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  1. bobwass

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    my 1998 550 trunk struts are exhausted and can no longer hold open. i ordered new ones but how do I install them without cracking the factory paint on the mounting studs? is there a 'trick'? anyone deal with this in the last 22 years?

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  2. ferraridriver

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    There is a small clip on each rod end, pry it open and pull out, then the rod ends will snap off the mounting studs
     

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    haha good old Dave !
     
  4. bobwass

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    duh? i knew there was a simple answer. my bad.
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  5. 308 GTB

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    Bob,

    Now that you got your new struts installed, how would you like to have your trunk lid open at the touch of a button on your key remote? Dave can help you with that as well. :)

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  6. ferraridriver

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    Not anymore, I'm not doing those anymore, I'm happy to share a pic but that's about all I have, no schematic.
     

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    Well, he'll just have to do it the old-fashioned way. At least now his trunk lid will stay open. :)
     
  8. bobwass

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    The same retention clip is found on each end of the strut, Bob. Remove them both...


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    Your new struts came with pins 57 and 58 attached with those same clips. You can also replace your existing pins if you'd like or just replace the struts.

    Barry
     
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