Boot Struts

dj_efk

A2OC Donor
Paul, I went for the ones @DuncanA2 bought and they work fine, although if I ordered again I'd probably go to 500N even though these are a little more powerful already than the 370N originals:
 

JavaGreen

Member
Paul, I went for the ones @DuncanA2 bought and they work fine, although if I ordered again I'd probably go to 500N even though these are a little more powerful already than the 370N originals:
Thanks, much appreciated. I suppose I could order a set of either to see what suits which car. The 1.6 is used as a run around the 1.4 we intend on keeping so could put the best option in that. Will be ordering in a couple of weeks, still working through my to do list etc👍
 

dj_efk

A2OC Donor
The 1.6 has a larger and therefore heavier boot spoiler in case you’re not aware - so I would go for 500N for that for sure
 

JavaGreen

Member
Crikey, just as well I spoke to you, this forum is priceless. Thank you very much.
Just checked the dimensions and indeed the fsi has a larger spoiler, you would not know with a cursory glance. Not sure if there is much difference in weight.
 

Proghound

Admin Team
The 1.6 has a larger and therefore heavier boot spoiler in case you’re not aware - so I would go for 500N for that for sure

Not sure if there is much difference in weight.

I don't think there'll be much difference either - unless water is getting in under the seal between it and the back window - it's hollow inside and so the larger one would hold more water! (Until you drill holes in the underside at the ends next to the glass to let it out). But even with water in, it's not much compared to the weight of the boot itself - ask anyone who's replaced their struts, it's not exactly a light panel :oops:
 
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