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Old 06-29-2012, 05:28 AM   #29
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It'll probably work right now since most of the US is hot as hell, expanding those gases to press harder on the seals. Wait until winter when nobody's hatch will open because of it.
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Old 06-30-2012, 01:50 PM   #30
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That's when they realized the price for the trunk pop kit isn't really that bad.
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Old 06-30-2012, 02:12 PM   #31
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That's when they realized the price for the trunk pop kit isn't really that bad.
On the other hand, you can buy those pistons for $15 each at Mcmaster...Just need to figure out the Pressure needed as there are lots of options..
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Old 06-30-2012, 11:31 PM   #32
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On the other hand, you can buy those pistons for $15 each at Mcmaster...Just need to figure out the Pressure needed as there are lots of options..
So I'm guessing you haven't figured the out for us yet.
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Old 07-13-2012, 05:11 PM   #33
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I don't understand. It's the same motion, the same angles. Why is the pressure any less?

Also, the only reason you'd lose an inch is because the bracket is inverted. I can't imagine how you'd lose 3-4 inches unless the piston doesn't fully extend - and why would that happen?
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Old 07-18-2012, 04:53 PM   #34
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I don't understand. It's the same motion, the same angles. Why is the pressure any less?

Also, the only reason you'd lose an inch is because the bracket is inverted. I can't imagine how you'd lose 3-4 inches unless the piston doesn't fully extend - and why would that happen?
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Old 07-19-2012, 12:34 PM   #35
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Did this yesterday and it works pretty well. I love it actually. Sometimes it wont go, last light it was a little cold and I couldn't get it to work but like80% of the time it works so props to the op Its really cool. Id be interested in getting better pistons if they are cheap so there's a little more pressure. But all in all definitely worth the 10min job. Do it, totally no issues with rubbing or Clearance issues at all
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Old 07-21-2012, 04:39 PM   #36
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...which I've studied more of than you have. Mind explaining more?
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Old 07-22-2012, 12:40 AM   #37
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...which I've studied more of than you have. Mind explaining more?


You'd have figured it out if what you said was true.
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Old 07-22-2012, 07:53 PM   #38
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Worked fine

I did this 2 weeks ago, MK6, and it worked that day 85+ degrees. When it cooled off it stopped working so I just ordered the spring stops from ECS for around 20 shipped and BAM, every time. I didn't turn the struts around and have no rub problems.
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Old 07-22-2012, 08:05 PM   #39
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Sounds great! Can you link to the specific product please?
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Old 07-22-2012, 11:48 PM   #40
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I did this about 4 months ago and it's worked every single time no problem. I also have no scratches, damage etc. The only thing I don't really care for is the difference in force it requires to shut versus stock.
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Sounds great! Can you link to the specific product please?
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x2!
i am not finding anything on ECS about stop that would work for the rear hatch L
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