Boot struts

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Boot struts

Post by unknownmale » Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:15 pm

Any good recommendations for places to buy? Heritage want £40 and i'd rather have the boot land on my head a few more times for that price.


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Re: Boot struts

Post by the edmundator » Tue Feb 16, 2016 3:00 pm

Plenty of people have been happy with http://www.sgs-engineering.com/gas-struts.

They seem to have cocked up my order - I don't think they could handle the extra complication of an order for a Golf and a Scirocco at the same time.

You also have to be careful which way round they've attached the connectors, as invariably they are the wrong way round (easily fixed as they unscrew).


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Re: Boot struts

Post by unknownmale » Tue Feb 16, 2016 5:58 pm

Cheers. Stupid question but is this a set or singular?


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Re: Boot struts

Post by the edmundator » Tue Feb 16, 2016 10:33 pm

They're sold individually (you need to order 2). Make sure you get the ones for later cars as the pressure is higher for the larger rear spoiler.


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Re: Boot struts

Post by unknownmale » Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:06 pm

Cheers


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Re: Boot struts

Post by Nate » Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:05 pm

Go scrapyard hunting. Suggestion - almera ones have the same fittings on the end. Will go measure in a minute, as conveniently I have a scrap almera sat on the drive. I thought about this the other day as I (annoyingly) sold them


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Re: Boot struts

Post by Nate » Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:03 pm

Almera ones are 21" long and rocco ones are 20.5" long. Close enuf I reckon. The bad news is that the Almera has a ball both ends and the rocco has a ball one and and pin &eye the other. Half inch probably won't make a difference to operation I wouldn't have thought. Yous gonna have to get trawling the scrappy


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Re: Boot struts

Post by the edmundator » Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:20 pm

You also need to know the pressure in the struts - SGS say a mk2 Scirocco with the large spoiler should have 470N force, whereas the mk2 Golf only needs 270N. As I found out, if you fit them to the wrong car, the Golf boot is very difficult to close and the Scirocco may as well have knackered old struts.


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Re: Boot struts

Post by Nate » Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:35 pm

Or get a piece of plastic overflow pipe the same length as the exposed piston. Slide it over the top and you can wedge the boot up with it


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Re: Boot struts

Post by DannyH » Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:26 pm

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/361478450622? ... EBIDX%3AIT

Don't know if they are right or good but might be worth an email


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Re: Boot struts

Post by unknownmale » Wed Mar 02, 2016 8:31 pm

Just got some today. Can't compress them at all. Not even 1mm. I'm sure it'll be easier once fitted. But thought they would budge a bit


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Re: Boot struts

Post by Blueshark » Wed Mar 02, 2016 9:34 pm

unknownmale wrote:Just got some today. Can't compress them at all. Not even 1mm. I'm sure it'll be easier once fitted. But thought they would budge a bit
470Nm is equal to 47kg of pressure :-D , try pushing that in by hand.

Put one end to the floor and push at the other end.


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Re: Boot struts

Post by unknownmale » Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:45 am

Blueshark wrote:
unknownmale wrote:Just got some today. Can't compress them at all. Not even 1mm. I'm sure it'll be easier once fitted. But thought they would budge a bit
470Nm is equal to 47kg of pressure :-D , try pushing that in by hand.

Put one end to the floor and push at the other end.


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Yeah thats what I did. I'm about 70kg, didn't slightly move. Wondered if they had to be unscrewed or something.


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Re: Boot struts

Post by Blueshark » Thu Mar 03, 2016 10:58 am

The lid makes quit a nice lever you will be surprised.

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