What you need to know before you buy your car struts online

Knowing how to replace your car's struts when they fail can be confusing.

Stop!… Before you go buying any Car Gas Struts on-line or anywhere…

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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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

We customise every gas strut before it leaves our warehouse, and can generally have it out to you within 48 hours.

All our gas struts come with a 3 Year Warranty

What we need from you.

  1. Extended Length
  2. Diameter
  3. Force
  4. OEM of your gas strut

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 #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.

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…

There are a couple of ways

  1. provide us with the OEM on your existing gas strut
  2. Weigh your boot or bonnet at the point where the gas struts are normally positioned, we can then convert the kg's into Nm for you.


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.

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 3 Year Warranty
  • A RETURN POLICY – great if you accidentally ordered the wrong gas struts
  • 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



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There are three main categories when it comes to gas struts

You'll need to know

  1. Make
  2. Model
  3. Year
  4. Position

You'll need to measure the following

  1. The Extended Length
  2. The Diameter
  3. The Force
Find the force - No number

Which Gas Struts do I need?

Perfect for new projects.

You'll need to measure your lid/door/window

  1. Is it a Vertical Lift (Window) or Horizontal Lift (Toolbox)
  2. The Length
  3. The Thickness of the Lid
  4. The Position of the Hinge
  5. The Weight
GS_Vertical & Horizontal_Lift_Overview

If you still need more help, why not give us a call on 1300 807101.

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Ready to order?

Head over the the Gas Strut Australia online shop now to find what you need. If you have any questions you can always contact us with any questions regarding your purchase.