gas struts

  1. Kev Liddle

    Uprated tailgate struts, which way up?

    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...
  2. Sebnev

    Pop Top Bed Gas Struts

    Hi, 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...
  3. OllieGBR

    Top strut rubber mount

    Afternoon all 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; Rubber mounts I...
  4. Ads_Essex

    FREE 900N gas struts

    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...
  5. R

    Upgrading tailgate struts, 1250nm overkill?

    Hi guys, after sound deadening and carpeting on the tailgate it has a bit of weight to it. I just fitted Transporter HQ 1250nm tailgate struts which open great but it's a bit of an effort to close now. Looking more in-depth there more for bike racks. Are there other ones that are more in...
  6. Ayjay

    2 Bike Racks

    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...
  7. U

    985n Tailgate Gas Struts

    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.
  8. B

    1200N Tailgate Gas Struts not holding up

    How do you tell if the gas struts are worn? I’ve got a tailgate mounted VW bike rack, the tailgate already has the updated 1200N struts fitted but with even just one bike fitted the door struggles to stay open. It is fine when there are no bikes mounted. Are new struts likely to help?
  9. Spaghetti

    Sold 1200n Tailgate Struts

    Pair of 1200N tailgate struts for sale. Turkas. 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. £45 delivered.
  10. SNACK

    Stiff Tailgate

    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...
  11. Spaghetti

    Vw Bike Rack - 1200n/900n Struts

    Hi All, 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...
  12. gal2009

    Tailgate Gas Strut - one only?

    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?
  13. Chris Brett

    Longer Tailgate Gas Struts?

    Hi Guys, 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). Cheers.
  14. 8balladdict

    For Sale Tailgate Gas Struts 900N Kombi

    Hi all, Got 2 original Kombi tailgate 900N struts up for sale if anyone needs replacements or is looking at doing a tailgate retrofit. £40
  15. B19DRG

    Cali tail gate struts

    hi does anyone have a part number for the uprated tail gate struts from a California as had my tailgate lined Etc and it’s a bit heavy ! Cheers , Dan
  16. Para J

    Upgrade tailgate gas-struts

    Help. Have got the chair bag fitted onto the tailgate but the gas struts seem to be under pressure " so to speak". How hard is to fit new ones ?????
  17. mhill

    Uprated Tailgate Struts

    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...