Do you have any idea of the shelf life of new struts? Assuming they are stored in a controlled temperature environment is there any data as to how long they can remain "new".
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have come across a company that manufactures high performance and high quality
gas struts. I am talking with them about the possibility of manufacturing a
small batch of new door struts for us. The details are:
strut will be the same length both collapsed and extended as the original
Stabilus struts. They will have full dampening at the end of stroke to prevent
door bounce. They will have the same force as original struts - no sagging
doors. They have temperature compensation built in which means that cold weather
should not affect the force as much as it does in the case of regular gas
struts. This doesn't mean that it will maintain the same opening force in
extremely cold weather but the effect should be minimized. They come with full 2
year replacement warranty against defects in manufacturing and
can have the struts in two flavors:
Powder coated black cylinder with black nitrate coated piston.
Brushed 304 stainless cylinder with chrome coated piston.
we can get enough people interested the prices will be:
black/black gas struts: $30 each or $50 for a set of two with free
304/chrome gas struts: $80 each or $150 for a set of two with free
let me know if this idea is worth pursuing. In my opinion the price is very good
and the full 2 year replacement warranty is a very good insurance.
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