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JRSIII JRSIII is offline
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Houston, TX
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As noted, non-tail cars came with one strut on the left side. The right side hinge has no provisions for a strut. However, the clips for a right side strut should be on the firewall. So, on the advice of Draco, I found a right side deck lid hinge from a turbo car on ebay. This has a triangular bracket for strut attachment. I swapped this out for the factory hinge and installed stabilus heavy duty shocks on each side. Works perfectly. Remember it's not only the weight of the tail but also the A/C condenser they support. Should be no problem with tail removed, as the people who have issues are the ones who put to much on one side which causes the deck lid to twist. Even force should be good either way.
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