Bonnet Gas struts

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Re: Bonnet Gas struts

Post by Geordieman » Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:36 pm

Can someone who has bought and fitted these struts recently in the UK post a link to a supplier, preferably a UK one. Thanks
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Re: Bonnet Gas struts

Post by DaveBerlin » Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:16 pm

Geordieman, there actually does not seem to be many UK Suppliers of a “Bonnet / Hood Strut Kit”. The main suppliers are AliExpress / EBay / Amazon Suppliers. Our Kit from the Forum Bulk Buy was from Russia and they are still operating excellently after 5 years, the Hydraulic Struts I believe are the key. The most I found were Chinese Suppliers, but for a minimal Outlay they are worth a try - Dave 😊
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Re: Bonnet Gas struts

Post by Geordieman » Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:34 pm

Thanks, I have ordered from AliExpress for about £23
Previous car was a 2017 N Connect 1.2 CVT, Silver, Pan Roof, Heated front screen
2020 Tekna 1.3 DCT Auto, Pearl Black, Pan Roof, Heated Screen, ss door sill plates, Chrome door handle covers, ss Reg Plate frames.

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Re: Bonnet Gas struts

Post by RiveriaMan » Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:08 pm

If you have already ordered then OK, but regarding a possible UK supply I did buy mine from Amazon.



Which worked OKish in that they would lift the bonnet with finger tip assistance and keep it up once upright and far easier than lifting by original un-assisted manual process, but I really wanted to start the process of lifting with a quick lift from the bottom unlock position & then let it do the rest completely by itself to fully upright with no assistance from me at all after that, so upgraded the gas struts to these.



Unfortunately these specific ones do not appear to be available now, but you can see the details for Total Length 500mm, Stroke Length 205mm and Eject Force 310 (N).

Using these gas struts with the brackets I had purchased previously does exactly what I wanted.
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Re: Bonnet Gas struts

Post by Geordieman » Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:23 pm

Looks like a delivery problem from AliExpress!


2021.02.09 15:06 (GMT-7): Parcel is returning to sender.
2021.01.19 07:17 (GMT-7): Exception parcel handling in sorting center.
2021.01.18 22:49 (GMT-7): Problem at country of origin warehouse
2021.01.17 02:54 (GMT-7): Shipment dispatched
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Re: Bonnet Gas struts

Post by Geordieman » Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:22 pm

Still no sign of the gas struts I ordered from AliExpress. Checked their Facebook page and there are loads of complaints. Best to avoid them, I wish I had.
Previous car was a 2017 N Connect 1.2 CVT, Silver, Pan Roof, Heated front screen
2020 Tekna 1.3 DCT Auto, Pearl Black, Pan Roof, Heated Screen, ss door sill plates, Chrome door handle covers, ss Reg Plate frames.

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Re: Bonnet Gas struts

Post by lapalmeraie » Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:56 am

When did you order them? Is the order already expired?
I have that sometimes and contact them just before to signal I didn’t received anything. You will most certainly get a useless reply like « be patient my friend » or « go ask in your local post office » yeah right...
When the order expires you open a dispute and claim for a full refund without resend and you will get all your money back within no-time.
This said, I had my struts from Ali without any problems.
The link of my seller is in the discription of my video.
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Re: Bonnet Gas struts

Post by Geordieman » Wed Mar 03, 2021 3:02 pm

Gas struts have arrived today.
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Re: Bonnet Gas struts

Post by lapalmeraie » Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:50 am

So AliE was not to blame after all ;)
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Re: Bonnet Gas struts

Post by DaveBerlin » Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:12 am

Geordieman, Good News that you have them. This job of the installation is so simple that it basically takes minutes. I am sure that if all functions work correctly you will be a Happy QQ Owner. PS : Pump the Struts a few times on the floor before Assembly !
Sometimes these long deliveries happen with AliExpress, but it is the same situation with Amazon when you see long delivery dates normally they are from the PRC - let us know you feelings on the Strut Function Dave 👍
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