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gas strut upgrades?

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by BahnStormer77, May 28, 2011.

  1. BahnStormer77
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    Has anybody replaced their gas-struts for their boot lid?

    Mine won't "pop" since I got the S-Line spoiler on the back....

    I'm guessing it's pretty straight forward, but just looking for any advice, if it's out there (and part numbers??)...

    Chris
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    ah - may have answered my own question:

    from VAGCAT....

    22 4B5827552G


    gas-filled strut
    left/right / (22) 8E5827552A




    gas-filled strut
    left/right / sedan: S4 (22) 8E5827552B




    gas-filled strut / for vehicles with spoiler
    left/right / sedan


    so I guess I just need 2x 8E5827552B
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    How far is it supposed to "pop"?

    Is it supposed to open right up, or just pop open an inch or so??
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    They just pop off the catch, its not an auto-opening feature.
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    Oh well, that means mine works properly then.

    Bugger me, something on the car working properly!
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    I thought it was supposed to pop right open?

    I've seen others (on the A5, etc) open properly, all the way... mine used to pop up to about 20-30degs (couple of inches), but now just clicks and then you can open it... if it wasn't for the click you wouldn't know anything had happened.
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    The A5's are a lot newer than ours though and probably have automatic boot opening. Certainly the Avants only ever pop off the latch, the saloons with the lighter bootlid may be different I don't know.
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    actually technically it's an RS5.... parks next to my bike spot in the car park at work every day.... sob sob....

    oh well.... thanks for entertaining my musings guys!
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    My saloon has only ever made the noise of the solenoid too, doesn't move an inch. I'd love top have it completely opening though. There was some discussion over in tyresmoke a while back as someone seemed to think there was an auto opening feature on the B7's... which would make it a possibility at least on a B6. Though I've never heard of B7 boots opening.
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