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Strong Arm Lift Support

Part No. C4535 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:Captive Ball, Nylon Socket
Body Diameter:22
Compressed Length:18.75 in
Electric Or Mechanical:No
Extended Length:25.85
Gas Charged:Yes
Hydraulic:Yes
Installation Instructions Included:Yes
Internal Spring:No
Mounting Bracket Included:No
O.E.M. Replacement:Yes
Shaft Connection Type:Captive Ball, Nylon Socket
Shaft Diameter:10
Stroke:7.1 in
Universal Or Specific Fit:No
Weight:1.373
Quantity Per Vehicle:2

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Strong ArmLift Support
 
4.8

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (18)
  • Durable (8)
  • Improves down force (4)
  • Attractive (3)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Replacement (16)
  • Everyday driving (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (13), Auto enthusiast (5), Mechanic (4)

Reviewed by 22 customers

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5.0

Can't Go Wrong with STRONG ARM

By 

from The Motor City

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fairly easy to install
  • Lifetime Warranty

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • 2002 RS Chrysler T&C Minivan Rear Liftgate

Comments about Strong Arm Lift Support:

Replacing the 15 year old OEM gas-charged liftgate struts with these StrongArm service struts made a HUGE improvement, as-expected, with the lift height and lift force, but also unexpectedly eliminated a strange clunking within the left side hinge area. I would have installed these a couple of years ago if I had known it was going to fix that issue for the reasonable cost that these are. Fairly easy to install, with the suggestion to have a helper, to make the job go smoother. I also recommend adding a little anti-seize to the ball-stud screw threads (the ball-studs are pre-installed on this strut per this particular application) and perhaps a little silicone grease to the ball joint itself for a lower-friction, longer-lasting interface.

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5.0

"Strong Arm" sums it up

By 

from OKLAHOMA

About Me Casual Driver

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Install

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Replacement

    Comments about Strong Arm Lift Support:

    The Strong Arm products are great, but the rear lift door on a Dodge Caravan is quite HEAVY. A word somewhere in the packaging about properly bracing the door SECURELY before removing the old parts would be wise.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    works great

    By 

    from east stroudsburg pa

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Improves Down Force
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving
      • Replacement

      Comments about Strong Arm Lift Support:

      opening and closing the 5 th door of the van and works great easy open and close

       
      5.0

      No more head konks

      By 

      from Elkton, MD

      About Me Auto Enthusiast

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Replacement

        Comments about Strong Arm Lift Support:

        Picked up 1/2 after ordering and installed in even less time. Great performance as the rear hatch now goes up by itself and no longer konks me on the head in cold weather.
        Furthermore, the lifts are just the right strength so my wife can close the hatch without any strain.

        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Lift arm shock

        By 

        from London, KY

        About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

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        Verified Buyer
        3 or more reviews submitted

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Install
        • Operates Like Oem

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving
          • Replacement
          • Restoration

          Comments about Strong Arm Lift Support:

          Shock operates like original equipment unit. Very easy to install by using instructions on the package sleve.

          (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Worked & fit great, easy installation.

          By 

          from Michigan, USA

          About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

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          Helpful Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Driving
            • Replacement

            Comments about Strong Arm Lift Support:

            Worked great. Tailgate door opens and shuts like it did when vehicle was new. Handed my wife the tools needed so she could drive up and installed it on her mothers 06 T/C van. She had it done in 20 minutes so very easy to install. Was going to deduct a star for being a little pricey, but fiqured it would have cost alot more if purchsed at the dealer.

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            greta valve

            By 

            from logansport In

            About Me Casual Driver

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Driving
              • Replacement

              Comments about Strong Arm Lift Support:

              easy for a do it selfer

              (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              They work

              By 

              from Katy, Replblic of Texas

              About Me Casual Driver

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              3 or more reviews submitted

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Install

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Driving
                • Replacement

                Comments about Strong Arm Lift Support:

                Replaced the 6 yr old lift struts on the back gate of my '05 Grand Caravan. Did not realize how bad the old ones were till I replaced them. The old ones were creaking and would barely lift the gate with assistance.
                Install was pretty simple, but having a second person to help makes it easier. when one is removed the gate drops and you need to hold it up to install it. I did it in the parking lot of the parts store. I needed a special star bit to do it but other than that no issue.
                Would buy these again no problem. Still working well when we sold the vehicle 3 years after install.

                (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                quick fix

                By 

                from cleveland, OH

                About Me Mechanic

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                Verified Buyer
                3 or more reviews submitted

                Pros

                • Easy To Install

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Strong Arm Lift Support:

                    fast easy fix....and cheap

                    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Good product

                    By 

                    from Effort PA

                    About Me Casual Driver

                    Verified Buyer
                    Helpful Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Replacement

                      Comments about Strong Arm Lift Support:

                      Easy to install, 1/2 hour or less.

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                      5 Questions | 5 Answers
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                      • Q:

                        how to install the directions on sleeve are quite vague and useless
                        Asked on 8/7/2016 by dd

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          I'm happy to help, Dd! Here are the steps : Open hood and prop it open. You want the hood to be supported since you're removing the lift and you do not want the hood closing on you. Start at the top of the sleeve, where it attaches to the hood. You'll see a clip. Turn it so you can slide it towards you. Take a small flat head screwdriver and gently pry the upper half up enough to slide it off the knob and slide it off. Save clip to re-use. Disconnect the sleeve from the hood, leaving the sleeve and the piston within still connected on the bottom. Look for a button on the plastic sleeve. Simply press it and slide the sleeve towards you. The hood support may be oily, so you may wish to wear gloves or have a paper towel handy. As you slide the plastic sleeve out, the piston will latch again in the sleeve. Simply push the button again and slide the sleeve out the rest of the way. Set it aside to re-use. Using a flathead screwdriver, press on the metal clip on the piston, which should be attached to your car. As you press, gently tug the piston way from the connector. In my case, I was able to use a flathead screwdriver under the metal clip to pry it open, and could slide the hood support off. On the other end of the piston, you'll see the plastic piece with the button. You have to unscrew it to use it with your new hood support. Use an adjustable wrench on the plastic, and a common pipe wrench to hold the old hood support in place. To prevent it from slipping, wrap some masking tape around the piston. The button-assembly is stiff, but it can be unscrewed. Now, just reverse the process. Screw the button assembly onto the new hood support; make sure to screw it all the way down. Slide the button assembly/support into the sleeve, pressing the button at the first catch, so that the hood assembly latches on the second catch. Then, pop the end of the hood support onto the lower knob in the engine compartment. Make sure it's firmly attached. Then, slide the end of the sleeve onto the knob on the hood. Take the clip and slide it on until it latches.

                          Answered on 8/9/2016 by Solomon from AAP
                      • Q:

                        are there one or two per package?
                        Asked on 1/22/2015 by Stretch from Orlando, FL

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          Hi Stretch, glad to assist you! This lift support is sold individually.

                          Answered on 1/22/2015 by Solomon
                      • Q:

                        What is the warranty on this item?
                        Asked on 10/1/2012 by Shade Tree Mechanic from Silver Spring, MD

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          This part Strong Arm Lift Support, Part No. C4535 has limited lifetime replacement as warranty. This warranty is valid for 90 days from the date of purchase or any longer warranty period that may be printed on your original sales receipt. In addition, you must be the original purchaser of the part and still own the vehicle on which it was installed. This warranty cannot be transferred to anyone at any time. Replacement parts are warranted for 90 days from the date of exchange or the remainder of the warranty period, whichever is longer. Warranty periods may vary from part to part.
                          For compatibility of this part with your vehicle, please provide your vehicle make, model and engine specification.
                          For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                          Answered on 10/1/2012 by Aaron from AAP
                      • Q:

                        Does this part fit either side?
                        Asked on 10/30/2011 by Rottenkid from Buffalo, NY

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          Yes, this part should fit either side.

                          Answered on 10/31/2011 by Steve from AAP
                      • Q:

                        i recieved a rebate slip for this item but teh store and the web page has no info on the rebate. Can you help?
                        Asked on 10/30/2011 by Dan from Independence KY

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          For more information about your rebate you may visit our rebate website at www.advanceauto.rebateaccess.com. This website will provide you with the status of your rebate, find rebate forms, and how to contact our rebate customer service center.

                          Answered on 10/31/2011 by Steve from AAP
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