Better Lift Supports for TE72 Wagon - Liftgate Gas Springs

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Better Lift Supports for TE72 Wagon - Liftgate Gas Springs

Postby rolla_rage » Fri May 29, 2015 7:43 pm

I've replaced my rear hatch lift supports with new Sach's brand and they are still lack luster. They will hold the hatch up, but you have to lift it 95% of the way there. I measured one on the bathroom scale and its putting out 80lbs of force.

Does anyone know of a higher force lift support that will bolt in?

Extended length is 24" and compressed is 16". I could prob use something an inch on either side of that.

Thanks,
-J

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Ecotec 2.0L LNF powered 82 Corolla Wagon daily driver. 314whp/344TQ
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Re: Better Lift Supports for TE72 Wagon - Liftgate Gas Sprin

Postby rolla_rage » Fri Jul 24, 2015 7:54 pm

I found some better ones that work great; 127lbs vs 80lbs and require no mods to install. AMS Automotive #4776. Rock Auto has them for $8 ea.

https://www.rockauto.com/catalog/morein ... d=2&jpid=3

Starts lifting the hatch from about 25% open, and no chance of it ever dropping no matter how cold it is outside.

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