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Postby NewDelica91 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:17 pm

Hey, folks I just wanted to let anyone that is or is going to be looking that I got a set of struts for my Delica installed today (Did it myself as well). I got the struts from www.liftsupportsdepot.com. Awesome rates ($130CAD S&H w taxes) and fast for the delivery (well at least to me) I will let you know I had to pay about $15 CAD in duties. Anyways I just wanted to let you folks know. Have a great weekend.
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Postby Crankshaft Culture » Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:55 am

FYI, I also bought my struts for my L300 here. Very happy with them, too.

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Postby feetforbrains » Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:51 pm

I found out today that I'm going to need to replace my struts. Thanks

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Postby NewDelica91 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:35 pm

feetforbrains wrote:I found out today that I'm going to need to replace my struts. Thanks

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No problem. The install is pretty easy, having a tall person will help as you have to install the new struts with the gate opened all the way. And BE CAREFUL when tightening the bolts as they break very easy. I found out the hard way and had to pay a visit to Greggs for a full replacement set.

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Postby Crankshaft Culture » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:16 am

NewDelica91 wrote:
feetforbrains wrote:I found out today that I'm going to need to replace my struts. Thanks

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No problem. The install is pretty easy, having a tall person will help as you have to install the new struts with the gate opened all the way. And BE CAREFUL when tightening the bolts as they break very easy. I found out the hard way and had to pay a visit to Greggs for a full replacement set.

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You and me both. I broke all four and had to drill them out.

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Postby NewDelica91 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:28 am

Crankshaft Culture wrote:
NewDelica91 wrote:
feetforbrains wrote:I found out today that I'm going to need to replace my struts. Thanks

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No problem. The install is pretty easy, having a tall person will help as you have to install the new struts with the gate opened all the way. And BE CAREFUL when tightening the bolts as they break very easy. I found out the hard way and had to pay a visit to Greggs for a full replacement set.

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You and me both. I broke all four and had to drill them out.
Had to drill it our as well, lots of fun for a noob lol

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Postby feetforbrains » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:30 am

Are you guys breaking bolts because the old ones are seized on the van/hatch or new ones cranking them down on installation? Curious to know before I start wrenching.

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Postby NewDelica91 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:45 am

feetforbrains wrote:Are you guys breaking bolts because the old ones are seized on the van/hatch or new ones cranking them down on installation? Curious to know before I start wrenching.
I over tightened mine as I was an idiot! First time thought it had to be super tight lol apparently I was wrong. My advice would be to GO SLOW!!!!

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Postby philmeup1 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:46 pm

If you're looking to reinforce your current struts because, lets say you have a ladder or a Bike rack on the rear hatch, may I recommend StrutWise in BC. Mine were starting to weaken and not function properly. Strutwise was able to rebuild and reinforce my struts and now they work better than new. I had to ship mine out from Ontario, but it was def worth it. Now my hatch stays up, even with my Fiamma Bike Rack on the rear.

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Postby Crankshaft Culture » Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:19 am

feetforbrains wrote:Are you guys breaking bolts because the old ones are seized on the van/hatch or new ones cranking them down on installation? Curious to know before I start wrenching.


Mine broke removing them. I am using a Milwaukee M12 Impact Driver, FWIW.


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