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    Default Boot keeps falling on my head!

    The last few weeks my boot has been coming down on my head. It was worse when it was really or there was ice on the glass in which case you had to hold the boot up.

    I got so fed up with it that I looked into replacing the gas struts. To my surprise it was the easiest thing in the world to do! Just pull out the metal band holding the socket on the ball joint and pull away. What did catch me off guard was how flipping heavy the boot was even with one strut remaining. I managed to put the new strut on whilst holding the boot up with my other hand but would have been easier if someone else was there supporting the boot whilst I did the replacement. Both have been replaced and what a difference! At the moment it's a bit stiff to lift up and down but I'm expecting it to give after some use.

    It was so easy to do I have written a how2 HERE

    Hopefully thus will help those who have been getting bashed heads like me!

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    mine is starting to drop a bit now , looked at the link you put up in the how ,which one off the two did you buy . khalid

    the vectra has gone , but not far away so ill still see it form time to time

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    mine is getting like this on the VXR, bumped my head the other day because of it ...ouch

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    Quote Originally Posted by happypostie View Post
    mine is starting to drop a bit now , looked at the link you put up in the how ,which one off the two did you buy . khalid
    There is one for a spoiler and one without. I went for the one without as I don't count the SRI lip as a spoiler.

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    thanks ill have another look . and get the ones for the added spoiler, khalid

    the vectra has gone , but not far away so ill still see it form time to time

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    am i the only one who read the title to the tune of *raindrops keep falling??????????

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    Quote Originally Posted by paddyvectra View Post
    am i the only one who read the title to the tune of *raindrops keep falling??????????
    At first glance of the title, I thought he was complaining of footwear falling from the sky!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by paddyvectra View Post
    am i the only one who read the title to the tune of *raindrops keep falling??????????
    No i just did lol

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    Got my Struts from LMF, there solid as a rock and will easily hold a spoiler or stealth shelf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rushy View Post
    Got my Struts from LMF, there solid as a rock and will easily hold a spoiler or stealth shelf.
    thanks Rushy ill have a look there to . khalid

    the vectra has gone , but not far away so ill still see it form time to time

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