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Old 10-07-2012, 10:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Havin trouble keepin my lid up!

Now that autumn is hear we have alot of wind in the Delta. Any little bit will push my trunk lid down. Makes it hard to put the top down or up by myself. Any suggestion on adjustments to keep the trunk lid from falling by itself? Now the obvious is get a stick lol. So what ya think?

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Old 10-07-2012, 11:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I seen a vid on youtube awhile back of a solstice owner instaling some springs to make it open itself should stiffen up too? cant remember exactly what it was called but try searching for it on youtube
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:52 AM   #5 (permalink)
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If you are sure you do not have a failed torsion rod, you can live with it as many have learned to do, try the spring mod, I have two booster springs which help but do not solve the problem totally, or pull the rear bumper cover and rebrand your torsion rods to give more lift.
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If you are sure you do not have a failed torsion rod, you can love with it as many have learned to do
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here ya go

oh a tiny bit off topic, can anyone find the thread about the in-trunk vent space that makes closing the top easier? i think it was an update to the drivers side trunk interior piece that had a hole cut in it with a screen covering the hole to let air out when you closed the trunk.
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I did that thread back when.

The body vent for the trunk is in the left rear of the trunk. If you pull the trunk liner away from the fender at the left rear, you can see the vent assembly penetrating the side of the car. I went to Homedepot and found an anodized floor drain cover that was the correct size. I then cut a hole in the trunk liner in line with the body vent and screwed the sanodized floor drain cover to the inside of the trunk liner. It is a very simple mod
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I could use that mod. Does the spring on the pass side rub against the convoluted rubber hose that holds the wiring?
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I could use that mod. Does the spring on the pass side rub against the convoluted rubber hose that holds the wiring?
Nope - the hose is well inside the hinges, where you put the springs. I actually use only one spring and it works well enough for me. YMMV.
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On our Sky, the torsion bars lift the trunk and hold it open readily. On my Sol they do not.

Having observed a number of different Kappas I am of the opinion that there is considerable diversity among the torsion bars used to open the trunk and as a result there is a wide disparity in performance.

My intent is to modify mine on the Sol to increase the torque delivered.
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I did that thread back when.

The body vent for the trunk is in the left rear of the trunk. If you pull the trunk liner away from the fender at the left rear, you can see the vent assembly penetrating the side of the car. I went to Homedepot and found an anodized floor drain cover that was the correct size. I then cut a hole in the trunk liner in line with the body vent and screwed the sanodized floor drain cover to the inside of the trunk liner. It is a very simple mod

Here is a link to the thread Rob is talking about. My trunk liner was damaged due to improper adjustments that Saturn made on my top and a new liner was covered under factory warranty.

Does Your Trunk Have One Of These ??
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ok how do you drill the hole in the torsion bar to put the spring in it? i tried a normal metal bit and it didnt work so i bought a cobalt cryo treated bit from home depot specifically for hard metal and it still didnt work. this metal cant be that hard right?
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ok how do you drill the hole in the torsion bar to put the spring in it? i tried a normal metal bit and it didnt work so i bought a cobalt cryo treated bit from home depot specifically for hard metal and it still didnt work. this metal cant be that hard right?
DON'T DRILL A HOLE IN THE TORSION BAR - or any bar for that matter! That will just compromise the strength of the bar. The spring just needs to be hooked OVER the bar (not through it). I've seen some folks have drilled a hole in the flat of the hinge, but I've also seen at least one who's hinge has broken as a result. Stay away from drilling... it's not necessary.
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