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decklid stoppers adjustment to keep from flopping(not torsion springs) by maybenot
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Report this Post07-15-2015 07:32 PM Click Here to See the Profile for maybenotClick Here to Email maybenotSend a Private Message to maybenotEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
hi folks,
is there a correct sequence or start point to adjust the rubber bumpers/stoppers for proper setting of decklid?
mine shimmies and almost "lifts" over 55 mph on one side and the vibration is going to start to affect the mounting of the spoiler soon.
i have tried to raise them so there is no play but that raises the decklid higher than fenders and it still doesnt stop the flutter.
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Report this Post07-15-2015 11:21 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BlacktreeClick Here to visit Blacktree's HomePageClick Here to Email BlacktreeSend a Private Message to BlacktreeEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Instead of trying to push up the decklid using the stoppers, maybe try pulling it down by adjusting the latch mechanism. The latch mechanism on the decklid has 2 mounting bolts; you can loosen them a bit and move the latch up.
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Report this Post07-16-2015 05:49 AM Click Here to See the Profile for maybenotClick Here to Email maybenotSend a Private Message to maybenotEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
i have to the point where edge is almost hitting taillight. and that works for the rear portion. the area where decklid meets vents is my major problem. i have moved stoppers up to keep pressure on deck and no joy. i have moved them down til just barely touching and no luck. i didnt know if there was a general starting height and then just little tweeks, or maybe im tweeking the wrong ones if they exert pressure on the opposite corners, etc.
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Originally posted by Blacktree:

Instead of trying to push up the decklid using the stoppers, maybe try pulling it down by adjusting the latch mechanism. The latch mechanism on the decklid has 2 mounting bolts; you can loosen them a bit and move the latch up.


The same could be said for the hinges (but you have to be careful of the torsion springs when working on the hinge area... just a word of caution).
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Report this Post07-16-2015 07:13 AM Click Here to See the Profile for maybenotClick Here to Email maybenotSend a Private Message to maybenotEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
the hinges are adjustable?
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Originally posted by maybenot:

the hinges are adjustable?


up and down, back to front. This is done by loosening the nuts on the lower hinge and the bolts on the decklid part. BUT, the torsion bar will push against you, and make it difficult.

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Additionally, the decklid vent height is adjustable.
Start there, then the front of the lid using the hinge to hingebox adjustments.
The bottom rear edge of the decklid should align with the taillight cutout on the rear fenders.
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Report this Post07-16-2015 12:55 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BlacktreeClick Here to visit Blacktree's HomePageClick Here to Email BlacktreeSend a Private Message to BlacktreeEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Sorry, I thought the back end of you decklid had the problem. But now it looks like the front of the decklid is the problem area. Loosening the bolts that hold the hinges to the firewall will allow you to lower the front of the decklid. That should help with your problem. Also, it sounds like the back end of your decklid might need to come up a bit.
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Report this Post07-16-2015 06:55 PM Click Here to See the Profile for maybenotClick Here to Email maybenotSend a Private Message to maybenotEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
sorry wasnt so clear, the too high problem is closest to rear window and thats where the shimmy is noticable at speed. i will try the hinge down approach. i knew the vent lids were able to be adjusted by adding washers if need be, but the decklid would still be higher than the fender. i really am not that anal if the height or gap is even all the way around, i just would like to go over 55-60 every now and then without worrying that i would vibrate my spoiler off.
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No washers needed to adjust the vents, look at the brackets, they are adjustable.
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Originally posted by maybenot:

the too high problem is closest to rear window


With the side grills removed, it's possible to loosen the four bolts that hold the decklid to the hinges (while the decklid is closed), and then you can push the front of the decklid down. Yes, you're pushing against the torsion rods... but contrary to reports at PFF, they aren't the most powerful force in the universe. If I recall correctly, the front of the decklid can be pushed down a half inch or so. Hold it there and re-tighten the four bolts.

You may find after doing this that you don't need to mess around with adjusting the height of the hinges on the firewall.

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Report this Post07-17-2015 12:24 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Tha DriverClick Here to visit Tha Driver's HomePageSend a Private Message to Tha DriverEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Pull the grills off. Remove the striker on the body.
Align the decklid - bolts on the body (lower hinges) for up & down & side to side; bolts on the lid for front & back. It's trial & error, so sometimes you have to go back & re-adjust one set after you've changed another set. But basically, align it for side to side first - all 4 bolts will need to be loose. Once you have the front centered, align for front to back (decklid even with the 1/4 panels at the rear). At this point the gaps on each side should be even. Adjust the up & down at the front on each side individually, until it's flush. Adjust the back up/down with the screw in rubber stoppers. Re-install the striker, & adjust it & the latch so that it latches without changing the alignment. Simple, huh?
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Originally posted by Tha Driver:

Pull the grills off. Remove the striker on the body.
Align the decklid - bolts on the body (lower hinges) for up & down & side to side; bolts on the lid for front & back. It's trial & error, so sometimes you have to go back & re-adjust one set after you've changed another set. But basically, align it for side to side first - all 4 bolts will need to be loose. Once you have the front centered, align for front to back (decklid even with the 1/4 panels at the rear). At this point the gaps on each side should be even. Adjust the up & down at the front on each side individually, until it's flush. Adjust the back up/down with the screw in rubber stoppers. Re-install the striker, & adjust it & the latch so that it latches without changing the alignment. Simple, huh?
~ Paul
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This...BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE.
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Report this Post07-17-2015 07:03 AM Click Here to See the Profile for maybenotClick Here to Email maybenotSend a Private Message to maybenotEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
thanks for all the info, i will start adjusting at lunch today.
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