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Boot Gas Struts

Lawtonater9

Active Member
Nov 18, 2016
28
0
Manchester
Has this worked for anyone, and will it open holding the open button with key( the same way all the windows come done)? Or just using the normal boot release, and the stronger struts lift the boot lid automatically?



Thank you,



Kenny


As above. No other mods required just press and hold the boot button on your key and the force of the new struts opens the boot on its own.
Anybody else feel like God doing this? just walking to your car and opening the boot without touching it. It's my party trick.

The service manager at my local dealer was that impressed he asked me where I got them from.


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kendo08fr

Active Member
Aug 8, 2017
42
45
Glasgow
As above. No other mods required just press and hold the boot button on your key and the force of the new struts opens the boot on its own.
Anybody else feel like God doing this? just walking to your car and opening the boot without touching it. It's my party trick.

The service manager at my local dealer was that impressed he asked me where I got them from.


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:rofl: I'm buzzing thinking about my Leon doing it.
 

ibizasc-chris

Ibiza SC Sport Driver
Oct 7, 2008
60
0
Hi,

Anyone done this on an ST yet? Is it just the same struts needed or heavy duty fancy things?
 

Deleted member 103408

Guest
Hi,

Anyone done this on an ST yet? Is it just the same struts needed or heavy duty fancy things?
can confirm these struts are no good for ST however check out pos 51 and 52 they give some info and advise of where to look

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paddy6789

Mk3 Cupra R
Staff member
Moderator
Aug 31, 2016
1,564
972
Preston, Lancs
Is that possible? It amused me slightly when I got my car that it didn't have them.


I got my bonnet set from some guy in Russia - cost me £30 (including VAT) and they were installed in about 3 minutes.

The hardest thing I came across was removing the bonnet support stick thing (I’m sure there’s a proper term for it!). But a Stanley knife to the rubber grommet sorted that stubborn bugger out!


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JsyCuPrA

Full Member
Jun 16, 2003
209
10
Oxfordshire
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Fitted my boot struts last year, but have a slight issue, the boot will only open on the key fob, the manual boot catch doesn’t work? Is this a setting thing ?
 

Big poppa John

Active Member
Jan 8, 2018
125
4
Staffordshire
I got my bonnet set from some guy in Russia - cost me £30 (including VAT) and they were installed in about 3 minutes.

The hardest thing I came across was removing the bonnet support stick thing (I’m sure there’s a proper term for it!). But a Stanley knife to the rubber grommet sorted that stubborn bugger out!


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Do you have any pictures and a link to the struts?
 

wolfie150

Active Member
Oct 8, 2009
36
2
Birmingham
Hi...am I right in assuming the one quick press on the keyfob will open it as it does now and only a sustained hold will propel it skywards...only asking as I have quite a low garage and well you can guess the rest.
 

paddy6789

Mk3 Cupra R
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Aug 31, 2016
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972
Preston, Lancs
Hi...am I right in assuming the one quick press on the keyfob will open it as it does now and only a sustained hold will propel it skywards...only asking as I have quite a low garage and well you can guess the rest.


You are correct :)


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bradleymarky

Active Member
Nov 7, 2017
74
0
Huddersfield
Just fitted mine and work well. I quickly realised its a lot easier fitting the bottom part of the strut first.

Is there still nothing for the ST yet ??
 

ryzzey

Active Member
Jan 18, 2018
160
41
Dorset, UK
I also bought the Stabilus struts previously mentioned on ebay, took 5 minutes to fit and they work so well.

It does make it pretty hard to close the boot though, you almost need both hands! But worth it for the opening all the way when holding down the boot release button on the key fob.

As already mentioned it is easier to fit the bottom first then the top, I held the boot up with my head when fitting which wasn't a problem!
 
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