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Old 11th April 2010, 13:11   #1
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Default Can I beef up my rear hatch door hydraulics?

After installing a pair of ovals on my indica hatch door, it doesnt stay up now ( I imagine its due to the weight)

Can I do something to beef up the hydraulics to cope with the added weight ?
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Old 11th April 2010, 15:53   #2
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Maybe another damper cylinder could be added, I suppose, by introducing an additional bracket? I do not know if there is place for this, though ! Some pics might help.
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Measure the length and try to match with any other vehicle with a heavier hatch, for example Omni/Qualis etc. Some suv type vehicles do have gas struts for the front bonnet, you may check out those too.
If all fails you will need to figure out a way to add another damper or get a bonnet stay rod kinda thingy made up.
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I too was thinking about swapping it out with something heavier duty. the thing is a suspa liftline, but couldnt get any model numbers. just "indica" mentioned
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Just measure the dimensions and go to a parts dealer. Or better still remove the one on the hatch and take it with you.

Try Swaraj at Killipalam first since they seem to cater to multiple brands.
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The same happened to my mom's m-800 after fitting pioneer ovals and the hatch door was preety heavy. I have also seen some local mechanics in guj fitting the extra heavy duty hydraulic hatch ejector. I feel could later crop issues like loose fitment, rust or complete malfunction.
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You could try to use a Safari bonnet hydraulic pump which is designed for heavier loads. It should be available quite easily though I m not aware of the amount of modification it would require to fit.
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Are you guys fixing Speakers on Hatch Door itself ? if yes, a Pic would be help us other with more ideas.
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