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Old 09-25-08, 09:36 AM   #16
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thanks for the response...this is good info.

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Old 12-23-13, 10:35 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by CHEFDADDY View Post
I just replaced my trunk struts on 2001 Ultra model . Now keep in mind I am a chef not a mechanic . Was frustrated for about 2 minutes then had my wife lift up on the trunk lid , hyper-extending it , until the strut just snapped into place . Took about 5 more minutes to replace both of them . Hope this helps .

Bought mine on e-bay as well
I just replaced mine on 1999 SC400 and used the hyper-extending method also and they then fell right in place. Bought mine from partsgeek.com
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When I replaced just one strut (they insist you replace them in pairs - I guess to load balance?) it was just perfect. When you placed pressure on the lid up or down it moved with the easiest touch.
When I replaced both it tended to spring up and require undue force to close it.
FWIW I think I paid $38 a pair on eBay.
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Smile trunk strut replacement on 2007 GS 350.

My trunk was difficult to open and I check with my dealership and they were $270 for a pair. I went on eBay and bought them for $45. They fit to a T and they are working perfectly. Below is the eBayer that I bought them from.

luckysteven2011/Debays Inc P.O. box 14220 Fremont Ca. 94539
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