Trunk Hinge - Drive Accord Honda Forums

Go Back   Drive Accord Honda Forums > Honda Accord Main Forums > General Drive

Drive Honda Accord Forums
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-23-2004, 10:39 PM
VTECaddict's Avatar
VTECaddict VTECaddict is offline
Out of Control
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 2,667
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Trunk Hinge

just noticed on my friend's 5th gen sedan that his trunk hinge has the struts and stuff like many new cars, while my 7th gen sedan has that hinge that goes INTO the trunk storage area....why did honda go backwards in technology?! the hinge makes it look so much cheaper and prevents you from being able to really pack your trunk tight since you have to leave room for the hinge...

struts as seen on BMW 3series


protruding hinge on accord sedan
__________________
2006 BMW 330i 6MT (Alpine White/Terra)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 10-23-2004, 11:34 PM
BenjiBoy650's Avatar
BenjiBoy650 BenjiBoy650 is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 11,210
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 3 Posts
It's cheaper, and also the 5th gen trunk was really small.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 10-24-2004, 06:30 AM
Inspector1's Avatar
Inspector1 Inspector1 is offline
O do u know the buffinman
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 4,519
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Hmmm thats odd my 96 had deck lid hinges just like the 6th and 7th gen
Did Honda put diff hinges on Ex's?? I'll have to check out my sisters 97 LX...

I1
__________________
4 Honda family...

08 EXL V6 W/Nav PMM 4Dr @ 100K miles
My daily driver

08 Pilot EX-L Dark Cherry Pearl @ 43K miles
The Mrs. daily driver

The Kids
07 EXL I4 Moroccan Red Pearl 4Dr @ 76K Acquired 6/13

06 EXL I4 Carbon Bronze Pearl 4Dr @ 85K Acquired 3/13

Gone but not forgotten....
02 EXV6 Naples Gold 4Dr
96 VP I4 Heathermist 4Dr

[
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 10-24-2004, 07:28 AM
princess's Avatar
princess princess is offline
ready to go....
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Kyle, tx
Posts: 19,983
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts
Send a message via AIM to princess
We have been annoyed by the hinges on occasion too. They were the same on the '02 & the '86... the '86 had a wider area between the hinges even though the actual space seems bigger in this one.

When packing up the little Civic we just got for my mom we had to rearrange stuff a few times to fit things in & close the lid. It seems to be a Honda thing.....

Of course, some don't like the hood struts so maybe having trunk struts would cause the same complaints...

I'd like struts in both areas myself.... they look better & would be out of the way....
__________________
We don't tolerate personal attacks!! 3 strikes & you're out!!

I kicked cancer's butt! You might be next!!!! :)

(_l_)(_/_)(_l_)(_\_)(__)(_l_)(_/_)(_l_)(_\_)(__)(_l_) butt dance.

the latest in a long line of Hondas:

His: '06 Ridgeline RTL with Nav Steel Blue, rear view & cargo cameras, iVES, hitch, INfinity speakers, running boards, alternate front grille, garnish, roof rack, now with 18" Ridgeline rims

little '98 Civic sedan, commute beater car. Named Mater.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 10-24-2004, 07:48 AM
Coil99 Coil99 is offline
#8 in 08
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 911
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I can't answer your question, but them's some clean trunks!
__________________
PRIOR: 1999 Accord EX-L 5M (Rear-ended & totaled)
CURRENT: 2012 Mustang GT 6M
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 10-24-2004, 10:19 AM
VTECaddict's Avatar
VTECaddict VTECaddict is offline
Out of Control
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 2,667
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally posted by Inspector1
Hmmm thats odd my 96 had deck lid hinges just like the 6th and 7th gen
Did Honda put diff hinges on Ex's?? I'll have to check out my sisters 97 LX...

I1
weird...his was a 95 EX-V6 sedan...
__________________
2006 BMW 330i 6MT (Alpine White/Terra)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 10-25-2004, 10:06 AM
Walt43 Walt43 is offline
2nd Gear
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Central NJ
Posts: 65
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
My '96 LX has the torsion bar hinges that go into the trunk, and its quite annoying at times. I wonder if there's a mod somewhere for this....
__________________
'96 Accord LX with over 141k miles.
'00 Ody LX with 60k miles.
'99 Corolla VE with 40k miles.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 10-25-2004, 10:10 AM
stiller fan's Avatar
stiller fan stiller fan is offline
next stop: 300k!!!
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Mobile, AL
Posts: 15,189
Thanks: 9
Thanked 16 Times in 15 Posts
Send a message via AIM to stiller fan Send a message via Yahoo to stiller fan Send a message via Skype™ to stiller fan
my mom's acura has the hinges that go into the trunk too...on an acura?!?!?!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 07-16-2006, 11:39 AM
Pilot4Life's Avatar
Pilot4Life Pilot4Life is offline
Shopaholic!
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 405
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to Pilot4Life
Quote:
Originally Posted by Inspector1
Hmmm thats odd my 96 had deck lid hinges just like the 6th and 7th gen
Did Honda put diff hinges on Ex's?? I'll have to check out my sisters 97 LX...

I1
Old topic I know, but I have an answer!

The 94-95 model had the struts, and then the 96-97 had a larger trunk opening and it had hinges. The struts arn't that hard to convert to. They sell them at autoparts stores, and all you'd need to do is drill holes, and make sure they line up right with the body. I couldn't imagine it taking more than an hour or two of you left the existing hinges on to make all the measurements, and drilling.

Karen.
__________________
2006 Accord LX V6 Sedan 3k - Mods...XM, Spoiler, EX underside trim, TL Rear Sway (17mm), Homelink, Leather Shift Knob/Steering wheel Cover - Selling?
Left 8/26/2006 becuase of one member. Goodbye DA!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 07-16-2006, 12:37 PM
VTECaddict's Avatar
VTECaddict VTECaddict is offline
Out of Control
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 2,667
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
i think its a lot more complicated than just bolting the struts on. you need to figure out the geometry of the hinge and stuff. plus i dont think the run channel has enough room to fit the hinge and strut.
__________________
2006 BMW 330i 6MT (Alpine White/Terra)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #11  
Old 07-16-2006, 02:17 PM
Trip's Avatar
Trip Trip is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 3,404
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
Send a message via Yahoo to Trip
Quote:
Originally Posted by VTECaddict
i think its a lot more complicated than just bolting the struts on. you need to figure out the geometry of the hinge and stuff. plus i dont think the run channel has enough room to fit the hinge and strut.
I agree. Not enough room and not worth the effort just to save a handful of cubic inches.

Plus, the struts are a pain in the @$$ in the winter. When it gets cold out, they turn to molasses. I had the struts on my 94 and 95 Accords, my A4 and Passat. It was the same deal with all of them. On really cold days it took some oomph to get the trunk lid open. You won't run into that with the "suicide hinges" and the tension bars. And you don't have to worry about replacing the struts if you keep your car a long time. I'm sure they'll need eventually replacement just like the struts on my Wagon's rear hatch did.

If the strut set up was that good, Honda would not have went thru the cost and effort to re-engineer the rear end in the 96 aned 97 models. It required a new trunk lid, quarter panels and slightly smaller rear glass to accomodate the larger trunk lid over the enlarged opening.

I'd rather Honda leave the complexity behind and use those few extra dollars somewhere else in the car.
__________________
Current: 2009 Mazda 6 iGT 6MT, 1989 Prelude Si 5MT

Come & Gone: 84 Accord HB, 91 CRX Si, 89 Accord LXi, 90 Accord LX Cpe, 94 Accord EX, 95 Accord EX Cpe, 98 Accord EX, 99 A4, 03 Accord EX-L, 91 Civic RT4WD Wagon, 06 Accord EX-L NAVI

From The Dark Period: 01.5 Passat, 08 Accord 6-6
_____________________________________
DA MOD TEAM
Forum Rules and Regs - Please Read
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #12  
Old 07-16-2006, 04:35 PM
Anzial Anzial is offline
Lost in my mind
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 408
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
why does honda use struts for the hood then?
__________________
Accord-less
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #13  
Old 07-16-2006, 04:45 PM
ASlAN l3OY's Avatar
ASlAN l3OY ASlAN l3OY is offline
3rd Gear
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Anaheim, CA
Posts: 141
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
well i think they used hinges on the 6th and 7th gen because some models have the automatic trunk opener. my friend has the accord with the struts and when she use the mechanical trunk opener at the driver seat, it looks like the trunk doesn't even pop open a crack. the old passats have the struts, but the new passats with the auto trunk opener are in hinges. the new 7 series have hinges, although they're hydalic hinges which does the auto open and close. i don't know if the 3 series have an auto trunk opener with the struts.
__________________
2006 Accord EX-V6 Sedan, Graphite Pearl
12/13/05
i'd get the 6-speed if i knew how to row my own gears

About 17275 miles so far, with 26.676 mpg average
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #14  
Old 07-16-2006, 05:10 PM
BenjiBoy650's Avatar
BenjiBoy650 BenjiBoy650 is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 11,210
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 3 Posts
No 6th or 7th gen have a power trunklid, and a power latch mechanism (opening it from the keyless remote) doesn't affect which design is used (hinges or struts).

The struts are on the hood because they're more common I guess, gotta compete with them Camry's...not a big fan of the struts anyway.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Drive Accord Honda Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
The answer to the random question may be found under the Off Topic section of the forums and in the "Drive Accord Forums" category.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:44 PM.




Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.