Automatic trunk lift!

Discussion in '8G Lancer - Customization' started by mpirklbauer, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. mpirklbauer

    mpirklbauer Well-Known Member

  2. LiX

    LiX Well-Known Member

    How you made it ??

    It's really useful, cause you don't need to put your finger in the gap between trunk and rear bumper :)
  3. Ancalagon

    Ancalagon Active Member

    Wow, definitely would be interested in how you did that
  4. mpirklbauer

    mpirklbauer Well-Known Member

    It´s very easy.

    I just buy two stronger gas spring.
    The two oem have 280N/ piece.
    But it´s not finished.
    The springs I bought have 600 N/ piece, because I was afraid of buying to weak springs.
    But with 1200 N it´s so hard to close the trunk again.

    So I tried one OEM with 280 N and one with 600 N, but it didn´t work well.
    I took a little normal spring an screwed it on the bumper of the trunk.
    The result is shown in the video.

    Next week I´ll buy new gas spring with 450 N per piece and hope it will be enough, so I´ll leave away the normal spring.

    Here is where I placed the normal spring


    the OEM gas spring


    and the 600 N spring

  5. dogdog130

    dogdog130 Well-Known Member

    where did you get the springs from ?
  6. skullpr

    skullpr Well-Known Member

    yeah this would be very useful...great idea!!like dogdog said...where did you get the springs from and what type did you use??
  7. Pickasso

    Pickasso Well-Known Member

    damn i like it :)) what if it could close itself .. from like a button on the remote or .. from inside the car .. ohhh yeah :)
  8. MonChi

    MonChi Well-Known Member

    dude thats one of the easiest mods i have seen but i didn't even think of it. good stuff thanks for the info. props
  9. mpirklbauer

    mpirklbauer Well-Known Member

    I´m from Austria, so it wont help you if I tell you were the springs are from.
    Just go, with the oem spring, to a shop that sell gas springs and tell them you want the same spring with 475 N.
    That is all!

    To make it close by it self may not so easy.
    I´ve looked around a long time and the cheapest way to do it is about 1600$.
    For me it´s not worth the money.
  10. ofey

    ofey Member

    So I re-gassed my springs today to 500N each and it still doesn't come up by itself. Any development?
  11. 2k8 ES

    2k8 ES Well-Known Member

    I'd be fine with just putting a spring on my car I just don't know where to even start looking for them :p
  12. hanger747

    hanger747 Member


    Are you running with the GTS spoiler? if so, I think you are going to need to increase the newtons on the gas struts mate as that spoiler adds a considerable weight to the trunk lid.
  13. mpirklbauer

    mpirklbauer Well-Known Member

    Hm, I´ve use a little spring to push the trunk up the first way, but I thought it would work with two stronger gas springs.
    If you have a spoiler, you must use stronger spirngs.
    For example the EVO OEM springs has 380 N.
  14. boy36

    boy36 New Member

    Hello neighbor I am from Slovenia and I would like to know in which shop you bought that springs in Austria.
    I have EVO X.

    Regards Bojan
  15. javitomd

    javitomd New Member

    Hi, can you put a picture of where do you put the normal spring? I can't see The picture in your post. Thank you very much