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Front strut weight

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How heavy are BX front struts without the sphere?

You can probably guess where i'm going with this..

namely across the Irish sea :)
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If you hired an olympic hammer thrower, I reckon it would make it...

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heavy, then :D
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'89 19TRS auto, Olympic Blue, 133k
'88 Saab 900 8v Turbo (auto) 107k Red with Tan leather, lovely drive and well maintained.
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I'm only guessing, but about 5kg each?
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they're bl :shock: dy heavy i found after lumping them about moving house. i'd say more like 10kg each at least?
'92 16TXS (m), Dark metallic green, 74k
'90 16TZS (m), White, 86k
'89 19TRS auto, Olympic Blue, 133k
'88 Saab 900 8v Turbo (auto) 107k Red with Tan leather, lovely drive and well maintained.
'07 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2 CRDi 85k (m). Practical family wagon

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I can weigh one of my spares ( :P ) later if you like...

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well don't go out of your way, if you happen to be in the same place as a strut and scales at the same time...
'92 16TXS (m), Dark metallic green, 74k
'90 16TZS (m), White, 86k
'89 19TRS auto, Olympic Blue, 133k
'88 Saab 900 8v Turbo (auto) 107k Red with Tan leather, lovely drive and well maintained.
'07 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2 CRDi 85k (m). Practical family wagon

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Surprisingly light actually - 3.6kg! I checked on 2 different scales as I didn't believe it, I must be getting weak. This is without the sphere or top mount, just the bare strut.

How do you want to claim your prize Mulley? :lol:

If you needed one desperately to get you out of trouble I'd be prepared to loan you one, but they'd not be ideal for use long term. I took them off after 140k or so as they seemed to be getting a bit sticky. The good second hand replacements I fitted then (as a temporary measure until I rebuilt these... :oops: ) are still supple 60k later, which is just as well really!
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well i never. I'll go to the foot of our stairs and all that. That top sphere mount bit is cast from something heavy though i think.

Thanks for your services Matt

Arctic Steel has offered me his although he doesn't know what condition they're in - off a TZD which he got and broke and it was never on the road.
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'90 16TZS (m), White, 86k
'89 19TRS auto, Olympic Blue, 133k
'88 Saab 900 8v Turbo (auto) 107k Red with Tan leather, lovely drive and well maintained.
'07 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2 CRDi 85k (m). Practical family wagon

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Yes, the strut top weighs quite a bit as well, so combined it might weigh over 5kg. Prize, erm, some re-conditioned struts please :lol:

Perhaps i'm soooo strong, everything seems light :wink: :lol:
2002 C5 2.0 HDI Estate - Jasmine - Now SORN
2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - SOLD
2016 Mercedes A180D Sport - Auto refinement
1992 TZD Turbo - Bluebell - My daily
1991 Gti 16V - Blaze - crash damaged, will get repaired.
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
2002 Mini Cooper S - SOLD - i miss this car
1992 TXD - Scrapped in March 2014
1988 CX 25 GTI Turbo2 - SORN
1996 - AX Memphis 1.5D - Dream - SORN

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You\'ve removed the upright, right? lol
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