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Old 01-24-13, 08:32 AM   #16
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I noticed the generic aftermarket strut to be about 1/3rd inch shorter than OEM.
really makes no difference in everyday use....

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if your trunk lid is feels really heavy, you might lube the trunk hinges...
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Old 01-24-13, 08:43 AM   #17
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I called Lexus and they said the struts or STAYS are covered. I haven't taken it in yet to have them replaced.
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Old 01-24-13, 08:46 AM   #18
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i have a 2005 btw.. haha frustrating carrying heavy things to put in the trunk when 1 hand is holding something and 1 hand is struggling to push it open lol
I'm not up on the abbreviations and acronyms. What does btw stand for?
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Old 01-24-13, 10:57 AM   #19
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I'm not up on the abbreviations and acronyms. What does btw stand for?
buy the way
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Old 01-25-13, 07:29 AM   #20
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Like many others, my trunk struts were also defective. I replaced mine with the FIGS Engineering trunk struts. It's been over 3 years and so far, they work like brand new. I recommend them.
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Old 01-25-13, 07:42 AM   #21
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Strut performance is also temperature dependent.

Cold weather can make the struts less effective. My daughters Nissan tail gate won't stay up in our 'harsh' Arizona winters. Soon as the temps come up, the tail gate stays up!

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