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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"
  • Weight capacity: 45 lbs
  • Quantity: 1 lift cylinder

UWS-LIFT-CYLIND UWS Lift Cylinder for Toolboxes

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Replacement Lift Cylinder for UWS Toolboxes - UWSLIFTCYLIND

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (131 Customer Reviews)

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

by: Willie R.11/07/2015

The lift cylinders were shipped quickly, installed easily and work great. I appreciate eTrailer for taking care of me and having great service. Thanks eTrailer, I would buy from you again and will recommend you anytime. 231557


The lift cylinders are still working great. I am glad I purchased two pair when I ordered. I am also glad I was able to find your company over the internet. Thanks again!

WILLIE R - 11/06/2016


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


Still working great, no issues at all. Thanks!

Jason T - 07/09/2015


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: Chris09/03/2015

Excellent product and excellent customer service! This lift works great with my UWS double door truck box and installation was easy. And did I say customer service was excellent? Great job, Etrailer! 223768


A year later, and I am still satisfied!

Chris - 09/02/2016


by: Samuel T.04/14/2016

Bought replacement lift cylinders for my 10+ year old UWS toolbox. Perfect fit and great quality! I work in construction so I open and close my toolbox many times daily. After a year and hundreds of uses, cylinders still work like new! Expect to get another 10 years no problem. Will definitely buy from etrailer.com again! 244228


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


Still working great

Eric A - 05/08/2015


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: ERS05/31/2016

The original cylinders in my Husky toolboxes I bought in 2003 were shot after about 6 years. Many times a friend of mine would hold the lid open for me and ask when I was going to replace the lift cylinders. While researching lift cylinders to help a forum member with an issue with their under bed storage compartment in their camping trailer, I came across these. Price was right, shipping was fast. It took about 10 minutes to swap them out and now my toolbox lid stays up on its own. I should have done this years ago. 254496


Still holding the lid up after a year.

ERS - 06/01/2017


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: Bucky M.10/23/2016

After years of frustration with of my pickup utiity box lid falling down on me, I finally found the answer at etrailer.They had the right replacement cylinder lifts for my box, they were fairly priced, arrived in good time, easy to install and have worked perfectly in the year that I have had them. I give them an Excellent Rating. 309827


by: RJ08/17/2015

I called the manufacture about the lift arms I needed they wanted 10.00 more than the the ones I bought from E Trailer.I got tired of getting hit on the head .so I broke down and bought a set , my wife put them on on about 10 min. They were very helpful, So thanks again. 219922


by: peter r.06/01/2015

Easy install. Strong spring, will lift lid independantly as soon at latch is opened. Product it replaced lasted about 5 years to failure. Used as a re-placement for a Contico OEM on HUSKY brand box. Image on website is an accurate representation of shipped product. 199531


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: Louis C09/27/2015

Thank you etrailer for providing accurate information on your website so as to assist with my purchase. My order arrived in a timely manner, was accurately pulled, arrived in good condition, and fits the tool box for which I applied the materials. 227938


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: Jeremy C.04/05/2017

These were a perfect snap on direct replacement to the worn out gas struts on my UWS toolbox. They made the lid open a full 90* again unassisted and have held up fine over the past year of use. My only complaint would be the cost. 363041


by: steve10/27/2015

Was good but I'm a dope and thought I had the same thing from centre to centre 10" but idk musta been the beer cuz it's too small but that's my b but overall customers service was good and shipping and stuff was all there. 230911


by: Jeff * Texas04/17/2015

These struts were exactly what I needed to get my toolbox to open without a lot of heavy lifting of the lid. Everything works perfectly now. I couldn't find the struts anywhere until I can across you website. Thanks! 185980


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: Jake S.06/13/2015

Product worked great. Was a direct replacement for my UWS tool box struts. I have used this website twice now and the customer service has been great. Easy to use site and fast and cheap shipping. 203203


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: Kevin M.04/09/2015

fit right in place of the old ones from another brand toolbox. 5 Lbs stiffer, they work great. Took 10 minutes to figure out how to change them, and about 2 minutes to do it. Never done it before. 184496


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: T THOM04/29/2015

Ordered the Toolbox Cylinders, got them on-site in no time at all. Installed them in just a few moments. No more lid slams to my head!! Thanks for the ease of ordering & quick delivery! 188680


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: Steve05/27/2016

I didn't realize how much better it would be. The old struts weakened over time and when I put the new ones on I remembered how much better it was. Great struts and a perfect fit. 252203


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: Greg C03/10/2016

Have had these lift cylinders for over a year. My tool box gets opened a lot EVERYDAY. They work today as good as when I first got em. I would definitely recommend them. 240442


by: John henry07/16/2015

The lift cylinders I ordered arrived in shot order and we're a perfect match to my UWS tool box. The price here was the best I could find. Wish I'd bought them sooner. 212151


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: Michael e.02/09/2016

Lift cylinders fit my gull wing uws tool box perfectly. No problem with install Snapped easily in place. Tool box works like new again. Product was well packaged . 237378


Product works great.

Michael e - 02/14/2017


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: Ed C.02/26/2016

Needed replacement shocks for my twenty year old in bed Husky toolbox. Worked great and liked your shipping rates also. Thanks! Ed 238754


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: John H.01/27/2016

Cylinders arrived in 5 days. Takes just a minute to pop the old ones off and put the new ones on. Toolbox lid now lifts up and stays up like new. 236362


by: Joe A.07/11/2016

Purchased this item for my HUSKY truck tool box. Fit was perfect. Removal and installation in less than one minute each side. 270716


I have a full length lid on my box and still working great.

Joe A - 07/13/2017


by: Will07/13/2015

Needed new struts for my truck tool box and etailer was cheaper for the same struts sold elsewhere. Shipping was pretty fast. 211433


by: John m11/11/2016

Customer service was great Jennifer was a great help and the product was here on time will order from etrailer again THANKS 315749


by: RJ08/17/2015

I also wanted to tell E Trailer that I'm going to buy new lifts for jeeps hood want stay up , I'm glad I found y'all thanks 219926


by: William M07/21/2016

I purchased a shock for a tool box converted to Toy Box! etrailer provided us with a quality product and great service. 274494


by: Bob B10/19/2015

Perfect replacement for the original lift cylinders that came with the tool box. Easy to install approximately 5 mins 230349


by: Greg Parks12/18/2016

Not only did Andrea "go the extra mile" to help me get the right part, it is working perfectly a year later! Thanks! 326050


by: Doug09/24/2015

Perfect! I received the parts quickly and they went easy. Don't know why I waited so long to replace the old ones. 227402


by: Sue S03/31/2015

The web site was very easy to navigate, found what I needed. Ordered it & had the part 4 days later, great service. 181862


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

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  • Replacement 10-Inch Gas Strut for Lid of Husky Tool Box
  • We offer a replacement heavy-duty gas strut with a 10-inch dimension between its ball/socket mounts, part # UWSLIFTCYLIND from UWS which is the item you referenced. This item has a weight capacity of 45-lbs. I could not find a cross reference for the part numbers you provided (thank you) but since the dimensions match up exactly, so long as your tool box lid does not weigh more than 45-lbs (unlikely since it is aluminum) you should be fine using this item in your Husky tool box.
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  • 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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  • 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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  • Availability of Gas Strut Measuring 10-1/2 Inches Extended and 7-1/4 Inches Compressed
  • The Replacement Lift Cylinder, # UWSLIFTCYLIND, may work for you. This gas strut measures 10 inches from ball socket to ball socket and is 6-1/2 inch when compressed. I am not able to locate a part with the Lift-O-Mat number that you provided. If you would like to send me an email with the name of your cargo box, I will be happy to try and locate the exact replacement for you.
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  • Compatibility of UWS Replacement Lift Cylinder # UWSLIFTCYLIND With Husky Truck Tool Box
  • The UWS Replacement Lift Cylinder # UWSLIFTCYLIND is intended specifically for UWS tool boxes with heavy-duty gas lifts. It uses ball socket attachments at both ends as shown in the linked photo. I checked on the Stabilus struts and they appear to use the same type of ball socket but since dimensions were not available for me to compare to the UWS I cannot tell you for sure if the UWS part will work. Part # UWSLIFTCYLIND measures 10-inches from center of socket to center of socket.
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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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  • Replacement Lift Cylinder for UWS Toolbox
  • We do carry a replacement lift cylinder, or shock, part # UWSLIFTCYLIND, and it is designed as a replacement for UWS toolboxes. The replacement ball stud for UWS toolboxes is # UWSBALLSTUD.
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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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  • What is the Length of UWS Replacement Toolbox Lift Cylinder # UWSLIFTCYLIND
  • The UWS Replacement Toolbox Lift Cylinder # UWSLIFTCYLIND will fit all UWS brand tool boxes that use this type of heavy-duty gas lift. The length of this part, measured from the center of one ball socket to the other, is 10-inches just like your original part. The two ends of the cylinder have the same type of ball socket fitting, which is shown on the linked photo I prepared for you.
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  • Will UWS Replacement Toolbox Strut Fit a Husky Toolbox
  • the replacement strut # UWSLIFTCYLIND is designed for UWS toolboxes. To determine if it will fit on a Husky box you will need to take some measurements. The strut fits on ball studs mounted in the toolbox that are 9.75mm in diameter. For a replacement ball use # UWSBALLSTUD. The strut measures 7 inches in length when fully retracted, and 11 inches long when fully extended.
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