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Date: Thu, 07 Dec 2006 20:36:52 +0000
From: "Charles C." <>
Subject: Re: Hatch/boot lid gas struts

Paul Halliday wrote: > in article vl_dh.75629$, Al at > wrote on 07/12/2006 19:56: > >> "Charles C." <> wrote in message >> news:4577f845$0$27102$ >>> Hi, >>> >>> The car is 9000 CSE, year 1997. >>> >>> Winter is here and the gas struts holding up the hatch are showing their >>> age. I got the usual broom handle in the car ;-) >>> >>> Anyone used after market ones as replacements, e.g. >>> >>> =1&keywords=4306411&checkbutton=Go >>> >>> No idea of brand. I might want aftermarket ones if/when I get a price >>> from SAAB for an original part but any thoughts are appreciated. >>> >>> Many thanks >>> Charles >>> >>> -- >>> Please remove _removeme_ to reply. >> Charles I have PFS struts on my C900 Aero. They were getting tired and than >> I went and fitted a whale tail. Well I didn't, Aeromotive did. That was >> it, they refused to work at all, so I got the PFS ones about half the price >> of genuine Saab. >> >> The weight of the whale tail means they don't lift the hatch so much as hold >> it in position, but it no longer closes like Madame guillotine!! > > Me too ... I have a whaletail and I'm perfectly happy with the PFS struts on > my C900. > > Paul > > 1989 900 Turbo S > > Ah yes. I had two of those C900s and broom handles. If I remember correctly, on the early C900s the parcel shelf could hold the tail up. Thanks for the tips. I will try one more local motor factor tomorrow and then on-line :-D Regards Charles -- Please remove _removeme_ to reply.

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