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      06-01-2012, 09:24 AM   #1
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carbon fiber trunk strut/shock

I just fitted my carbon trunk on my E93.
i know that it is very rare so i assume all e90s have the same issue,
On my hood (also carbon) it is suggested to get the m3 struts as they are made for a lighter hood.
i assume for the trunk, the m3 shocks are the same since the trunk is NOT lighter.
So what do people do for carbon trunks?
on my hood i ghetto cheated and just use one shock, but with a trunk, with other people opening and closing and the frequency, i am nervous about the pivot ball stripping with only 1 shock, and its a little flimsy.

anyone have any suggestions?
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      06-01-2012, 10:10 AM   #2
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there are no need to exchange the strut/shock on the E93 trunk. You need the strut for the convertible, it's open two directions.

Unlike E90/E92 you can use 1 strut/shock for it.
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      06-01-2012, 11:58 AM   #3
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oh does the E90 and E92 not have struts?
i am using 1 strut, but as i said, i do not want to do that as it is very fragile.
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      06-02-2012, 08:44 AM   #4
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yes, see the image below
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