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binkadventure
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:02 am    Post subject: Pop Top Shocks Identification Reply with quote

Can someone please help ID the pop top shocks installed on our Westy? They were already on it when we bought the van. After adding a Gary Lee roof rack, we need a little more assistance popping it up. We’re looking to upgrade the shocks and wanna be sure to get the correct ones. Thanks!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:13 am    Post subject: Re: Pop Top Shocks Identification Reply with quote

That's the Jack Bombay kit.
https://poptopshocks.blogspot.com/

Buy stronger lift assists directly from the man himself for a mere 30 bucks!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Pop Top Shocks Identification Reply with quote

Check the psi lift that should be in the printed label.

IIRC, Jack Bombay provides:
- standard = 60 psi
- medium = 90 psi
- HD = 120 psi

After I'd gone too far loading crap on the roof I went to Amazon for 150 psi gas springs..,
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B004LF513G?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_image
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Pop Top Shocks Identification Reply with quote

mikemtnbike wrote:
That's the Jack Bombay kit.
https://poptopshocks.blogspot.com/

Buy stronger lift assists directly from the man himself for a mere 30 bucks!
Thanks for the response. Will do!
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