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Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:10 pm 
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I'm wanting to make the boot on my EL Futura open up all the way when the button is pressed and it's unlocked! Has anyone done this before? Ideas on how to achieve this? Could high pressure struts be the answer?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Automatically Opening Boot Lid? EL EF
Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:13 pm 
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My boot used to open by itself but the struts got tired, and the dynamat probably doesn't help

 

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 Post subject: Re: Automatically Opening Boot Lid? EL EF
Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:15 pm 
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61xkwagon wrote:
My boot used to open by itself but the struts got tired, and the dynamat probably doesn't help



Did it open up all the way though? Or just a little?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Automatically Opening Boot Lid? EL EF
Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:31 pm 
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If the car was facing up hill it wouldn't open all the way but sitting on level ground it would

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:38 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Automatically Opening Boot Lid? EL EF
Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:22 pm 
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rustyeb1991 wrote:
linear actuators :mrgreen:



Have you done this setup before using linear actuators before? Or know someone who has who could help me out?

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:24 pm 
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if u use spolierd struts it should open all the way

 

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 Post subject: Re: Automatically Opening Boot Lid? EL EF
Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:47 pm 
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i put springs in mine.... when i get a chance ill take a pic and show ya and a little video

 

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 Post subject: Re: Automatically Opening Boot Lid? EL EF
Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:52 pm 
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jamestesta wrote:
i put springs in mine.... when i get a chance ill take a pic and show ya and a little video



That would be great! I look forward to seeing it! :D

 

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 Post subject: Re: Automatically Opening Boot Lid? EL EF
Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:05 pm 
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ryanpatrick42 wrote:
jamestesta wrote:
i put springs in mine.... when i get a chance ill take a pic and show ya and a little video



That would be great! I look forward to seeing it! :D


here is some quick shots in the night just so you know what i mean....

they work a treat i was gunna get a power accualtor but thats alot of effing around when a spring can do the same neat job :)


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 Post subject: Re: Automatically Opening Boot Lid? EL EF
Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:07 pm 
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and if you want more power just add another spring to the other side it all varies with the type of spring you get

 

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 Post subject: Re: Automatically Opening Boot Lid? EL EF
Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:16 am 
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heres some video off the boot

http://youtu.be/k3CryekoqVM

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:48 pm 
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That's really cool. At first I thought it was going to be crap (like the old XF spring loaded boot) and have a huge jolt when it hits the rubber stops, but that is very smooth.
I might look in to this myself.

Am I right in guessing that the spring runs out of tension before the boot is fully open and that's why it slows down for the last part?


The only thing I don't 100% like about it is if you accidentally bump the button, it is very welcoming to a thief when your boot is open, whereas the std way, you have a high chance of getting away with it unless someone hears it pop, or physically checks it. It's no different to how my XF was though.

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:02 pm 
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yea it runs out of tension just before its fully up....

as for security theres ways you can go about it... like i was playing with a way of security by moving the bottom latch(the part where the lock clicks to) around and i got it to a point where you have to press the button twice inorder for it to pop open.... but the draw back of that was the boot didnt really sit flush and look out of whack and also it was abit hard to push down to lock like it took a few goes to push it down to lock... in the end i put it back to normal.... ive done this mod last year to my first car and never had real big trouble with it accidentally opening... in the end its your choice whether to do this mod

 

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 Post subject: Re: Automatically Opening Boot Lid? EL EF
Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:20 pm 
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jamestesta wrote:
heres some video off the boot

http://youtu.be/k3CryekoqVM


That's very cool. I'll defiantly look into it myself. Thanks for taking the time to show me. :)

 

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