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urq Trunk shocks was: 93 Audi 100 trunk lift shocks

A month or more ago, the rear deck lid (boot to you Englishmen) fell on my
head while I was removing the last items for a track event.  It nearly
knocked me out!

I had 4 other shocks from previous parts cars, so I installed those
temporarily.  The used ones worked better, but were perfect so I ordered a
set from  IPC (Rod) for $56.  This included shipping to me.

The install took 5 minutes or less.  What a difference!  The trunk lid now
will stay up in a position in the opening / closing arc.

I recommend that any urq/coupe owners whose lid won't stay up in any
position, replace them.  The urq trunk lid struts are part# 855827552G

At 04:41 PM 3/24/98 -0800, you wrote:
>Mike Pavia writes:
>> I just purchased a 93 100S for my wife and she's complaining that the
>> trunk is hard to lift up and open.  I have an 87 5000CS Turbo and I
>> noticed that the newer 93 has gas shocks to lift the trunk rather than
>> the springs that are on the 87.
>The trunk lid shocks are weak on your 100S.  Replace them with a new
>pair and the lid should lift up with almost no effort.
>96 A4 2.8 quattro
>84 5000S 2.1 turbo
>80 4000 2.0
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