May I ask if you used the Febi 23380 tailgate struts (500N) or the oem equivalent Stabilus 024355 (370N)?I fitted the springs today. Didn't use the 8mm rings as it resulted in a trunk that would not close. Without the spacers all went smooth. Though there is a little worry about the strain on the joints. Well time will tell.
Did you purchase the same spring mentioned above 16mm OD/8mm ID/45mm long/Red (rated heavy load) using the link above from @2work and @Jellybean ? Different coloured springs have different stiffness characteristics.
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