|Item Weight||3.2 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||5.2 x 4.2 x 0.8 inches|
|Item model number||44870|
|Manufacturer Part Number||44870|
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Lisle 44870 Gold Lift Support Clamp
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- Tool holds gas charged lift supports found on hoods, tailgates, hatchbacks and trunks
- Clamp securely holds weak lift supports in the extended position to allow access to the engine compartment or luggage area
- The aluminum body and brass threads prevent damage to the lift support
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I picked up one of these support clamps when the dealership quoted me over $400 to replace the struts. Unable to find replacements from any local auto store (such is life on an island) I figured I'd just use this inexpensive clamp any time I needed both hands to load or unload my car and just deal with holding the hatch open otherwise. This clamp has worked fine over the past couple of years, and saved me from handing over hundreds of dollars to the dealership.
I recently discovered that Amazon stocks 3rd party struts that fit my car:
StrongArm 4597 Liftgate Lift Support
Given these were so cheap (10% of what the dealership wanted) and had good reviews, I decided to take the gamble. I ordered a pair, and used the support clamp when installing the new parts. Even with a single strut in place, the clamp had no problem holding the weight of the hatch while I fitted the replacement.
This tool costs very little, and does precisely what it needs to for struts of this size. It's definitely a worthwhile buy for anyone with similar problems.
I use mine to help hold up weak hood lifts on my '03 Dodge Ram which has a very heavy, over-sized hood. It uses two very small shock absorber helper lifts that will "barely" keep the hood lifted at its highest point. If there's any breeze or decline then the hood won't stay up without the support clamp.
The cost for this simple clamp is a lot less then a new shock absorber. I priced one for my son's jeep rear window a few years back and it was outrageously expensive. I forget the actual cost, but it was way more then we were willing to pay. He used a long stick for many years to hold it up instead.
I wish we had tripped across one of these clamps back then. Oh well, live and DISCOVER...!?!
The clamp is easy to use by a single person and comes with a bright warning ribbon which can be used to remind you that the clamp is attached - if you choose to use it.
The one I got has a brass screw and an aluminum forging for the 'C' body - still works great, very high quality. Definitely worth every penny, too. Long as it doesn't get lost, or stolen, I don't see this failing. The handle is plastic, but the threading on the screw is standard, so even if the plastic handle cracked, I'd just go to ACE hardware and get another screw and handle to replace it with...no big deal. Great idea.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Hears to not getting whacked in the back of the head by a hood with a failing hood strut.Published 1 month ago by Jared P Thomas
Does not hold on tight enough to keep the hood from coming down, would not recommend.Published 3 months ago by %
Simple to use. Looks well made. One is strong enough to hold up my hood.Published 3 months ago by Ziggy Fly
I use this to hold open screen/ storm doors when I run an extention cord throw the door. Works goodPublished 5 months ago by Rick McCourt