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This is a mod from Germany made for the Opel version in Europe. I ordered one several years ago and it vastly improves the lifting of the trunk lid. Off the shelve struts and brackets will not complete the install. Do a search in this site on:
GT Manufaktur Gas spring for trunk lid
 

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That strut and brackets look to be what someone was getting to do their own version of the real one. Additional parts and work would definitely be needed.
 

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This is a mod from Germany made for the Opel version in Europe. I ordered one several years ago and it vastly improves the lifting of the trunk lid. Off the shelve struts and brackets will not complete the install. Do a search in this site on:
Yessir, I've seen those. These parts were for a poor man's version of the same thing. Someplace there's a page showing how these parts are used to do the same thing, I just can't locate it now.
Thanks for the input!
 

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I'm not familiar with the mod, but if your problem is the trunk lid not popping opening enough, or not staying fully open, there is a simple solution.
Just add two 3" coil springs from Home depot. One sping on each end, connected to the bracket levers and the long rod.

I keep detailed notes on my '08 Red Line, but could not find the how, when and where, of that suggestion in my 17 word documents. So I just measured my springs. For at least 8 years it's worked well, even in moderate wind.

Hope that helps.
 

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I'm not familiar with the mod, but if your problem is the trunk lid not popping opening enough, or not staying fully open, there is a simple solution.
Just add two 3" coil springs from Home depot. One sping on each end, connected to the bracket levers and the long rod.

I keep detailed notes on my '08 Red Line, but could not find the how, when and where, of that suggestion in my 17 word documents. So I just measured my springs. For at least 8 years it's worked well, even in moderate wind.

Hope that helps.
Thanks SH, I'll probably go with the spring trick until I figure out how to mount the strut(s). Your feedback is appreciated.
Cheers!
 
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