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Got a pair of these Trunk Struts, good quality and great price but they are
30mm to long, these ones are 290mm and mine are 260mm. Shipping back from Australia was going to be too costly.
So I unscrewed the bottom connector extended the thread up the rod another 30mm with a 6mm thread cutter and cut to overall length, replaced the bottom connector and Bingo. No more bruises on my head when the lid drops down and no more timber to prop up when putting shopping in :eek:

Just make sure yours are 290mm overall before buying if you don't want to fabricate like me, or maybe ask for them by size


2 REAR TRUNK LID LIFT SUPPORTS SHOCKS STRUTS ARMS PROPS RODS MERCEDES BENZ R129 | eBay
 

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Got a pair of these Trunk Struts, good quality and great price but they are
30mm to long, these ones are 290mm and mine are 260mm. Shipping back from Australia was going to be too costly.
So I unscrewed the bottom connector extended the thread up the rod another 30mm with a 6mm thread cutter and cut to overall length, replaced the bottom connector and Bingo. No more bruises on my head when the lid drops down and no more timber to prop up when putting shopping in :eek:

Just make sure yours are 290mm overall before buying if you don't want to fabricate like me, or maybe ask for them by size


2 REAR TRUNK LID LIFT SUPPORTS SHOCKS STRUTS ARMS PROPS RODS MERCEDES BENZ R129 | eBay
There are 2 different parts no. as shown in the attachment.
 

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yes, many aftermarket places will sell the wrong ones, including AZauto, due to an error in Stabilus' catalog...
 

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yes, many aftermarket places will sell the wrong ones, including AZauto, due to an error in Stabilus' catalog...
That explains it, as I did go correct year and vin range.
 
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