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    Same things that hold the boot open, i had these on my pre-facelift 2.0DTi

    I now have a 06 SRI and a cr4ppy thing to hold the bonnet up.... do you thing the gas struts could be retro fitted ??

    Or does anyone have them fitted

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    Not realy as the facelift bonnets are alluminium and would bend if on of these struts were fitted.

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    wondered why the bonnet feels so light when i open it,thatl be why then with it bein aluminium.

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    if you want a banana bonnet, then fit it lol as thats what will happen because the strutt is to strong for the ally bonnet

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    Someone retro-fitted a bonnet lifter to their facelift bonnet. They did a facelift conversion and then fitted the lifter. Can't recall who it was though.

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    My pre-face has these and the bonnet is aluminium

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teza View Post
    My pre-face has these and the bonnet is aluminium
    The skin is ally, the strengthening bits are steel
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sig View Post
    The skin is ally, the strengthening bits are steel

    So could it be done, anyone here done it

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    I think it was nhudson who face lifted his Signum and mentioned he had done it, not heard since how he has gone on with it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spennny View Post
    So could it be done, anyone here done it
    Thats the prefacelift thats steel and ally. The facelift is all ally and isn't as strong thats why they tend to bend. Personally, i wouldn't risk it, bonnets aren't cheap and I would never be happy with the colour match of the new one.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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