IMNSHO the original design is poor because the lever arm from the hinge to strut attachment is too short. This creates all the sensitivity problems and high bending stresses on the hinge attachments. As has been previously mentioned, the problem is fixed by installing the IPSCO long shock kit with attachment points half way back on the deck lid. All the other non-original work arounds to use the same lid attachment point, I don't think are worth it. Of course, I don't think trying to stay with the original poor design is worth it either.