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Boot Gas Struts

jacko5

Active Member
Jan 10, 2017
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jacko5

Active Member
Jan 10, 2017
188
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56
UK

Edit,
Forget the above they do not fit.
They look about 12 mm to long.
I looked on the internet and for my Seat Leon SC they should be 483 mm long, the ones i bought are 495mm.
So anyyone who has fitted them to there seat leon have you a 5 door car with different
length struts ?
Has anyone any idea how i can get these to fit ?
 

BenJacko

Active Member
Mar 3, 2018
23
4
Anyone got a link to any that are in stock? For a hatchback 17 plate if that makes a difference
 

jacko5

Active Member
Jan 10, 2017
188
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UK
Just to say i think 3 and 5 door gas struts are different sizes.
Part number for mine says 483mm ( 3 door ).
 

GTunney

Active Member
May 28, 2013
270
20
Newcastle Upon Tyne UK
How’s everyone getting on with this mod after using it for a while?

I had the same done on my old mk5 golf and found in the cold the boot wouldn’t always pop. Something to do with the gas in the cold.

Also no issues with the boot warping? Also a common occurrence with the mk5.
 

Wastedagen

Active Member
Aug 3, 2017
429
80
Milton keynes
How’s everyone getting on with this mod after using it for a while?

I had the same done on my old mk5 golf and found in the cold the boot wouldn’t always pop. Something to do with the gas in the cold.

Also no issues with the boot warping? Also a common occurrence with the mk5.
Still working great on mine... Fitted them last August. Post #40.
Agree with you about the cold.... But I just squirted a little silicone grease on the struts and it seemed to help..

Still a great MOD. Still a great workout shutting the boot... Lol
 

Deleted member 103408

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Agree re cold but as above you can sort that.

Warping - no issues much more about bonnet struts that people worry about the warping but that was on the Mark 2, not seen it on the Mark 3 yet.
 

heliophile

Active Member
May 1, 2016
146
37
Manchester
How’s everyone getting on with this mod after using it for a while?

I had the same done on my old mk5 golf and found in the cold the boot wouldn’t always pop. Something to do with the gas in the cold.

Also no issues with the boot warping? Also a common occurrence with the mk5.
Had mine 3 months (post #67) - also find it doesn't pop in cold weather. I've also developed an intermittant fault where the badge release doesn't work, but no idea if strut related, seems unlikely.
 

Deleted member 103408

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Had mine 3 months (post #67) - also find it doesn't pop in cold weather. I've also developed an intermittant fault where the badge release doesn't work, but no idea if strut related, seems unlikely.
Badge release is common issue there are several threads on it here.
 

Deleted member 103408

Guest
There were a few cases on the mk5 golf of the stronger struts slowly causing the boot to warp over time when it was closed and caused the rear screen to shatter.

Was something to do with the pressure on the edges when the boot was closed.
Had mine a couple years now and no issue so far, certainly not heard of anybody on here complaining of this sort of issue.
 
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