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Help!…I Need to Replace My Existing Gas Struts

by | November 6, 2018

Help!…I Need to Replace My Existing Gas Struts

Help!…I Need to Replace My Existing Gas Struts

I’ll have you ordering your New Replacement Gas Struts in 5 simple steps…but where to start especially as most of us don’t even know what a gas strut was until it stops working.

For some this can be a painful experience, with something only being done about those sagging or failed gas struts while sitting in an emergency room, waiting to have stitches in their head after the door has finally dropped on their head for the up tenth time…

When I first discovered gas struts, I owned a cleaning company, I went down to the car to open the back door and I couldn’t even lift it…what???  I had no idea what was wrong,  I hadn’t even noticed those little black things on the side of the door, a lot of years later and a lot of gas struts later I’m a little more wiser…

And before you go Pfft I don’t need to measure because I have lots of numbers on the side of my gas strut……wrong! Those sneaky gas strut people put secret codes on their struts so only they know what they mean…

The only number you need and it will be there somewhere in all those numbers (cross fingers)  is the number with an N after it, this is your force.

Here’s what you need to know to order:

  1. Extended Length
  2. Diameter
  3. Force
  4. End Fittings – all our Gas Struts come with Ball Cup

 

Step 1.

Extended Length:

Measure from the middle of the end fitting to the middle of the end fitting where it attaches to the ball studs on your end fittings

Step 2.

Diameter:

Measured across the rod and canister

  

Step 3.

Force:

This is the only thing that makes your gas strut work, look for a number with a N after it, it could be hidden within the codes/numbers on your gas strut…

Step 4.

End Fittings:

Our 6/15 Diameter & 8/18 Diameter Gas Struts come with – Plastic Ball Cup End Fittings: 10mm Diameter Cup with M6x1.0 thread

Our 10/22 Diameter Gas Struts come with – Metal 13mm Diameter Ball Cups with M8x1.25 Thread (these can be changed out for 10mm diameter ball cups with M8x1.25 thread)

Our 14/28 Diameter Gas Struts come with – Metal 13mm Diameter Ball Cups with M10x1.5 thread

Step 5.

Can’t find your Force:

Here is a simple way to work out what pressure you require in your gas strut.

Simply weight your door where the gas struts are normally mounted – remember to remove your struts so you get the true weight – even if you think they aren’t working!

 

 

So there you go…now you are ready to Replace Your Existing Gas Struts…I’ve included some steps to make it easier for you

  1. Click on the Link below, it will take you straight to Gas Struts!!
  2. Next Choose the Diameter of your Gas Strut (across the rod and canister)
  3. Then the Extended Length
  4. Then type in the Force / Pressure
  5. And if you order before 12pm Monday to Friday we will have your order out the same day!!!

 

 

Keep Strutting on!

P: 1300 807 101

 

 

 

 

Stop!…Read this before buying your Car’s Gas Struts…it could save your life

by | August 23, 2017

Stop!…Read this before buying your Car’s Gas Struts…it could save your life

Stop!…Read this before buying your Car’s Gas Struts…it could save your life

Stop!… Before you go buying any Car Gas Struts on-line or anywhere…let me share my knowledge from years in the Gas Strut Industry.

I guarantee this will save you Money, Time and perhaps a lot of Frustration…because MOST people don’t even know what a Gas Strut is, until something falls on their head, usually a boot lid…

With that in mind, I’m going to make this whole process easy and hopefully give you some really good tips…

How to Order – What You’ll Need to Know

First up you’ll need to know that Make, Model and Year o and Position of your Gas Strut…

Step 1.

The Make

Step 2.

The Model

Step 3.

The Year

Step 4.

The Position

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Tip #1

Never assume you can buy another Make or Model and expect it will fit your car…it probably won’t!

Tip # 2

Always replace both Gas Struts, if one has failed the other has been working harder and may even be on its way out.  But more the point with two new ones you’ll have exactly the same pressure so it will be an even lift.

 

But what if you can’t find your Make and Model or even position of Gas
Strut for your Car…

 

I Can’t Find My Car’s Gas Struts Listed Anywhere

That’s okay if you are dealing with a professional Gas Strut company 9 times out of 10 times they can re-create your Car’s Gas Struts affordably and easily.

If you are dealing with a professional Gas Strut company 9 times out of 10 times they can re-create your Car’s Gas Struts affordably and easily.

 

What we will need to know so we can help you!

Step 1

Extended Length

Step 2

Diameter – rod

Step 3

Diameter – canister

Step 4

Force – Newtons Meters

Step 5

End Fittings -take a photo

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Tip #3 – I’m Not Sure What End Fittings I Need

Most Car Gas Struts come with Ball Cup / Ball Socket end fittings, if you have something different then send a photo, that way you’ll be guaranteed to get the perfect Gas Strut for your car…

 

Tip #4 – Can’t I just give you My Gas Struts Serial Number to Re-Order

I wish that were the case but every one of us uses our own secret little code.  Just look for a number hidden within that code with a N after it like 150N…that’s the most important thing!

 

Tip #5 – There is no Force or number with a N after it…

That’s okay…you’ll just have to weight your boot or bonnet at the point where the gas struts are normally positioned, we can then convert this into Nm for you

Please see our previous blog on Which Gas Strut do I need or call us for further advice.

How to work out the Newton Meters

How Come Car Gas Struts Vary So Much in Price?

This is huge in our industry…and causes the most amount of confusion when buying…

But here is my professional and technical take on this particular topic, after being in the Gas Strut Industry for so long…

 

Super Expensive…

Oh these little baby’s sometimes get called Genuine…

These are usually sold by Car Dealers and put quiet simply a complete and utter rip off .

 The Middle Ground…

Shamelessly that’s us…I won’t deny it.

And here is why it’s a good place to be…

You’ll normally find the follow…

A WARRANTY -not just your boring 12 months, but a serious warranty that stands behind its product.

A RETURN POLICY – great if you accidentally ordered the wrong gas struts (Nb: Sometimes you do need to pay for shipping back the wrong product)

QUALITY – double sealed and machine manufactured.  Good for all kind of safety reasons.

A PHONE NUMBER – human contact, it still is the quickest way to have your questions answered – properly and we are always glad to help.

AN EMAIL ADDRESS – that gets read and replied to

The Cheap and Oh so Not Cheerful…

Cheap cheap cheap and and often nasty!

It’s not cheap if

  • It doesn’t work
  • You can’t return it or you have to return it to China (and pay for the postage)
  • It fails after only 3 months (or less)
  • There is no warranty
  • No one to contact – no phone number or emails that is manned
  • Or  you or your family gets hurt when that Cheap Gas Strut fails, dropping the boot onto on your wife or child! 45kgs dropping dead weight can do irreparable damage

 

So remember…when you need your next Car Gas Strut…buy on-line or give us a call.  You’ll love our service plus we guarantee to impress you with our products and knowledge! 

We’d love you to share our blog…

And Remember Keep Strutting on!

Which Gas Strut Do I Need?

by | June 8, 2017

Which Gas Strut Do I Need?

Which Gas Strut Do I Need?

Welcome to the very first Blog Post of Gas Strut Australia 101..and I’m so excited to be fi­nally sharing this with.

There is so much to know about Gas Struts and they can do some amazing things..they aren’t just for your boot and bonnet.

Most people don’t even know what a Gas Strut is until one of the following sce­narios happens…

  • Your car boot won’t open
  • A lid or door keeps falling on your head and it hurts
  • Or you’ve seen a really cool thing involving a camper trailer, pool box lid or an awning window and you want one too

Still don’t know how they can make your life easier, why not try them in your

  • Awesome Funky Kitchen Windows
  • Death Defying Hospital Beds
  • Tractor Seats

And when you decide or need a Gas Strut it can be difficult to know where to begin…you search the internet but everything is technical, there is nothing really on the internet that just gets the basics out of the way…like what gas strut do I need? Or how do I replace my exist­ing Gas Strut?

It can be frustrating and confusing…I totally get that!!

So I guess what I’m saying is…I’m here to help you navigate the world of Gas Struts. But Helping People with Gas Struts is what I do day in day out…

I know my stuff and I’m really happy to share my years of experience with my customers.

If you know what you want, then call me straight away, (insert number or link) or, if you don’t then read on and I will help you.

So how do you know Which Gas Strut You Need…?

It all comes down to the Length and Weight of Your Door or Lid…

First up you have to Measure and Weigh…there is no easy solution and guesstimating will only bring tears, maybe yours, maybe mine and if not tears then definitely frustration when your Gas Struts don’t work…

So I’m going to step it out and makes this as easy as possible.

Special Note:  Gas Struts are customised to you and your specific need… they are not an off the shelf pur­chase

Okay…lets get started

How to Measure…

Measure the lid from the hinge out to where you lift it

How to Measure Your Lid

How to Weigh…

Grab a pole and a set of bathroom scales…simple but effective. Weigh the lid where you lift it as per below…

How to Weigh Your Lid

If all of this is making sense and you are ready to push on, keep going however give just call me at any stage if you would like me to help you through any of this. 1300807101

The General Rules…

We use this information to calculate the Length of Gas Strut you need and Where to Put the Gas Strut

For your information

  • Extended Length of the Gas Strut is the 60% of the length of the lid
  • Position is the 20% of the length of the lid

Once we have all of this you are well on your way to getting the right Gas Strut for the Job!

The Brackets…

Are used for holding your Gas Struts in place on your lid and box. Now I normally recommend

  • Right Angle Bracket for the Lid
  • Flat for the Box

And to make it easier we have the Perfect Bracket Set…please see links at the bottom of the article

The Home Run…

We are now up to working out the Force or Pressure you require for your Gas Strut…this can be confusing and I’d love to help you to make sure you get the right pressure…

Now is the time to call me on 1300 807 101!!   I am here to help.

If you found our Blog helpful and informative, please let us know.  Also, let us know what other information you would like shared in future blogs.

Keep Strutting…Trudy

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