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    Not listed with Monroe.

    Does anyone know the closest thing that fits?

    The one in my hand is 600mm long.

    From what I have looked at so far, it seams T-18 or AE82 or RA60 would be very close.

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    i put some from an ae82 seca in and they were good!! Slightly longer but i found they actually held the hatch a bit higher and stopped me from banging my head like i did with the standard ones

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    ^ exactly what i have. Put them in around 3 years ago and there still strong

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    Do they need any modificaions to fit them?

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    Do you have the standard ones still? If so get them re-gassed. They are of much higher quality than monroe and will probably last longer.

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    i had a guy fit some for me. from sydney.

    $90 for new.... i could find out.....

    Also said he could do bonnet gas struts for $150

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    here you go

    give him a call.... average english

    good price adn service


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    I know you can get them regassed. But while taking my car apart I had to hacksaw through one of the ball joints. It was rusted, and the hex was rounded.

    But I maybe able to get a new ball joint yet, not sure.

    I am fairly sure RA40/RA60, TE72, AE82 are all the same style, just different lengths. I have a feeling AE92 ones have different joints.

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    well that was $90 NEW

    i got quoted $80 to get them regassed..... so yeah this was a better option

    strong enough to hold the hatch AND a MDF parcel tray with 6x9's with ease.

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    Well, his map of Australia leaves out Tassie. If there is something written on your struts, that may help me. What brand?

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