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Old 17th June 2024, 17:04   #11
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I understand SGS struts are manufactured in Derby which is handy,for me anyway 😁

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Old 19th June 2024, 05:07   #12
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I've just been on a saga replacing the boot struts on my ZT-T.
I started ordering a pair at a good price from Latvia and ended up receiving a pair for the tailgate glass. They have gone in the spares pile.
The second attempt was having the original struts regassed by a local company that specialises in that. They lasted about 3 months before going Pffffft.Finally, I ordered a pair of Stabilus struts from the UK. Now installed, and they work well. Phew!
Out of interest does anyone have the MGR or Stabilus part number for the tourer boot floor strut? My car came with the strut and mounting bracket missing (boot floor end). I have made up a bracket but not knowing the length and power of the strut it's all but impossible to source one.
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Old 19th June 2024, 07:42   #13
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Originally Posted by Rich in Vancouver View Post
Finally, I ordered a pair of Stabilus struts from the UK. Now installed, and they work well. Phew!
I'm glad that you've had ultimate success with the genuine part Rich. Did you buy from the supplier I recommended by any chance?
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You can even buy a genuine Stabilus replacement from agent F. A. Parkes in Leigh.
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Old 19th June 2024, 08:30   #14
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SGS gas struts for the R40 link.

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Old 14th July 2024, 18:27   #15
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Anyone found a use for the old gas struts? Mine look in good condition (although slightly down on force). I measured them against the 25, thinking of using some eBay brackets to fit the there. But they are too short, looking at the likely mounting points without drilling.
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