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It should be noted that much of the time, the struts are installed incorrectly which will shorten their life, such as in all the pictures above. The correct orientation is with the piston pointing down when the decklid is in the closed position, allowing the oil inside to keep the rubber piston ring lubricated, retaining the nitrogen gas inside from leaking. In the case of the rear decklid, when closed, the strut tilts downward towards the firewall, so the piston end should face towards the firewall.

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As usual, good info from Steve...... that's a great point. Pretty sure the failed struts on Project Heavy Metal were all mounted wrongside up..... now replaced by Rennline mechanical units which I do love. In particular, having zero force on the front lid when closed helps it to close better along the line of the front fender.

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Just purchased the 3 strut Rennline kit. Looks like a nice well made product.
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Does anyone have two Rennline mechanical struts installed for their deck lid? I previously had two gas struts installed on the same side for my tea tray turbo lid. I do not have a mounting position on the passenger side. I was thinking I'd need two mechanical struts for my set up but I don't think two mechanical struts will fit side by side like the gas units did.. any thoughts?

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