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Old April 22nd, 2012, 21:53
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Re: Lift gate lifts brands?

what year jeep? seems the ones for the newer jeeps are made better and stronger. even the circumference is larger than the early ones.
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Old June 7th, 2012, 11:38
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Re: Lift gate lifts brands?

The Strongarms are still working on the 89 Cherokee, but one of the Strongarms on the 87 jeep bent the ball studs, and kept popping off. So I replaced the ball studs on that side, and the strong arm is still popping off.

I called Rock Auto to replace it under warranty. I suspect this one is overcharged, too hard to close the tailgate, it binds up and pops off.

I will update when the new one arrives.

I do not like the clips on the Strongarms! I just discovered that the ends, are threaded, the clip assy, and can be swapped out!!! Don't know if the different brands use the same thread???? Wishing I had kept the old ones to swap ends maybe?
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Old January 6th, 2018, 14:57
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Re: Lift gate lifts brands?

Dredging up an old thread to see if there might be any updated information about best/longest lasting brand. My last set of Monroes from Rock Auto died within 6 months (no warranty)!
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Old January 6th, 2018, 17:18
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Dredging up an old thread to see if there might be any updated information about best/longest lasting brand. My last set of Monroes from Rock Auto died within 6 months (no warranty)!
Strong arms are the best I have found. I'm getting 3-5 years out of a pair. I only changed one of 2 out last year on 2 jeeps and that was good enough for now.
I got a great delivered price at Amazon prime
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Old January 6th, 2018, 17:48
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Re: Lift gate lifts brands?

The ones I bought from Napa, about 3 years ago, are doing fine. Even with the cold snap that we are having here in New England at the moment. There is one thing I read a long time ago that I do. Let the hatch open all the way by itself. Do not push up on it. Let the lift gate supports do their job. Is this true? Anybodies guess.
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Old January 6th, 2018, 19:30
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Re: Lift gate lifts brands?

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Strong arms are the best I have found. I'm getting 3-5 years out of a pair. I only changed one of 2 out last year on 2 jeeps and that was good enough for now.
I got a great delivered price at Amazon prime
Any continued problems with the ball studs bending or the arms staying on the studs?
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Old January 7th, 2018, 10:54
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Any continued problems with the ball studs bending or the arms staying on the studs?
I bent the old ones trying to pop / force the old arms off, before I discovered the clips that held them on.

New ones worked fine, no problems since then. But those tail gates are supper heavy with both arms off, or one dead arm still on. Takes two people, a helper to hold the gate up that is not weak kneed, while you install the lift(s), LOL.

The new ones come with new clips that fit the lifts.
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Old January 7th, 2018, 11:49
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Re: Lift gate lifts brands?

Thanks. I'll give the Strong Arms a try. I know how heavy that tailgate is, lol. I muscle the install of the struts by myself. I suspect that only one of the Monroes have failed and the other is likely still good, but is not enough by itself to hold the lift gate up.
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Old January 7th, 2018, 12:06
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Re: Lift gate lifts brands?

I have found the last 3 times that changing just one got it working OK as well. But I usually tackle the problem before they are both totally dead. I never heard anyone here complain about the strong arms. But even they do not last forever. But looking at my records I am getting 5-7 years out of them on average it seems. I bought 6 extra spares on Amazon last year dirt cheap delivered free. We have 7 jeeps now LOL. One is totaled ( I need to salvage the engine, etc), one is a Liberty, the others are 85-89s.
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Old January 19th, 2018, 13:47
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Just a follow up. I got the Strong Arms installed. As I suspected, one of the Monroes had blown its seals and had no pressure remaining. The other seamed fine and I kept it as a spare. Hopefully, I won't need it for another 5-7 years.
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Old January 19th, 2018, 14:11
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Re: Lift gate lifts brands?

I would keep one of the strong arms as the spare, and use the good Monroe till it dies. Reason? I think they have a shelf life for the charge!!! I think it slowly leaks over the years.

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Just a follow up. I got the Strong Arms installed. As I suspected, one of the Monroes had blown its seals and had no pressure remaining. The other seamed fine and I kept it as a spare. Hopefully, I won't need it for another 5-7 years.
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