Paul Mckenzie, proud Toyota MR2 owner, has spent a huge amount of time modifying his car to his own perfect specification. However, he was drawn to a halt by dissatisfactory gas springs supplied by another manufacturer.
The original gas springs couldn't provide the movement McKenzie wanted to make his dramatic 'Gull Wing' doors work. McKenzie wanted the gas springs to supply better control and a wider opening angle. He contacted Dictator and the requirements for his dream car were discussed.
The new Dictator gas springs were developed with the maximum stroke length between mounting points. This enabled the gas springs to expand the opening angle as much as possible. These gas springs were fitted and the customer was pleased with the action but still felt there was not enough force on the opening. The gas springs were then adjusted to increase the force from 2220N to 2500N which provided a perfect balance.
The customer was extremely pleased with the outcome, the doors were functional and had the wow-factor he was hoping for. The results speak for themselves and show that Dictator is able to be flexible for any customer brief!