I knew one of the elite would ask eventually...The alarm is going off in the video (its in silent mode)LOjalvo said:i guess i have a problem cuz i always feel like doing something to my car. even when it's done, i wanna find something else to do to it. so i will definitely do this in the next few days.
this is kind of irrelevant, though. but how/why are your brake lights flashing like the turn signals would be if you were to press the hazard button?
im sure if i actually went at physically did it, i might not be asking this. but i looked in my trunk and figured it might be best if you were able to give a pretty brief write up (along the lines of: removed this, drilled here using a ____ size drill bit, first bolted this on, then this one, blah blah, etc.)ItalynStylion said:I don't know if anyone needs steps for this process but I can write them out if the pics aren't as self explanatory as I thought...
I totally understand what you mean because I thought the same thing too when I was doing it. I'm not really sure what the answer is on that though. I think the only thing that would fail from them being at an angle is the socket connector side of the lift but it seems pretty sturdy.LOjalvo said:in other words, does the pressure that is applied to these lifters when we push down on the trunk to close it NECISARILLY need to be perfectly straight or can these be bolted on an angle?
(i hope im making myself clear. if not, let me know so i can try to rephrase the question).
yea! i wasnt aware of this, but apparently, the first time, and from what i've heard ONLY the first time is ridiculously hard to compress the lever. after that, it apparently gets easier, like you also mentioned.ItalynStylion said:I would suggest fully compressing them a few times first. I realize that is almost impossible but you gotta get creative. I used a metal door and the doorjam to compress them
Let me know if you need anymore ideas.
Absolutely!LOjalvo said:metal door and door jam? i'm not sure what you mean, care to demonstrate?
The amount that the trunk opens is determined by where you drill the holes. The farther up (higher) you drill the hole on the trunk lid bar the more the trunk will open. Mine opens 98% of what the stock trunk would open with my bump stops in.LOjalvo said:NEVERMIND! i finished it. turns out this was much easier to do in the DAYLIGHT than as the sun was going down. for the second one, i just ligned up the nut FIRST, then held it in place, THEN screwed the ball connector INTO it, instead of the other way around. RUBBER STOPPERS ARE KEY because without them, the metal where the ball connectors are kept bending back and forth and back and forth. now it just stays in place.
SOOO, turned out pretty cool, the ONLY bad thing is my drunk opens a bit less than it did before, and i already hit my head once.