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Old 05-04-2009, 08:25 PM   #1
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Vorsteiner Trunk Fitment...a little assistant

Hey fellas,

I've spent a couple hours test fitting my Vorsteiner CF boot lid, following various DIYs and tips online. However the best I can get it to line up is a couple mm shift to the right leaving a larger gap on the left side than on the right between the bootlid and the car body.

I've adjust all 4 torx and hex bolts to give the bootlid a left side bias to counter the natural right shift. Is there something I am missing with adjusting?

Oh and has anyone's keylock not fit perfectly center in the provided keyhole space that Vorsteiner has?

I do not have pics since it's pretty easy to explain what the off center trunk means.

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Old 05-04-2009, 08:48 PM   #2
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From many different threads with Vorsteiner trunks, it seems that the consensus is that some just fit better than others. They keylock needs to be dremeled out to fit properly and in some cases it will not be perfect.

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Old 05-04-2009, 08:59 PM   #3
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in the back of my head i thought perhaps since im putting this on an old 323 coupe, the vorsteiner bootlids being molded from CSL bootlids, have possibly slight design differences internally.

the only thing i can think of doing is start enlarging the holes on the brackets where the bootlid mounts via the torx screws.
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