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General Discussion => How To / DIY => Topic started by: AZGeorge on May 25, 2016, 03:36:00 PM

Title: hatch droop
Post by: AZGeorge on May 25, 2016, 03:36:00 PM
The old girl's hatch is drooping - probably from the extra weight.  She's not even that old :( but she's still sagging.  So I want to perk her up a bit - I googled for strong struts, and came across this: http://www.amazon.com/StrongArm-Nissan-Liftgate-Tailgate-Supports/dp/B007MVAVAY?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_sfl_title_1&smid=AZUEGS6F7RLJ5 (http://www.amazon.com/StrongArm-Nissan-Liftgate-Tailgate-Supports/dp/B007MVAVAY?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_sfl_title_1&smid=AZUEGS6F7RLJ5)

Would these work?  Are there better out there>  If so, name/link?

Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: hatch droop
Post by: xZilla on May 25, 2016, 06:10:50 PM
Not sure on those but this is the items I have http://www.thenewx.org/forum/15-how-tos/17459-how-replace-rear-hatch-struts.html#/forumsite/21065/topics/17459?page=1
Title: Re: hatch droop
Post by: XID on May 25, 2016, 06:14:58 PM
XZilla beat me to the theNewX link.

I read through that thread and decided to go with the 175 lbs replacements from McMaster for my 2013. They are stout and will raise the hatch up higher that stock.

2 x 4185T12 Seal Protector for Gas Spring, for 0.87" Body Diameter
http://www.mcmaster.com/#4185T12

2 x 9416K28 Gas Spring, 18.19" Extended LG. , 175 lbs. Force
http://www.mcmaster.com/#9416K28

4 x 9416K79 End Fitting for Gas Spring, Ball Socket with Safety Clip, M8 Thread Size, 10 mm ID
http://www.mcmaster.com/#9416K79
Title: Re: hatch droop
Post by: AZGeorge on May 31, 2016, 06:27:01 PM
Thanks for the info.  I liked seeing the hatch lift pics and really appreciated the links.  Never thought about the dust boots.
Title: Re: hatch droop
Post by: AZGeorge on June 12, 2016, 10:46:05 AM
These new lifts push the hatch out so fast, they almost smack me in the jaw as it opens.  Thanks for the tip pointing to McMaster.