[DML] The Door Strut Experiment
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[DML] The Door Strut Experiment



Everyone,
OK, since I started this thread, I intend to finish it once and for all. Since PJ Grady has been getting most of the heat (and bad press) and since he guarantees his struts if not 100% satisfied, I am willing to bite the bullet in the name of science and I have just ordered a set from him for some $79.00 plus shipping. I will test them and evaluate them for all to see as I will post the result as well as the conditions and parameters of the testing right here on the DML. (I own an R&D company in New England and I think that makes me uniquely qualified) I also have nothing better to do as my D is completely restored and now I'm just playing. If they are in fact unsatisfactory, I'll go to the next vendor until I get a "good" set. (The evaluation may take some time but it will be worth it)  This will be of course a single random sample test but since this isn't getting government funding, I'm not going to get ten samples from each vendor for a cross-sectional average or double-blind study. (Sorry Marc, but I have a limited budget for this sort of thing and we know your admirable position on VERY accurate information! Please forgive me.) After the test, I think the vendor should have an opportunity for rebuttal and comment. If anyone else is in need of struts, they are more than welcome to participate using another vendor or perhaps the same vendor to confirm the veracity of my results. It will at least expedite the test series. (You must have brand new, unused struts, properly adjusted torsion bars, a thermometer, a tape measure, a keen eye and accurate information about your doors such as added weight, ie; door launchers, window modifications or other goodies that add to or subtract from the normal burden on the door to participate) Contact me if you are willing to help and with the name of the vendor you wish to test. I will send you a uniform test specification. Testing suggestions are welcome. Hey, it might even be fun. Stay tuned....
Rustproof
Vin 1559


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