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    Arrow Looking for Hurricane hood replacement gas springs

    Original Polaris part number for the Hurricane hood gas springs was 7041472, and is apparently no longer available.

    Question; What were the original specs on the Hurricane OEM gas spring?

    I mainly need the lift force (in Newtons or pounds) as the aftermarket gas springs I currently have are neither original nor have any useful specs that I can find (at least not yet).
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    Here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Polaris-Hurr...1063b7&vxp=mtr

    This is porschemaniac, a member here. I have had many dealings with him he's a good guy.

    Incidentally, what are you using for your MSX? I installed a brand new one recently on mine and the damn thing barely holds up the hood. The lightest touch will bring it back down. Admitedly I did buy a new unused one on ebay so I can't know for sure if it's 7 years old new or not. I'm thinking of setting up a hood latch like in the good old cars of yesteryear.......

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    I sourced some aftermarket SS gas springs. I don't recall at the moment whether I installed then on the Virage or the MSX

    I will try to check sometime soon and get back to you. If I forget, just poke me.

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    The gas springs I have on the Hurricane now also barely holds the hood open, and they let that heavy hood fall rather hard when closing if your grip slips.

    Already busted both metal hood latches due to dropping it too fast. Those will get replaced with something different. Original latch design was not very good, in my opinion.

    Looking at that ebay listing makes me think maybe I do have the OEM gas springs. In which case I don't want them again. I want something better, hence I need to know the force specification.
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    Don't know the force but I actually used the hurricane shocks on my rhino- perfect interchange- need to deleate the listing. So- shocks from a 04-12 yamaha rhino bed should work if you can get a set to try out. They hold the bed on the rhino up with about the same force the oem yamaha shocks did

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    Have you looked on AVM's website? I believe they have the info there to decipher their part numbers. I used the info I got from them to get the correct spring for my Pro 1200.


    Edit: That part number on the support pictured means nothing that I can find

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    Quote Originally Posted by BryanP View Post
    Have you looked on AVM's website? I believe they have the info there to decipher their part numbers. I used the info I got from them to get the correct spring for my Pro 1200.


    Edit: That part number on the support pictured means nothing that I can find
    Hence my questions.

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    I did a little research and ordered some 50 lb gas springs (17inch extended and 10.25 inch compressed ,and a 10mm/3/8 ball). They work good. They will hold the hood open at about the half way point. Above the half way point-they will gently push the hood open. I would guess it takes about 10-15 pounds of effort to pull the hood down from the open position.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/221057529083?item=221057529083&viewitem=&vxp=mtr

    Their part # : CS1720-50

    In my opinion 50lb feels just right-they have gas springs in the same dimensions in 55 lb and 60 lb.I think the 60 lb would be too much. They also have stainless gas springs available.

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    I got mine from here

    http://www.autopartsbylou.com/index.php

    I forget the part#, but just look for some with the right measurements. Dirt cheap and work great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wetwolf View Post
    I got mine from here

    http://www.autopartsbylou.com/index.php

    I forget the part#, but just look for some with the right measurements. Dirt cheap and work great.
    Thats where i got the one for my Pro 1200. I got it in stainless.

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