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Old 09-30-2018, 08:56 PM
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Gas Struts for Observer Seat 40 lbs. What is glove box?

I know it's recommended to get the extra same size to replace the OEM equipment. My seat will not stay up at all. I'm going to replace the SPD-5150-40 and found both by JR Products in a 40 and a 60. I'm wondering if I should go with 2 x 60 to insure the seat stays up, or even 1 x 40 and 1 x 60 = 100, or should 2 x 40 work once they are new?
It seems the best price is on RV upgrades at $10 each plus $9 shipping or Amazon $18 each with free shipping. Anyone have a better source.

Anyone have the model or size for the glove box on 03 197?

I did a search and got hundreds of results, using gas spring rod which is on the label or struts. Is there away to combine key words to narrow down this kind of search?
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Old 09-30-2018, 10:18 PM
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Hijack warning... How do you open these to remove them I've got a bad one too
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Old 10-01-2018, 10:09 AM
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I got them off mcpartsdepot. Did all of the struts from front to back. A little more expensive. Original struts: you have to pop off the cap on the "non" strut / shock side. New ones you have to pry back the metal clip (which does not need to come completely off the strut)
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