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Old 08-02-2017, 19:20
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C8 Rear lid struts - replacement source

SPYKER 2009 C8 LAVALETTE

Need rear deck lid struts - suggestions please
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Old 08-02-2017, 19:36
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I don't know if we have an alternate source. We did have a source for door struds, but there are different weights in different cars. What are the last three digits of the VIN of your Spyker?

I will list the Spyker Parts email later.
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Old 08-02-2017, 20:53
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Yah, you're pretty much screwed. Need to buy them from Spyker in Holland and pay 2x the value just to cover shipping ... at least that's how I remembered it when I got a quote last year. In the end, it's not an astronomical sum by any means but I have a hard time with just the principle of the whole thing. I don't think I'm a tightwad but I do understand the value of a dollar.

A few months ago, I contacted Liftsupportsdepot.com and asked for an equivalent...they had bupkis. Hard to believe that there isn't an equivalent but at that point I just said "never mind" and moved on with my life.

If you do find a cost effective alternative, many of us would be very grateful.

PS Ah yes, I found the quote. 150 Euros (plus VAT!!) for *just the shipping* of 2 piddly little gas struts. The struts themselves were 147 Euros for the pair. In the end it was going to be well in excess of 300 Euros for the parts. If it were a normal part, you'd be out the door for $30 at PepBoys. Forget it, I'll saw a broomstick in half.

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Old 08-02-2017, 21:29
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I can pick them up next week from the factory
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Old 08-02-2017, 21:36
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I can pick them up next week from the factory
Bring a bushel of them! If they have any of those Do/Undo caps laying around...stick a few in your pockets too. PM me your PayPal or address to mail a check.

BTW, I did briefly consider buying a cheap ticket to AMS and making a weekend of it. Now that would have been totally *worth it* in my book.
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Old 09-02-2017, 01:56
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How many do/undo caps, left or right? I think they were 75 each...
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Old 09-02-2017, 03:07
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How many do/undo caps, left or right? I think they were 75 each...
Both on the right side are looking very shabby. I could use 1 on the left as well, but less of priority if they're scarce.
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Old 10-02-2017, 21:57
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I don't know if we have an alternate source. We did have a source for door struds, but there are different weights in different cars. What are the last three digits of the VIN of your Spyker?

I will list the Spyker Parts email later.
last 3 of vin 232
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Old 13-02-2017, 13:03
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last 3 of vin 232
Struds will cost per piece 73.50 ex VAT
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Old 14-02-2017, 00:41
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How many do/undo caps, left or right? I think they were 75 each...
Hi Rijk,

There seems to be a high demand for the the Do/Undo caps and center locking nuts due to the damage they sustain during our removal/installation on our cars. Can you find out from the factory what type of tool they use or what method they use to keep the caps and center locking nuts from getting damaged during installation at the factory? There must be a way to preclude damaging them, otherwise the caps and center nuts would be damaged when the cars are shipped from the factory.

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