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Fizz

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Hi all,

Has anyone converted their bootlid to use gas springs? I have an issue with one of the torsion spring mounts and was thinking about replacing them for gas springs. I heard a bang the other day and thought one of the springs had given up, however on closer inspection the metal has sheared on the bracket.

 

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Ive done the gas damper boot conversion on my 7th gen accord. They are quite similar.

Check my youtube video. I wrote a DIY for it aswell, link is in the comments section

Hope it gives you an idea.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKU31BtLohU
 

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Thanks for that. The DIY is really useful. I have managed to take one side panel off and had a look. I'm going to try to move the strut mounting point lower down the hinge to see if it will open the boot automatically without the need for the extra spring.
 
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