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Does anyone know how many psi the stock lift glass strut is? I'm looking to upgrade it to one that can actually pop open and lift the glass when I hit the button on the remote.
 

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So the stock strut is a Stabilus. It is about 11.5'' compressed and 18'' extended. Still have no idea what the pressure rating is, but I'm guessing it is about 20-30lbs. I found some struts on ebay in our size range anywhere from 45lbs to 120lbs. I think I may purchase the 75lb ones and see how it works.
 

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just a thought, if you increase the opening pressure wont that also increase how much pressure is required to close it also, too much pressure focused on one little area of the glass and....
 

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Yes it would, which is why I want to only increase it a little. I will be replacing both struts, so if I add 5lbs per strut that gives me an extra 10lbs. Problem is I don't know what the factory is for sure.
 

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So I was thinking you could contact an auto glass place like Safelite and ask them if they know what the weight of the glass is and also they may have the information on the lift cylinders and for that matter what their opinion is on doing your modification
 

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I haven't received any responses yet but I did notice that most of the weight is because of the upper trim/wing on the lift glass. That being said, I think it will need significant pressure to push the glass to where it will begin to lift by itself. The problem I foresee will be closing the glass, especially for the wife.
 
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