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Gas struts - which ones?

Postby Henry » Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:48 pm

First of many questions I think!
Peugeot 306 gas strusts, looked on fleabay and there seems to be lots of different ones. I guess what I really need to know is whats the best length to use? Is there a particular model to go for?
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Re: Gas struts - which ones?

Postby Henry » Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:59 pm

Another post as I can't see how to edit my original!

After a look around the web this lunchtime "StrutsDirect. co.uk" advise the 309 hatchback struts as being 600mm extended length with 230mm stroke, does that sound about right? If someone could put a tape on their's I'd be obliged.
Quite a usefull site if you need data on these things as they also list the OE number too.

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Re: Gas struts - which ones?

Postby alchilds69 » Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:41 pm

Hi
I tried the 60cm pug rams only to find out they were too long and the bonnet wouldn't close. So a 2nd trip to the scrap yard to find some smaller. If I remember correctly my ones are from an mid 90s astra.
Fully extended my rams are 53cm. You may get away with 54 cm though. The struts direct is very handy though. They also do springs which are ideal for altering the wiper arms. If you drill out the rivet and pull the arm out. The existing spring won't stretch that far.
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Re: Gas struts - which ones?

Postby Henry » Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:19 pm

Thanks Al,
Scrappies around here are rubbish (no pun intended!) so I was looking on fleabay and a 2nd hand pair can be had for about a tenner with free p&p.
Plan is to get the smaller bits and pieces to spread the cost a bit.
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Re: Gas struts - which ones?

Postby simeon » Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:52 pm

mine came off a Ford Fiesta, I think it was a 02ish model.
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Re: Gas struts - which ones?

Postby AUS Sahara » Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:43 am

So what are the best length and stoke of the Gas Struts?

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Re: Gas struts - which ones?

Postby AUS Sahara » Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:33 am

OK - to answer the question, I used the rear hatchback gas struts from a Vauxhall Corsa (Holden Barina over here in Aus)

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Re: Gas struts - which ones?

Postby Henry » Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:43 pm

Thanks AUS.
There are 3 length variants listed here in the UK, do you know what the Barina struts extended length and stroke is please?
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Re: Gas struts - which ones?

Postby AUS Sahara » Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:57 am

G'day Henry,

The ones I found were all 54cm long and do the job well.
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Re: Gas struts - which ones?

Postby AUS Sahara » Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:00 am

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