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Your Tailgate struts (gas struts) worn out? » Read more about common malfunctions • Repair • Replacement manual

Heavy hatches under control with the gas spring

A gas spring is a small and inconspicuous component and only noticed when it is defective. It makes itself heard by the typical hiss at opening the tailgate. Nevertheless, the gas spring is a piece of technical ingenuity.

Gasses are compressible, fluids aren't

A tailgate gas strut is a steel cylinder containing a piston. Piston and cylinder are sealed airtight. The hollow space in the cylinder contains gas, which is always under pressure even when the strut is extended. Shutting the tailgate presses the piston into the cylinder, additionally compressing the gas. By nature, gas needs to expand. This makes the heavy tailgate stand open on its own, on occasion of which the gas is partly expanded. Closing the lid causes the procedure to start again. This is the main difference between a gas spring and a fluid spring. In order to cause a similar effect with fluids, a relatively complicated internal procedure in the cylinder is required.

Advantage of a gas spring

The main advantage of a gas spring is that it can be preloaded according to use. A larger tailgate does, therefore not necessarily, need a larger boot strut. Even the heaviest lids can be operated with an amazingly thin and small gas spring. Well-engineered production processes enable cheap production of these durable components, although they have a limited life span. Replacement of a tailgate strut on the other hand, is easy.

Wear of a tailgate strut

The weak point of a gas spring is its gasket. It keeps the compressed gas in the cylinder, preventing its escape. As the piston is permanently sliding in and out, it grinds on the gasket which sooner or later loses its function. A faulty tailgate strut is noticed right away: opening the boot is really heavy. Furthermore the lid will not remain open by itself, as it should. This makes loading and unloading difficult and even dangerous. A provisionally propped up tailgate could fall down, resulting in a bump on the head. The best thing to do is replacing the broken tailgate strut. Fortunately this can be done quickly.

Ball joint and spring are all it takes

The tailgate strut is fixed to the tailgate and the bodywork by a ball joint which is kept in place by a small brace or spring. The spring can simply be removed with a screwdriver or pointed pliers. The entire replacement of a gas spring generally lasts two minutes per side at most. This repair, however rarely occurs. In general, tailgate struts last 10 years or longer. Of course this strongly depends on the quality.

Quality for cheap products too

Cheap gas springs quickly fail due to lack of comfort, poor function and short life. As tailgate struts rarely cost more than 15 euro even in branded quality, experiments with unknown, cheap manufacturers are not rewarding. Better spend a few bob more in order to be certain for years on this point is always the best policy.


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Tailgate strut
Boot struts RIDEX 219G0027
  • Fitting Position: Vehicle Tailgate
  • Eject Force [N]: 530
  • Length [mm]: 483
  • Housing Diameter [mm]: 19
  • Piston Rod Diameter [mm]: 8
  • Stroke [mm]: 199
  • Condition:  new
Boot struts 219G0027 cheap in original quality
RIDEX | 219G0027
£ 9,88
Condition:  new
Tailgate strut
Boot gas struts RIDEX 219G0033
  • Fitting Position: both sides, Rear
  • Eject Force [N]: 540
  • Length [mm]: 347
  • Housing Diameter [mm]: 19
  • Piston Rod Diameter [mm]: 10
  • Stroke [mm]: 100
  • Weight [kg]: 0,312
  • Quantity: 1
  • Mounting points diameter [mm]: 15
  • Housing length [mm]: 215,5
  • Condition:  new
Boot gas struts 219G0033 cheap in original quality
RIDEX | 219G0033
£ 8,35
(Price per item)
Condition:  new
Tailgate strut
Tailgate gas struts RIDEX 219G0042
  • Fitting Position: Vehicle Tailgate
  • Eject Force [N]: 320
  • Length [mm]: 370
  • Housing Diameter [mm]: 18
  • Piston Rod Diameter [mm]: 8
  • Stroke [mm]: 110
  • Condition:  new
Tailgate gas struts 219G0042 cheap in original quality
RIDEX | 219G0042
£ 13,38
(Price per item)
Condition:  new
Tailgate strut
Gas struts RIDEX 219G0022
  • Fitting Position: both sides, Vehicle Tailgate
  • Eject Force [N]: 370
  • Length [mm]: 472
  • Housing Diameter [mm]: 18
  • Piston Rod Diameter [mm]: 8
  • Stroke [mm]: 191
  • Weight [kg]: 0,228
  • Quantity: 1
  • Mounting points diameter [mm]: 18
  • Housing length [mm]: 245
  • Condition:  new
Gas struts 219G0022 cheap in original quality
RIDEX | 219G0022
£ 6,48
(Price per item)
Condition:  new
Tailgate strut
Boot strut RIDEX 219G0212
  • Fitting Position: both sides
  • Eject Force [N]: 550
  • Length [mm]: 438,5
  • Housing Diameter [mm]: 22
  • Piston Rod Diameter [mm]: 8
  • Stroke [mm]: 157
  • Weight [kg]: 0,307
  • Quantity: 1
  • Housing length [mm]: 248
  • Condition:  new
Boot strut 219G0212 cheap in original quality
RIDEX | 219G0212
£ 8,70
(Price per item)
Condition:  new
Tailgate strut
Tailgate strut RIDEX 219G0095
  • Eject Force [N]: 550
  • Length [mm]: 450
  • Stanchion Tube Diameter [mm]: 8
  • Stroke [mm]: 180
  • Weight [kg]: 0,284
  • Cylinder Bore [mm]: 18,5
  • Condition:  new
Tailgate strut 219G0095 cheap in original quality
RIDEX | 219G0095
£ 7,34
(Price per item)
Condition:  new
Tailgate strut
Gas spring boot RIDEX 219G0023
  • Fitting Position: Vehicle Tailgate
  • Eject Force [N]: 535
  • Length [mm]: 450
  • Housing Diameter [mm]: 22
  • Piston Rod Diameter [mm]: 10
  • Stroke [mm]: 168
  • Condition:  new
Gas spring boot 219G0023 cheap in original quality
RIDEX | 219G0023
£ 13,27
(Price per item)
Condition:  new
Tailgate strut
Tailgate struts (gas struts) RIDEX 219G0075
  • Fitting Position: both sides, Vehicle Tailgate
  • Eject Force [N]: 340
  • Length [mm]: 412
  • Housing Diameter [mm]: 18
  • Piston Rod Diameter [mm]: 8
  • Stroke [mm]: 156
  • Weight [kg]: 0,200
  • Quantity: 1
  • Mounting points diameter [mm]: 18
  • Housing length [mm]: 230
  • Condition:  new
Tailgate struts (gas struts) 219G0075 cheap in original quality
RIDEX | 219G0075
£ 12,22
(Price per item)
Condition:  new
Tailgate strut
Boot struts RIDEX 219G0024
  • Fitting Position: both sides
  • Eject Force [N]: 530
  • Replace in pairs only
  • Housing Diameter [mm]: 18
  • Diameter 1 [mm]: 8
  • Stroke [mm]: 200
  • Mounting points diameter [mm]: 16,5
  • Length [m]: 500
  • Condition:  new
Boot struts 219G0024 cheap in original quality
RIDEX | 219G0024
£ 6,57
(Price per item)
Condition:  new
Tailgate strut
Boot gas struts RIDEX 219G0264
  • Fitting Position: Rear
  • Eject Force [N]: 350
  • Replace in pairs only
  • Housing Diameter [mm]: 18
  • Piston Rod Diameter [mm]: 8
  • Stroke [mm]: 170
  • Required quantity: 2
  • Mounting points diameter [mm]: 16,5
  • Length [m]: 436
  • Condition:  new
Boot gas struts 219G0264 cheap in original quality
RIDEX | 219G0264
£ 5,52
(Price per item)
Condition:  new
Tailgate strut
Tailgate gas struts RIDEX 219G0956
  • Fitting Position: both sides, Rear
  • Eject Force [N]: 425
  • Length [mm]: 530
  • Housing Diameter [mm]: 18
  • Piston Rod Diameter [mm]: 8
  • Stroke [mm]: 218
  • Condition:  new
Tailgate gas struts 219G0956 cheap in original quality
RIDEX | 219G0956
£ 15,32
(Price per item)
Condition:  new
Tailgate strut
Gas struts ABAKUS 101-00-144
  • Fitting Position: both sides
  • Eject Force [N]: 535
  • Length [mm]: 450
  • Stroke [mm]: 180
  • Condition:  new
Gas struts 101-00-144 cheap in original quality
ABAKUS | 101-00-144
£ 6,53
(Price per item)
Condition:  new