[DML] Re: Strut Pressure and Wings-A-Loft
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[DML] Re: Strut Pressure and Wings-A-Loft



Shannon,
Similar thing happens to me. It may be your inner rubber door seals. On colder
days my doors want to stick when launching. On warmer days they shoot right up.
When colder they don't open as fast and the actuator releases it's hold and gets
hung up on the door latch. On one of my friend's car, his door seals are a bit
thicker than mine and one area is bent inward making more pressure between the
fiberglass pontoon and the stainless on the door. We both lube up our door seals
with Lexol or 2001 to help aid in launching. Give your rubber seals a once over
to check for binding and try a little lubrication.

Before ruling out your gas strut give your torsion bar a little "hang test". Per
Grady's instructions... if you remove your gas strut and let your door hang it
should be 2 to 6 inches away from being closed. Be careful when removing the
strut. Prop open the door with a 2x4 or have someone help you as the door is
extremely heavy without the gas strut in place. If your doors hang in that 2-6
inches and your seals are not hanging up the launching I'd look at the gas struts
next.

Shannon Y
16506
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Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2006 20:35:48 -0000
   From: "birdwell77095" <birdwells@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Strut Pressure and Wings-A-Loft

I have installed the Wings-A-Loft on my car which I really like. If I 
try to open the car remotely after a period of time, say overnight, 
there doesn't seem to be enough strength in the struts and torsion bar 
to push open the door. If I open the door and then close it, the doors 
will open fine when I push the remote button. Do struts loose their 
compression after a period of time and does opening and closing the 
doors recompress the tension (or whatever) in the struts? Any other 
Wings-A-Loft users have the same problem and what is the solution? I 
don't want to tighten the torsion bar any. The doors open fully and 
don't droop.

Shannon
VIN 16113

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