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Auto open frunk for $15 [non electric]

john94si

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Dec 16, 2020
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I changed the frunk struts to my 2021 in 5 minutes and now it open on its own for only $15 struts...No need for the electronic ones for $300 plus.. yes i must close it manually but works great.

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qdeathstar

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May 17, 2019
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I am tempted. I agree the chances of it opening in flight are pretty low.. if the latch is not latched it won’t stay closed...
 

aspec818

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TT97

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I have had those same struts since May 2019 with no issues. As far as the hood opening while driving, even with the standard struts, if you are travelling at any normal speed and the latch isn't secure, it will blow the hood open.
 
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KenC

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Sep 4, 2018
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I changed the frunk struts to my 2021 in 5 minutes and now it open on its own for only $15 struts...No need for the electronic ones for $300 plus.. yes i must close it manually but works great.

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There was a huge thread a couple years ago about changing out the gas struts so that the frunk hood would "pop" open without help. I did it. Works fine, but for some, you may also have to change the spring that holds the latch shut, which allows a finger to close it. Unlike @tll, I haven't had any bending issues.
 

El joe

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Jan 29, 2019
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yeah that's why I'd put it on the trunk instead. Any recommendations?
I added them to my trunk. Cost less than $20 and took less than twenty minutes. Definitely a little harder to close and it doesn’t open as wide, but still an improvement, particularly as cheap and easy as it was.
 
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arie21014

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Dec 11, 2020
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I was going to get one of these options. But after owning my M3 a while I just don’t go into Frunk often enough to justify small expense, or risk of warping the trunk.
I keep charge cables, first aid, tire puncture kit, etc tools. I personally hope I never open my Frunk.
 
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El joe

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I was going to get one of these options. But after owning my M3 a while I just don’t go into Frunk often enough to justify small expense, or risk of warping the trunk.
I keep charge cables, first aid, tire puncture kit, etc tools. I personally hope I never open my Frunk.
Yeah, the potential warping is the reason I’ve held off on doing this to my frunk.
 
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vickh

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I added them to my trunk. Cost less than $20 and took less than twenty minutes. Definitely a little harder to close and it doesn’t open as wide, but still an improvement, particularly as cheap and easy as it was.

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