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Strong Arm Lift Support

Part No. C4256 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:15
Compressed Length:12.47 in
Extended Length:21.61
Gas Charged:Yes
Hardware Included:No
Heavy Duty:N
Installation Instructions Included:Yes
Internal Spring:No
Mounting Bracket Included:No
Shaft Connection Type:Ball Socket (Nylon)
Shaft Diameter:8
Stroke:9.14 in
Weight:.594
Quantity Per Vehicle:2

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Strong ArmLift Support
 
4.6

(based on 5 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Replacement (5)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Casual driver (3)

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5.0

Powerful Strut, Good Value for the Money

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from VA

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3 or more reviews submitted

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy To Install
  • Improves Down Force
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving
    • Replacement

    Comments about Strong Arm Lift Support:

    Hood Struts: Advance C4256
    • Assistant: hold up front corner of hood
    • Old strut: remove cap at hood ball stud with small SD. Comes off hood ball stud by hand.
    • Old strut: hammer big flat screwdriver under top plastic clamp from rear. Clamp pops off. Turn strut 90 degrees so above engine. Pull old strut off of fender ball stud.
    • New Strut: push clamp up away from u-shape opening. Push on fender ball stud from engine compartment. Push on at narrow portion below fender ball. Slide U fitting of lift support up so it engages with ball. Slide clamp over top of ball by hand.
    • New Strut: rubber mallet to tap on hood ball stud.
    • Move to other side and repeat process. Good news: old struts collapsed as soon as let go hood. These: actually have to force hood closed. No more danger from working under the hood or worry of knocking over the rod I had propping the hood open.

     
    4.0

    Good struts

    By 

    from Daleville

    About Me Auto Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Install

    Cons

    • Tricky Warranty

    Best Uses

    • Replacement

    Comments about Strong Arm Lift Support:

    Good struts and very easy to install. My only con would be the warranty. When I bought these I was told they had a lifetime replacement warranty. This was a selling point for me. I guess most people don't keep their vehicles as long as I do because I have had to replace them twice now. When I took them in the second time, I was told the warranty was only good for 1 replacemment. I can't find this stipulation anywhere on the product. It says Limited warranty but doesn't say what the imitation is. Could be commercial use or abuse for all I know. In any case, the salesperson exchanged them for me because it should have been more clear. I thanked her and now I'll check what the limitations are more clearly!

     
    4.0

    Good support made by the OEM supplier

    By 

    from Charleston, SC

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    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • OEM-factory fitfunction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Replacement

      Comments about Strong Arm Lift Support:

      Strong Arm is made by AVM Industries who also supplies Chrysler with the same part. So fit and function should be the same as the factory installed part.
      I bought two of these hood struts to replace my wornout units. One of the struts had the same ball end socket as the original part and one had a revised design which was much easier to install. Instead of a pesky metal retaining clip like the factory, one had a simple, tool-less push in locking clip that you could open by thumbnail. Part number on the strut body and strong arm packaging was identical between the two supports.

      The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is that these will eventually fail just like the factory units did

      • Car & Truck:
      • Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Mechanic
       
      5.0

      Keeps your hood off your head

      By 

      from Brooklyn, MS

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      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Improves Down Force
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving
        • Replacement

        Comments about Strong Arm Lift Support:

        Easy to install. Keeps the hood from dropping on my head.

        • Car & Truck:
        • Casual Driver
         
        5.0

        Easy installation and works great!

        By 

        from `Huntington, WV

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        Pros

        • Easy To Install

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Replacement

          Comments about Strong Arm Lift Support:

          I'd purchse this product again but that probably won't be necessary. It's very strong in it's support and I feel it will work well for years to come.

          • Car & Truck:
          • Casual Driver

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          • Q:

            How many come in the box 1 or 2 ? Thanks
            Asked on 2/7/2014 by cant

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              A:

              Hi cant! This strong arm lift support is sold individually.

              Answered on 2/9/2014 by Steve from AAP
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