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E46 Boot Auto Open

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As above I've made up a boot auto open for my e46 coupe. It involves springs, new bump stops, and 2 different strut ends (4 in total). <br /><br />The postage makes getting the parts expensive and then you will need to modify the strut ends in order to get the spring to fit and boot to close. <br /><br />Would there be any interest if I were to make up 20 sets for the forum? <br /><br />It works out about £50 for the parts alone (before modifications). I'd hope to get enough made to cost that delivered already modified. <br /><br />Just a though if anyone is interested. Here is a video of the E39 working with the same setup.<br /><br />

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Possibly interested, what's the expensive bit of it all as I thought the springs were only a few quid?

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If I had one I'd be interested. Looks like a great mod!

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Someone did this one their compact didn't they? Can't remember the lads username though. One of the better mods. Especially with the boot popper.

(pops boot open)

Did you see what I just did there! Lol

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Possibly interested, what's the expensive bit of it all as I thought the springs were only a few quid?

The springs work out £22 delivered, I have no idea about the bump stops (mine were £10 from a friend) and the strut ends work out at £15 delivered. The strut ends then need to be made shorter and narrower (I've not included this is the price).

The delivery and modification is the capital part. Whereas if they were delivered in bulk and then modified In bulk it should be cheaper. (I would then post out a complete set ready for fitment)

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Tried this on the vert but couldn't get compression springs to match.

Think the gas strut travel is less on the vert though. Gave up in the end.

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Tried this on the vert but couldn't get compression springs to match.

Think the gas strut travel is less on the vert though. Gave up in the end.

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I had to get new strut ends and modify them so the spring could compress. I've a video of mine uploading to yt atm. Ill post link when finished

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Aye did this with uprated gas struts with a thick washer at both strut end and gas end to no avail.

Aye post it uo it may point me in the right direction. Do you have a link to the compression springs also

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Biggest problem with this is, I've come out to my car several times now to find the boot is unlocked.

I start the car and the dash tells me its popped.

Must be my keys in my pocket, so I've started taking them out of my pocket when I get home.

Was unlocked again this morning though, must have happened before I took my keys out of my pocket last night.

With this mod, I'd lose my wheels in no time! :-(

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With this mod, instead of your boot opening (but looking locked) it will open fully and you can't miss it. :-)

Exactly, thieves will know its open and I'll be sat in the house oblivious.

Next morning, no wheels.

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Im interested mate, depends on how much obviously, was thinking about doing it but if your making sets up it would save me alot of time and effort :)

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Biggest problem with this is, I've come out to my car several times now to find the boot is unlocked.

I start the car and the dash tells me its popped.

Must be my keys in my pocket, so I've started taking them out of my pocket when I get home.

Was unlocked again this morning though, must have happened before I took my keys out of my pocket last night.

With this mod, I'd lose my wheels in no time! :-(

You've got NCS haven't you? You can code it to need a double press in quick succession. I've found mines' really hard to open now it needs clicking so quickly. Solves the problem though

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This is a great mod Scott. Put my name down for the group buy. I want this!

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Biggest problem with this is, I've come out to my car several times now to find the boot is unlocked.

I start the car and the dash tells me its popped.

Must be my keys in my pocket, so I've started taking them out of my pocket when I get home.

Was unlocked again this morning though, must have happened before I took my keys out of my pocket last night.

With this mod, I'd lose my wheels in no time! :-(

You've got NCS haven't you? You can code it to need a double press in quick succession. I've found mines' really hard to open now it needs clicking so quickly. Solves the problem though

This would be cool.

I have pa soft 1.4 tho...

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Ah. Out of luck then I think :(

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I've got it working on a facelift coupe. I have access to a facelift saloon also and can make one for it. I dont know of a vert or pre facelift coupe. <br /><br />Could we start list of names and e46 types so I have an idea?

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I have been in contact with the suppliers and the kit works out at £50 delivered (May be an extra cost for the strut modifications - still waiting for final price for changes). If it works out at £60 deliveryed would we have enough interest?

The kit will consist of:

2 sprung bump stops

2 upper strut ends

2 lower strut ends

2 springs

I hope to get 10 made for now - I'll get it working on verts etc. just need some details from you guys.

So who is interested?

1: Mengwalton - Saloon - post

2: sean_mc_83 - Coupe - pre

3: Marc l - Coupe - pre

4: Robevan5 - Coupe - pre

5: Gregg - Saloon - post

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Final pricing is in and the kit is gonna cost £50 delivery ready to fit.

I'm in

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