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STABILUS
Gas-charged lift supports

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STABILUS provides exact replacements for practically any application where a lift support is used. Learn more here or click through for EZDown tailgate supports.

STABILUS gas-charged lift supports make it easy and safe to raise and lower heavy hoods, rear hatches and tailgates by hand. As the world’s leading manufacturer of lift supports, STABILUS can provide exact replacements for practically any application where a lift support is used.

STABILUS gas-charged lift supports make it easy and safe to raise and lower heavy hoods, rear hatches and tailgates by hand. As the world’s leading manufacturer of lift supports, STABILUS can provide exact replacements for practically any application where a lift support is used.

How to Replace your Vehicle’s Lift Support

When a gas-charged lift support fails, simple activities like loading luggage become a hassle and even dangerous. In this video, we will demonstrate how to determine if you have a lift support beginning to fail. What to look for and how to find your replacement lift support.

How to Replace your Vehicle’s Lift Support

When a gas-charged lift support fails, simple activities like loading luggage become a hassle and even dangerous. In this video, we will demonstrate how to determine if you have a lift support beginning to fail. What to look for and how to find your replacement lift support.

Features & Benefits

  • Restores the original opening and closing speeds of your hood, hatch or trunk
  • Easy-to-install
  • No special tools required
  • Engineered for your application
  • Easy lifting and reduced closing effort
  • Consistent lifting force through 50,000 cycles
  • Rust-resistant piston rod extends product life
  • Dynamic damping technology, available on select lift supports

Features & Benefits

  • Restores the original opening and closing speeds of your hood, hatch or trunk
  • Easy-to-install
  • No special tools required
  • Engineered for your application
  • Easy lifting and reduced closing effort
  • Consistent lifting force through 50,000 cycles
  • Rust-resistant piston rod extends product life
  • Dynamic damping technology, available on select lift supports

EZDown Truck Accessory

  • Controls tailgate opening speed
  • Installs in minutes
  • No holes to drill
  • Improves safety
  • Uses OE attachment points
  • Only one unit needed per vehicle

EZDown Truck Accessory

  • Controls tailgate opening speed
  • Installs in minutes
  • No holes to drill
  • Improves safety
  • Uses OE attachment points
  • Only one unit needed per vehicle

Steps to Identifying Universal Replacement Lift Supports

  • 1. Measure Extended Length

    Measure your old lift support from the middle of each rod connection point, not the absolute ends.

    Measure your old lift support from the middle of each rod connection point, not the absolute ends.

  • 2. Measure Rod Length:

    Measure the rod length from the middle of the rod end connection point to where the rod meets the tube.

    Measure the rod length from the middle of the rod end connection point to where the rod meets the tube.

  • 3. Calculate Compressed Length:

    Compressed length is determined by subtracting rod length (Step 2) from extended length (Step 1).

    Compressed length is determined by subtracting rod length (Step 2) from extended length (Step 1).

  • 4. Identify Connection Type on Each End:

    Ball sockets or eyelets on either the rod end or tube end.

    Ball sockets or eyelets on either the rod end or tube end.

  • 5. Identify Force in Pounds:

    Look on the tube end for the rated force. If the number is in Newtons, divide the figure by 4.45 to convert to pounds.

    Look on the tube end for the rated force. If the number is in Newtons, divide the figure by 4.45 to convert to pounds.

  • 6. Locate your Appropriate Lift Support.

    Locate your appropriate Lift Support on the chart for download below.

    Locate your appropriate Lift Support on the chart for download below.

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