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Old 09-25-2011, 03:49 PM   #76
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you'd have to drill a hole into the trunk for the hinge
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Old 09-26-2011, 02:58 AM   #77
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I've been playing with this a little. Hopefully I'll be able to figure this out. My trunk tension rods weren't swapped after my third trunk swap. I got lazy. I had the STi rods in there on a wingless trunk and so eventually my mounts for the rods snapped off. Now I have to hold up my trunk by hand.
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:50 AM   #78
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gas things dont operate on hinges...just gotta connect them and line it up correctly...
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Old 12-22-2011, 09:30 PM   #79
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So i took my carbon trunk off and put my sti trunk back on, damn this thread came in handy. I had no idea how those things went back on. Props for this thread.
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:47 PM   #80
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Old thread, New bump! Reading this thread and learning the mechanics made swapping the tension rods a breeze! Thank you for posting such a well communicated, step by step process!!!
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Old 06-06-2012, 03:12 AM   #81
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It's good to see a fresh write up on this topic. My 96 Legacy sedan had a broken torsion spring. And that made the lid quite heavy for the family to use.

I had picked up the stronger GT lid torsion springs at the junkyard. And spent some time wrestling them into the car. It worked great - kind of nice the stronger springs opened the trunk lid fully when unlatched instead of simply unlatching and opening slightly.

Unfortunately the junkyard spring broken a couple of months later. I bought new ones on-line and the installation went a lot better.

So good on you for the detailed photos and explanation - best online I've seen so far!
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Old 08-16-2012, 10:28 PM   #82
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Beauty writeup!
I've got to do this this weekend.
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:22 PM   #83
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Hey guys! is there any physical appearance between the three torsion rods?
I've have seen few different colors on the web. mines black on psm wrx. the reason why I asked cause I upgrade to sti wing and never realized I have to changed the torsion rods. the trunk still pop open but have to open like lifting weights.
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Old 06-16-2015, 04:39 PM   #84
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Hmmm, wonder if any schmuck like me has removed the torsion rods strictly for the weight savings? Wonder how much they weigh. 2-4 lbs is my guess.
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Old 06-16-2015, 07:11 PM   #85
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Any one think this is my problem, I would like to know before I remove them.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2729824
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Old 07-25-2015, 03:14 PM   #86
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+1 to OP for the post. Used it today for my '15 trunk swap. Getting tension bars out was easy, getting them in was quite a bit harder. Thanks again for the help with the write up.
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Old 10-13-2015, 03:05 PM   #87
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THANK YOU FOR THIS WRITE UP!!! will be swapping the passenger side hinge out since the bracket holding the tension bar broke yesterday night!
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Old 07-28-2021, 06:52 PM   #88
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Thank you
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Old 07-28-2021, 06:53 PM   #89
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Great write up
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Old 02-19-2024, 06:02 PM   #90
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2024 bump, this post is priceless!
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