Hatch supports/shocks

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Hatch supports/shocks

Post by new-owner » Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:25 pm

Best place to find replacements? Mine won't even hold the hatch door up.

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Re: Hatch supports/shocks

Post by merkurdriver » Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:16 pm

I'm a terrible salesperson for myself, so I am going to recommend MPM or rapidogroup.com

The "generic" ones from the parts store / ebay / amazon are kind of weak. MPM and Rapido both seem to stock the stronger ones.

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Re: Hatch supports/shocks

Post by new-owner » Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:17 pm

Thanks,
I just returned a pair to Advance Auto Parts. They were an exact match size-wise, but were weaker than my originals that won't hold the hatch up.

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Re: Hatch supports/shocks

Post by thesameguy » Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:21 pm

FWIW, I used the Sachs SG304018 from rockauto - they are a little *too* much - the hatch goes shooting up unless you manage it. They are NLA from rockauto, but maybe you can find them elsewhere.

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Re: Hatch supports/shocks

Post by hbar » Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:42 am

I just bought and installed a pair of new replacement hatch struts from Merkur Parts Midwest in Chicago. They work perfectly.

http://www.merkurmidwest.com/catalog/c21_p3.html
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Re: Hatch supports/shocks

Post by dunhamr1 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:03 pm

hbar wrote:I just bought and installed a pair of new replacement hatch struts from Merkur Parts Midwest in Chicago. They work perfectly.

http://www.merkurmidwest.com/catalog/c21_p3.html
Likewise! Jeff has a stack of them, ready to go, hatch stays up now.
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