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Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 4:11 pm 
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im not sure if this is meant to happen with the EF boots, but are they supposed to stay upright when open? with my boot... i need to hold it up if the ground isnt flat... found out the hard way (OUCH) lol.

is there meant to be some hydraulic thing to keep it up? did the EF's come with that or is mine just missing it.

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 4:13 pm 
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EF's should have hydraulic struts that go directly back into the boot.

Yours sound as though they are stuffed. I don't think that the boot would stay up even on flat ground without them. The boots are fairly heavy.
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Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 4:40 pm 
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And if you have a spoiler its even worse...

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 4:51 pm 
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My boot is heavy, but it stays up. Was wondering about replacing the struts on them. VNs to VS commodores uses two pieces of spring steel i believe, and it seems to work better. Dont need replacing, and it lift the lid up by itself.

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 4:59 pm 
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Ford used the crossed peices of metal back in the day of the X series falcon.

I'm not sure how far they go back though, my FC LTD definately did, so therefore it goes back at least as far as the XD, everything my parents or myself have owned older than that was a wagon so not sure.

I am pretty sure that a mates XC GXL does also, if that is the case back to the XA's, probably before that too I would imagine.
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Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 5:08 pm 
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ok i just went and checked my dads ba and my ef and in my boot there is no black pieces (hyraulidc strut).

so this would probably be the reason for it not staying up.. and yes.. the boot is heavy... i felt it :P

how much are these struts?

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 5:24 pm 
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Boot struts vary in price from 25-45 dollars each check on ebay as they are always on there :lol:

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 6:06 pm 
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Andrew J wrote:
My boot is heavy, but it stays up. Was wondering about replacing the struts on them. VNs to VS commodores uses two pieces of spring steel i believe, and it seems to work better. Dont need replacing, and it lift the lid up by itself.


nah dude, vs & vr have struts, i just changed a set on my brothers s**t.

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2005 1:45 am 
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yeh mine is exactly like that, ef with spoiler

very heavy boot

I think I may need to replace the hydraulics there
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Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2005 1:50 am 
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super cheap auto have em...
i think they were like $30

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2005 2:18 pm 
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Yeah, mine s**t there selves after i got my car, my boot is about twice as heavy as a standard falcon boot, i bought a set off ebay for about $40, awesome investment..:)

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Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2005 8:19 pm 
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Pull the shock tower covers off, or try and see through to where the strutts connect to the car, i thought mine were fagged, but one had actually broken at the weld point, theres a flat plate on the end of the sturt which i screwed back into just behind the rear seat and all fixed

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2005 4:44 pm 
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i just went to repco but they only had the boot struts for the EF Falcon WITHOUT SPOILER.... will this still work on my xr6 as it has a spoiler or will the boot be too heavy?

*i dont even have them in my boot so i cant pull off or re gas them*

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2005 4:52 pm 
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stock XR spoiler? if so yeah, they'll handle it. If got the stock struts and a GT spolier - they're heavy.

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2005 9:28 pm 
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yer its just standard xr6 spoiler..

 

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