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Gas Struts

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by chrisb72, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. chrisb72
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    My gas struts are very weak on the boot of my Sportback and need replacing.

    I'm considering going for an aftermarket strut from these guys.....

    Audi A3 2003-2008 Tailgate/Boot Gas Strut - 8P4827552B

    ....has anyone done this or am I better paying the extra and going with the OEM parts?


    Cheers
    Chris
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    Stick with OEM - at least you know the the quality will be good.
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    These come with a 2 year warranty and they tell me they are more powerful, but I'm not entirely sure if that is a good thing or not?
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    Bear in mind that in freezing weather with ice on the boot, the lid will be much heavier and it will appear that the struts are weaker than normal.

    I thought this last week but back to normal now !

    OEM are about £25 each plus VAT I think.
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    No mine are definitely on the way out. With no extra load on the boot I have to help it into the upright position.

    I might give the stealer a call and see what we're talking ££££ wise.
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    Guys, today got leaking right rear gas strut, oil is gone, no presure, shall i claim as warranty, when car is 1 year old only. Thanks for help
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    Most certainly ! Take it back to them asap.
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