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Old 03-13-2019, 12:58 PM   #1
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DIY: Changing rear hood shocks

Hey everyone! Just bought a 1998 Boxster and have started doing some maintenance on it. I like to make DIY videos of the work I do since almost everything I do is for the first time and I hope it can help other non-mechanics to brave some of these projects themselves.

First thing I did was to replace the rear hood shocks as they no longer kept the hood open. Here is the video:

https://youtu.be/F3Po-QXS6a0

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Nice. When did you get the best price? Rennline?
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Old 03-16-2019, 06:39 PM   #3
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I ordered them from Renn Part
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Thanks. Just found some.
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could you confirm if the hood actually opens itself once you release the catch? it looks like it comes up on its own from nearly closed at the end of your video. would quite like to replace current ones for ones that are a bit stronger especially if it gives you an auto opening trunk
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could you confirm if the hood actually opens itself once you release the catch? it looks like it comes up on its own from nearly closed at the end of your video. would quite like to replace current ones for ones that are a bit stronger especially if it gives you an auto opening trunk
No it doesn’t open all the way. You still have to lift it a little by hand.
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Trunk lifts

This is such an easy job. Takes a few minutes. The only problem I had was locating the spring clip that went flying 20 feet away. Found it a week later on the driveway. They are sharp. Hold your hand over the clip when removing it to be sure you get it.
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Old 07-23-2019, 08:38 AM   #8
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I had weak struts on my trunk too. Found the Boxi struts on Walmart.com for 18.69 for the pair and with Free shipping. Nice Quality and a simple fix.

You can see the Boxi Struts here: https://youtu.be/Z9sYYyYfbs8
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I had weak struts on my trunk too. Found the Boxi struts on Walmart.com for 18.69 for the pair and with Free shipping. Nice Quality and a simple fix.

You can see the Boxi Struts here: https://youtu.be/Z9sYYyYfbs8
What length and how many lbs? Walmart has a bunch and I can't identify which ones are the right ones.
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What length and how many lbs? Walmart has a bunch and I can't identify which ones are the right ones.
https://www.walmart.com/search/?cat_id=0&query=boxi+struts+for+porsche+boxster

Through Wal Mart and sold my Tetron Auto Parts

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