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 Post subject: Hatch supports/shocks
PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:25 pm 
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Best place to find replacements? Mine won't even hold the hatch door up.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:16 pm 
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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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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:17 pm 
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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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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:21 pm 
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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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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:42 am 
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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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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:03 pm 
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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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