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      03-16-2014, 06:45 PM   #1
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Coupe Boot Pop up or Shoot up?

Hopefully an easy question…. car is 2006 e92 325i

when you press your key fob does your boot just pop the lock…..or does the boot flip right open?

seen some cars flip right open and seen some like mine just pop the lock….

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      03-16-2014, 07:05 PM   #2
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It only pops lock I've never seen an e9x that lifts the lid.
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      03-17-2014, 03:05 AM   #3
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It only pops lock I've never seen an e9x that lifts the lid.
+1 it's only the 5 and others that lift/open the boot.

I did once read that the gas struts could be changed to allow this, but not sure if it was ever done and was a success or not.

For the record, the current pop is an unnecessary feature in my opinion and I would far prefer the full open option!
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      03-17-2014, 05:20 AM   #4
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I have heard people change to the gas shock and it dislodging itself and going thru the back window I know there was someone working on one in this forum but I don't remember who do some searching ull find something
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I have heard people change to the gas shock and it dislodging itself and going thru the back window I know there was someone working on one in this forum but I don't remember who do some searching ull find something
Oh man, hope those are isolated incidents. I'll search around too, but this is the only car I've had that uses gas tubes and it was a bit disheartening to learn it doesn't at least open a quarter; I used to have cars with spring tensioners and miss having it either pop all the way open or at least able to fling it open the rest of the way with your finger, especially when you have a handful of stuff.
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What about reversing the gas struts? I remember on my Polo 6R.. simply flipping them the other way around made the boot pop.. for a while at least until the struts got knackered. Anyone willing to be a guinea pig?
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A guy in Ireland makes kits for the e46 and e90, not sure if an e92 option is on the way? You could check with him.
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thanks for the responses, i feel a bit better now….
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A guy in Ireland makes kits for the e46 and e90, not sure if an e92 option is on the way? You could check with him.
eBay page given in the vid no longer responds...
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eBay page given in the vid no longer responds...
Works for me?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/sf3engineering
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Link works for me, but doesn't have the part in question.
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Link works for me, but doesn't have the part in question.
I believe from another forum E90 option will be available from April, its in production now after successful testing.
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