I have been looking at this mod for a while now for my 04 but I have air bags back there already. I wonder if it would be overkill otherwise this sounds like a good project for the spring. I also might have another project going on with the car. I contacted a company that does aftermarket powered lift gates and though they don't make one for our generation they may be willing to send me a sample kit to try and make work. I will keep everyone updated.