market, allow for 40 lbs. of force for each strut. Our heavy-duty gas struts are rigorously tested and built to meet, or exceed, the OEM specifications for cross-functional application. Consult cross reference guides to see if your application is suited for these struts.
These struts, while primarily for RV, automotive, and agricultural applications. They are constructed to solve issues with hatches and doors closing and opening. They provide controlled and measured movement (definable closure and opening speeds) and integrated damping.
Our gas struts not only compete with the top brands in the industry in the realms of quality and durability but are exceedingly easy to install by yourself. If you have any questions about installation consult an automotive professional.
- Extended length – 17”
- Compressed Length – 12”
- Stroke length – 8”
- Rod dia. – 6 mm
- Body dia. – 18.5 mm
- LBS. – 40
- Does not contain mounting hardware
- Gas springs with plastic ball sockets
*ATTENTION – We sell our struts primarily in sets as it is recommended by manufacturers that when replacing gas struts, you replace both struts (if applicable) at the same time. Replacing just one strut places undue wear and tear on the remaining strut and can lead to possible catastrophic failure in the future. Always make sure to adhere to safe work practices when installing replacement equipment on your vehicles outside *
It's very important that you: Compare the gas spring that is currently on the vehicle and the replacement gas spring, so that you are positive that they are the same. Compare the part numbers on the gas springs. If the gas springs do not match, then do not attempt to use the replacement gas spring. Each gas spring is specific to an application and vehicle. There is danger in using a gas spring that is not specifically made for an application. Damage can be done to the vehicle and/or bodily injury can result.
You must have another person to assist you, so that the liftgate, hood, trunk and or lid (application) is held open as the gas spring is being replaced. If the application has 2 gas springs, one gas spring does not have enough output force to hold open the application. Therefore, to avoid injury and damage, a second person is required.
*Do not attempt to replace the gas spring, if you do not have someone to help you and/or you are not qualified to do so. *
To remove the existing gas spring: Have someone hold open the application. Using a small screw driver with a flat blade lift the retaining clip slightly on the top of the ball socket and then pull the gas spring off the ball stud (see sketch). Be sure to have another person hold the hood or trunk in the open position so that it will not fall and cause damage to the vehicle or individual. Repeat this step on the other end. Do not remove the clip from the socket, it could fly off and cause injury or damage. Just lift it enough so that the socket will come off the ball stud. Compare this gas spring to the replacement gas spring. Again: the part numbers must be the same!
The replacement gas spring can now be pushed on to the ball studs, with a slight hand force applied at the ball socket. Do not use any tools. Do not apply any tools (vise grips, tape, pliers, etc.) to the exposed black rod. Be sure to mount the gas spring in the same method as the original: do not switch ends in mounting. Mount the rod end first to the hood/ trunk, this allows the tube to be rotated into position for mounting to the vehicle frame if necessary. Once the replacement gas spring is mounted, do not remove except for replacement. Cycle the hood or trunk slowly to verify proper functioning.