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Old 02-04-2021, 12:37 PM
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Default Replacement Door Strut

Well I finally need to replace my door struts but for the life of me I cant find a current thread with a source and part number -- can someone help a brother out?
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Old 02-04-2021, 01:14 PM
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This is what I ordered from Bansbach Easylift. www.bansbach.com They are just a little bit stronger and I think they are perfect.

B0N0F50-100-247/XXXN Gas Spring 4"(100mm) Stroke 10"(247mm) Extended Length Customer Selected Force (120 Pounds), (SKU IAF041-006), Quantity 2.

B1 M8 Hinge Eye Endfitting (SKU I96350), Quantity 4. Note you will have to modify two of these to fit between the brackets. It can be done with a sander or a file.

I hope this helps.
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Old 02-04-2021, 01:56 PM
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Orr and Orr carries the Stabilus line of Gas/Oil struts.

https://truck-hardware.orrorr.com/category/gas-springs
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Old 02-04-2021, 03:20 PM
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Unfortunately my paperwork is at the hangar. But I was able to find a replacement (I forget where) that not only fit without modification, but also incorporated a small amount of dampening for the final inch or so. Now I can just push them up and let them go, and they come to a smooth stop at the full open position. With the OEM struts they would have hit a hard stop, shook and vibrated. Nothing ever broke, but it didnít sound good....These are a definite improvement.
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I've got a set I can sell you Todd. Give me a call at 720-933-3352. I have the stock Vans ones (500 newtons) and also the heavy duty Vans ones (600 newtons). Both sets were test fitted, but not used.
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This is what I ordered from Bansbach Easylift. www.bansbach.com They are just a little bit stronger and I think they are perfect.

B0N0F50-100-247/XXXN Gas Spring 4"(100mm) Stroke 10"(247mm) Extended Length Customer Selected Force (120 Pounds), (SKU IAF041-006), Quantity 2.

B1 M8 Hinge Eye Endfitting (SKU I96350), Quantity 4. Note you will have to modify two of these to fit between the brackets. It can be done with a sander or a file.
The last time I upgraded my lift struts I used Bansbach AF051-77*. The description from Bansbach was A1A1F50-100-287/600N. There was a little futzing with the mounts but it wasn't too bad. Is there a different part number that works better now?

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Old 12-20-2021, 04:59 PM
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Default Bob, Please Check

Bob,

If you get a chance, please note the struts here.

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C-1016 HD from Vans (HD = heavy duty, different from the one that comes with the plane): https://store.vansaircraft.com/c-101...c-1016-hd.html

That part IS from Stabilus - picture here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/Syu72UaM4YGrQGY58
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Old 12-28-2021, 08:10 PM
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I found replacement @600N from gasspringsshop.com $30/ea. I also ordered the M8 eye (27 mm). I had to mill both sides of the eye to fit the Vans supplied bushing/washer in the arm bracket.
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Old 01-03-2022, 03:25 AM
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Default Replacement Door Strut

For folk in Oz, (and others) I replaced my RV10 door struts in 2016 with upgraded ones from Strut Specialists WA in Western Australia. The struts are still performing very well. Maybe the part number shown can be cross referenced elsewhere. Also the cost of $30 AU each will no doubt have increased since 2016 ! Part # Gas Struts U2958@600N A8 A8........ This part number was a direct replacement for the originals from Vans
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