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Boot Struts (VX)

Discussion in 'VT - VX Holden Commodore (1997 - 2002)' started by Brady Leighton, Dec 7, 2018 at 5:34 AM.

  1. Brady Leighton

    Brady Leighton New Member

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    Nope.

    Would need a motor to lift it a bit first.
    Stronger struts would lift it quicker and might take you head off though.

    On second thought I had a pulsar that would lift like that so maybe i'm wrong.
     
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    From what i can remember, The struts for the boot's that have the spoiler fitted, are stronger than the
    standard ones. They may provide a little more lift, but not to the extent of them lifting the boot the whole way up.
    It may be a case of having to have them made specifically for your application.
     
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    I have a spoiler and the standard single strut on each side is fine for opening the boot. Your's are stuffed and needs replacing with a new ones, a cheap and easy installation.
    The struts are the higher pressure struts for cars with a spoiler, including HSV models.
    We purchased ours from the Gas Strut Guys $35.00 and $10.00 empress postage.
     
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    My car has a vx talon spoiler attached.

    Does your boot lift by its self when you press the unlock button on the key?
     
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    I've never seen a VT/VX/VY/VZ open the boot by itself. Curious myself to see if anyone has figured this out (self lifting).
     
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    I was thinking springs maybe?
     
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    Maybe, or you could look into what the VK era cars used, I'm pretty sure they would pop fairly high with no struts at all.
     
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    Did they open to 100%
     
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    Yep opens fully, one lick on the remote and the boot opens fully. You buy the 2 struts that are especially made for boots with spoilers.
    No springs or motors just the 2 high pressure struts, will have ours on Friday.
    I'll take some pictures and post them.
     
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    both my boots have spoilers and these struts, maybe they are just worn out.
     
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    I have had my VX SS from brand new and when you hit the button you here the boot unlock but maybe just lifts around 1cm if that, if you were not watching you would not even know the boot was unlocked. Been like that from day one. Nothing wrong with the struts as they hold the boot open quite strongly, they are obviously genuine Holden struts as I have had the car from new.
     
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    Yeah my boot pops about that much. I am just trying to get some auto opening action as i intend to install a custom subwoofer box. And i want it to just be a bit showcar-y
     
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    i replaced my boot lift struts with a set of ebay specials in august last year and my boot still bounces off the bump stops every time i hit the remote button on the key fob and i only ordered a set of standard boot struts.
     
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    Mine's self lifting.......I lift it myself :)
     
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