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  1. Hatch-mounted full-size spare tire

    Do-It-Yourself / Mods
    Hi all! I am working on attempting the mod described here: (https://www.elementownersclub.com/threads/fullsize-spare-on-rear.136066/) User 'Synaps3' used a CRV mount bolted onto the hatch to mount a full-sized spare. Apparently it was still working alright at 6 months with what I presume was...
  2. Hatch strut ball stud loose - body access or other ideas?

    Problems & Issues
    I need help and/or advice on how to tighten a loose hatch strut ball stud (repeated pushing up on the gate since the OEM struts are so weak - now replaced). I am unable to tighten it properly since the anchor resides within the rear body panel itself. There is no access through the light...
  3. Mod: Higher Hatch/ Stronger Strut

    Do-It-Yourself / Mods
    I installed upgraded hatch struts tonight and I'm very pleased with the result. I had installed some minor hardware in the hatch for a handle, lever, lock, then added the spoiler, and I already had issues with 'cabana-sag'. Sometimes the hatch wouldn't fully open, even without the cabana on...
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