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    Question does any1 have a gas strut to hold up their bonnet insted of metal arm

    after some info, does any1 have a "gas strut" to hold up their bonnet insted of the metal arm, if so, any chance of a pic of where it secures onto please...
    have seen one on fleece-bay and was wondering if it wud fit/work ok..

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VAUXHALL-V...item19c5b59547

    cheers guys....micky...

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    If you got a face lift then no you can't fit them because the bonnet is made of alloy and it would twist it

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    As said above. As soon as you go to shut the bonnet after fitting it, you'll fold your bonnet in half
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    As above Micky, the fixings arent there to do although it could be bolted on and fixings spot welded if necessary. But the struts are soo powerful being on one side only it would flex and twist the bonnet as soon as you use it. You can lift a facelift bonnet when its off the car with just one finger, shows you how light it is...
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    could you not fit to struts to stop the twisting?

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    cheers guys, gutted........never mind time 2 think of another mod...;-)

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    oooo... I feel a need to be smug ... my lovely and wonderful pre-facelift GSi has not one but TWO gas struts holding up the bonnet


    .... I just knew pre-faces were better

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    ive only 1 on my GSi.

    does that mean my ptw ratio is better than yours haha

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    had 2 on the v6 tractor...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimTay View Post
    ive only 1 on my GSi.

    does that mean my ptw ratio is better than yours haha
    Technically, yes .... but it also means your GSi is faulty until you fit the missing strut

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