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Postby 94_240sx » Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:47 am

I've found Mighty Lift part number. It's #95091 and $16.99 from O'Reiley auto parts. Exact same length as Sachs strut. Don't buy Sachs struts. It's $8 more than Mighty Lift. Autozone and O'Reiley carry Mightly Lift struts. Hope this helps.


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Re: Re: (94_240sx)

Postby ishkabibble » Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:43 am

94_240sx wrote:$16.99 Don't buy Sachs struts. It's $8 more than Mighty Lift.
Sachs are $12 from rockauto.

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Postby 94_240sx » Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:18 am

ishkabibble wrote:
Sachs are $12 from rockauto.
Mines went bad again. I think they last for about 2 years.

OEM > Aftermarket

Seems like RockAuto doesn't carry them anymore.
Modified by 94_240sx at 1:36 PM 11/13/2008

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Postby wmdavis007 » Thu Nov 13, 2008 4:44 pm

Yeah my strut lifts are going bad already too I think...I have to lift the trunk lid now, before I could just pull my trunk release and it would come up on it's own. I got the Sachs from Rockauto as well. Think I'll head over to Autozone this coming week and score me a set of Mighty Lifts. Was it the Mighty Lifts that went bad on you Nemo? Well, at any rate I'm going to get me a set from Autozone this coming week. Don't want to get to the point where the trunk lid is dropping on my head again...still have some knots on the back of my head from a few years ago...sheesh...lol.


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Re: Re: (wmdavis007)

Postby Spider » Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:52 pm

I just ordered a pair from Rock Auto at 12.07 each. I got tired of getting hit in the back of the head by my trunk. Thanks for the info!

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Postby EastTN240 » Fri Nov 14, 2008 3:59 am

Just got mine from RockAuto for $29.79 shipped

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Postby 94_240sx » Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:32 am

wmdavis007 wrote:Was it the Mighty Lifts that went bad on you Nemo?
No, I got Sachs struts from Pep Boys. This time I'll try Mighty Lift. My trunk never came up on it's own. Did you remove the spoiler?

How can I search in RockAuto? I typed the order number and nothing came up.

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Postby EastTN240 » Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:51 am

94_240sx wrote:
No, I got Sachs struts from Pep Boys. This time I'll try Mighty Lift. My trunk never came up on it's own. Did you remove the spoiler?

How can I search in RockAuto? I typed the order number and nothing came up.
Go here: LINK Then click on the "Part Number Search" tab, then enter: SG359005 and search.........it works

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Postby 94_240sx » Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:39 am

EastTN240 wrote:
Go here: LINK Then click on the "Part Number Search" tab, then enter: SG359005 and search.........it works
Got it. Thanks.

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Postby TonyStarks29 » Mon Nov 17, 2008 4:35 am

I just orderd from rockauto came to 32 bucks shipped it took me forever to figure out how to pay (i dont know why) i hope i get em soon because my struts are soo bad i need to open my trunk with MY KEY and it will be nice to finally put things in my trunk and NOT back seat

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Postby TonyStarks29 » Wed Nov 19, 2008 12:42 pm

not sure if im supposed to start a new thread or not but i bought some trunk struts from rockauto ($31) Shipped they work great but when i press my trunk relese lever the trunk doesnt open i still have to open it with a key anyone know why?

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Postby DeXteR » Wed Nov 19, 2008 1:01 pm

You probably need to adjust your release mechanism. That's the first thing I'd check.

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Postby 94_240sx » Wed Nov 19, 2008 1:07 pm

DeXteR wrote:You probably need to adjust your release mechanism. That's the first thing I'd check.
There are 2 bolts holding the lock mechanism. Loosen the bolts and push down the lock a little bit. That'll take care of it. I'm talking about 1-2mm. Otherwise you will have to slam the trunk to close it.

I just bought a pair of Mighty Lift struts from O'Reiley today for $16.99 each. Surprisingly, they come with lifetime warranty. That's what they said, but not sure if it's true. Sachs struts went bad in 2 years, so I wsn't going to buy them again anyway. Let's see how they hold up.

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Postby TonyStarks29 » Wed Nov 19, 2008 8:48 pm

thanks guys imma try it out and see what happends as soon as i can get into my cousin's garage (heated) its freaking freezing what the hell happend to global warming?!

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Re: Re: (TonyStarks29)

Postby TonkaTruckin » Mon Dec 15, 2008 9:57 am

Just put in the Mighty Lift #95091 today and they don't pop the trunk lid up. It wont even raise if I give it a nudge in the right direction. They do however hold it up once I raise it.. which is all I really ask for. Granted it could be because it is 6 degrees outside...... I am not really sure. I suppose I could try to move the latch down a little as was mentioned by 94_240sx...

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Re: Re: (TonyStarks29)

Postby TonkaTruckin » Tue Dec 16, 2008 3:59 pm

Just put in the Mighty Lift #95091 today and they don't pop the trunk lid up. It wont even raise if I give it a nudge in the right direction. They do however hold it up once I raise it.. which is all I really ask for. Granted it could be because it is 6 degrees outside...... I am not really sure. I suppose I could try to move the latch down a little as was mentioned by 94_240sx...

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Postby the vert » Tue Apr 21, 2009 2:56 pm

sweet going to pick one up this weekend. thanks guys

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Postby KLYPH » Sun Apr 26, 2009 6:40 am

I just ordered from rock auto $30.16 shippedI saved $1.24 with 5% off, lol.Thanks guysTrue story. yesterday at work I was looking for something in my trunk and two girls were skating past me. The trunk fell on my head. that sucked.

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Re: (KLYPH)

Postby s13_vert_toy » Mon Jun 15, 2009 4:52 am

Yay!!, just ordered these goodies from RockAuto for $30.85 shipped...finally, wont have to carry a 2"X1" piece of wood to support the trunk...that was so ghetto...LOL!

Thanks to the part numbers & the discount headsup

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Postby realjaja » Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:23 am

got mine at rock auto - fits like a glove. best money i've spent on the vert - no more banging the head and cursing in the parking lot....

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Postby AZhitman » Thu Jul 23, 2009 6:14 am

...and a quick, easy project!

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Re: Convertible trunk struts

Postby 94_240sx » Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:37 pm

Okay, finally I got tired of these shocks, so I'm going try these. First of all, Sachs strut is rated for 45LB. This is 80LB. I think we've been using wrong struts.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/80-15-WRV-Alpen ... 4ab08066a3

Same thing happened with my hood dampers. I did this modification and I had to buy a new set every year. I did some research and found out Mercury Cougar has exact same length struts for the lift gate. I used them and worked amazing. These aftermarket shocks are not strong enough for our applications, so don't bother to waste your money on them.
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Re: Convertible trunk struts

Postby krash » Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:09 am

So we can use the struts in the ebay link for both the hood mod and the trunk?

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Postby 94_240sx » Sat Nov 26, 2011 2:43 pm

Yes, shorter the better for the hood as long as they hold the hood up. I used longer ones for the hood which was a mistake. Wait a bit. I'll buy these 80lb ones and let you know if they are better than Sachs.

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Re: Convertible trunk struts

Postby 240ROCKER » Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:06 pm

How did these struts work for your 240 trunk lid? Did the trunk open automatically without you having to 'help' it along? I have used the Mighty Lifts, #95091 for the last 10 years and I'm having to replace them every 2 years, plus the trunk lid will not open by itself when I do use them. My struts have gone out again and I'm ready to buy some more, and saw your posting for the Ebay struts, so I thought I would inquire about them before I did. Thanks for any info you can provide!

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Re: Convertible trunk struts

Postby Lord Umoja » Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:49 pm

Dunno if the hinges are sticky and catching or these aren't quite strong enough but StrongArm #4419 fit lengthwise, with enough strength to hold up the trunk but not enough to "pop" it up. I'm going to lube the hinges and see if that helps make it easier to open the trunk.

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Re: Convertible trunk struts

Postby S15nS13vert » Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:01 am

yes.....LUBE.....makes a difference..... :naughty:

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Re: Convertible trunk struts

Postby sxxy1992 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:34 pm

Well, it has been about 7 years since I bought new struts for the convertible. I went with Mighty Lift #4464 and they were satisfactory for 3 or 4 years. The last couple years not so much. Today I replaced them with Lift-o-mat SG359005. Not sure who makes them. Says all over them Stabilus Lift-o-mat so maybe they make their own. Cost was $46 with tax and they seem to work marvelous. Not sure how long they will work good. but they do come with a life-time warranty. got them at Autozone. Last pair I got, thought I got them at Shucks but of course they don't have a phone number for me and I don't have the receipt. So, what's a guy to do but buy them again. Anybody else need to buy them again??

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Re: Convertible trunk struts

Postby 93sun » Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:12 am

My trunk lid no longer stays up. I went to Kragen's which is now Riley's and was told to get a SG225012. But the strut is 23 inches plus. This still shows up when I look for the item. Stabilus Lift Support - Trunk lid Part Number: S2SG225012 Manufacturer Number: SG225012
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STABILUS GAS-CHARGED TRUNK LIFT SUPPORT, SOLD INDIVIDUALLY -- With safety features for anti-trap protection; Allows effortless opening and safe closing of the trunk lid within seconds; Stops the trunk lid in any intermediate position to give you the access you need; Absolutely maintenance-free; A high quality, OE replacement gas-charged trunk lift support; Easy installation; With lifetime Stabilus limited warranty.

Fit Note: 16.93 in. Compressed Length

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Fits the following 1993 Nissan 240SX submodels:

1993: SE; 4 Cyl 2.4L;

This does not work.

The other ones which =have been in a blog which says it works looks like a strut for a window. This is a Lift o Mat? What works? What is the model number and where can I get them? Thanks all.

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Re: 240sx convertible trunk struts

Postby greenwood » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:50 am

I bought the suggested struts from rock auto in this thread, they work great. I use my trunk often now. thank you.


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