Recently ordered from Pelican Parts replacement struts for rear hatch back but I can’t compress by hand enough to attach to ball connectors. Any suggestions would be helpful, thanks in advance...
after being hit on the head with the falling frunk lid, I decided I didn't need that kind of excitement in my lifeA couple of years ago I put a hood protector -which hardly weighs anything- in my Cayman and now the frunk will barely stay open by its self.
The Cayman hatch has a "service" position that is higher than it normally goes. Just let it open to its normal position, then push it up a little higher. It will go quite a bit higher up, but you should only need a half inch or so to fit the strut. Do one side at a time, and use a broomstick to support the hatch to prevent it from falling.
RacerGreg is correct, I did not realize that one can extend the rear hatch back considerably more once the old struts have been removed... I did end up ordering the heavy duty Stabillas struts from pelican instead of the OEM pops open and lifts up effortlessly now.