Re: [DML] Digest Number 6483
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Re: [DML] Digest Number 6483

Hi Josh,
The short answer is YES, they do.
The long answer it that all gas struts should have damping so they slow down before reaching the end of travel. The amount of damping can vary and has to be adjusted to the particular application. It’s not an easy process and requires a lot of testing and measuring. A lot of test units have to be made to make sure everything works like it should. Mounting position is a major factor here as most gas springs are mounted as close to vertical as possible. Ours are horizontal with the door closed and raise to only about 30 degrees when open. The large lifting force and weight of the door make this even more difficult. The larger the force the faster the strut extends. To counter that you add more friction to slow it down. At the same time damping changes. You want a gradual slowdown and not a sudden change in speed.
All versions of the struts that I will be offering will have damping that prevents bounce at the end of travel. This is the most important factor for me.

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
Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 3:31 AM
Subject: RE: [DML] Digest Number 6483

Do the stabilus versions have dampers so they slow down near the end of opening? If so, I'm in for a black pair still.
Josh Q
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From: "'Tom' dmctom@xxxxxxxxx [dmcnews]"
Date:08/11/2014 3:21 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [DML] Digest Number 6483

Well, not really. Although the price appeared lower for the product value of the dollar was different. According to inflation calculator it turns out that inflation from 1981 to 2014 equals 162.2%. This means that something costing $20 in 1981 would cost $52.44 today. So, you can say that things today cost about the same as 32 years ago.
The German Stabilus struts that I will soon offer will cost just slightly more. It’s interesting that 32 years later German Mark is gone replaced by Euro, inflation has grown in the US and Europe and we still end up paying about the same for products.

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
Sent: Monday, August 11, 2014 9:06 PM
Subject: Re: [DML] Digest Number 6483

You mean to say that things cost less 32 years ago?  This is the first I've heard of it.
Jake Kamphoefner

On Sun, Aug 10, 2014 at 11:44 PM, cbl302@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [dmcnews] <dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I remember buying a pair of NOS struts from my local DMC Dealer (Gengreus Motorcars a Mercedes dealer) back in 1982..they were well UNDER $40.00 for the PAIR..I never used them and had them until 2005,and as far as I know they were still fine.they sat in my garage stored away for all those years.




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