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I have only had my car for about 2 months and I would know nothing different but are our trunk shocks suppose to shut our tunks slow and easy? Mine open and hold the trunk perfectly.. No complaints but when shutting it... It pretty much just slams shut. The shocks look fine. I was just curious. As I said.. It opens and holds it open just fine... Shutting it seems to be an issue.
Nobody but me is allowed to shut the trunk...

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Idk mine does the same since ive had it. You want that cadilac kind of trunk right? Were it shuts real smooth

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Idk mine does the same since ive had it. You want that cadilac kind of trunk right? Were it shuts real smooth

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Well... I am not asking for it to close like my old Buick's did... Just let them latch shut and they suck down tight themselves.
I just think there should be some sort of "safety" maybe in there? Meaning that from fully open if I just touch it and get it started in the downward motion... It literally slams shut.. Really hard. Just doesn't seem normal.
I started the thread asking because it does seem normal opening and remaining open its the point from fully open to closed that seems unsafe.


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Well... I am not asking for it to close like my old Buick's did... Just let them latch shut and they suck down tight themselves.
I just think there should be some sort of "safety" maybe in there? Meaning that from fully open if I just touch it and get it started in the downward motion... It literally slams shut.. Really hard. Just doesn't seem normal.
I started the thread asking because it does seem normal opening and remaining open its the point from fully open to closed that seems unsafe.


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I know what u mean. I hold mine about 3 inches or so before closing and just let the trunk fall to completely shut. If u change the shocks let us know the difference

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Mine has caught me be surprise-shutting on my head-I I dot have it ALL THE WAY UP. Damn!! I will get some new ones on and see what it does.


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I replaced the trunk and hood "struts" last year. I have to pull my trunk down about 6" before it falls and closes. It closes hard. The hood struts were dangerous and I got hit a few times before I wised up.
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I replaced the trunk and hood "struts" last year. I have to pull my trunk down about 6" before it falls and closes. It closes hard. The hood struts were dangerous and I got hit a few times before I wised up.
Even after replacing the shocks it still closes hard? Slams?
Now I am starting to think that maybe there is nothing wrong with mine....

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I replaced the trunk and hood "struts" last year. I have to pull my trunk down about 6" before it falls and closes. It closes hard. The hood struts were dangerous and I got hit a few times before I wised up.
Did that fix it then?? Or did it not do anything for helping close more slowly? I don't want to waste the dollars....


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I got mine from a company caled Strutwise for my hood there more expensive and he will custom make them for you, got mine in stainless ,my hood wieghs more than a stock one and would not stay up.

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I got mine from a company caled Strutwise for my hood there more expensive and he will custom make them for you, got mine in stainless ,my hood wieghs more than a stock one and would not stay up.
Did they do your trunk shocks as well? How does your trunk close exactly? I am seriously getting mixed ideas.
If I have mine open fully.. And just nudge it.. It will slam shut.. LOUD.
Not smooth... Not easy. Slam.
I now walk it down to about 6 inches from the latch and let it go.


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Face it, the car is a 2005 and what you are experiencing is not normal. Replace them before you get hurt.
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