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#1 OllyMcC

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 07:34 PM

Hi, im new to the FOC forums and that, and this is my first comment/thread thingy! I was just intrigued about one thing, would it be possible to fit a powered boot lid, or perhaps some sort of system that worked with the boots 'popping' open mechanism?

just a thought, might be nothing! :blink:

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 10:33 PM

Where there's a will, there's a way :D

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 03:00 PM

True, i was thinking like a powered acuator or more powerful air spring things? (not sure what they're called) ? :wacko:

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 03:11 PM

The rods on the sides that hold your boot open are called has struts and if you fit more powerful ones of this you won't be able to close it again. I think you can get motorised ones though

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 04:16 PM

Yeh, thats what i had thought! :blink:

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 05:30 PM

Well it must be possible but cant seem to find any though
http://www.google.co...78Ylzjid26MJ6qQ

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 05:33 PM

This one might be a bit more helpful describes parts as well also shows how they did it
http://www.google.co...mLdiXFLF9s0biQA

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 05:41 PM

What you need to look for is electric linear actuators..
Not a gas strut but a motor driven worm drive.
Something like this.

Linear Actuator 12V DC, 750N/76kg Force, Compact, Low Noise
http://bit.ly/JQTX9N

You'd have to match lengths of stroke to the standard piston and weight loads to avoid straining the arm.
Probably a good idea to fit it as an addition to a gas strut rather than replacing it totally to avoid straining.


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Posted 17 May 2012 - 03:22 PM

Thanks guys, i was thinking of trying to do it on the cheap, and i think the actuator is pretty expensive, although is probably a better way of going about it. mind you the green spring on the strut on that 1 series in that second video looked pretty good, looks like it works anyway! :huh: any idea on how it was done etc.?

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 03:23 PM

Just realised he says at the start of the video where to get them! :blink:

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 04:49 PM

Just realised he says at the start of the video where to get them! :blink:


Keep us updated on this if you go ahead with it. Looks interesting.


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