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Feb 13, 1:55pm - #102718 
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.

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Feb 13, 1:59pm - #102719 
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.

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Feb 13, 2:02pm - #102720 
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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Feb 13, 2:02pm - #102721 
me too. frown


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Feb 13, 2:03pm - #102722 
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

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Feb 13, 2:05pm - #102723 
For more info. (and part #'s) check out isaac's post here:

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


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Feb 13, 2:21pm - #102724 
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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Feb 13, 2:22pm - #102725 
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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Feb 13, 2:33pm - #102726 
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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Feb 13, 2:36pm - #102727 
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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Feb 13, 2:41pm - #102728 
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?

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Feb 13, 2:46pm - #102729 
buddy of mine uses a chunk of a broom stick on his 82 GTS. thumbsup spineyes

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Feb 13, 11:58pm - #102730 
Anyone have part No. of rear trunk shock for TRD(Action Package)?Thanks!


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Feb 14, 12:04am - #102731 
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

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Feb 14, 5:09am - #102732 
Need to lose some weight? You could always cosider a Carbon Fiber trunk, not really my style but that WOULD solve your problem.

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Feb 14, 10:49am - #102733 
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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Feb 14, 11:54am - #102734 
go for aftermarket shocks like me there much better, i cant believe my trunk wouldnt lift with the gtc 300 wing, kinda stupid

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Feb 14, 5:59pm - #102735 
link a good aftermarket trunk shock for me...

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Feb 14, 8:04pm - #102736 
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.

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Feb 14, 8:28pm - #102737 
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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Feb 14, 8:53pm - #102738 
i use a wooden stick to keep mine trunk up

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Feb 14, 9:15pm - #102739 
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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Feb 15, 3:48am - #102740 
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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Feb 15, 8:26pm - #102741 
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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