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Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 1:42 pm 
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need new boot struts, sedan, hte shocker things that help lift the boot lid up.
do i just get standard ones or is there some heavy duty ones to get.
have a spoiler.
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Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 10:21 pm 
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Ford have three different boot struts.
Standard boot.
Boots with spoiler
EL GT.

IIRC they are not very expensive.

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 1:04 pm 
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i know theyre not very expensive but which of the three is best.
my mom and sister use the car as well thats why i'm asking.
i take it elgt is the best of the three and can fit strsight onto my el.
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Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 1:36 pm 
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I'd go with the middle one unless you have an EL GT wing. Fitting too strong a strut will stress the strut mount and they are prone to breaking their spot welds on the EF/EL.

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 1:38 pm 
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Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 1:44 pm 
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So does the boot strut for a spoiler mount actually help lift the boot lid easier than the standard boot strut?

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 1:47 pm 
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I hope so!! Just put the XR spoiler on the back of mine and now can hardly lift the bastard!! Surely the spoiler isn't that heavy!! Bloody leverage.

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 2:02 pm 
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ppl with spoilers will need a heavey duty strut(the medium one). Else the boot wont pop up properly.

we recently replaced outs. Did the job.

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 2:09 pm 
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Vic wrote:
So does the boot strut for a spoiler mount actually help lift the boot lid easier than the standard boot strut?

Yes, but fit it to a boot without a spoiler and it will give too much assistance, the boot will open too quickly.

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 2:12 pm 
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Well my current struts don't do much at all. If I hit the boot release button, the boot lid doesn't move. I have to lift it by hand and there is some weight to it.

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 2:20 pm 
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Replace those with some new ones and it will work fine. Mine didn't lift when I got the car and I had them replaced under warrenty. On a hot day the boot flys open, on a cold day it lifts gently.

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 2:31 pm 
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Ahhh so thats just stuffed boot struts on my car. They are just meant to pop the bootlid open all the way by themselves. Neat.

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2005 6:27 pm 
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Darin, what are they worth mate? (the XR style ones)

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2005 6:30 pm 
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Vic wrote:
Well my current struts don't do much at all. If I hit the boot release button, the boot lid doesn't move. I have to lift it by hand and there is some weight to it.


I thought thats you open a boot..... never knew they can do it all by themselves!! :lol:
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Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2005 9:12 pm 
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I have the problem with my EA now I have a spoiler on. Will these struts fit the EA.. Cheers

Also how much should I expect to pay for a pair of the MID ones????

 

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