The back door of a Defender is a problem as it tends to close on you. That gas strut assists in opening the rear door of a Defender and holding it in place when open.
This innovative solution, neatly integrated into the design of the Defender it looks like an original manufacturer equipment.
Where has this been all my Defender Lyfe?By: Raylene on 12 September 2020Does exactly as promised - fits existing skin, strong enough to hold the weight of door and spare wheel, improves opening range and utterly fool proof to install. Second one purchased immediately!
So good and an easy installationBy: Morag on 14 February 2020Fitting took about 45 minutes and was really straightforward following the instructions. Great bit of kit, no door card cutting required and no more door shutting on me.
GoodBy: Craig on 14 August 2019Would highly recommend, it is night and day in comparison to the original design
A must for Defender ownersBy: Elliot Ebeid on 11 December 2018Camping, shopping, throwing stuff in the back? You need one of these... period. I was sick of the stock mechanism never being able to hold the door open, and having to constantly prop the door open with my body to get access, especially when out on a track or even a slight hill when parked. The new gas strut is absolutely awesome, and saves untold amounts of hassle. At first I thought that the gas strut was a bit strong, however, soon realised that at extreme angles the door is still firmly held open. Conveniently, the door opens by itself now as well, and is great when you have your hands full. The guys at Expedition Centre installed this for me, and I highly recommend that if you're able, you do the same as the workmanship was great, but also saves you the trouble of purchasing the tools to install.
Good product, easy installationBy: Duncan Smith on 30 July 2018Generally happy with this as a replacement for the OEM door mechanism. The mount has bent slightly with use, but this doesn't appear to affect operation. Came with good instructions, those unfamiliar with rivnuts may need to do a bit of youtube research