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1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

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Old 08-29-2006, 07:50 PM   #11
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Alright, I like trunks that do that, but since you guys suggest against it, I wont. I would guess that cars that come from the factory that have the trunk lid go all the way up are accounted for those problems.
yes they are controlled, as they just dont fly up....if you ever see a Caddy trunk setup you see that they have 2 coil springs on each hinge to controll the opeing of the trunk
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Alright, I like trunks that do that, but since you guys suggest against it, I wont. I would guess that cars that come from the factory that have the trunk lid go all the way up are accounted for those problems.
yes they are controlled, as they just dont fly up....if you ever see a Caddy trunk setup you see that they have 2 coil springs on each hinge to controll the opeing of the trunk
So do the 87-91 Bonnevilles.... I have actually adjusted the the coils on both sides of the 91 LE when I added the deck wing...

But the later H bodies used a Torsion setup as opposed to the coil springs..

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No problem G

I found a large ratchet with smallest deepwell socket gives good leverage to do the adjusting while laying in the trunk Be careful though..the torsion bars have much more power and tension than you would think possible.
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I found a large ratchet with smallest deepwell socket gives good leverage to do the adjusting while laying in the trunk Be careful though..the torsion bars have much more power and tension than you would think possible.
also you must be careful when you adjust the rods because, they could possible pop out of the trunk hinge where they are attached when the tension is increased....When i Increased the tension on the one side it moved ALOT from the position that it has worn in from the factory


and yes the torsion bars can kick your *** when trying to adjust them
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After adding the trunk carpet mine hasn't really popped up much, it rises a few inches and chills there until either I, or a gust of wind comes along.

I'm not terribly looking forward to messing with the bars as you can tell..
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After adding the trunk carpet mine hasn't really popped up much, it rises a few inches and chills there until either I, or a gust of wind comes along.

I'm not terribly looking forward to messing with the bars as you can tell..
Don't..

I went from not being able to tell when it unlocked to watching it fly up and look like it was going to take out the window. Leave it at a couple inches..that'* a nice height
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