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Replacing front & rear lid struts?

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  1. Fiat4Fun

    Fiat4Fun Formula Junior

    Jul 1, 2008
    303
    Sunriver OR
    Full Name:
    Bob
    So,
    My front lid and rear cover gas struts are getting weak, and thinking I should replace them. The ones on the car say "Ferrari" on them, and I know they have been replaced before. So my question is, do I go back to the original OEM, aftermarket or get these recharged. Any advice is appreciated.
    Thanks
     
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  3. Iain

    Iain F1 Rookie

    Jan 21, 2005
    3,233
    UK
    The ones you buy from Ferrari dont say Ferrari on them any more!

    Sent from my SM-A505FN using Tapatalk
     
  4. lopena

    lopena Formula Junior
    Rossa Subscribed

    Nov 3, 2003
    471
    Bob:

    Go to www.liftsupportsdepot.com and look at their various options for your 3x8 (Stabilus brand is the best choice, in my opinion).

    And don’t worry whether there’s a little horsey on the strut...nobody gives a hoot.

    Finally, be very careful undoing the bolts holding the front struts on...they are seemingly made of paper mache’ and snap if you look at them funny (ask me how I know this). Replacements made with proper steel are available from Ricambi (part #40161930).

    Good luck,
    Alan
    N.J.
     
  5. Ricambi America

    Ricambi America F1 World Champ
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    The correct part number is 40161903 which we have in stock.
     
  6. mike32

    mike32 F1 Rookie

    May 13, 2016
    3,343
    Uk
    Do a search on here, someone posted the pt numbers from the makers, avoids ferrari tax
     
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  8. cheesypeas

    cheesypeas Karting

    May 28, 2008
    68
    england
    I had mine refilled. A year later they still work. I'm in the UK so can't recommend anyone in the USA.
     
  9. miketuason

    miketuason F1 World Champ
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    Feb 24, 2006
    14,299
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