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    gas struts

    I need two gas struts adjustable if pos about 10in long closed for my bonnet can any body provide any info on price ect many thanks




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    RE: gas struts

    You could try the RS compnents book as they have different sizes in there
    cheers
    Paul

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    RE: gas struts

    Hi Mark

    I got 2 pairs for my AK from Radio Spares, they are adjustable for pressure and work well. I paid 85 inc vat.

    Since purchasing mine I notice that Ken at AK sells them for 75 + VAT


    Cheers
    Miket

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    RE: gas struts

    Miket

    Which ones did you get from RS? I am interested as I will shortly need some myself.

    I see from the latest catalogue they are around the 45 mark for two. As far as I am aware AK charge 80 per pair which starts to get expensive if you do the boot as well.

    Cheers John

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    RE: gas struts

    If you are going to any shows soon, a few do the Relaiant Scimitar gas struts which are tthe same I think as the Capri boot ones. I use them on the Dax bonnet and they were 20 a pair. Perfect pressure, they could have been designed for the job.
    MIke.

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    RE: gas struts

    Eyup fat boy northern... what are you doing posting a technical queery in the general discussions forum.

    From what Mikey says it looks like I'm looking for a capri in the scrap yard when I come to put mine on. He must know summat. I've seen his wheels...

    Now have you made your mind up yet? I know I have.

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    RE: gas struts

    John

    The RS No is 686-979, these are a perfect length for the AK and adjustable for pressure.

    In the last price list from Ken at AK his gas struts are 75 + VAT for four, not a pair.

    As to the other posts, I purchased four from a Sierra tailgate, perfect length, but non adjustable and would hold up the car never mind the bonnet.

    Good hunting

    Miket

    PS. Fit the gas struts before you gap your bonnet, because the pressure moves the bonnet towards the screen by as much as 5 - 10mm.
    Mike
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    RE: gas struts

    Thanks Miket

    I will of course check with Ken before I go ahead and get them from RS but the latest price list of accessories which I picked up from Stoneliegh shows the Gas rams and fitting kit as 160. I presume the length is OK for the boot, just the pressure will be less.

    Useful tip that about the bonnet creep with rams attached.

    Cheers John

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