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Old 04-05-2014, 12:42 AM   #73
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I (like everyone else) has the sagging hatch problem too. On a lowered car, I find it's quite easy to bump my head unless I take the time an manually push the hatch up and help it all the way to the stopping point.

Thanks to everyone for posting their findings, part numbers, and videos. All your work is appreciated.
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Old 05-22-2014, 05:45 PM   #74
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I just installed 90# struts. Its much much better than the 5 year old stock ones. I have no idea if those went bad, or its always been like that, cuz of the extra weight in hatch from sound deadening material.

After playing with the hatch a bit, i want to go with 100#, because it still cant push the sound deadened hatch up smoothly without a little tug at the start (after pushing the lock button). I dont have the bounce that others have posted. Would the iQ hatch popper mod be a solution, the thrusters would push it first then the struts take over?
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