Boot Gas Struts

KV100

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May 14, 2019
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Am I right in saying that if I get these, the tailgate will open up fully on the remote? Also, do these fit the two door SC model?
 

KV100

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May 14, 2019
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I'm wondering if you could just fit some strong springs to the original struts to give it the initial push to open? Would save buying new struts.
 

JCM27

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Apr 15, 2019
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Struts arrived from this link and currently sitting in the boot waiting for some clear weather to fit them.

Works well. Definitely big difference in trying to close the lid. Anyone suffer from any prolonged issues like locks failing/hairloom torqued from the uprated struts?
 

JCM27

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Apr 15, 2019
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Hmmm not good. I have 10months dealer warranty left so will roll with that until then. Should be covered and I doubt they know any better with the uprated ones.
 

saveoursouls

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Anyone know if these work ok for a pre FL MK2? I've read another thread about various problems such as, lock failure, boot warping, not autolifting and needing some scirroco rubber stoppers.

Seems like a lot of hassle but then the other thread unread was quite a few years old.
 

Jimbobcook

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Anyone know if these work ok for a pre FL MK2? I've read another thread about various problems such as, lock failure, boot warping, not autolifting and needing some scirroco rubber stoppers.

Seems like a lot of hassle but then the other thread unread was quite a few years old.
I had them on my MK2 pre fl fr and it opened as it was supposed to but it went up with alot of power and shakes the mounts every time, also you cannot close the boot one handed with the struts on and you need new bumper things like you mentioned. I wouldn't bother personally.
 
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saveoursouls

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I had them on my MK2 pre fl fr and it opened as it was supposed to but it went up with alot of power and shakes the mounts every time, also you cannot close the boot one handed with the struts on and you need new bumper things like you mentioned. I wouldn't bother personally.
I don't think I will, cheers. I'll stick with a new set of struts that open normally.
 

Deano j1971

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Hey there saw these advertised on the Leon mk3 buying & selling group on facebook. Has anybody used them before? Are they specialized struts or have they just slipped some springs on them? These were recommended to a user for a leon st which i also have. And need to replace my struts as the barely open the boot.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/283611493199?ul_noapp=true
@Spuddy01...I got some of those boot struts with springs on quite a while ago, they work very well.


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Alex Kid

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@Deano j1971 Thanks for the quick reply & just my luck they had none in stock so ordered the Stabilus struts mentioned earlier in this thread for the octavia so hope they do the job. :thumbup:
How did you get on with them, did they fully open the ST boot for you on the click of the button? Cheers
 

Spuddy01

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How did you get on with them, did they fully open the ST boot for you on the click of the button? Cheers
Long story short Alex, ordered the stabilus struts as the one's I linked to we're out of stock but turns out they were for a Hatchback not estate so have ordered & awaiting delivery of the struts I linked to & hopefully they do the job. Will update here once fitted.
 

Alex Kid

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Long story short Alex, ordered the stabilus struts as the one's I linked to we're out of stock but turns out they were for a Hatchback not estate so have ordered & awaiting delivery of the struts I linked to & hopefully they do the job. Will update here once fitted.
Nice 1,cheers
 

Blade

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I have some struts for the mk3 hatch just gathering dust now. Ordered them for my ST not realising they wouldn’t fit. Message me if you want a cheap unused set.


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leonfr184

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Hi just got my new 20 plate seat Leon excellence lux 5 door can anyone point me in the direction of some boots struts that would pop my boot open with key


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