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    Default Boot Lid Strut Replacement

    Hey all,

    My boot sometimes doesn't stay open, normally when cold and weighed down with rain for instance. Looking both struts have weeped a little, right hand side the most.

    My question is has anyone changed these? I'm guessing it's an easy job?

    Si

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    I changed them on my old Vec B as they had leaked out.. its a 5 minute job tops

    When you buy replacements get the black ones though, as the 'bare metal' ones rust very quickly as i found out..

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    Is there uprated ones for bigger spoilers ? sorry for

    Irmscher Insignia CDTI 130

    MOD'S...Irmscher front spoiler, Irmscher mats, Irmscher door pins, Irmscher rear spoiler, Irmscher grille, Irmscher skirt & exhausts,Irmscher Roof spoiler MOD'S TO COME..Side skirts,Wheels

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    well they say they are.. My original ones on the Vec B struggled after I added a spoiler, so when i bought replacements from a bloke on ebay they said they were uprated to handle boots with spoilers etc.. well it does just about cope but I think they could do with being more uprated than they were..

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    btw when you change them , get somebody hold your boot open for you or get a broom handle, if you don't you will find out how heavy that thing is when it smacks down on your melon....

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    mine has fell on my head before and i danced a merry one all around the street

    Irmscher Insignia CDTI 130

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmac View Post
    mine has fell on my head before and i danced a merry one all around the street


    Replace 'thread' with 'post'

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    just replace with the normal ones, they are more then man enough.
    i changed mine at about xmas and what a differance with new struts,
    i couldn't belive how nackered my old ones where untill i change them.
    i got a rear wing and roof spoiler on mine and the new ones have no problem holding them up.

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    Cheers all!! ONLY today been able to check my original post!!!

    I found some standard I guess struts on Ebay for £15 each with postage, thought a bit pricey so phoned my local Vx, but could I get anyone in the parts section? No. I'll ring back today and compare prices.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by si_hoss View Post
    Cheers all!! ONLY today been able to check my original post!!!

    I found some standard I guess struts on Ebay for £15 each with postage, thought a bit pricey so phoned my local Vx, but could I get anyone in the parts section? No. I'll ring back today and compare prices.

    Thanks!
    vx are about £25 each m8

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