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Old 07-25-2009, 03:10 PM
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I'm thinking of installing a rear spoiler on my AP2 and found one on handa.com. The instructions say the trunk lid springs must be replaced. Is that really necessary?
Any advice will be much appreciated.
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Old 07-25-2009, 04:04 PM
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there are TONS of different rear spoilers depending on what your looking for but, Im sure there saying that from weight or something but I have never heard of anything like it, Im sure you would be fine without them.
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Old 07-25-2009, 04:12 PM
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If they say to change the truck lid springs, they generally supply new ones. If you add a heavy spoiler the trunk may be prone to closing on your hands.

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Old 07-26-2009, 02:38 AM
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I have the trunk spoiler (the low one, not the wing one) and I didn't change the springs. The trunk still opens normally with the remote, the springs just don't open it as high as they do without the spoiler.
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Old 07-26-2009, 10:49 AM
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The info and tips are much appreciated because the local dealer told me the trunk remote will not work w/o replacing the springs. The spoiler I'm looking at is the low one that sits just above the center mounted brake light.
Thanks guys, this is a great forum and I wish I had known about it when I bought Stewie.
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Old 07-26-2009, 12:29 PM
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They do not HAVE to be replaced (I didn't change mine). However, it does not take much to get the trunk to close once you have added the weight of the spoiler. To put it in simplest terms, if a small breeze hits the trunk when it is up, it will come down very quickly on whatever in under it. I am very careful when I have the trunk up and reaching in to get something.
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Old 07-26-2009, 02:28 PM
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Id just put the wing on see how it feels to you if you want more put the springs in
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Old 07-26-2009, 04:50 PM
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i have that small wing on my car didn`t change the springs opens with the remote
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Old 09-14-2009, 08:57 AM
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all depends wat kind of wing you are looking to put on. Doubtful that you will need new springs if its just a lip spoiler but if its any bigger, you will need 2 be very cautious. The worst to hear is when the trunk shuts by itself and creates a big slamming noise. It hurts me inside everytime i hear it.
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