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Replacement Lift Cylinder for UWS Toolboxes

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UWS Accessories and Parts - UWSLIFTCYLIND

Heavy-duty, gas cylinder serves as replacement for UWS toolbox lifts.


  • Lift cylinder installs in toolbox to open lid a full 90 degrees
    • Fits UWS toolboxes with heavy-duty, gas lifts
  • Length from ball socket center to ball socket center: 10"
  • Qty. 1 lift cylinder

UWS-LIFT-CYLIND UWS Lift Cylinder for Toolboxes

Customer Reviews

Replacement Lift Cylinder for UWS Toolboxes - UWSLIFTCYLIND

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (45 Customer Reviews)

Heavy-duty, gas cylinder serves as replacement for UWS toolbox lifts.


by: Mike B02/03/2014

Installation is a snap. No more lid slamming shut on your hands and busting your knuckles. No more propping lid open. Save money on bandaids. Thanks ETrailer. 115516


Thanks to these new closures I can take my framing square and 24 level on the job at the same time.

Mike B - 02/07/2015



by: David T.01/27/2014

exact replacement..fast ship..work great 114908


still working great..they will last a long time as long as i dont let other people in my boxes that do not know how to pack tools into box properly..

David T - 01/27/2015



by: Bubba S.01/20/2014

Product as described. Perfect fit with no problem. Fast shipping and courteous correspondence. 114193


exactly as described. fit perfectly.

Bubba S - 01/20/2015



by: Eduardo Martinez11/14/2014

Searching for this item, found this web page and I saw the product that I needed and ordered. I ordered two, one for each side, I get them in less than a week. It took me about a minute to instal one side, saved the other part for later instsllation. 160824


by: Jim O.12/16/2010

finding what I needed I was in search of some replacement lift cylinders for my truck box. I didn't know where to start locally for these parts so I was fortunate enough to find Etrailer who had what I needed. The order process was easy and the delivery was faster than I expected during the holiday season. The cylinders were identical to the originals so installation was a snap. Very pleased, Jim O. 4209


by: Ric03/15/2013

I appreciate eTrailer for taking care of me and having great service. I received the product as promised and installed them with great success with no issues. Thanks eTrailer, I would buy from you again and will recommend you anytime, Thanks again, Rick 71008


by: Robert03/05/2013

Got really tired of holding my tool box open with my head....found e trailer they were very helpful and assisting me in getting the replacement lift cylinders for my boxes and the price including frieght was quite reasonable. Great Service! Thank you! 69098


by: Jim H.01/30/2015

the lift cylinders that you sent are 100% better than the ones that came on the box brand new. It took me about 5minutes to change out both. I am very satisfied with your product, and I am sure I will be buying from you again. Thanks/// 171896


by: Jason T.07/09/2014

Exact fit, easy install. If I knew replacing these cylinders was this easy and reasonably priced, I would have done it a year ago and saved myself from repeatedly getting clocked in the head by a falling toolbox lid. 140416


by: fence mender11/02/2014

ordered new gas struts for my 13 year old tool box. quick shipment, 2 minute install, good as new. this is a good company. attention to detail and quick customer service is obviously stressed in this business. 158820


by: brent c10/14/2011

Product was very easy to find on website. Quick delivery time and was exactly what I was looking for. I will use this site again in the future. Very pleased with the way this company does buissness. 25577


by: Brian R.03/04/2015

very simple to install the shocks. the shocks are a good quality and should last for years.the shocks work as intended to hold the tool box lids open instead of propping something at the edges. 176975


by: Eric A.05/08/2014

The lift cylinders were shipped quickly, installed easily and work great. I was real tired of being smacked in the head and having my fingers smashed by the lid. That's all over now 129584


by: Tyler03/29/2013

These lift cylinders are compact and have great strength to keep the tool box open. I installed both of them in seconds. They just snap right in and are almost impossible to remove. 73209


by: Ted C.08/05/2013

Great Product with Easy Installation. I was so happy with these lift cylinders I ordered a second set for another tool box I have. I highly recommend this product and etrailer.com. 93414


by: Bret01/12/2011

Toolbox Lift cynlinder Arrived very quickly and was exactly what I was looking for,there detailed photo and description on the site were very helpful.A+ product and customer service. 5373


by: jamie09/25/2013

Very great customer service shipping was slow but I understand they were out of stock but overall I would use again and would recommend them . Thanks for keeping in contact !! 101540


by: Andrew F.06/01/2011

These cylinders fit perfectly and work great. I cant believe I lived with the old cylinders for so long. Shipping was very fast. I will be a return customer for sure. 15830


by: Les S09/24/2011

Awesome set of lift cylinders! I had only one on the box before and ordered two to install. It is a completely different box that is so easy to use now. 24498


by: Jose G.01/10/2014

The products I order are excellent. They fit right in, very simple installation. The quality appears to be good. I would recommend these products. 112443


by: Brad A.09/25/2013

Upon installation, product works great! I can't say if it will hold up long term, but it does a wonderful job now! 101517


by: Tim M.10/15/2014

New lift cylinders were a perfect fit. Great product ,fast shipping. Made my old truck box like new again. Thanks 155940


by: Kenney Mc03/31/2014

Worked like a champ on my UWS single lid toolbox. Etrailer had very fast shipping too. Great transaction. 123083


by: Dan G.12/09/2012

great product, works perfectly. shipping was quick and painless. great communication from etrailer. 61028


by: Andy B.01/13/2014

Exactly as advertised. Brought new life to the old toolbox I bought of Craigslist. 112623


by: Dale02/13/2013

Quick delivery, snapped right in. Now i need one for the other side. Thanks.. 66183


by: Ed09/28/2013

Great place to buy from. Service was great and part fit as expected> 101849


by: Justin C.01/03/2012

Product was as described and installed very easy. They work great. 29058


by: GARY K10/19/2012



by: Ken03/16/2015

Correct part, fast, inexpensive shipping, good customer service 178580


by: Richard02/06/2014

Excellent replacement part. Fit just like the original 115951


by: Paul A>03/19/2015

The experience was great! They were very efficient. 179841


by: Daniel M08/17/2014

Popped right on. Did the job. Fast ship ping. 147100


by: JIM R10/03/2013



by: Steve B02/17/2014

Perfect replacement for the OEM cylinde rs 116687


by: Collin03/19/2014

They work exactly like the originals 121239


by: Glyn03/31/2014

Worked perfectly on my uws toolbox. 123087


by: Bob E.08/06/2014

Shipping took a little while 144680


by: Miles11/17/2014

Fit perfectly and work great/. 161256


by: Tom02/25/2014

Great product. Top service. 117684


by: Cecil S.05/14/2014

Just like the original. 130555


by: Curtis G03/21/2014

Looks like what I need 121689


by: Jeff S10/16/2014

Worked perfect 156084


by: nancy02/05/2013

Perfect!!! 64996


by: Jim B02/13/2014

Perfect! 116441


Ask the Experts about this UWS Accessories and Parts
Do you have a question about this Accessories and Parts?

  • Availability of Replacement Lift Cylinder for UWS Single Lid Tool Box
  • I spoke with my contact at UWS and they said that the UWS Replacement Lift Cylinder, part # UWSLIFTCYLIND, will fit all of the UWS toolboxes. The name on the lifts could change if they switch to a different supplier.
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  • Length of Replacement Tool Box Lift Cylinder
  • The Replacement Lift Cylinder for UWS toolboxes, part # UWSLIFTCYLIND measures 7 inches in length when fully retracted, and 11 inches long when fully extended.
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  • How Does UWS Replacement Lift Cylinder Install to Toolbox
  • I contacted our representative at Thule and she informed me that the Replacement Lift Cylinder for UWS Toolboxes, part # UWSLIFTCYLIND, mounts to a ball stud on the toolbox. The replacement lift cylinder snaps or pops on to the ball stud and does not use a tab or clip. If you have a UWS Toolbox and need a replacement lift cylinder, it is recommended to use the UWS replacement parts. The other parts sound like different brand replacement parts.
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  • Replacement Strut/Lift Cylinder for a UWS Toolbox
  • If you have a UWS toolbox then strut # UWSLIFTCYLIND is the correct one since it is the only model they have. This unit measures 10 inches from the center of the ball socket on one end to the center of the ball socket on the other end. The overall length is 11 inches when fully extended.
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  • Lift Cylinder Recommendation For Truck Toolbox On 2007 GMC
  • The dimensions of the Replacement Lift Cylinder for UWS toolboxes, part # UWSLIFTCYLIND sound like they are the same as the lifts on your GM Cargo management system. The problem may be how the lift cylinder attaches. The cargo box you have may be a different style or made by a different manufacturer. If the GM toolbox you have was manufactured by UWS, the replacement cylinder may work for you. If you cannot determine that you have a UWS toolbox we may have a solution for you. We do...
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  • Will the UWS Toolbox Lift Cylinder Lift the Lid When the Handle is Pulled
  • The lift cylinders for the UWS toolboxes will lift the lid of a UWS toolbox, but you will need to assist the lift cylinder by lifting the toolbox lid a few inches before the lift cylinder opens the lid the rest of the way. It will not immediately begin to lift the lid once you pull the handle.
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