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    boot /tailgate

    I bought some boot struts off flea bay and they are miles bigger that the ones that are on , did they do 2 differnent types ?
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    Yes. Prefacelift are longer than facelift. Facelift were never officially supplied inEurope, so spares might be a little more interesting. This is something I have been meaning to work out, as since I put sound deadening in my tailgate it doesn;t like to stay up in cold weather!

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    My brother just fitted new ones to his facelift and delivered in about a week
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    Good delivery time, that!

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    Still looking ,I have found a company that might be ablue to get some ,they need the part number off the strutts , there is no number on mine .
    Anyone help ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by ianturbo View Post
    Still looking ,I have found a company that might be ablue to get some ,they need the part number off the strutts , there is no number on mine .
    Anyone help ??
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    Interesting! I'll try to remember to have a look tomorrow for the part numbers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elnevio View Post
    Interesting! I'll try to remember to have a look tomorrow for the part numbers.
    Cheers, ive had a look and i can only find the pfl one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianturbo View Post
    Cheers, ive had a look and i can only find the pfl one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianturbo View Post
    Cheers, ive had a look and i can only find the pfl one.

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    Dammit, that was what I meant to do earlier!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Confused View Post
    Cheers . I'll see what they say .
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    Lol, I've literally just looked up the part numbers too

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    Quote Originally Posted by elnevio View Post
    Lol, I've literally just looked up the part numbers too
    I've just emailed the company. To be honest I'm not hoping for good news

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianturbo View Post
    I've just emailed the company. To be honest I'm not hoping for good news

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    Well, I guess there's a possibility of a group buy that could bring a special order price down a bit!

    The issue with giving them dimensions, is that we don't know what the stock force rating is? Is it 600N? 800? 400?

    The main body is 18mm diameter (which is less than many boot struts, I've seen so many at 22mm). Closed length is 360mm and open length is 510mm. I can't remember if that measurement is pin to pin or end to end, I'd have to check again. /waits a moment

    Right, I've had another look, and the distance when fully open between the centre of the ball joints is 507mm. Can't measure the closed length directly, but the 'cleaned' part of the ram is 163mm long, which would suggest a closed length of 344mm, although there may be space for it retract another 5 or 10mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elnevio View Post
    Well, I guess there's a possibility of a group buy that could bring a special order price down a bit!

    The issue with giving them dimensions, is that we don't know what the stock force rating is? Is it 600N? 800? 400?

    The main body is 18mm diameter (which is less than many boot struts, I've seen so many at 22mm). Closed length is 360mm and open length is 510mm. I can't remember if that measurement is pin to pin or end to end, I'd have to check again. /waits a moment

    Right, I've had another look, and the distance when fully open between the centre of the ball joints is 507mm. Can't measure the closed length directly, but the 'cleaned' part of the ram is 163mm long, which would suggest a closed length of 344mm, although there may be space for it retract another 5 or 10mm.
    This is the thing i need to fill in . Ive measured the strut , how much does the tailgate weigh? .


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    Quote Originally Posted by ianturbo View Post
    This is the thing i need to fill in . Ive measured the strut , how much does the tailgate weigh? .


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    Can't read most of the image, but I get the idea.

    While the weight of the boot is important, where it lifts it is probably more so as the closer to the hinge it lifts, the more lifting force is required. Might be time to get the bathroom scales and some lengths of wood out!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by elnevio View Post
    Can't read most of the image, but I get the idea.

    While the weight of the boot is important, where it lifts it is probably more so as the closer to the hinge it lifts, the more lifting force is required. Might be time to get the bathroom scales and some lengths of wood out!!
    Thats what i was thinking. Ill see what the weather is like at the weekend.

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    Remove a strut and push against a scale to see when it starts closing? Although at 800N that will be getting quite tricky!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Mann View Post
    Remove a strut and push against a scale to see when it starts closing? Although at 800N that will be getting quite tricky!
    I think they go off the weight of the tailgate.
    I'll let you know what they say .

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