We have just taken delivery of a converted T6 van. We have a fiamma bike rack on the tailgate which doesn't stay open, making it near impossible for me to load and unload by myself. The thing is, I'm sure it worked when we initially looked at the van a couple of weeks back. Does anyone have...
This may sound like a daft question...
I changed the tailgate struts to the stronger ones, mounted the same as the factory ones, thicker end to the body, thinner to the tailgate.
no instructions with the new struts.
passenger side popped off twice on opening, they are both fitted correctly on...
Hi, I’m looking for some near new tailgate gas struts complete with parts. Genuine VW if poss. My van has sound deadening and insulation and the ones fitted are sagging. Don’t want to go straight to upgraded ones as I don’t want the tailgate to be too hard to close so thought I’d try another set...
These are brand new and unused Vanstyle aftermarket uprated 1200N gas struts that are suitable when a bike rack is installed:
They retail for £29.00. Offers around £18. I'm located in South Leicestershire, but...
I put up the pop top for the first time in a few month yesterday.
When I push up the bed floor it the struts aren't holding the bed up into the up position. 1 of them is completely shot, the other is alright but can't hold the weight of the bed on its on.
I've attached photos of the...
In-between the rain and hail I'm replacing my CRS supplied shocks.
The front top rubber mount for the shock/ strut is badly perished and even though it will mean further delays I need replacements.
I can't find any on Eurocarparts, but these are at TransporterHQ;
Not sure if these are any good to anyone..
A pair of genuine VW T6 tailgate gas struts rated at 900N.
Taken off a 2015 van with 26k miles (due to changing them out for stronger struts to suit a Cali panel).
Part number 7E0827550B refers.
I think these will come up as a medium-sized...
Or racks to carry 2 bikes!!! Now that I'm in my first full year with the T6 camper, I'm beginning to look at bike racks. I know that this subject has already been done on here quite a bit but I've just had an email from Camperco pushing what seems to be a new Thule rack - the catchily named...
Can anyone advise where I can get the upgraded gas struts from after soundproofing and insulating the rear tailgate and the best ones to go for?
Its the 985N rating ones I'm after not the 1200N for bike rack upgrades as I have heard they are too powerful.
Pair of 1200N tailgate struts for sale.
fitted for about 2 weeks when I had my bike rack on.
They’re too strong for my setup, as I’ve only got a bike rack, which is not that heavy.
Our tailgate can feel really heavy making it difficult to close - especially when it’s hot out and the boot warms up.
I’m quite a strong lad I’d say, it definitely isn’t my muscles!
Anything I can grease or lube up to make the door lighter and easier to close?
(Electric tailgate is the one...
Just fitted a VW tailgate rack, and with the 900N struts on, it's a bit lazy lifting.
With a pair of 1200N struts on, it's a bit urgent with the way it opens.
Question is.... Has anyone put a 1200N one on side and 900N on the other, long term?
any adverse effects? It seems to open...
Had ply sound deadening and insulating done to the tailgate. The existing struts now struggle a bit.
Not to the point of not wanting to open, but they just need a bit of help on the last bit.
Question is : If i buy uprated struts, can i just put one uprated on and leave the other standard?
caught my head on the rear tailgate!!!
Does anyone know if you can get longer gas struts to get the tailgate a little higher, please?
(T6 204 DSG 4 Motion twin sliders & non-windowed tailgate).
Where I've put so much silent coat on the tailgate then plylined the interior carpet my tailgate is so heavy that the factory struts won't hold it all the way up.
I ordered a set of these on ebay for a bargain price of £27 but they are several mm too long and have no chance of fitting. I've...