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Author Topic: Trunk Lid Struts  (Read 966 times)

JimmyGermany

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Trunk Lid Struts
« on: October 18, 2020, 05:19:21 AM »

Gentlemen!

Is there any difference between the struts required for a trunk lid WITH a spoiler as opposed to one without?
My trunk (originally without a spoiler) seemed to stay open fine, now that I've replaced it with a lid with a spoiler (and without the swastika some A-Hole scratched into it), she won't stay open and I'm doing the broomhandle trick.
I don't know if these are the first ones still on there, in which case, they're allowed to slowly give up.
If looking for replacements, is there a difference?

Cheers
James
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greywolf27030

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Re: Trunk Lid Struts
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2020, 10:49:30 AM »

Yes, the XR2 does require stronger struts.
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Jack Byrd

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Re: Trunk Lid Struts
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2020, 09:23:44 AM »

The lift struts are all the same length, but they have different force specs. According to Rockauto, without the spoiler they are 49 LBS and with spoiler they're 72 LBS.
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Rocketman

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Re: Trunk Lid Struts
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2020, 06:51:27 PM »

Yep. Cheap and easy to replace too
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redsteve

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Re: Trunk Lid Struts
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2020, 11:08:12 AM »

Hi all,

This small project is on my winter list too.

Between the brands does anybody have a preference?

And, any thoughts as to "overkill," using the spoiler rated lift supports on a non-spoiler trunk? Any perceptions as to build quality, longevity, and etcera, or am I wasting a couple of dollars?

Cheers all!

Steve
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jdp

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Re: Trunk Lid Struts
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2020, 10:09:29 PM »

I put the wrong ones on my wife's 94 NA by mistake.  When I turned the key, the trunk lid almost took my chin off.   If you don't have the spoiler, you shouldn't need the stronger ones made for trunk lids with spoilers.
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John

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Re: Trunk Lid Struts
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2020, 12:11:45 PM »

Hi John,

Thank you, exactly the input I was hoping for.

NA struts it is, then I gotta drill out a broken bolt, one of the bolts that holds the front anti-sway bar to the frame....sigh...

Cheers all

Steve
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