boot struts

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boot struts

Postby Hooks » Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:14 pm

Guys n ladies,
Is there any other struts off newer cars that can fit the Capri and do the same job?

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Re: boot struts

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:23 pm

Hi,
If you'd like to keep the original boot struts, but yours are a little feeble, it may be possible to get them re-gassed.
SGS Engineering do it https://www.sgs-engineering.com/gas-str ... ng-service .
When I had mine done a few years ago, it cost around £35.

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Re: boot struts

Postby pbar » Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:26 am

I'm pretty sure that my friend Alan (deals in Capri parts and spares, etc.) had some new ones for sale. You can always phone or text him - 07757947080 Just mention Paul with the red Laser. He's a nice guy.

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Re: boot struts

Postby andyd » Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:28 am

I can recommend SGS :cheers:

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Re: boot struts

Postby Paul G » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:36 am

andyd wrote:I can recommend SGS :cheers:



:agree:

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Re: boot struts

Postby tejb1 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:19 am

Last year they quoted me £48 to re gas or £56 to supply new. On top of the £48 you'd have to send your existing ones off, so at that price differential I'd just buy new I think. That said, with other things being bigger priorities I never got around to actually ordering in the end. I tell myself I'll do it next week every time the tailgate catch crashes into the small of my back (oww!).

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Re: boot struts

Postby andyd » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:33 am

tejb1 wrote:Last year they quoted me £48 to re gas or £56 to supply new. On top of the £48 you'd have to send your existing ones off, so at that price differential I'd just buy new I think. That said, with other things being bigger priorities I never got around to actually ordering in the end. I tell myself I'll do it next week every time the tailgate catch crashes into the small of my back (oww!).

I paid around £45 in 2015 and that included my postage of the struts to them.
I sent them off on the Monday afternoon, and they were back on the car Thursday lunchtime :)

And yes those tailgates do hurt when they come down on you :swear:

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Re: boot struts

Postby Noel » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:04 am

SGS offer a good service yes, and the other nice thing about re-gassing your existing struts is that you keep struts with the right date code on them - a date code that is broadly in line with the build date of your car. Which is nice if you count rivets.

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Re: boot struts

Postby Arya2.0S » Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:18 pm

pbar wrote:I'm pretty sure that my friend Alan (deals in Capri parts and spares, etc.) had some new ones for sale. You can always phone or text him - 07757947080 Just mention Paul with the red Laser. He's a nice guy.

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Unless he sends them to the wrong address and they go missing and refuses to give you a refund of course...

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Re: boot struts

Postby Hooks » Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:42 pm

Cheers for that info fellas