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  1. #1
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    Bonnet & Boot Gas Struts

    Can anyone give me a steer on these please?

    Bonnet struts open and closed lengths? Rating? One or two struts?

    Boot struts open and closed lengths? Rating? One or two struts?

    Any help appreciated

    Thanks

    Gary
    Classic Replica Viper currently in build

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    I bought the ones you can 'adjust' from SGS - GSSV8-300 for the bonnet, GSSV8-200 for the boot.

    Two were needed on the bonnet to stop it opening on the wonk, and I haven't done the boot yet!
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    I spent £52 on Ebay for two struts and all the fittings.

    Fitted one to the boot and one the bonnet, they work fine, but I think the bonnet needs a second strut.

    Get adjustable struts so you can let the pressure out down to the required level (be careful though, cos if you let too much out they'll need replacing).

    Do the bonnet first, that way, if you let too much gas out of the first one it will probably still be ok for the boot.
    Regards

    Craig Perry

    No, I'm not "repairing" it, I'm fine tuning its performance.

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    I've just ordered two replacement ones from Eckold Ltd

    http://www.eckold.co.uk/product.php?...cat=1&sub_cat=

    Qty Ordered Product Code Description Unit Price Net Amount2.00 20400 G06 15 0200 0 0510 WG22 WG22 090N 21.90 43.80

  5. #5
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    Bonnets need 2 as one pushes the bonnet out of line.

    Andy

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    I agree Aaron, go to SGS. If you call them first and tell them what you are doing they will tell you exactly what you need. Excellent service. I bought new ones for my Dax bonnet and boot last year.

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    Regards

    Craig Perry

    No, I'm not "repairing" it, I'm fine tuning its performance.

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    The load rating depends on the weight they are supporting. I had to replace mine on my Dax from Eckold. Not cheap but they were the correct direct replacements.

    David
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    Hi Gary
    Will have a look tomorrow. I’ve got two on the bonnet from RS Components. These are the type you de-gas. Should be able to find the receipt with part number. Also two on the boot but can’t remember from where so will have to look.
    Dek

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    Same as me from RS. Two bonnet stainless steel and they have lasted a long time and still working fine unlike the original ones. The ones I got are adjustable so as long as you get the correct length you can adjust for your bonnet or boot set up.

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