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Tailgate Lifters?

Postby *monkey* » 19 Apr 2012, 15:35

Anyone know if it's possible to refill those gas springs that hold up the tailgate of a car? They're filled with nitrogen, which leaks out past the seals over time.

I know this service can be found in other parts of the world. But here on Fantasy Island?
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Re: Tailgate Lifters?

Postby sandman » 19 Apr 2012, 15:39

I'm getting new discs tonight, so I'll ask the mechanic. He knows his stuff.
But the thread title has filled my head with images of Jeremy Thorpe, for some reason.
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Re: Tailgate Lifters?

Postby *monkey* » 19 Apr 2012, 15:50

Thanks, Sandman. OEM (dealership) prices are extortionate and getting alternatives shipped to Taiwan is also expensive.
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Re: Tailgate Lifters?

Postby sandman » 19 Apr 2012, 15:52

Is it still the Rodeo?
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Re: Tailgate Lifters?

Postby *monkey* » 19 Apr 2012, 16:20

sandman wrote:Is it still the Rodeo?


Yeah, that's right. The same units were fitted on some 90's Hondas too.
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Re: Tailgate Lifters?

Postby sulavaca » 19 Apr 2012, 16:32

If such a service exists, then I have little doubt that it is cost ineffective, unless used by the masses, which in this case it isn't.
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Re: Tailgate Lifters?

Postby *monkey* » 19 Apr 2012, 16:48

I dunno. I thought that about power steering hoses. Turned out it was about 10 times cheaper to have a custom one made at a hose doctor in Xinzhuang than to buy an OEM power steering hose.
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Re: Tailgate Lifters?

Postby Nameless » 19 Apr 2012, 17:36

Is it possible to get a heavier pair for a yaris? I have a bike rack ant it's just a bit too heavy
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Re: Tailgate Lifters?

Postby sulavaca » 19 Apr 2012, 18:20

*monkey* wrote:I dunno. I thought that about power steering hoses. Turned out it was about 10 times cheaper to have a custom one made at a hose doctor in Xinzhuang than to buy an OEM power steering hose.


This depends on the make and model of vehicle. We also have hoses made from time to time, but in 99% of cases it's not cost efficient.
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Re: Tailgate Lifters?

Postby sulavaca » 19 Apr 2012, 18:25

Nameless wrote:Is it possible to get a heavier pair for a yaris? I have a bike rack ant it's just a bit too heavy


You would have to compair your present struts with a more robust pair. I doubt very much however, that even a stronger pair would suffice. If you could find any at all, then I would bet that the spring force, if sufficient to lift a bicycle and/or carrier, would be too great to be convenient when opening and closing the hatch when not under load.
These things are balanced to provide the best trade off between resistance and lift. You can't have the best of both worlds in all circumstances, unless of course you change the vehicle's rear hatch design altogether. This might include a motorized raise/drop system instead of a hydraulic-spring type.
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