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Hi Guys,

Since I got a rollcage installed the torsion rod no longer fits right and lid won't stay up. What are my options other than the 2x4 I'm currently using.lol. Is there a pre-fabbed aftermarket kit that uses hydraulic strut supports?
 

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I can take a few pics later & should be able to dig out the part numbers of the brackets and hydraulic struts I used. I have a set of vert hinges I was gonna use but I figured I would try it this way before using the vert hinges & sacrificing the amount the trunk opened
 

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I used these ball studs at the trunk hinge https://www.liftsupportsdepot.com/am-ball-stud-10mm-3-8-5-16-x-18-s316-stainless-1-shaft/

and these brackets mounted just behind the rear seat back
https://www.liftsupportsdepot.com/fo-ball-stud-joint-10mm-3-8-2-bolt-flat-bracket-s304-stainless/

they offer a bunch of different bracket styles and angles to mount the lifts any way you wanted. I'd have to get the number off the lifts I ended up using, I ordered a couple different pairs to see what would work best & I'm happy with how it works. When hitting the trunk release it opens up about halfway on it's own and the trunk still opens fully by hand
 

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I used these ball studs at the trunk hinge https://www.liftsupportsdepot.com/am-ball-stud-10mm-3-8-5-16-x-18-s316-stainless-1-shaft/

and these brackets mounted just behind the rear seat back
https://www.liftsupportsdepot.com/am-ball-stud-10mm-3-8-5-16-x-18-s316-stainless-1-shaft/

they offer a bunch of different bracket styles and angles to mount the lifts any way you wanted. I'd have to get the number off the lifts I ended up using, I ordered a couple different pairs to see what would work best & I'm happy with how it works. When hitting the trunk release it opens up about halfway on it's own and the trunk still opens fully by hand
Wow that setup is great... I may have to do this to my car appreciate the info
 

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Wow that setup is great... I may have to do this to my car appreciate the info
https://flic.kr/p/2haknrV

Here's a real quick vid of how far it opens on it's own with the current temps. It varies a little with different outside temperature which I expected but I haven't had any issues at all with it. I'll update with the info on the lift supports I used as soon as I get a chance to double check the numbers on them
 

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Just an update for anyone looking to do this or anyone that comes across this thread in the future, here's the link to the lift supports I used. It also lists the technical specs so should be able to source them from anywhere that carrys them
https://www.liftsupportsdepot.com/lift-supports-depot-se172p45-gas-charged-lift-support/
Thank you for the shopping list of parts. I've wanted to do this for a while, but hadn't found the time to go figure it out on my own.

I've used liftsupportdepot.com as a source for replacement struts for my old IST "Hood Lifter" kit on my coupe, so they are a great resource for anyone doing a project like this. I'm going to get my parts ordered now!
 

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What mounts did you end up going with for the trunk area?
My fault, I didn't realize I linked the same part for both in my post. I used these brackets https://www.liftsupportsdepot.com/fo-ball-stud-joint-10mm-3-8-2-bolt-flat-bracket-s304-stainless/ just behind the back seat at the front of the wheel area. Just attached them with machine screws (#10 if i remember right, went off the size of the holes already in the brackets) & nylock nuts. They've stayed tight and don't flex or anything when pushing the trunk closed
 
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