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Unhappy Trunk lid struts

I recently bought a used 2004 S430. It is not equipped with an electronic opening/closing trunk lid. While it does, of course, open with the key fob or from the front door, I find the springs to be too, well, let's say cheap. Opening and closing the trunk feels and sounds like I'm dealing with an old truck. Are there pneumatic struts that I could purchase to put in their place? This would certainly make the trunk easier to close and perhaps not allow it to pop up with such force. I know this is a minor issue, but it bugs me every time I have to use the trunk. I had a 1998 BMW740iL which had pneumatic springs (or struts) and the trunk opened and closed with ease.
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