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Question Boot struts..

Sorry if this has been brought up before but can someone recommend some new gas struts for my EX with no spoiler etc fed up of hitting my head now.....
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These are supposed to be an excellent upgrade.

Honda Civic 2006 Tailgate/Boot Gas Strut - 74820SMGE020M1 6218XQ
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Some on here have fitted Merc ML struts from 98-05 model year, they are slightly stiffer than Honda ones and seem to do a better job.
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Some on here have fitted Merc ML struts from 98-05 model year, they are slightly stiffer than Honda ones and seem to do a better job.
I don't know about the Guys on here who've installed these ones but after about 1yr, both of mine are leaking quite badly....
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mine are still going strong pal
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mine are still going strong pal
Alright Farqui, mine still work fine but not as they did when purchased ie, almost gave you an uppercut when the boot was opened.. They have started to leak and whatever is leaking out of them is making the paint bubble on the strut body....

Maybe I open my boot more ????

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Maybe. I'm in there a few times a week. Not daily tho.

FYI: mine have been fitted since Aug'15.
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Maybe. I'm in there a few times a week. Not daily tho.

FYI: mine have been fitted since Aug'15.
I think mine were fitted round about the same time as I think quite a few bought them about the same time..... I do use mine daily though....
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Apologies for digging up this post but I noticed my struts operate no problem but they have quite a lot of surface rust on them which I thought was odd.


Reckon I should just replace them or if-it-isn't-broken etc?
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If it ain't broke...

If the rust bothers you, then clean them up and give them a quick spray with satin black/similar.
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In the thread somewhere, I'm certain there's mention that Honda have 2 strengths of strut.

1 is 'the normal' one, for hatches / rear doors without wings, etc.
1 is for CTR, etc., which has extra to lift.

When actual force was quoted, the CTR strength strut was at least as powerful as the Merc ML replacements.

FYI - I replaced with ML ones off Ebay and have some surface rust at the top - not ideal, but might clean and put a smidge of Vaseline on.

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I find the boot quite heavy, are the struts supposed to open the boot all the way up? Or just about half way then you push the rest?

Argh, nevermind i found another post and got my answer.

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Good struts should lift the tailgate to max height, sounds like yours are tired.
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I bought some of these

Honda Civic 2006 Tailgate/Boot Gas Strut - 74820SMGE020M1 6218XQ

as mentioned about april last year, noticed last week one was leaking. Fair play to struts depot they replaced no questioned asked and even supplying the Merc ones instead. Came with a 3 year guarantee. yet to fit them but hopefully they'll last and work better. my civic has a larger OEM spoiler so it does struggle with the weight.
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I have just fitted the merc struts and they send the boot flying up but beware they are pretty stiff to try to shut the boot again so my girlfriend does struggle and pretty much has to use both hands
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I have just fitted the merc struts and they send the boot flying up but beware they are pretty stiff to try to shut the boot again so my girlfriend does struggle and pretty much has to use both hands
It'll be a good work out for her!

The struts ease with use and calm down on the cooler days, so should get easier for her to close, after a while.
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It'll be a good work out for her!

The struts ease with use and calm down on the cooler days, so should get easier for her to close, after a while.
Not too worried since it's my car and i like having it go straight up as I'm fairly tall
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Not too worried since it's my car and i like having it go straight up as I'm fairly tall
If you're tall, then hopefully it won't crack you on the chin!
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I have just fitted the merc struts and they send the boot flying up but beware they are pretty stiff to try to shut the boot again so my girlfriend does struggle and pretty much has to use both hands
Watch that you don't get an uppercut too as my Mrs almost did
Mine are still working but not as effective and they are leaking...
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Watch that you don't get an uppercut too as my Mrs almost did
Mine are still working but not as effective and they are leaking...
Wouldn't be surprised if I do hit myself when I forget that I've changed them. Sounds like something stupid I would do
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