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Thread: Glove box strut/shocks??

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    Glove box strut/shocks??

    OK ECS shows one and they are over 170.00 Each..Is that possible!?

    Any hints on where to get these guys? If I need one, I need two, right?


    Are they interchangeable with any other car like an E38?


    thanks!

    B
    Brian A Silverton, OR

    '93 740i
    '95 540i Msport 6 speed.
    '03 M3 Cab
    '11 535xi
    '12 X5 3.5D

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    11/88 E32 750iL+98 E36M3
    04 Absorber 25N 1 51161954684
    05 Gas pressurized spring 1 51161948137
    realoem still shows the old cheaper price, but they went up in price drastically http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/show...diagId=51_1035
    As far as I know, nothing else fits. On the German 7 forum somebody had ordered the 51161948137 from a shop made in 2014 and sold it for less than $50, but no longer available.
    The dampened gas spring pushes/swings the glovebox towards direction the seat when opened.

    I had collected some data on that
    Feder 51161948137 BMW
    SUSPANDER nicht oeffnen! Hoher Druck! = suspander, do not open, high pressure
    90518 Altdorf Germany
    51.16-1 948 137
    Typ 16-1 016 01505H 400N 40/04

    the other one
    Daempfer 51161954684 original BMW
    Bezeichnung auf dem Teil
    SUSRON SUSPA COMPART AG
    90518-Altdorf Germany
    5116 1954684 10/08 011 00288E

    I assume if you contact a company specialized on gas springs, they can supply something. just a quick google search found this company http://www.indgassprings.com/
    USA - Chicago

    Industrial Gas Springs, Inc.
    162 S. Pinnacle Dr.
    Romeoville, IL 60446
    Phone: 800.214.7034

    Maybe they need a sample or the info what I posted above is enough for them.
    SUSPA USA? Maybe that is the one which originally make them? http://www.suspa.com/us/products/gas-springs/
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    Great info, thanks Shogun! (you must get tired of hearing that lol)

    I'm going to have to triple check both of these and make sure a junk car can't supply one or two. Man, you'd think as valuable as these things are, they'd at least last a while!



    B
    Brian A Silverton, OR

    '93 740i
    '95 540i Msport 6 speed.
    '03 M3 Cab
    '11 535xi
    '12 X5 3.5D

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    Also check the boat outfitters, when my wife had her small Nissan I bought boat gas shocks with stainless brackets for the tailgate door, modified them a bit to fit, that was about 1/3 of the Nissan shocks, these pleasure boat outfitters have all the sizes, even stainless steel shocks etc
    examples here
    http://www.boatoutfitters.com/marine...as-shocks.html
    http://www.go2marine.com/category/14...for-boats.html
    ..special order gas springs to fit your application contact...... http://www.attwoodmarine.com/store/category/gas-springs
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