Date: Thu, 07 Dec 2006 20:11:30 GMT
From: Paul Halliday <pjghnospamyonder.co.uk>
Subject: Re: Hatch/boot lid gas struts


in article vl_dh.75629$qd7.31701nospamnews.blueyonder.co.uk, Al at alistairdorenospamo.com wrote on 07/12/2006 19:56: > > "Charles C." <c.k.christacopoulos.removeme.nospamee.ac.uk> wrote in message > news:4577f845$0$27102$db0fefd9nospam.zen.co.uk... >> 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. >> http://www.partsforsaabs.com/advanced_search_result.php?search_in_description >> =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 http://saab.go.dyndns.org/

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