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post #16 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-10-2019, 10:10 AM Thread Starter
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Both the genuine GM part and the BOXI strut shown in post #13 are the correct length.

The GM part # is 19330118. About $25 ea. It has the original style clips which are dificult to snap on, especially the lower one in very limited space. If you use this strut, tie a string on the clip you use at the lower end. Otherwise if you miss and drop it, it's lost. Also keep the original struts so you have extra clips.

The BOXI uses an odd shaped hairpin clip that's very easy to use. You slide it into a tiny set of holes and then rotate it and it snaps over the shaft. However, you can't get your hands into the space at the lower end. Get a pair of 8-10" forceps. The only easy way. Again, careful not to drop it, the cavity below the lower attachment point is totally inaccessible. You drop something there, it's gone. Also, the BOXI struts have screw-on ends. Make sure they are screwed all the way in, otherwise they will be too long.

Many thanks to Convertme for post #2. Without that hint it would never occur to me that the struts could be the wrong length.
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Glad it helped. That is why we are all here. And thank you all for your help. I will try the grinder method too. In my case I need to fix the one set for sure and I have a second set of the too long variety apparently.
Wish me luck.
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The shocks I have are identical in length where they attach to the car. And both look like the photo in post 8 of this thread.
I put the original ones back on and the lid lift went away. to me the ram is bottoming in the cylinder because the cylinder is too short at the closed end.
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post #19 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-14-2019, 01:14 AM Thread Starter
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Yes. You are correct. The extended length is only a clue that a strut may be too "long". The length that matters is the fully compressed length. That's not easily checked without building some kind of fixture. They are too strong to compress by hand.
The fault can be that either 1. the shaft is too long or 2. the cylinder is too short and the piston bottoms out too soon. Checking the extended length only checks for #1.
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Perhaps you could post the part details you eventually settled on in case others need it.
New shocks arrived this morning. Will up date tomorrow.
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Perhaps you could post the part details you eventually settled on in case others need it.
Part number
# 46774
13419





I got the above struts delivered to my door yesterday in the morning.
I also just got them installed and they are working perfectly so far. They trunk will stay in the piston that you leave it. It does take a firm grip to move it but does not require an elephant to sit on it to close it. And the front of the lid is sitting in the correct position.
Please excuse any spelling and grammar.
One more thing, the cylinder is longer but the overall length is shorter.
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I settled on the second set made in the us shipped by lift supports depot in packaging by strong arm.
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I settled on the second set made in the us shipped by lift supports depot in packaging by strong arm.
# 46774
I bought 2 sets of the pm 1028,s through Amazon. Then lift depot sent one replacement set first,,,, and it worked sweet. Yesterday I received the second set of the 6774 strong arms. They are working just as I see them working. So if they last they are good.

Try to get your money bacK.

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