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Vr vs boot strut difference

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Right the problem is I`ve got my missus car that has an after market sploiler
the struts are clapped and I need another set, there are two types the non spoiler and spoiler type the spoiler type is for factory fitted spoilers, so my question really is ..whats the difference, mounting points, more weight from the spoiler = needing bigger struts or what?, the ads on ebay are vauge at best...help please.
 
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pay for postage and i will send you a good pair from a vs boot with a spoiler
 

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Zuicider knows what the is talking about - the boot and spoiler need a heavier strut and sellers usually ask if the boot has a spoiler.
 

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To look at there is no physical difference between standard struts and struts to suit a spoiler and they both fit the same way. The struts to suit the boot with a spoiler just have a higher compressive pressure to compensate for the added weight of the spoiler.
 

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Heres the tech data -

So struts are rated by the amount of energy in Newtons they can push.

Standard VR/VS boot strut = 460 Newton pressure
VR/VS Stato/Commo + Wings/Spoilers = 530-550 Newton pressure

The geniune units are made by Lift-o-Mat, and the newton rating is printed on the struts at the bottom of the blurb. i.e. 460N will be printed in larger letters than the rest.

If the strut is a lower newton than required, it wont push up the extra weight.

The strut re-gas mobs will make them whatever pressure you want, will cost around 66 for the pair.
 
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Heres the tech data -

So struts are rated by the amount of energy in Newtons they can push.

Standard VR/VS boot strut = 460 Newton pressure
VR/VS Stato/Commo + Wings/Spoilers = 530-550 Newton pressure

The geniune units are made by Lift-o-Mat, and the newton rating is printed on the struts at the bottom of the blurb. i.e. 460N will be printed in larger letters than the rest.

If the strut is a lower newton than required, it wont push up the extra weight.

The strut re-gas mobs will make them whatever pressure you want, will cost around 66 for the pair.
Thats good tech data haloeight, I've always wondered how you could tell how much force struts have, now I know.:thumbsup:
 

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hey

Right the problem is I`ve got my missus car that has an after market sploiler
the struts are clapped and I need another set, there are two types the non spoiler and spoiler type the spoiler type is for factory fitted spoilers, so my question really is ..whats the difference, mounting points, more weight from the spoiler = needing bigger struts or what?, the ads on ebay are vauge at best...help please.
hey just wondering if you have any pictures of the gas struts in the VR/VS Sedan ... Just as i am trying to convert my VN so it has gas struts
 

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Can we get this thread made a sticky? That info isn't easy to find!

I'll also add that you need to install the struts in a way so that the seal at the top of the piston shaft is facing down, as they are lubricated by oil inside the body of the strut. If you install them the other eway, the seal will dry out, causing the gas to escape and stuffing up the strut.

Finally, if you get a re-gas on the struts and ask the regasser to do them, say 15-20 newtons higher than spec, you should get the boot to automatically pop up when you press the release.

I'll have a photo of the strut assembly when I can get it off my phone.
 

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IMAG0254.jpg

Heres an image of the strut setup.
 
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