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Has anyone had a problem with the lid moving out of place when installing this according to instructions? I plan on marking its location with tape just in case, but just wondered if just snugging up the bottom bolt after installing the bracket is sufficient to hold the lid while taking out the top bolt to swing the bracket into position. Thanks, TerryJ
I've had mine on for a few years and no issue with the deck lid moving.
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Its a small strut. It does not apply enough force to move the mounts that are properly torqued. The trunk lid gets a LOT more asymmetric force put into it when you lift it from one side and slam it shut from the side.
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I guess I must have asked the question in the wrong way. What I meant to ask was, During the install of the bracket that uses the original bolts that attach the lid to the hinges, you take the bottom bolt out and attach the new bracket that the gas strut ball goes on. When you tighten this lower bolt back up enough to still allow the bracket to rotate into position at the upper bolt location (now removed) does the lid try to move or change position when you rotate the bracket into position so you can reinstall the upper bolt? I hope this clears up my original question. Thanks, TerryJ

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Thanks, That takes a little of the stress out of the install. TerryJ u

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Easy install. Deck lid now pops open and raises by itself like it should. I would recommend this to everyone having a problem with the lid.

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Ordered from GT Manufactur last week. Have no idea how long it takes to get here from across the pond.

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The shipping is actually quite fast.
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Just got mine today. Ordered it on the Oct. 4th so one week. I know what I'm doing this weekend!

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Just got mine today. Ordered it on the Oct. 4th so one week. I know what I'm doing this weekend!
How did your install go Huff? Thanks, TerryJ

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How did your install go Huff? Thanks, TerryJ
Very easy, quick install. Photos on these forums helped quite a bit. Only tough part was snapping in the retainer clip onto the strut ball. It has a tiny pin hole that the clip inserts thru but that hole ends up on the back side facing away making it impossible to see. Just kept feeling around until it popped into place. Started with the default A2 setting which worked but I ended up moving it to B3 which opens the lid much better and keeps it up even in a breeze.

Rather expensive but this kit works, easy to install and looks factory.

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Very easy, quick install. Photos on these forums helped quite a bit. Only tough part was snapping in the retainer clip onto the strut ball. It has a tiny pin hole that the clip inserts thru but that hole ends up on the back side facing away making it impossible to see. Just kept feeling around until it popped into place. Started with the default A2 setting which worked but I ended up moving it to B3 which opens the lid much better and keeps it up even in a breeze.

Rather expensive but this kit works, easy to install and looks factory.
Yea, the retaining pin can be a bear. I just pre installed the ball on the shock with the locking pin already in place and just bolted it in on the top mount with an open end wrench and socket. Made it a lot easier to install. I also used the B3 position, much better. TerryJ

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Installing GT Manufaktur Gas spring for trunk lid

Ordering this week...question for those that already installed. Does this prevent the trunk hinges from contacting the rubber stops when the trunk is fully opened? Ive had a bad experience with the hinges hitting these with force, bending the brackets and placing dimples in the rear bumper. Id like the trunk to stop its travel just shy of these rubber stops. Is this possible with this strut? Thanks!

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