After years of smacking the top of my head on the lift gate uttering words under my breath. It became apparent (quickly) that something had to be done to get the rear hatch to swing a bit higher for my 6.3ft frame to stand under it comfortably. Little did I know it would cost me nothing. This is a free mod no cost involved. Just need tools and time. Tools: 10mm wrench 13mm wrench Rope or strap The plan is simple: Switch the two hatch struts and brackets left to right. Support the gate from a rope or strap to the ceiling in the garage or tree in the back yard. You get the idea take the weight off the struts so you can work on it safely without it falling on you. Remove the brackets using the 10mm wrench. Remove the strut from the hatch using the 13mm wrench. Switch the two struts mount your right strut on the left side. Its easiest to bolt the stud in first. By switching the two struts you are basically changing the offset of the strut mounts from in to out. Which allows the gate to open higher with more force. The door also sucks in quicker on closing. Use caution when closing the door it slams rather easily now. Just hold it about a foot from closing and let it go. I find it handy as the door closes simply. Door swings all the way up. As you can see near the height of my garage door. No more brushed scalp or having to pivot my neck. Enjoy your handy work. Your head will thank you.