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    Default Where can I get my struts pumped?

    I have 4 gas struts assisting the lift of my Cheetahs roof.
    With the add of the solar panels I want them pumped a bit stiffer.
    Any recommendations in the Centurion area please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oradba69 View Post
    I have 4 gas struts assisting the lift of my Cheetahs roof.
    With the add of the solar panels I want them pumped a bit stiffer.
    Any recommendations in the Centurion area please?
    What i can recall is that they can only be pumped once. At least when I built a custom canopy a few years back that's what the guys from roadque told me when I bought the struts.

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    Default Re: Where can I get my struts pumped?

    Look for the nearest McNaughton's branch. They can adjust pressures in their struts - not sure if they can on others


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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeml View Post
    Look for the nearest McNaughton's branch. They can adjust pressures in their struts - not sure if they can on others
    Eish. Closest seems to be Alberton.

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    Bosch ?
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    Diesel Electric Pretoria West (old Church street just before the railway line bridge going west)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPiet View Post
    What i can recall is that they can only be pumped once. At least when I built a custom canopy a few years back that's what the guys from roadque told me when I bought the struts.
    Can confirm that after talking in length to Bosch Diesel Electric where I bought new ones and pumped them to max 100 psi.
    They say when doing that, it is a one-time off and has to stay that way.
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    Default Re: Where can I get my struts pumped?

    I also recall Diesel Electric doing it.
    Watch out for going too stiff, you must still be able to close the roof. They can't be deflated again, so if you go too stiff you are buggered. Luckily replacing them shouldn't be too expensive, but still...
    Please give feedback about the install, how did it work out in the end etc?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalahari Safari View Post
    Can confirm that after talking in length to Bosch Diesel Electric where I bought new ones and pumped them to max 100 psi.
    They say when doing that, it is a one-time off and has to stay that way.
    Thanks. That confirms what I thought. I bought 3 different lengths when I was developing my canopy. They would only take them back if they were "unpumped", because pressure setting was a once off thing. I test fitted, returned the 2 that didn't fit, and then had the right sized units pumped to 120psi

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    Default Re: Where can I get my struts pumped?

    They can be pumped multiple times BUT not deflated i.e. if you go over the right mark then you need to buy new ones.

    Road Queue in Silverton will pump them for you...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigboy529 View Post
    Please give feedback about the install, how did it work out in the end etc?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mariuslg View Post
    Diesel Electric Pretoria West (old Church street just before the railway line bridge going west)
    They couldn't help me with the struts I had.
    Autozone in Wonderboom fixed them for me without a problem.

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    Default Re: Where can I get my struts pumped?

    Thanks for the feedback and good to know as they are on my doorstep!

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    Default Re: Where can I get my struts pumped?

    I know you can get your abs pumped at Virgin Active for sure! Not sure about your struts though!
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