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    Default Bonnet lifters

    Can you get these on a Vectra-C?

    I'd like some, so instead of lifting the bonnet, then hooking the catch on, I'd like to open the bonnet, and have it lift by itself, and stay there. You can get some for the Corsa-C easily, but will these fit?

    I highly doubt they will though.

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    They were standard on the pre-facelift. I have not heard of anyone fitting them to the facelift though. You might be the first if you get them to work proporly.

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    Heard stories about them on the facelift - apparently they can cause the bonnet to twist because its Aluminium. Wether its true or not im not really sure ??
    Not willing to take the risk tho

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    just remember the how2 and the pics..

    EDIT.. and maybe the aftermath

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    dont all vec c's have bonnet struts mine does on a 04 rg??? pop it and a quick tug and away she goes .

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    Quote Originally Posted by signum_1.9 View Post
    Heard stories about them on the facelift - apparently they can cause the bonnet to twist because its Aluminium. Wether its true or not im not really sure ??
    Not willing to take the risk tho
    Yeah I read that before on here aswell m8...

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    I have one on mine & it works a treat, sort of goes shhhhhwwish & keeps the bonnet out of my way. ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tadpole View Post
    I have one on mine & it works a treat, sort of goes shhhhhwwish & keeps the bonnet out of my way. ..
    What does it do again..?

    (My pre has them too... )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tadpole View Post
    I have one on mine & it works a treat, sort of goes shhhhhwwish & keeps the bonnet out of my way. ..
    Is yours a Facelift model?

    I have a 57 plate SRi, and was disappointed at not having them. I read the stories of the alu bonnet bending, but I thought maybe some aftermarket one's won't be that bad.

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    could you not retro fit oem ones on either side of the bonnet?that should surely stop the twisting....get a how2 done you know ya wanna!

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