if everyone had the same opinion this world would be a boring place
I have to admit the Type R tailgate on a standard 9G is very heavy compared to what was there at stock. Yes I absolutely do feel they can't fully take the weight of the Type R tailgate. When I open the boot it seems fine until the last bit where it struggles to fully extend. I usually give it a gentle push at that point to help. Coming back down though - oh lord if I'm not careful it slams and shakes the whole car - wing flexing about on impact! Not good...@Lucas_Doel I feel the tailgate is probably a bit too heavy for the tailgate struts, as it drops down once its halfway down, almost making it a bit unsafe.. you have to hold it and gently bring it down? Did you notice that with you install?
Did you looked into installing type r gas struts? from part numbers it seems the type r hav different struts with them using some kind of bracket.
I wonder if someone here with type-r would be kind enough to share some pictures of their tailgate struts.. it would be great to know if they can be retrofitted to non type r(s) specially pre-facelifts.