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#10754281 - 04/08/15 02:25 PM Gas shocks for storage lids
basscat76 Offline
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Registered: 02/25/15
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Who around Houston can install gas shocks for my boat storage lids?

Thanks,

Mike

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#10754542 - 04/08/15 04:27 PM Re: Gas shocks for storage lids [Re: basscat76]
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Loc: Kansas
You can install them yourself. To take them off there is a little retainer clip that holds the shock on the ball socket(there is one on both ends). Just stick a small flat bladed screwdriver underneath the clip and pry out (approx. 1/8") and pop the shock off the ball. Take the shock into an automotive store and they can match up the length and strength of shock that you need. Will be a lot cheaper than a boat dealer would charge for the shock. thumb
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#10754697 - 04/08/15 05:59 PM Re: Gas shocks for storage lids [Re: H20 Dawg]
Rickmb Offline
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Registered: 07/07/12
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Loc: San Antonio
Originally Posted By: H20 Dawg
You can install them yourself. To take them off there is a little retainer clip that holds the shock on the ball socket(there is one on both ends). Just stick a small flat bladed screwdriver underneath the clip and pry out (approx. 1/8") and pop the shock off the ball. Take the shock into an automotive store and they can match up the length and strength of shock that you need. Will be a lot cheaper than a boat dealer would charge for the shock. thumb

Agreed, they are very simple to replace. I tried to source mine from the auto parts stores, went to three, and they don't stock more "generic" sizes. I ordered mine online. Some sites have instructions for matching up what you currently have. I actually increased my strength as the originals collapsed when the carpet was wet.
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#10769004 - 04/14/15 11:33 PM Re: Gas shocks for storage lids [Re: Rickmb]
Kevin D. Online   content
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Registered: 04/10/15
Posts: 100
Loc: Richmond, TX
Originally Posted By: Rickmb
Originally Posted By: H20 Dawg
You can install them yourself. To take them off there is a little retainer clip that holds the shock on the ball socket(there is one on both ends). Just stick a small flat bladed screwdriver underneath the clip and pry out (approx. 1/8") and pop the shock off the ball. Take the shock into an automotive store and they can match up the length and strength of shock that you need. Will be a lot cheaper than a boat dealer would charge for the shock. thumb

Agreed, they are very simple to replace. I tried to source mine from the auto parts stores, went to three, and they don't stock more "generic" sizes. I ordered mine online. Some sites have instructions for matching up what you currently have. I actually increased my strength as the originals collapsed when the carpet was wet.

You don't happen to still have the order info and the site you ordered from, do you? I think I am going to need to do the same thing to the same boat.
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#10770730 - 04/15/15 06:16 PM Re: Gas shocks for storage lids [Re: basscat76]
MIKE SANDERS Online   content
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Registered: 08/12/04
Posts: 315
Loc: tx
You can get them from Bass Cat.

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