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Stovo
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Post by Stovo »

ChrisLF wrote: Wed Oct 11, 2023 5:30 pm Stovo - are you viewing on a phone? On my tablet it's clear that it's bright light reflecting off the black strut.

No, I can clearly see your strut is black, like mine, it was Eugene1 I was querying his strut being chrome in colour.

Stovo
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Post by Stovo »

So, have had another look, it’s definitely metal and not plastic, it looks pretty much identical to Chris’s replacement struts, although the middle seal does appear, it’s black not chrome. So is it the new design?
eugen61
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Post by eugen61 »

Check the seal that connects the sliding parts. If it’s like in Chris’ picture then you have the new design. If it’s like in my picture (see below) then you have the old design. The seal in my picture is not chrome, it’s black plastic.

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Stovo
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Doh! Forgot photo.

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JFDIT
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Post by JFDIT »

Strut fitted to MY24

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XC40 MY24 B4 Ultimate Dark, Black Leather, Crystal White, 20" Rims
Lincolnshire England.
eugen61
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Post by eugen61 »

Based on these pictures my comparison between old and new design seems wrong. I’m lost, nice “curved ball” Stovo.
ChrisLF
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Post by ChrisLF »

Our posts overlapped, but that was what I was thinking. I'll leave my post as is.

Those are the struts for white cars! :D

Seriously, just checked my car and they are the same. The ones on my previous car are the different ones having the shorter plastic cover at the sliding part. Either the design was changed again or possibly another supplier?

I think the latter as mine were replaced after Stovos and yet his are like the latest design.
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2023 B4 Plus Dark FWD in Silver Dawn. Tinted Rear Windows. Spare Wheel & Tow Bar dealer fitted.

Gone - 2019 T4 R-Design FWD in Bursting Blue. Winter & Convenience Packs, Power Seat, Front Park Assist, Rear Camera, Spare Wheel & Tow Bar.
eugen61
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Post by eugen61 »

ChrisLF wrote: Thu Oct 12, 2023 6:26 pm Those are the struts for white cars! :D
:lol: :lol: :lol:
Stovo
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Post by Stovo »

[quote=ChrisLF post_id=37327 time=1697131565 user_id=1933

Those are the struts for white cars! :D


Another curved ball, I don’t qualify, my car is Glacier Silver, not forgetting the black roof 😂😂
ChrisLF
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Post by ChrisLF »

Close enough! :D

You've caused enough trouble as it is! :lol:
2023 B4 Plus Dark FWD in Silver Dawn. Tinted Rear Windows. Spare Wheel & Tow Bar dealer fitted.

Gone - 2019 T4 R-Design FWD in Bursting Blue. Winter & Convenience Packs, Power Seat, Front Park Assist, Rear Camera, Spare Wheel & Tow Bar.
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