Select the Extended Length of the Gas Spring
- As shown in the Illustration, the open or extended length is measured from one end of the eye ball socket connector to the other end of the eye ball socket connector (end to end) when the spring is completely extended.
- The compressed length is measured from one end of the eye ball socket connector to the other end of the eye ball socket connector when the spring is completely compressed. You can also measure the exposed shaft length from the tube to the beginning of the shaft end connector and subtract this to figure out the gas springs compressed length.
- Identify the connector type (eyelet / ball socket).
- Capture all markings on tube; specially noting pressure which is identified as xxx#’s or xxxN.
- Select part number that most closely matches information from specification chart.
What makes LS Technologies Different?
- #1 Service ! We care about quality customer service.
- We have custom designed our parts to fit a range of lengths and pressures that maximize the efficiency of each size range; there is no need to have an exact match to an existing part.
- Choose a group size that most closely matches the length of your existing part number.
- Choose a pressure that is rounded up to the next pressure offering.
- Choose a connector that resembles your current connector type.
Important Facts to Remember:
- Gas springs cannot always be compressed by hand.
- Replace in pairs where applicable.
- Install new lift supports in the same orientation as the ones being replaced.
What if you are missing some key information?
- Identify application type:
Tool box, truck cap, tonneau cover, sunbed, boat hatch, etc.
- Identify the brand of application:
Delta, Lear, Snug Top, Spectrum, Bay Liner, Fleetwood, etc.
- Call LST Technical Support Line:
LS Technologies completes the job.
- Designed with multiple attachment holes, and slotted mounting grooves.
- Mix and match – perfect for new and retrofit applications.