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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:21 pm 
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Hi all fellow saab'ers , i am working on my car & one of the many things to do is fit the whale tail .It is quite heavy versus the duck tail that is on at the mo & it is a young (ish ) 1993 car tho after all the year's the strut's are good , so do i need uprated one's or not ?..]Image][URL=http://s34.photobucket.com/user/bazza1961/media/005_zpsgmwmaskf.jpg.html]Image[/URL

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:38 pm 
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Fiction these are the cars original struts with whaletail

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:41 pm 
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New standard struts are strong enough

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:40 pm 
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I re-furbed a whaletail - and my old struts after a couple of months could not cope.
I was told fact by a specialist that there was a specific strut for the whaletail.
However try finding any!
I looked at the SGS Engineering site and they list a spoiler and non spoiler version - considering the very considerable weight difference between the rubber spoiler and the whaletail I spoke to them and they were really helpful and recommended uprating the spoiler version. I fitted them yesterday - and they are perfect. There was nothing extra to pay and they arrived within 3 days of ordering


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:36 am 
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You can buy boot struts off the shelf..I have a set fitted to my car after getting hit on the head one too many times..
£38.38 the pair delivered..these are the uprated struts needed when fitting a whale tail.
http://www.sgs-engineering.com/searches/?q=GSC2086

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:13 am 
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Saab used to sell uprated struts in their parts/option booklet...

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:44 am 
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New standard struts are strong enough

I tried standard struts as I already had a new pair on the shelf and they did work but the boot comes down a bit too quick and doesn't take much for it to fall (a good gust of wind). That boot can be a dangerous thing if not fully supported.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:59 am 
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Tailgate with a whaletail is seriously heavy. Recommended you phone SGS and order the with spoiler strut and get them uprated - I think they added another 45 nm to the pair I ordered. The effort to close is what I would expect, and gives confidence that it is not going to fall on you.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:13 am 
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john-saab wrote:
mossypossy wrote:
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New standard struts are strong enough

I tried standard struts as I already had a new pair on the shelf and they did work but the boot comes down a bit too quick and doesn't take much for it to fall (a good gust of wind). That boot can be a dangerous thing if not fully supported.

I stand corrected.
I had a windscreen wiper as well as whale on standards and never got crushed.....oh, and a louvre. :oops:
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:44 pm 
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Tailgate with a whaletail is seriously heavy. Recommended you phone SGS and order the with spoiler strut and get them uprated - I think they added another 45 nm to the pair I ordered. The effort to close is what I would expect, and gives confidence that it is not going to fall on you.

No need for special order..the ones I linked to above are off the shelf and already uprated.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:27 pm 
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mossypossy wrote:
john-saab wrote:
mossypossy wrote:
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New standard struts are strong enough

I tried standard struts as I already had a new pair on the shelf and they did work but the boot comes down a bit too quick and doesn't take much for it to fall (a good gust of wind). That boot can be a dangerous thing if not fully supported.

I stand corrected.
I had a windscreen wiper as well as whale on standards and never got crushed.....oh, and a louvre. :oops:
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Same apart from the louvre on mine - got a wiper.

Mine are ancient and seem to be ok with the weight. That said the tailgate is doing its best to lighten the load through corrosion...

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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2017 4:25 pm 
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I can now put this to bed...Whale tail fitted & the new uprated one's are perfect (the std 24 year old struts would just take the weight may be they were giving up ).So Sweed built part no . 83343580 purchased from a volvo garage ...Perfect ..
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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2017 5:29 pm 
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99bazza wrote:
part no . 83343580

Since you give the manufacturer's part number, that's exactly the same part as we sell here:
http://www.saabits.com/all/saab-900-tai ... th-spoiler

It is listed for all C900 hatchbacks with a spoiler of any kind. While there are two types, one for cars with spoiler and one for cars without, there is nothing special for the whaletail.
They are working fine on my T16S with ducktail spoiler.

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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2017 9:39 pm 
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99bazza wrote:
part no . 83343580

Since you give the manufacturer's part number, that's exactly the same part as we sell here:
http://www.saabits.com/all/saab-900-tai ... th-spoiler

It is listed for all C900 hatchbacks with a spoiler of any kind. While there are two types, one for cars with spoiler and one for cars without, there is nothing special for the whaletail.
They are working fine on my T16S with ducktail spoiler.

Yes mate , tho as i mentioned mine were 24 years old ..

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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 12:15 am 
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Of course. Just making the point to others that the ones you found to work well aren't special or uprated for the whaletail.

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