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Dodge only using one hood support strut is just cheap as hell. Especially on a 70k vehicle. I could understand it on a kia or some other 20k car but damn. About as stupid as using only one motor to open the rear hatch.
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Dodge only using one hood support strut is just cheap as hell. Especially on a 70k vehicle. I could understand it on a kia or some other 20k car but damn. About as stupid as using only one motor to open the rear hatch.
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They could have really cheaped out and just used a rod.

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They could have really cheaped out and just used a rod.

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Just upgraded mine! Stock is supposed to be around 55lbs of pressure this one is 80lbs of pressure. Hood closes just fine. Now I can hang my full underhood LED work light without the hood slamming shut on me!





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x 2 on the rod being better. The pressurized cylinders will lose their charge eventually, which is noticed when it's colder out. The darned hood won't stay open then. I would prefer the rod.

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All I see is a 392...…….. :)
 
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Just upgraded mine! Stock is supposed to be around 55lbs of pressure this one is 80lbs of pressure. Hood closes just fine. Now I can hang my full underhood LED work light without the hood slamming shut on me!
Thanks for the website. I have been looking for new struts for my 2005 liftgate. I was really hoping for something with an additional inch or two of lift so I don't hang my forehead on it, but I will settle for the thing actually lifting all the way in winter instead of having to lift it up the rest of the way by hand.
 

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Thanks for the website. I have been looking for new struts for my 2005 liftgate. I was really hoping for something with an additional inch or two of lift so I don't hang my forehead on it, but I will settle for the thing actually lifting all the way in winter instead of having to lift it up the rest of the way by hand.
Search the website for compatible rear liftgate struts that have a body length and stroke a little bit longer than stock to provide a little more lift. I have a power liftgate and haven’t looked into it yet. I don’t know if the electronic arm is the limiting factor or the strut.


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Search the website for compatible rear liftgate struts that have a body length and stroke a little bit longer than stock to provide a little more lift. I have a power liftgate and haven’t looked into it yet. I don’t know if the electronic arm is the limiting factor or the strut.


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Yeah, they have some, but they have straight ball joints, not bent like the originals.
 

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Yeah, they have some, but they have straight ball joints, not bent like the originals.
Show me what you mean. I just looked it up and they do have some with a longer body/stroke that are compatible.


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If you look at the connection specs at the bottom, the body connection lists a 16 degree angled connector for the side that attaches to the lift gate. I confirmed that the ones on mine are indeed angled.


I found some that would with an additional 2 inch of lift with at least 160lb lift, like the originals; but the only 3 that came up all have straight ball joints, not like the originals. I am not sure if they would work since it seems the angled joint is critical based on the design of the lift gate.

 

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If you look at the connection specs at the bottom, the body connection lists a 16 degree angled connector for the side that attaches to the lift gate. I confirmed that the ones on mine are indeed angled.


I found some that would with an additional 2 inch of lift with at least 160lb lift, like the originals; but the only 3 that came up all have straight ball joints, not like the originals. I am not sure if they would work since it seems the angled joint is critical based on the design of the lift gate.

I see what you mean. I saw that as well. Only one way to find out!!!


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