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Old 01-31-2013, 03:21 AM   #11 (permalink)
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That seller doesn't make it very easy to see, but they're selling StrongArm 6239 lifts at a slight premium.
search Amazon and Ebay for "StrongArm 6239" to find slightly lower pricing...
I just ordered a pair of these the other day, from amazon, $50 a pair...

Actually, looks like they were sold at amazon by that same place, lift support depot. So $50 + $7 shipping at amazon vs. $53 + shipping at the lift supports website direct. That ebay seller was $44 + $7 shipping...
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:07 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Thanks MN Driver.

That seller doesn't make it very easy to see, but they're selling StrongArm 6239 lifts at a slight premium.
search Amazon and Ebay for "StrongArm 6239" to find slightly lower pricing.

Today the best deal that I found is:
2 New Liftgate Lift Supports Strut Prop Rod Arm Honda Insight Electric 2000 06 | eBay

I have not yet purchased any.

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Careful. It's not just the StrongArm 6239. There is extra hardware that you get from Lou's/Life Support detail including the weird angle pieces and washers that you need and can't just pull off of your existing strut to make them work.
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:58 AM   #13 (permalink)
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fyi, those Strongarm hatch supports I got through amazon sold by Lift Support Depot had all the hardware needed. They seem to fit fine, though they're very strong and lift the hatch up rather violently. One might get by with just replacing one rather than both OEMs. One of my OEMs was more worn out than the other, but I hadn't removed them until I bought both replacements... If you go with these replacements, I would suggest you first check your OEMs to see if one is more worn than the other, and if that's the case just buy one replacement...
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fyi, those Strongarm hatch supports I got through amazon sold by Lift Support Depot had all the hardware needed. They seem to fit fine, though they're very strong and lift the hatch up rather violently. One might get by with just replacing one rather than both OEMs. One of my OEMs was more worn out than the other, but I hadn't removed them until I bought both replacements... If you go with these replacements, I would suggest you first check your OEMs to see if one is more worn than the other, and if that's the case just buy one replacement...
Hi , my set arrived today and I just installed them, they look twice stronger than the OEM ones. One of them can keep the hatch up.
installation was 5 minutes , but for anybody installing suggest to put the ball joint screws first and then snap on the strut joint, as it is much easier to screw them on when not attached...

Also a little concerned about the strength of these supports, It was a little hard to close the hatch the first time, after that became easier.
Hope they last.
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I tried to have the hatch held up by just one while I was replacing the other one, but it didn't do it. It did do it with one new, one OEM though...

Also, agree on attaching the ball joint first, snap the top in, then attach the bottom bolt. Not sure why when you order there's a left and right; they looked the same to me, no indication of which was left and which was right... The top ball joint and snap with clip isn't the strongest attachment point I've seen; instructions say to pry the clip back first then snap in, but my clip would just pop out too far and become offset. It snapped in without any prying...
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Does anyone know if there are new struts that will lift the hatch higher than the originals? I keep bumping my head on the ring part of the latch. I have to remember to lean to one side or the other for easy access.
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370924077783 is the ebay item number for the struts I just purchased from Mr Lous LLC, which I believe is Willie's Mr. Lou. $45.50 and free shipping. Hitting my head for about the fifth time finally knocked some sense into me and I placed the order.
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Here is the place I used.

Lift Supports HONDA Insight 2001
It is a division of Lou's LLC.

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Willie, it's the same outfit and $23.76 less expensive on eBay.
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Old 01-29-2014, 06:09 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Installed these yesterday, but not happy with the strut action. Speeds up as it reaches the top, and abruptly stops; to the point that it actually bounces. I feel this isn't good for the strut-to-chassis mounting points from the repeated hard opening, over and over again.

Also, hard to close. Harder as you get lower, and eases up the last few inches. I'll be ordering the OE struts and comparing.

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