MRT hood strut replacement

shurur

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ok..my MRT hood struts are 10 years old and fail when it's FL cold.

I've done a cursory thread search and haven't found a replacement strut solution yet.
I have found that the originals are 80# and that Cervini recommends 120# struts.

Admittedly, I haven't even measured the MRT strut lengths yet.
I was just hoping someone has fixed this problem already.

Before I get started....
Q: Have any of you folks found a replacement for the MRT strut yet?
 

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Measure center to center is
12.25”-8.25” 4” stroke 10mm ball

Now just need a stut/shock guy who knows what spec to stay within lengthwise.

looking at:
Strong Arm 4513-W 12"-8.05" 3.95" stroke 110#
There are other Strong Arm struts with same spec but less #

And EBAY China knock-offs of the 4513-W....same specs: 12"-8.05" 3.95" stroke 110#!
https://www.ebay.com/itm/2Qty-Universal-Shock-Spring-Lift-Support-Prop-Length-12-00-8-05-Force-110-lbs/142378481842?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649

EDIT: rear truck shocks were easy to find.
without spoiler: Strong Arm 4643
with spoiler: Strong Arm 6803
 
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mrt strut is 47.2# as pressed into a scale.
so
Strong Arm 4040-W 12"-8.05" 3.95" stroke 54#
Strong Arm 4511-W 12"-8.05" 3.95" stroke 70#
 
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Problem solved!!!!

strong arm 4041-W 12-8.05 3.95 80# works like oem!!!

12.00'' Strong Arm 4041 Lift Support With Ball Socket | 4041-W

IMO You could easily go to 90-120# shocks and be fine...as I had read somewhere (can't find my source anymore)..also may be needed in colder areas as the # drops considerably with lowering of temperatures.
strong arm 4512-W 12-8.05 3.95 90#
strong arm 4513-W 12-8.05 3.95 110#

LIFT Support Depot for the win...prices are good..fast delivery
And they were very supportive with returned emails even!!!!!
 
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Did you call? Cause when I switched to a lighter hood they sold me just struts for it
 

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