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    That makes sense....thanks for the clarification. Does anyone happen to know how much lift "assist" properly working struts will provide? Again, I have the condenser mounted on the hatch but it takes 2 hands and crouching down for leverage to get this thing moving. Once the hatch moves up about 18" the struts help alot and they have no problem keeping the hatch open.

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    Going to answer my own question for anyone wondering about whether their gas struts are working. I went ahead and replaced my struts with new supplemental armor struts. It made a huge difference. Lifting the hatch with the condenser is now very easy. It can be done with a single hand now.

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    What happens if you try to open the hatch "rumble seat" way if the red dot kit is on it?

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    Opens fine in both directions. The Red Dot condensor is set up with enough slack in the refrigerant lines to open both directions without binding.

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    Just thought I'd help anyone out looking to replace these struts. I just installed new one on my M1045A2. Just took the car jack out of my old Crown Vic cruiser and used it to compress the shock. Very easy with only one person. At first I had no idea how I was going to get it done.

    Hope this helps someone out!!

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