Replaced torsion bars with hood springs

Discussion in 'Audio Setups & Aftermarket Head Units' started by welchdog32, Dec 5, 2015.

  1. welchdog32

    welchdog32 Well-Known Member

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    I looked at using lift struts, but could not find them short enough for my liking, so I went this route.

    Found a good spot on the trunk wall to mount
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    Used a brass bushing in the hinge bar
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    Drilled and mounted
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    Then cut carpet to complete, about a 45 min job
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    SpnFed_CivicSi Well-Known Member

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    Nice job! What are those, Chevy hood springs?
     
  3. welchdog32

    welchdog32 Well-Known Member

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    Yes!
     
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    Nice job man, got some part numbers for us by any chance?
     
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    I posted a link in the other post, didn't want to hijack his post so started this one
     
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    what other post lol
     
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    ^ what he said. :)
     
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    Just curious, what is this good for? Is it just to hold the trunk lid open tighter?
     
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    I'd also like some more information about this mod.
     
  10. welchdog32

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    It allows you to remove the torsion bars and utilize stock speaker locations in the rear deck of the 9th gen coupe. Upgrading speakers/sub woofer.
     
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    welchdog32 Well-Known Member

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    The thread started by Marc Meyers
     
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    Could you link it?
     
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    Joe Liu Well-Known Member

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    will this also prevent people from slamming my trunk lid?
     
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    Can you post a video?
     
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    I see now, it gives more clearance for the speakers
     
  17. welchdog32

    welchdog32 Well-Known Member

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    No video, just pics
     
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    @welchdog32 do you still get the pop effect when you open the trunk?
     
  19. welchdog32

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    The "pop" of the release of the latch is still there, but the trunk lid does not lift. It does not effect the way it works, trunk still opens normally, absolutely no adverse effects with this mod.
     
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    Does the trunk "slam" easily or is there some tension to slow it down?
     
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