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No GTV boot rise from 156 bonnet struts

I heard elsewere on the forum that fitting 156 bonnet struts to a GTV boot will make it rise majestically on its own when the boot release (or in my case the sunroof button wired to the boot release) is pressed.
Liked the sound of this, so bought some 156 bonnet struts from Autolusso, fitted them, and although the boot is clearly easier to lift and harder to close, no auto rise. My question:
Is this because I have an aero spoiler on there, increasing the weight and so preventing lift off, or is it because the second hand 156 struts I've got are too weary to do the job?
Has anyone out there achieved auto boot lift with an aero spoiler fitted?
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yes the spoiler is the issue, I had the 156 struts on there and it took your face of if you opened the boot i then put a spoiler on and it is OK but its a long way from self rising, I am guessing the extra weight perched right on tip of the boot of this 2/3kg spoiler is causing it to be like that

certainly my experience
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I really need to do this, my boot doesn't stay open at all since fitting my spoiler.

Did attempt the job already, but bought some 156 boot struts by mistake

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Yes must be the extra weight , mine opens all by itself , sweet.
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Mine has the spoiler. Since adding the 156 struts it doesn't pop-up on it's own but it neither does it try and decapitate me everytime I put stuff in the boot.

The struts I bought were second hand and they were much harder to compress than the GTV ones. I doubt the boot would close without damaging the fixings/brackets if they were much stronger.
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i had the same experience when i fitted the spoiler the standard GTV struts couldn't even hold the boot lid up they had to be replaced for stronger ones
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Do the 156 bonnet struts do the same auto opening for the Spider boot?
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Thanks, all. I guess that answers it.
It's worth saying that although I don't get an auto rise out of it, the 156 bonnet struts are a better balance for the GTV boot with spoiler that the originals were, so I'll be keeping them on there.
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