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gonzo
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gas struts

Post by gonzo » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:12 pm

hi everybody has anyone had the thought of replacing the qq bonnet support rod with a gas strut ? can it be done and will it Work any views on this would be a goldmine the qq strut is a bit naff .


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Re: gas struts

Post by trout » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:19 pm

There’s a lot of info about that on here by a helpful member, type it into search.
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Re: gas struts

Post by gvmdaddy » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:20 pm

Yes it can be done and has been done by many of us on here. Its just as quick and easy for you to use the search button at the top of the forum instead of relying on others to find the info for you. It should take you no longer tgan a few minutes.


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Re: gas struts

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DaveBerlin
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Re: gas struts

Post by DaveBerlin » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:37 pm

As gvmdaddy has stated and the inclusion of the “Searched” attached long post is the one you need. The parts are now available through eBay and are manufactured in Russia from uprory.ru but they are excellent and definitely are a bonus for the QQ - Dave :)
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Re: gas struts

Post by DaveBerlin » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:38 pm

Sorry forgot the attachment :

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Re: gas struts

Post by gloucester » Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:49 am

Note that the J11b bonnet is different to the J11a one - whilst that's unlikely to affect the installation of the Russian struts it would be worth checking with the supplier before ordering.

I pondered installation of struts while I had my Qashqai but decided I so rarely needed to go under the bonnet it wasn't worth it. I solved the problem (and a lot of others) in the end by swapping the bonnet (and the rest of the car!) to the smaller Ignis one which can be lifted with one finger... :)
(2015 Nissan Qashqai Tekna DIG-T 1.2 sold 15/6/18) ~ 2018 Suzuki Ignis SZ5 - 2018 Yamaha MT-07


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Re: gas struts

Post by DaveBerlin » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:59 am

Good point regarding the new model J11B. I find these very helpful considering the cost and the effort to install which was only around 5 Minutes. I am under the Bonnet at the very least once a month and even our Dealers Service Dept likes them. The fact is the Bonnet is on the heavy side compared to smaller designs - Dave :D
On the web these are everywhere now even on AliExpress :)

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Re: gas struts

Post by Dragstar » Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:25 pm

Received my today, Fitted in 5-10 min Looks the Part Works Fine Very Pleased.
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Re: gas struts

Post by DaveBerlin » Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:47 pm

Dragster, good to hear it all worked out and the installation was pretty quick - Dave :D
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