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M3 Struts for Trunk/Frunk Auto-Lift

Drmouse

Member
Jul 25, 2019
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30
UK
I remember reading a few months ago about an auto open and close set for frunk and trunk, but can't for the life of me find them anymore.

Has anyone else come across them?
 

Durzel

Active Member
Jul 17, 2019
3,539
2,535
Bath, UK
Abstract Ocean sells struts that are stronger than the OEM ones, so can lift the frunk and trunk on their own. You don’t get auto close of course, but they cost $30 instead of like $500, and they are much easier to install and require no electrics.
 

sho12345678

Member
Jun 27, 2019
39
14
Midlands
Zero issues so far. Would purchase again. Obviously no closing option but then, mine only took 5 minutes to fit.
Thank you Pagemakers, I took delivery and just installed mine, works perfectly!
It's a bit stiff to close - swinging the trunk down using the internal trunk handle doesn't quite cut it, need to push down externally from the top middle. Perhaps this will get more slack over time?
PS the Strongarm struts for the Grand Cherokee seems to work well for the frunk but does anyone know where to source these here?
https://www.amazon.com/StrongArm-6304PR-Grand-Cherokee-Support/dp/B074G8NJX3/
 
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sho12345678

Member
Jun 27, 2019
39
14
Midlands
Just an update to this:
The VXDAS Trunk struts now only work 60% of the time and there is a "metal warping" noise coming from one side of the trunk on opening and closing. Looking at the latest reviews from the US this seems to be an issue with version 2 (i1Tesla appeared to use V1), which also means closing is much more difficult with V2.
I've returned the struts and gone back to the originals (which now feel like an upgrade!!). Still keen on a solution if it's out there!
 

Jez_GB

Supporting Member
Supporting Member
Dec 28, 2019
684
629
Nottinghamshire, UK
Fitted frunk and trunk struts from BougeRV on Friday. Trunk works fine every time, frunk has worked maybe 50% :confused: Will be contacting BougeRV to see what they have to say about it....
 

Krokkodillo

Member
Dec 11, 2016
58
21
UK
Fitted frunk and trunk struts from BougeRV on Friday. Trunk works fine every time, frunk has worked maybe 50% :confused: Will be contacting BougeRV to see what they have to say about it....
Please let me know what BogeRV said about frunk struts, I'm experiencing the same issue.
 
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Heavy Rain

Former Vendor
Jun 5, 2019
163
172
Alphen aan den Rijn
As a vendor who tested these struts from more than 15 manufactures (as many as I can find, manufactures, not retailers), I think I could have something to share.

In short, I don't think there is a "perfect" version of this product in the market due to its nature: compressed gas/air.

The ones we are selling is the best-balanced one we could found, which can open during wintertime and still have a soft-open effect. However, due to the nature of compressed gas, if the frunk/trunk need to be opened during low temperature, means the struts will get tougher during warmer days. During summertime I can barely close the frunk/trunk with one hand, but if you have ladies at home who also need to use the car, they may find it's too hard.

The ultimate solution is the power lift gates but they come with very different price tags and require quite some skill/time to install.
 

Pagemakers

Member
Dec 25, 2016
644
281
Manchester UK
As a vendor who tested these struts from more than 15 manufactures (as many as I can find, manufactures, not retailers), I think I could have something to share.

In short, I don't think there is a "perfect" version of this product in the market due to its nature: compressed gas/air.

The ones we are selling is the best-balanced one we could found, which can open during wintertime and still have a soft-open effect. However, due to the nature of compressed gas, if the frunk/trunk need to be opened during low temperature, means the struts will get tougher during warmer days. During summertime I can barely close the frunk/trunk with one hand, but if you have ladies at home who also need to use the car, they may find it's too hard.

The ultimate solution is the power lift gates but they come with very different price tags and require quite some skill/time to install.
Ah, that would explain why mine have stopped working.
 

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