Description Reviews MINI Cooper Boot Struts. Has your hatch started to hit you in the head after you open it? If so, you need a new set of boot struts. It's best to replace these in pairs. If one is weak enough to let it not stay up, the other one is not far behind. Replace the set and be done with it. These are new "OEM" boot struts that come ready to install. The cups are pre-greased and just snap onto the ball socket once you get the old strut off. The only tool you need is a small screwdriver and that is in the kit in your car if you don't have one. It's easy enough for one person to do it, but if you have a buddy to hold it open for you, it will go a lot quicker. If you have the time, clean the ball ends and put some extra grease on them. Cars that live outdoors need a little extra to keep them lubricated. These are the "aftermarket" version of the OEM struts made by the same company. So MINI Quality, without the MINI Price tag! Call for more details if needed. Will only fit a Gen 1 car, R50, R52, R53. Note: Sold as a set of two.