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F'ing hatchback! #325957 Nov 14, 3:52pm Nov 14, 3:52pm
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F'ing hatchback!
Does anyone have a problem with their hatchback closing on you when you open it up? Mine always seem to close because of the weight of the hatchback...

It keeps on hitting my head after I'm getting outta the trunk.

Sometimes it closes completely and hits my back when I'm reaching for something.

It's so annoying!

Re: F'ing hatchback! [Re: skym] #325958 Nov 14, 3:58pm Nov 14, 3:58pm
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how old is it? you probably just need to replace the trunk shocks, or if you have a big TRD,WW spoiler and didnt upgrade for beefier shocks that will also do it

Re: F'ing hatchback! [Re: sickcelica696] #325959 Nov 14, 4:01pm Nov 14, 4:01pm
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I have a '01 Celica GT with stock spoiler.
Where do you think I can find shocks? Are they expensive?


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i beat a dude on a bike going to work today...i revved on him and we lined up at the light and it was on....i hit lift once...thats how hardcore it was....
Re: F'ing hatchback! [Re: skym] #325960 Nov 14, 4:04pm Nov 14, 4:04pm
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junkyard is ur best bet, or else you gotta pay a lot at the dealer.

Re: F'ing hatchback! [Re: stefanoc] #325961 Nov 14, 4:11pm Nov 14, 4:11pm
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The dealer rips you off so badly...
Do you think I can find one at auto part stores?


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Originally posted by tido:
i beat a dude on a bike going to work today...i revved on him and we lined up at the light and it was on....i hit lift once...thats how hardcore it was....
Re: F'ing hatchback! [Re: skym] #325962 Nov 14, 4:15pm Nov 14, 4:15pm
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Yes you can I we stock them where I work and if not I know that we can order them. I know that they are not cheap either.

Re: F'ing hatchback! [Re: SeeULater] #325963 Nov 14, 4:19pm Nov 14, 4:19pm
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Can you give me a price point?


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Originally posted by tido:
i beat a dude on a bike going to work today...i revved on him and we lined up at the light and it was on....i hit lift once...thats how hardcore it was....
Re: F'ing hatchback! [Re: skym] #325964 Nov 14, 4:47pm Nov 14, 4:47pm
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check with toyota of goldsboro, they've got great prices, they're located in nc. don't have their number though.

Re: F'ing hatchback! [Re: narcolepsy123456] #325965 Nov 14, 4:52pm Nov 14, 4:52pm
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hasn't happened since I upgraded my trunk shocks to new ones with 150% greater strength than stock... thumbsup

- got them from c2gas. might wanna pm him and ask if he'll make you a set

Re: F'ing hatchback! [Re: Sultan] #325966 Nov 14, 4:58pm Nov 14, 4:58pm
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The information you are looking for can be found here...

Installation Guides >> Re: Trunk Shocks
https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f0_1869923810_0_collapsed_5__1.html


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Re: F'ing hatchback! [Re: isaac] #325967 Nov 14, 5:04pm Nov 14, 5:04pm
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Thanks for the link.
Those are so expensive... I'd rather tune up my car than have that replaced...


Quote:
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i beat a dude on a bike going to work today...i revved on him and we lined up at the light and it was on....i hit lift once...thats how hardcore it was....
Re: F'ing hatchback! [Re: skym] #325968 Nov 14, 5:07pm Nov 14, 5:07pm
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you can buy replacement ones from your local Autozone or Pepboys for roughly $19 to $22 each - you just need to measure your current ones and purchase upon those measurements


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Re: F'ing hatchback! [Re: isaac] #325969 Nov 14, 5:17pm Nov 14, 5:17pm
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^^^ exactly.

i have a replica TRD wing, but my shocks havent worn out on me yet. 2002.


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Re: F'ing hatchback! [Re: Zero] #325970 Nov 14, 5:24pm Nov 14, 5:24pm
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^^Hey Chad, I love watching your avatar every time. I think i'm hooked! rofl

I had the same problem with my Lexus engine Hood. It didn't have a bar to prop it up, so it would slam me in the head every time I checked fluids. angry thumbsdown


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Re: F'ing hatchback! [Re: Sancho] #325971 Nov 14, 6:11pm Nov 14, 6:11pm
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I just went out and purchased the Lift Lock.
The guys at the store didn't even know about it because it was a new item for them. hehe
I'm gonna install it tomorrow and see how it works out.

By the way Zero! your avatar is awesome! did you make it? hehe


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Originally posted by tido:
i beat a dude on a bike going to work today...i revved on him and we lined up at the light and it was on....i hit lift once...thats how hardcore it was....
Re: F'ing hatchback! [Re: skym] #325972 Nov 14, 10:56pm Nov 14, 10:56pm
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Originally Posted by skym


It keeps on hitting my head after I'm getting outta the trunk.

It's so annoying!


What the hell are you doin in your trunk wtf??

Sorry could resist good luck

Re: F'ing hatchback! [Re: YurBuddyChrist] #325973 Nov 14, 11:00pm Nov 14, 11:00pm
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hahahah I knew someone would say that.
Actually I travel a lot and I have a lot of things to take out during my trips. Everytime I reach for something and come out, the hatchback hits me on the head! Pisses me off everytime! F's up my day


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Originally posted by tido:
i beat a dude on a bike going to work today...i revved on him and we lined up at the light and it was on....i hit lift once...thats how hardcore it was....
Re: F'ing hatchback! [Re: skym] #325974 Nov 14, 11:14pm Nov 14, 11:14pm
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haha yups...freaking hurts...

Re: F'ing hatchback! [Re: Virgilson] #325975 Nov 14, 11:32pm Nov 14, 11:32pm
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buy a stick or get it fixed grin


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Re: F'ing hatchback! [Re: isaac] #325976 Nov 14, 11:40pm Nov 14, 11:40pm
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Originally Posted by isaac
buy a stick or get it fixed grin


I already said up there that I bought the lift lock and I'm going to install it tomorrow.
I think it'll be perfect. It was only 8 dollars

Re: F'ing hatchback! [Re: skym] #325977 Nov 14, 11:53pm Nov 14, 11:53pm
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yeah man replace shocks..

Re: F'ing hatchback! [Re: skym] #325978 Nov 15, 12:37am Nov 15, 12:37am
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Originally Posted by skym
Originally Posted by isaac
buy a stick or get it fixed grin


I already said up there that I bought the lift lock and I'm going to install it tomorrow.
I think it'll be perfect. It was only 8 dollars


was talking to everyone else who has not fixed it yet and chooses to complain about it still wave

i've had the same trunk problem for the past year... but im not complaining grin

(i bought a stick - it's funny as hell tongue)


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Re: F'ing hatchback! [Re: isaac] #325979 Nov 15, 12:40am Nov 15, 12:40am
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Originally Posted by isaac

buy a stick or get it fixed grin



HAHAHAAA guess what i have holding up my trunk ever since i got my zyclone rear wing?\

a bamboo stick! true to asian form. (i wanted to take pics)

But yeah i seriously need to look into replacing the trunk
shocks. What does the lift lock look like?

Re: F'ing hatchback! [Re: fonz182] #325980 Nov 15, 9:23am Nov 15, 9:23am
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Damn you guys are funny as hell.
I haven't installed my lift lock
I'll post pictures when I get it done


Quote:
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i beat a dude on a bike going to work today...i revved on him and we lined up at the light and it was on....i hit lift once...thats how hardcore it was....
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Is the deck lid still attached to the hatch? Doesn't seem like much, but i know when i took mine off (just two little rope-like strings hold it onto the hatch) it didn't fall on my head anymore! try that! or remove it all together for very small weight reduction too. Worked for me...


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Originally Posted by JesterDallas
Is the deck lid still attached to the hatch? Doesn't seem like much, but i know when i took mine off (just two little rope-like strings hold it onto the hatch) it didn't fall on my head anymore! try that! or remove it all together for very small weight reduction too. Worked for me...


Yeah I've tried that long ago and it didn't fall on me for about 2 weeks and it started doing it again!

Re: F'ing hatchback! [Re: skym] #325983 Nov 15, 11:50am Nov 15, 11:50am
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This morning I tried to install the Lift Lock and the shit didn't fit the pumps on the celica.
Only hurt my hands trying to make it fit.
ANYONE TRYING TO GET A LIFT LOCK FOR YOUR CELICA!!!
DON'T GET IT!

And as for me well it was only 8 bucks... thumbsdown


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i beat a dude on a bike going to work today...i revved on him and we lined up at the light and it was on....i hit lift once...thats how hardcore it was....
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