Installation Tips and FAQs

General Installation:

How do I Measure my Lift Supports.

I just got my new supports, but they are a hair too long, (less than an inch).

How do I install a standard ball socket type of lift support.

How to install a lift support with a Claw type adapter?

My ball sockets aren't aligning with the ball stud. I believe I received two of the same side.

I installed my support, but it won't compress from the open position.

Should a lift support be mounted "shaft up" or "shaft down"?

How do I remove the External Safety clip from my lift support?

 

General FAQ:

My lift supports work great in the summer but are slowly losing their power!

How can a designer ensure the longest life for a Lift Support in an application? How can a designer ensure the longest life for a Lift Support in an application?

What is the expected life of a Lift Support?

How does temperature affect the life and performance of a Lift Support or Damper?

What types of end fittings can be used when mounting a Lift Support or Damper?

 

Acura:

Acura RL TL 1996-1998 Hood Supports # 4146

 

BMW:

How to install Seat Adjuster Supports.

 

Chevrolet:

I received my lift supports for my 1992-2000 Astro van, or GMC Safari and one end is threaded. My existing supports are attached to the defroster wiring harness how do the new supports get installed Part number 4219

 

Chrysler:

How to install Chrysler Hood Supports with Installation picture 6303

 

Ford:

I have a F150 pick up, or Expedition and my supports aren't holding up the hood.

 

Infinity:

How to Install the FX35 and FX45 Hatch Strut.

 

Mazda:

How to Remove and re-install the wire harness Mazda RX7 1979 To 1991 Hatchback Model.

How to install 6113L and 6113R on your Mazda MPV rear hatch.

Mazda RX7 Convertible 1987 To 1991 Trunk Supports # SE160P25RX7

 

Nissan:

Which Direction should the Bracket be mounted on my 350Z when installing the Hood Lift Support?

I have a NX Series Nissan 1991 to 1993 NX100, NX1600 NX2000, Also the 1970 to 1973 Nissan 240Z and the support you sent is missing the bracket, how do I install this.

 

Suzuki:

How do I install my Suzuki Aerio Lift Supports, they are missing the brackets.

 

Toyota:

I have a Toyota Tacoma 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 and I just installed my EZDown but the cable keeps getting in the way of closing the gate. The Part# is SG329900EZ.

The Original Ball Studs Won't Come off the car.

I have a 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 or 2005 Toyota Celica, and need information on how to install the supports part numbers 6146L-R, 6509L-R, 6191L-R.

 

Lift Support Conversions:

Early Kia Spectra, Spectra 5, and Elantra Conversions

1965 Nova Hood Supports

Please Note: Items sold on our site are sold individually unless otherwise noted. Images are to illustrate front and rear of supports, please purchase the quantity needed in your order. Thank you

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