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Strong Arm Lift Support

Part No. C4557 Warranty  

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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:22
Collapsed Length:15.69
Extended Length:24.69
Gas Charged:Yes
Hardware Kit Included:No
Hydraulic:Yes
Installation Instructions Included:Yes
Internal Spring:No
Mechanical:No
Mounting Bracket Included:No
OE Replacement:Yes
Quantity per Vehicle:2
Shaft Connection Type:Ball Socket (Nylon)
Shaft Diameter:10
Stroke:9
Universal:No
Weight:1.194

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Strong ArmLift Support
 
4.6

(based on 8 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to install (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Replacement (7)
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    4.0

    Need more search references.

    By KRCole

    from Covington, VA

    About Me Casual Driver

    Verified Buyer
    Level 1

    Pros

    • Easy To Install

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Replacement

      Comments about Strong Arm Lift Support:

      Easy to install once i figured out the right tools. would be helpful to have some brief directions on installation.

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      5.0

      As Advertised, Quality Product

      By Gary

      from Orlando, FL

      About Me Auto Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer
      Level 1

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Install
      • Exact Fit
      • Quality

      Cons

      • No Instructions

      Best Uses

      • Replacement
      • Restoration

      Comments about Strong Arm Lift Support:

      Replacement for worn out OEM parts. No installation instructions were included but with a little common sense, it was not that difficult to figure out. The only issue were the retention clips and how they were to be removed. After looking at the new lift, a small flat blade screwdriver was all that was needed. They need to be replaced in pairs because one will not support the weight. Some means of holding the tailgate while you install the lift is required. The tailgate will also need to be extended to accommodate the lift extension for installation because compressing the lift strut is much too difficult.

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      (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Easy Installation

      By T

      from Syracuse, NY

      About Me Casual Driver

      Verified Buyer
      Helpful Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Replacement

        Comments about Strong Arm Lift Support:

        Bought 2 to replace as a pair. The first, one installed easily with the ends pre-aligned by the factory to match the mount points on the lift gate and body frame. The ends on the second lift support were not aligned by the factory and was close to 60 degrees out of alignment. The piston was frozen solid and could not be turned to align it. I took it back to the store and they tried to twist piston end into alignment but it did not move. They exchanged it for another one which we could twist to align easily. Both installed in just a few minutes (needed a small screwdriver to release the clips on the old lifts) and work great. Only 4 stars as one was returned as defective.

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        (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        nice improvement to the stockers

        By BIGJ

        from Avoca, MI

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

        Verified Buyer
        Level 2

        Pros

        • Affordable
        • Easy To Install

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Replacement

          Comments about Strong Arm Lift Support:

          Easy to install. Just use a flat head screw driver to pry the clip up/off on the old strut and they come right off the ball. Then you can just tap the new ones on with your hand or rubber mallet. The clip design is spherical so as you apply force the clip will spread out and eventually pop over the ball. There is no need to pry the clip out for installation - just removal.

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          (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Hood lift assist

          By Deathamoto

          from La Porte, Indiana

          About Me Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer
          Helpful Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Install
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Customizing The Exterior

            Comments about Strong Arm Lift Support:

            This has worked great as a hood lift assist for me. Very happy with it.

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            (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            good quality

            By Mike Spike

            from Rochester Mn.

            About Me Truck Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer
            Helpful Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install

            Cons

            • No Improvement In Performance

            Best Uses

            • Replacement

            Comments about Strong Arm Lift Support:

            Easy install, Works well

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            (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Deal

            By Randy

            from Mt. Juliet, TN

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            3 or more reviews submitted

            Pros

            • Easy To Install

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Replacement

              Comments about Strong Arm Lift Support:

              One of the easiest replacements I've ever done.
              Works great and very reasonably priced.
              No complaints.

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              • Casual Driver

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              5.0

              Nice to see MADE IN USA!!

              By Mike in Oswego

              from Oswego,il

              Verified Buyer
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              Pros

              • Easy To Install

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Replacement

                Comments about Strong Arm Lift Support:

                Easy to install and perfect fit!

                • Car & Truck:
                • Casual Driver

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                • Q:

                  Will these work for with a 2003 yukon denali rear liftgate window?
                  Asked on 12/2/2013 by atl from atl

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Hi ATL, glad to assist you! this part is an exact fit for your 2003 GMC Yukon Denali.

                    Answered on 12/2/2013 by Steve from AAP
                • Q:

                  I have a 2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 4x4 LT. I need to replace the struts on the back lift gate, what should I use?
                  Asked on 4/7/2013 by Chuck from United States

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    The Strong Arm Lift Support (Part no: C4557) is an exact fit for your 2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 4x4 LT and, the instructions to replace the struts on the back lift gate are, 1. Open the gate to the fully open position and prop it with a long object that is also strong enough to support the weight of the lift gate, 2. Remove the strut on one side be detaching it from where it fastens to the lift gate, 3. Install the new struts in the reverse of removal by pressing the ball on the end of the strut into the socket that holds it. 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 4/8/2013 by Max from AAP
                • Q:

                  will this replace my OEM liftgate struts for a 2000 Chevy Tahoe LT (new body style)? If so, looking at the picture I assume I have to reuse the original mounts/bolts? Are they sold in pairs or individually?
                  Asked on 11/29/2012 by Gary from Western Maryland

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    This Strong Arm Lift Support - part# C4557 is an exact fit for your 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe and is sold individually. For any further assistance, please visit your nearest Advance Auto store or call us directly at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and one of our representatives there would be more than happy to assist you.

                    Answered on 11/30/2012 by Vincent from AAP
                • Q:

                  Is this an exact replacement for the Back Hatch Door on a 2003 Chervrolet Suburban 1500 - 5.3 L V 8?
                  Asked on 5/21/2012 by Stan from Huntsville, AL

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Yes, this Strong Arm Lift Support(Part@# C4557) fits your 2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500.

                    Answered on 5/22/2012 by Dennis from AAP
                • Q:

                  I am looking for the Liftgate struts for the gate not the glass for my suburban. What product should I order? The one in the picture above does not look like the ones on the car.
                  Asked on 12/18/2010 by Walt from Montgomery, Tx 77356

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    In order for us to further assist you would you please provide us with the year, make, model, and engine size of your application?

                    Answered on 12/19/2010 by Ron the Auto Parts Rebel from AAP
                • Q:

                  I am trying to swap out the old hood springs for a shock type system... what should i buy?
                  Asked on 3/31/2010 by rich

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    If you could provide us with the year, make, model and engine size of your vehicle we would be more than happy to see if we carry the right part you are looking for.

                    Answered on 4/30/2010 by Rose from AAP
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