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Old 09-27-2016, 07:26 AM
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Hardtop glass struts

I need new struts for my hardtop glass. Autozone is out of the question, they are $30 a piece there. I found some on amazon that "fit" a 90 YJ hardtop for $33 a set. but there is another set that are labels for a TJ for $16 a set.

The only difference i see is the yj struts have the studs for the defrost plugs and theTJ struts do not. I don't not nee those plugs, I got my hardtop second hand and is not original to my jeep so I don't even have that option to use.

Neither strut shows how long they are. Other than the defrost plugs, can I use the TJ struts? I can't see them being that much different, the hardtops are essentially the same between the models.

Suggestions, thoughts... thanks

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Old 09-29-2016, 07:53 PM   #2
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Rockauto.com. Check it out.

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Measure your old struts and contact the sellers of the $33.00 and the $16.00 struts. They should be able to tell you how long their struts are.

Always remember that you get what you pay for. $16.00 sounds awful cheap for a set of struts. I have had good luck buying things on Amazon. Look at the entire ad. Does the seller offer a warranty? Are you a member of Amazon Prime?

JTSK suggests rockauto.com. Do your homework.

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I went thru the same issues when I had to replace mine. Have an old Steel Horse Hardtop. Struts was bad. Crossed the numbers on the old struts and searched for replacements. Found this website High Quality Automotive | Marine | Industrial Lift Supports

They pretty much have them all. Hope this helps.

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Look at this on eBay:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/231285912734

Qty (2) F-350 F350 Super Duty Hood Gas Lift Supports Support Struts PM2050

I used this Company , extremely fast shipping, excellent quality!
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I ordered a pair from ebay. Took two days to get here and went right on with no problem. I think they were about $30 for the pair.

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I got mine at oreillys for like $15 or so a pop. The hard top sat outside, uncovered, with the window up all summer. No issues with them yet, it's been over a year since I replaced them.
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I just bought these a month ago. They work great on my '91 with the exception of not getting power through for my defroster. I still need to sort that out, lol.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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I got mine from parts geek.com Same size with defrost tabs. That are super powerful.
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I got the $16 set off eBay. So far so good. They were the same length.

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