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Leon St Boot gas struts

Discussion in 'Leon Mk3 (2012-2020)' started by Stewart1989, Apr 9, 2020.

  1. Stewart1989

    Stewart1989 Active Member

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    I know alot of people have been asking about the gas struts on the Leon estate. So I have attached the ebay listing I bought from. I bought these on Friday and came today.... All the way from Poland! It took me a whole of 5 minutes to do and think it's a great touch.

    https://www.ebay.pl/itm/283611493199


    St.
     
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  3. Damo H

    Damo H That Carbon s(k)nob down the street ;)

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    Really like these, but how hard is it to close the boot now? :)
     
  4. Stewart1989

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    Not much harder than usual to be honest.

    Only nearer the end of the close you feel it.
     
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  5. Damo H

    Damo H That Carbon s(k)nob down the street ;)

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  6. Steve J

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    Would these put more pressure on the boot lock and wear it out faster?
     
  7. Stewart1989

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    I doubt it. Its still getting used all the same.
     
  8. CharlieRWalker

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    I mate, how are these now you've had them on for 4 weeks or so? Any teething problems?
     
  9. Stewart1989

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    Absolutely none what so ever mate. Great so far
     
  10. eltawater

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    Thanks for this OP, ordered a set and delivered in 5 days. Really easy to fit but make sure you twist them to the correct orientation first before you remove a strut otherwise you'll be supporting the boot lid with your head whilst swearing at this surprise :)

    Otherwise really easy to fit and make a great improvement!
     
  11. Theporter

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    Ordered Cheers op look good even though I’m probably gonna sell it but will swap them back if I do and flog them on
     
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    These are now out of stock does anyone know where I can find gas struts that will fully open boot for Leon st
     
  13. Theporter

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    Mate mine should of been delivered today but looks like ups are having a melt down so hopefully get them tomorrow anyway my st has been sold so these are no use to me now if you pay what I paid plus p n p to you your welcome to them cheers
     
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    cheers mate but I’ve manage to get them they re back up for sale
     
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  15. Theporter

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    No worries pal enjoy
     
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    Hey lads,

    Is there any special features required to install this, have a 2016 ST, does the locking mechanism release when you press the fob button? I assumed when unlocking the boot from the fob that you still had to pull the handle to release the closing mech from the body.

    Sean
     
  17. eltawater

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    You just hold down the boot release button on your remote key fob, it releases the lock and the bootlid rises up.
     
  18. Damo H

    Damo H That Carbon s(k)nob down the street ;)

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    Thanks to @Theporter fitted mine this evening :)
     
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  19. Bouloama

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    How does this compare to the other bootlifters? These would wear down the lock quickly due to the constant pressure that it put on it.

    Damo what is your experience, heavy to close the lid?
     
  20. Damo H

    Damo H That Carbon s(k)nob down the street ;)

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    Can't see it making that much difference on the lock. If you have the standard struts and hold down the button, they have enough pressure to push it off the lock anyway. Just not enough to lift it.

    As for closing pressure. I generally close the boot with one swing, I can still do that, but have to add a bit more force to make sure it shuts. The momentum give its enough to shut. Plus they're brand new so when arrived where fully extended. I've found when the standard ones are left open for too long (filling the boot with sound deadener for example) become very stiff to close. But when closed again for a while they're easy again.
     
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