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2004 pontiac gto trunk lift supports

Hey,I bought a 2004 GTO and the trunk dont have any lift supports did they come this way or did someone just take them off . I dont like how the trunk slams down very hard I see that trunk lift supports are available for the GTO but not sure how they mount any help or pictures would be appreciated.

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They just have the hinges, it will slam if you don't hold on to it.

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I am pretty sure they did have a pair of Lift support struts on the trunk of the 2004, just like my 2006 GTO does. Do a search on Rock Auto and you will see they list the parts for this too.
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The strut supports at the hinges aid in the opening of the trunk but not in the closing of it.
When opening the trunk it aids in the weight of the trunk and will self open once its nearly opened the entire way but the struts do not aid in closing the trunk, it will slam shut if not careful. Mine will slam shut if let go of the trunk.

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Yeah, I wouldn't refer to them as lift supports. More like lift assists. There are about 1/3 of the length of the ones on our C300 which actually do lift the trunk when you press the release button on the fob. The GM part number is 92161990.
I'll bet your car does have them. They're mounted on the trunk hinges, and pretty easy to overlook because of their location.

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The trunk struts do assist in closing the trunk in that they don't slam down if they are good. You'll have to pull them down.

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mine must never have worked then...

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Mine has never worked since new then either. I did unscrew the bumpers a bit which helps the truck "pop" open when pushing the release button.

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Here's some video from after I replaced mine. As can be seen initially, before replacing my trunk struts, the trunk lid would slam if I didn't catch them.


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All this talk about struts made me go out and check mine. I guess they're okay since mine eases down like the ones in the video. Don't really spend much time in the trunk.......

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