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    P.J.GRADY Lift Piston feedback wanted

    We've shipped a decent amount of our new lift piston kits and was hoping to get feedback from owners to see if we got it right. I'd like to know what you think of the opening rate (time to open), charge rate (too strong, too weak, just right), appearance and any observations you'd care to offer.
    While the door piston's are the main concern because ot the variables involved I'm also looking for feedback on the hood & sunshade pistons too.
    Rob Grady

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    I want to buy a set of lift pistons but, your web site wants me to create an account just to pay with PayPal.
    The reason I use PayPal is to pay for an item with out having to do this.
    I.E., my contact information and desired shipping location is already stored with them.
    Sorry, no sale.

    George
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    Rob,
    Is it okay if you could set aside a Special strut set for me? Payment for the 9th? I'll definitely provide you feedback. My passenger door sags a few inches when it comes up. Thx, b
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    I received my set of door struts today and am very impressed. I've tried a lot of struts over the years, and these are the best I've used. They open up the doors fully and have a nice damper towards the end to slow the door so it doesn't rock the whole car. It really makes the door operation seem to have a good fit and finish with the nice slow-down at the end.
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    I read in James' Buyers Guide book recently that the door struts are considered a wear and tear item and they should be replaced every three years.

    Is this also the intention with your set, Rob? Is three years for a set of door struts par for the course, or should they/could they last longer?

    I've had my car for seven plus years and seeing the suggestion to replace them every three years would be about right from the experience I have had with my own car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan View Post
    I read in James' Buyers Guide book recently that the door struts are considered a wear and tear item and they should be replaced every three years.

    Is this also the intention with your set, Rob? Is three years for a set of door struts par for the course, or should they/could they last longer?

    I've had my car for seven plus years and seeing the suggestion to replace them every three years would be about right from the experience I have had with my own car.
    I'll get back to you on that tomorrow (Day off you know). ITMT Merry Christmas to DMCTalkers and our fellow man.

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    Here's a quick video of the new struts in action.


    http://youtu.be/AK0otTRTAdg
    Patrick C.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PJ Grady Inc. View Post
    I'll get back to you on that tomorrow (Day off you know). ITMT Merry Christmas to DMCTalkers and our fellow man.
    No sweat, Rob. Turkey and drum sticks get top priority over gas struts at Christmas time. Enjoy the holidays.
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    Thanks for sharing your video Patrick, looking really good

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    Mine are supposed to arrive Monday. I'm excited to install them.
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