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Rear trunk shock is dead with Kaminari Wing(CF). #102718 Feb 13, 12:55pm Feb 13, 12:55pm
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Rear trunk shock is dead with Kaminari Wing(CF).
Hi, my trunk was falling down when I installed my aftermarket spoiler(Kaminari). And now(Winter),the trunk shocks are completely dead. When I went to Toyota Dealer for the replacement of shock,they got a new set for me,but they said it didn't work after they replaced it because the spoiler was too heavy.It was not under the warrenty. For those people who had TRD wings, did you have the same problems? Anyone have the part No. of TRD(Action package)'s shock? Thanks.

Re: Rear trunk shock is dead with Kaminari Wing(CF). [Re: coolman] #102719 Feb 13, 12:59pm Feb 13, 12:59pm
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Yeah I have the same problems when the shocks are cold. Once they get warm though, they work no problems. I got the Kaminari too.

Re: Rear trunk shock is dead with Kaminari Wing(CF). [Re: RicePowered] #102720 Feb 13, 1:02pm Feb 13, 1:02pm
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You need the upgraded shocks from the toyota dealer. If your car came without a spoiler or with the oem style spoiler, it has the lower grade shocks installed.

Simple fix, call your local parts dept.


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Re: Rear trunk shock is dead with Kaminari Wing(CF). [Re: RicePowered] #102721 Feb 13, 1:02pm Feb 13, 1:02pm
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Re: Rear trunk shock is dead with Kaminari Wing(CF). [Re: Evan] #102722 Feb 13, 1:03pm Feb 13, 1:03pm
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Originally Posted by Evan
You need the upgraded shocks from the toyota dealer. If your car came without a spoiler or with the oem style spoiler, it has the lower grade shocks installed.

Simple fix, call your local parts dept.


Yea, that should do it grin

Re: Rear trunk shock is dead with Kaminari Wing(CF). [Re: CeLlYgT04] #102723 Feb 13, 1:05pm Feb 13, 1:05pm
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For more info. (and part #'s) check out isaac's post here:

https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthrea...rt=1#Post218899


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Re: Rear trunk shock is dead with Kaminari Wing(CF). [Re: coolman] #102724 Feb 13, 1:21pm Feb 13, 1:21pm
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My car came with rear spoiler and rear wiper. So, the shocks were the strongest available from Toyota. The Kam wing is simply too heavy.

Hahah... speaking of Isaac. I know his "little fix". grin


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Re: Rear trunk shock is dead with Kaminari Wing(CF). [Re: tony] #102725 Feb 13, 1:22pm Feb 13, 1:22pm
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Originally Posted by tony

My car came with rear spoiler and rear wiper. So, the shocks were the strongest available from Toyota. The Kam wing is simply too heavy.

Hahah... speaking of Isaac. I know his "little fix". grin


well there goes that idea. so what's the secret, tony? isaac?


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Re: Rear trunk shock is dead with Kaminari Wing(CF). [Re: Evan] #102726 Feb 13, 1:33pm Feb 13, 1:33pm
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Originally Posted by Evan
Originally Posted by tony
My car came with rear spoiler and rear wiper. So, the shocks were the strongest available from Toyota. The Kam wing is simply too heavy.

Hahah... speaking of Isaac. I know his "little fix". grin


well there goes that idea. so what's the secret, tony? isaac?


it's called a dowel rod rofl


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Re: Rear trunk shock is dead with Kaminari Wing(CF). [Re: DiabloGTS] #102727 Feb 13, 1:36pm Feb 13, 1:36pm
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Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
Originally Posted by Evan
Originally Posted by tony
My car came with rear spoiler and rear wiper. So, the shocks were the strongest available from Toyota. The Kam wing is simply too heavy.

Hahah... speaking of Isaac. I know his "little fix". grin


well there goes that idea. so what's the secret, tony? isaac?


it's called a dowel rod rofl


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Re: Rear trunk shock is dead with Kaminari Wing(CF). [Re: tony] #102728 Feb 13, 1:41pm Feb 13, 1:41pm
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Originally Posted by tony

My car came with rear spoiler and rear wiper. So, the shocks were the strongest available from Toyota. The Kam wing is simply too heavy.

Hahah... speaking of Isaac. I know his "little fix". grin


Mine came with OEM spoiler and wiper too.When I showed the part No. to them, they said that's the one they ordered it(68950-18108,and 68960-80063) which it still didn't work,are these shocks for TRD Action Package?

Re: Rear trunk shock is dead with Kaminari Wing(CF). [Re: coolman] #102729 Feb 13, 1:46pm Feb 13, 1:46pm
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Re: Rear trunk shock is dead with Kaminari Wing(CF). [Re: coolman] #102730 Feb 13, 10:58pm Feb 13, 10:58pm
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Anyone have part No. of rear trunk shock for TRD(Action Package)?Thanks!

Re: Rear trunk shock is dead with Kaminari Wing(CF). [Re: coolman] #102731 Feb 13, 11:04pm Feb 13, 11:04pm

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yeah its called a "wooden stick"... use it wisely
that trunk can be damn heavy and hurt your head real bad if it falls on it. tongue

Re: Rear trunk shock is dead with Kaminari Wing(CF). [Re: coolman] #102732 Feb 14, 4:09am Feb 14, 4:09am
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Need to lose some weight? You could always cosider a Carbon Fiber trunk, not really my style but that WOULD solve your problem.

Re: Rear trunk shock is dead with Kaminari Wing(CF). [Re: coolman] #102733 Feb 14, 9:49am Feb 14, 9:49am
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This is a well known problem. I have the same. Here in Holland the dealer replaces the shocks if necessary under warrenty. Unfortunetaly I didn't buy my spoiler at Toyota's so I had to solve this problem myself. And today I actually did.

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Re: Rear trunk shock is dead with Kaminari Wing(CF). [Re: coolman] #102734 Feb 14, 10:54am Feb 14, 10:54am
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go for aftermarket shocks like me there much better, i cant believe my trunk wouldnt lift with the gtc 300 wing, kinda stupid

Re: Rear trunk shock is dead with Kaminari Wing(CF). [Re: coolman] #102735 Feb 14, 4:59pm Feb 14, 4:59pm
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link a good aftermarket trunk shock for me...

Re: Rear trunk shock is dead with Kaminari Wing(CF). [Re: coolman] #102736 Feb 14, 7:04pm Feb 14, 7:04pm
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I bought the wings west when it first came out and my shocks went bad quick. Even when it was warm they didnt work. Thank god I got rid of that spoiler. My hatch raddles when I go over bumps on the road too. Ive gone in and tightend all the bolts, but it didnt help.

Re: Rear trunk shock is dead with Kaminari Wing(CF). [Re: Marco_L] #102737 Feb 14, 7:28pm Feb 14, 7:28pm
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Originally Posted by Marco_L
This is a well known problem. I have the same. Here in Holland the dealer replaces the shocks if necessary under warrenty. Unfortunetaly I didn't buy my spoiler at Toyota's so I had to solve this problem myself. And today I actually did.

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Do you know where to get these?What kind of spoiler you have?Are these working well in the winter time?Thanks for your help.

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Re: Rear trunk shock is dead with Kaminari Wing(CF). [Re: coolman] #102739 Feb 14, 8:15pm Feb 14, 8:15pm
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on the weekends i "recharge" my shocks by heating them and the gases inside with a blow dryer, it increases the pressure and keeps them holding up my hatch through the week, its the cheapest fix, i know there is a way of taking them off and charging the gas up (such as the fre-on, in the ac) but im just to lazy... and i need the shocks through out the week.

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Originally Posted by coolman
Do you know where to get these?What kind of spoiler you have?Are these working well in the winter time?Thanks for your help.


I bought them here in Holland. But I'm sure they make similar shock over there too. I have a Poster rear spoiler.
I just installed them yesterday, but I'm very happy with these shocks. It was a little work because you have to saw off the mounting of the original shock. Drill a hole and make thread in it. I don't know exactly how to explain it, but I'm sure the first picture will tell the story.
The trunk stays open and I really have to use some power to close it now.

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Originally Posted by Marco_L
Originally Posted by coolman
Do you know where to get these?What kind of spoiler you have?Are these working well in the winter time?Thanks for your help.


I bought them here in Holland. But I'm sure they make similar shock over there too. I have a Poster rear spoiler.
I just installed them yesterday, but I'm very happy with these shocks. It was a little work because you have to saw off the mounting of the original shock. Drill a hole and make thread in it. I don't know exactly how to explain it, but I'm sure the first picture will tell the story.
The trunk stays open and I really have to use some power to close it now.


Yes, they do. Try local auto parts stores or tuner stores in your area.. they aren't too hard to find.


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