Re: [DML] Re: New door struts
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Re: [DML] Re: New door struts

Hi everyone!

My quest for finding a reliable manufacturer is continuing... I have 
narrowed down the field to four companies from three countries. One of those 
manufacturers is Stabilus, the OEM for the DeLorean factory. It wasn't easy 
to get Stabilus on board because... now, get this... bad experience with a 
DeLorean parts supplier a few years ago. For obvious reasons they will not 
give me any details but word is that Stabilus lost a lot of money on that 
deal and decided not to produce any parts for the DeLorean in the future. 
So, when I gave them the original part number for the door strut I received 
a very quick answer "This part number will not be produced EVER". I got them 
to assign a new part number and convinced them that this is a different 
project and different people involved. The struts can be produced but only 
if I do not sell them to some certain people. This will be a gentleman 
agreement with no signatures but I will most definitely stick with it.
At this time I have received technical drawings for the new struts along 
with the new part number and all technical details like force, speed, 
damping, etc. I have also received a quote and the prices are fairly high in 
my opinion. For a large quantity order the price will be €66 each. That's 
$88 US or $176 for a set of 2 plus shipping. What do you guys think?

The other three manufacturers offer better, lower prices. I have received 
samples from one of them. They look nice...

With those manufacturers I will be able to keep the prices I've posted 
before. $35 each for those who are on my pre-order list and $45 each for all 
new orders with free shipping. In other words, Stabilus is twice the price.
The remaining two manufacturers are working on test samples and I should be 
receiving them soon. I will post as soon as I have some info...

Warranty information is pretty much the same for all four manufacturers - 2 
years or 30.000 cycles whichever comes first. The strut needs to be mounted 
with piston rod down and operated at least a few times a month when not in 

The question for now is: Is anyone interested in getting Stabilus struts at 
about $185 - $190 per set (shipping included)?

Greetings from Poland!
Tom Niemczewski
Vin 6149 plus 2418, 3633, 5030, 16473, 17086
Google earth: 52°25'17.66"N, 21° 1'58.40"E 

Posted by: "Tom" <dmctom@xxxxxxxxx>

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