Boot Struts

ICowie

Member
The original ones lasted 16/17yrs so I'm pretty sure these will last the lifetime of me owning the car, I didn't realise how much of a difference new struts would make, The boot now opens itself as soon as you pull the catch. ?
 

DJ 190

A2OC Donor
The original ones lasted 16/17yrs so I'm pretty sure these will last the lifetime of me owning the car, I didn't realise how much of a difference new struts would make, The boot now opens itself as soon as you pull the catch. ?
I recently purchased a pair of "Stabilus" struts from Germany. They certainly don't allow the boot to open itself as soon as you pull the catch! I've been a bit saddened by that! So what type have you fitted, that DO assist the boot opening to that degree?

David
 

ICowie

Member
I recently purchased a pair of "Stabilus" struts from Germany. They certainly don't allow the boot to open itself as soon as you pull the catch! I've been a bit saddened by that! So what type have you fitted, that DO assist the boot opening to that degree?

David
Here's the link to the ones I ordered


I was planning on ordering Stabilus one then noticed Jellybean's post regarding these ones and I'm glad I did after hearing your report on the Stabilus struts
 

DJ 190

A2OC Donor
Be quick, last one. - Andy
It looks like you've created a rush! THREE sold in the last 24 hrs! (but still two available) There's a 60 day return allowed, too ....
If I get these, too, that'll be 3 sets I've purchased, recently. I could do with being confident that they DO give good initial assistance when lifting the boot ....

David
 

steve_c

A2OC Donor
it was just the length of them i was going to cross ref
I have a pair from the same seller that I've never removed from their packaging, which has stickers on, saying "8Z0827552A 420N". Doesn't tell you who made them, but may help in determining which variant they are intended to be.
 

Malcyb

Member
After reading your post I ordered a set of these, I managed to get them fitted today and on first impression's they seem to work really well considering they only cost just under £17.50 for the pair, so even if they last half the time of genuine Audi struts they're still a good buy.

Reviving an old post.... I ordered a pair of these and just fitted them as my old struts were very weak. For sure they lift the tailgate very easily but they hit the stops rather abruptly at the top with a clunk rather than decelerating smoothly which was a bit disappointing. Has anyone else who bought them found this, guess it’s the price for not going the OEM route?
 

Vic

Member
Reviving an old post.... I ordered a pair of these and just fitted them as my old struts were very weak. For sure they lift the tailgate very easily but they hit the stops rather abruptly at the top with a clunk rather than decelerating smoothly which was a bit disappointing. Has anyone else who bought them found this, guess it’s the price for not going the OEM route?
Install them like this:

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this will make them stop slower.
 
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Malcyb

Member
Thanks, excellent suggestion. Yes it‘s a lot better now, still a bit of a bump at the top if I was really being fussy but I’m happier now.
 

carlston

Member
Stabilus is an OEM supplier and made in Germany.

Stabilus.com


Amazon.co.uk


Autodoc.co.uk

 

eminegee

Member
Stabilus is an OEM supplier and made in Germany.

Stabilus.com


Amazon.co.uk


Autodoc.co.uk

I ended up buying a set of febi bilstein ones (which in the febi bilstein packaging /bag were stabilus struts)
 
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