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    do facelifts have those gas struts like on a boot/ mine hasnt,could i fit 1...on mine and y do u think it hasnt been fit with one in the 1st place

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    No, the bonnet struts are only on the Pre-facelift Vec/Sig.

    I'm sure the reason they're not on the facelift is where the mounting point is on the front wing has a larger headlight in the way (further up the wing), so not an option to fit one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keif View Post
    No, the bonnet struts are only on the Pre-facelift Vec/Sig.

    I'm sure the reason they're not on the facelift is where the mounting point is on the front wing has a larger headlight in the way (further up the wing), so not an option to fit one.
    fitted one to mine but i had the mounting on the wing not a great pic to see it DSC06936.jpg

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    mount already there then? without goin to have a look

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    i was told it wasnt there because of the weight of the bonnet the pre facelift bonnet is alot heavier than a facelift and the gas struts will buckle the bonnet dont know how true it is like

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    Quote Originally Posted by antowens View Post
    i was told it wasnt there because of the weight of the bonnet the pre facelift bonnet is alot heavier than a facelift and the gas struts will buckle the bonnet dont know how true it is like
    Mine has been on almost a year now and no problems ....personally i think its one of Vauxhalls cost cutting exercises

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    Quote Originally Posted by signumboy View Post
    Mine has been on almost a year now and no problems ....personally i think its one of Vauxhalls cost cutting exercises
    well were your bonnet strut mounts to mine has the thing that holds the bonnet up so am wondering if they can be swapped and if it can i am going to do it looks like a trip the scrappy for me tomorrow to investigate wonder if they preface ones fit facelifts

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    Quote Originally Posted by antowens View Post
    well were your bonnet strut mounts to mine has the thing that holds the bonnet up so am wondering if they can be swapped and if it can i am going to do it looks like a trip the scrappy for me tomorrow to investigate wonder if they preface ones fit facelifts

    oooooohhh let me know please!!!

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    i will do the scrap yards round here i have never seen a faclift vectra so i couldnt comment so gunna see what the preface has to offer and shall post up tomorrow

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    Answer is no the bottom mount can't be swapped as its spot welded to the car an hole hole for the top could be drilled and mounted but not the bottom

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