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Is there a direct replacement for the struts/shocks of the bed cover?

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I see some used online, but they come with hinges included and mine are fine, so I'm wondering if there is a third party pair of shocks by themselves for sale that would perfectly replace them without having to do any modifications.
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Here's my video showing the installation of the LST struts sold by Simple Engineering, LLC.

It covers the point about there being two different strut lengths due to GM trying to resolve the issue in later model year(s) [2006 I believe] with redesigned hinge brackets that required a longer strut cartridge. Some earlier model year SSRs might have the updated hinge brackets installed if they were retrofitted into that SSR in an attempt by GM/dealership to the resolve the problem of the cargo lid barely opening (which it didn't fix).

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