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Has anybody actually got some tailgate struts that actually do what there supposed to? I have had several attempts at this and best I can get is will hold the tailgate up in position after physically man  handling the tailgate up without assistance from the struts. 

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11 hours ago, SIMON LC said:

Has anybody actually got some tailgate struts that actually do what there supposed to? I have had several attempts at this and best I can get is will hold the tailgate up in position after physically man  handling the tailgate up without assistance from the struts. 

Stock ones work fine

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SGS is the place to go to.

There was a set of forum struts doing the rounds but they have probably disappeared into someone's bin or shelf by now. It's better to have access to a second set for a couple of reasons. The setup was people would get passed someone else's replaced weak struts to send off to SGS for a refit (they recycle the fittings with around a 10 day turn around) with new gas struts. The benefit of this were clear. First up you wouldn't have a strutless tailgate awaiting a new set coming back. Second up its far easier to change one strut at a time than deal with a very heavy tailgate totally unassisted. Third up it was nice having a forum set available. If you do need to remove both struts be aware if you are unfortunate and end up breaking the rear screen its a limited supply heritage only option now at heritage only pricing.

Might be worth putting a call out for the forum set that someone will have unless they just binned their removed struts having had the evolving forum set refurbished.

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23 hours ago, SIMON LC said:

I had supratronix and they didn’t work. Sent originals off to SGS and disappointing. Standard original OEM tailgate spoiler fitted. 

I wondered why they were sent back because when i tested them they were fine (no problem refunding btw)

Wonder whats the cause of the bootlid being so heavy? Has it been painted multiple times? I have seen this with a oem bonnet that weighed a tonne

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