While at the National last year, I walked around and looked at cars deck lids. Many of them had bends at the rear corners. And I mean close to 50% is my guess. This happens when the trunk lid opens and goes up to fast, normally caught by the wind is my guess. Really no repair other than a body shop and repaint.
I would never put the spring on my car for any reason. This can happen at any time, very easily it appears. We worked on a car at the National that had the wind catch his deck lid and he knew it bent the trunk. We tried to adjust but it just can not be done. That is when I started looking for the evidence on other cars. It happens way too often.
The Euro one is the way to go, you can adjust to open only a few inches, and if the wind catches it, it keeps it from flying up at a high rate of speed.
My 2 cents on this subject. If you have done the spring, be careful when you open the trunk.
Last edited by skersfan; 03-14-2019 at 04:33 PM.