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Old 11-02-2012, 02:01 PM
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Gas shocks for hood & trunk

Hey guys just wondering where u can get the gas shocks that hold up the hood and trunk (excursion) of the vehicle. Called ford they gave a price of 129.99 each f****** shock.. Ridiculous!
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:07 PM
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napa can usually sell you a set by length and PSI
or sunrise ford on here is 25 % or more cheaper and no tax or shipping see sponsors
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:09 PM
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Thanks for the info!
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:34 PM
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Advance has them. They are like 20 bucks a piece
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:09 PM
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THis is the place to get your struts.
Lift Supports Systems | Hood | Window | Trunk | Hatch | Auto Parts By Lou

Talked about and highly rated on this fourm and others. Ive used them and no complaints. Also, easiest mod ever is get the longer struts to lift your ex gate higher. No more banged heads. I just bought these and its way higher and the short wife can still reach the handle.

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Old 11-05-2012, 08:21 PM
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Researched another discussion on another forum and here is the critical data on the ex gate lift. With this info you can see the length difference between the 4x4 and 4x2 lifts and you can see you can get the longer ones and be way happier.

Rear Hatch strut data

The extended length of the 4x4 lift support is 14".
The extended length of the 4x2 lift support is 14.72".
The extended length of these is 15.87"!
There is another support available with an extended support length of 15.25".

The liftgate will support all the way up to 16.5" before hitting the roof of the vehicle. Someone 5'4" can reach the pulldown handle all the way to 16.25". The only thing to watch out for is the liftgate hitting the roof of your garage if the ceilings are low.

Good luck fellas.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:45 PM
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So 16.5" is the longest gas shock that will fit an Excursion's rear hatch and still not have any issues with the compressed length? Also, does anyone have a link to it. I have a power lift for my wife's wheelchair and a little extra height on the hatch would be great to have.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:56 PM
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The site lets you search by strut size. the 16.6 is listed here.

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Old 11-05-2012, 09:03 PM
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Anyone know a site that will ship to Canada?


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Old 11-06-2012, 04:55 AM
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That place ships world wide.
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