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Strong Arm Lift Support

Part No. B4989 Warranty Details  

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Universal Lift Supports let you pop open your vehicle’s hood, hatchback, truck cover, you name it, with confidence. They stabilize while providing smooth and easy-lifting action. Engineered to fit most vehicles, including SUVs, hatchbacks, minivans and trucks; efficiently designed to withstand constant use.

Product Features :
  • Engineered for direct fit
  • Gas charged lift support
  • User-friendly installation
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Body Connection Type:Ball Socket (Nylon)
Body Diameter:19
Extended Length:28.43
Gas Charged:Yes
Hardware Included:No
Installation Instructions Included:Yes
Internal Spring:No
Mounting Bracket Included:No
Shaft Connection Type:Ball Socket (Nylon)
Shaft Diameter:8
Stroke:11.6 in
Weight:1.054
Quantity Per Vehicle:1

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Strong ArmLift Support
 
4.5

(based on 6 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (5)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Replacement (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (4)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good Replacement Part

By 

from Minnesota

About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy To Install
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Dead Spot

Best Uses

  • Replacement

Comments about Strong Arm Lift Support:

Installation was easy. I don't remember if there were instructions with this item. If not, it is pretty self explanatory. Remove the band clips / metal straps on both end of the old gas strut with a flat head screw driver. With a helper to hold the hood, pull the ends of the gas strut off the ball joints. Now loosen the band clamps / metal straps on the new part but do not remove. Removing them will bend and damage them. With helper holding the hood open attach the gas strut to the ball joints. The shaft of the strut can be rotated by hand if need be to align the sockets with the ball joints. Push the metal straps back into place and you are done! Easiest VW repair there is. Easier than changing a head or tail light bulb.

My only negative comment is in the middle of my strut there is a dead spot where the strut pauses or doesn't provide smooth power to open the hood. Otherwise it's great and certainty cheaper than paying dealer prices and has warranty. I would recommend it to a friend.

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5.0

DIY part - easy to install

By 

from Cary, NC

About Me Casual Driver

Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Inexpensive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Replacement

    Comments about Strong Arm Lift Support:

    It took me about 5 minutes to install this myself. I think anyone with basic knowledge could install this. Definitely a DIY project, but do follow the instuctions.

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Does the Job, Perfect Fit

    By 

    from Saratoga Springs, NY

    About Me Auto Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Replacement

      Comments about Strong Arm Lift Support:

      The part was a snap to install. Fit and function were perfect.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Good fit, easy install

      By 

      from Virginia

      About Me Casual Driver

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Replacement

        Comments about Strong Arm Lift Support:

        Good fit, easy install

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        5.0

        Super little hood strut!

        By 

        from Mesa, AZ

        About Me Casual Driver

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Durable
        • Improves Down Force
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving
          • Replacement

          Comments about Strong Arm Lift Support:

          I purchased this as a replacement part for my 2002 VW Passat's hood strut. I purchased my car used 3 years ago, and unfortunately, the hood strut never did work properly. The replacement seems to be of good quality, works great, and was $50 cheaper than the part offered from the VW dealership service directly. I cannot attest to its installation, good, bad or otherwise, because I did not install it personally; the dealership did. I am very pleased with this purchase.

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          5.0

          Installation

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          from Atlanta

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          3 or more reviews submitted

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Install
          • Improves Down Force
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Replacement

            Comments about Strong Arm Lift Support:

            Installation took less than 5 Minutes.
            Minimum tool requirements, 1 flathead screwdriver

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            • Q:

              how much pressure do they have?
              Asked on 6/25/2013 by rowland from southaven, ms

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              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                The Strong Arm Lift Support (Part No. B4989) is custom engineered and manufactured beyond industry standards to provide smooth operation and durability. The hardened chromium plated steel shaft is precision ground and polished for superior corrosion resistance and leak free sealing. The self cleaning piston assembly automatically opens during each compression cycle to keep the orifice clear of fluid contaminants and provide smoother operation and reliable performance. Most units also utilize StrongArm's patented temperature compensation module valve which ensures consistent operation even in extreme weather conditions. It does so by compensating for normal gas pressure changes caused by temperature variations. The metallic upper bushing is manufactured with bearing quality precision to provide exact fit with piston rod and promote a long operating life. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                Answered on 6/25/2013 by Steve from AAP
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