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Hatch Problems #300482 Oct 15, 8:39am Oct 15, 8:39am
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Hatch Problems
Any of you guys have problems with the hatch door constantly coming down on your head when your looking for stuff in the trunk. The car has 70000 miles so I'm guessing they've never replaced the shocks that holds up the door so they are worn out, or are the shocks just bad quality.

Re: Hatch Problems [Re: shonen] #300483 Oct 15, 8:49am Oct 15, 8:49am
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does it only do this when its cold out? i have the same problem. im told you can replace the shocks to support more weight. toyota makes the shocks that are used for the TRD wing. so those would probably do the trick. otherwise you could go to pepboys or autozone and probably pick up a pair.


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Re: Hatch Problems [Re: superderk] #300484 Oct 15, 9:45am Oct 15, 9:45am

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Toyota gets those shocks from tokico that also make shocks for the suspension. They are not bad just worn out. I would take it to toyota and see what price they are looking for or you could find a pair of shocks and do the install yourself.

Re: Hatch Problems #300485 Oct 15, 9:56am Oct 15, 9:56am
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Originally Posted by spyder00367
Toyota gets those shocks from tokico that also make shocks for the suspension. They are not bad just worn out. I would take it to toyota and see what price they are looking for or you could find a pair of shocks and do the install yourself.


Just don't get the same shocks as your suspension. You'll look like an asshole first time you open your hatch, as it rips off the back end and flies over your Hood.

Re: Hatch Problems [Re: celicat23] #300486 Oct 15, 10:25am Oct 15, 10:25am
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that's the reason I got upgraded trunk shocks - they're 150% stronger than stock

Re: Hatch Problems [Re: Sultan] #300487 Oct 15, 10:34am Oct 15, 10:34am
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Cold weather eventually impacts the hydraulics in the supports...this has been a problem since the advent of the hatchback! Also probably why the auto industry eventually went to the metal support stem for the Hood as well.


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Re: Hatch Problems [Re: jonnyess] #300488 Oct 15, 11:52am Oct 15, 11:52am
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they are worn out. get some bilstein or monroe shocks from sears. spineyes


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