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I've just had my mugen style spoiler fitted on my type s gt but now my boot won't always stay open. I believe I need stronger boot struts (if that's what they're called). What struts should I get?
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I fitted the mercedes ones. Boot opens no problem now
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A lot of people rate the SGS Engineering ones, I fitted these and the right hand side one is now weeping oil at an alarming rate for something that was only fitted three months ago (changed them both simultaneously with a wooden blank holding the tailgate up so no uneven wear).

They ping the boot up something fierce though, nearly took my face off the first time.
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I got the merc ML ones, don't get your chin in the way
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I got the merc ML ones, don't get your chin in the way
I take it boot struts are a pretty universal application that can be used across different brands and models? I may look into these!

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I fitted the mercedes ones. Boot opens no problem now
We're they off eBay? Do you have an item number or what model of Mercedes are they originally for?
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We're they off eBay? Do you have an item number or what model of Mercedes are they originally for?
A lot on here swear by them bu both of mine worked fine for a few month, on one occasion the boot almost gave my Mrs an uppercut but they both leaked after a few month and their effectiveness wasn't as good.
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Here you go. Mine were fine.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-x-New-M...-/282689082211
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I don't think they are the same I got Flashy as I didn't see a 3YR warranty otherwise I'd have returned them..
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Aha, have to say they were very good. Actually a quid cheaper than last year.
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A lot of people rate the SGS Engineering ones, I fitted these and the right hand side one is now weeping oil at an alarming rate for something that was only fitted three months ago (changed them both simultaneously with a wooden blank holding the tailgate up so no uneven wear).

They ping the boot up something fierce though, nearly took my face off the first time.
Im literally crying with laughter at this! Every time I read it I get worse haha

On topic I was thinking about the struts on mine. Current ones open at a snail pace, in contrast to when I close when it really slams shut.
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Installed Monroe boot struts for the Mercedes ML Class W163 last week. They've costed 10£ each and work flawlessly.
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was wondering where did you spoiler from and do you have a pic with it on cheers.
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was wondering where did you spoiler from and do you have a pic with it on cheers.
I've sourced them from a local store and i'm not UK-based. You're lucky i still have the box. Here you go...


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What about fitting just one Merc one on my car? Will it make the hatch 'lighter' without taking my face off?
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What about fitting just one Merc one on my car? Will it make the hatch 'lighter' without taking my face off?
Can't say for sure the following applies for those and other struts fitted to vehicle hatchbacks, but those fitted to machinery opening guards etc in my experience all were adjustable for pressure by release of gas via a grub screw at the base of the strut body.

Care to taken as easy as is to release any gas, there's no way to get any back in there. (would have thought any gas strut 'bought off the shelf' with same stroke and body length together with same body and rod dia. would do the trick-if facility to adjust pressure as above)
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What about fitting just one Merc one on my car? Will it make the hatch 'lighter' without taking my face off?
Just fit two and be done with it. Mine has the Type-R spoiler and it just opens ok. It will not take your face off.
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Mine has the Type-R spoiler and it just opens ok.
But mine hasn't, which is why I am a bit circumspoect.
I suppose that answer is to buy a pair and damn well try it.
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But mine hasn't, which is why I am a bit circumspoect.
I suppose that answer is to buy a pair and damn well try it.
Oh i see... In that case in don't know.
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