No Kidding! Tall folks like me have a real head banger with the Pilot. I put new gas struts on my Yukon and solved the problem for THAT vehicle, because it was designed to have a higher opening. The Pilot of that generation (like my 07) will not go higher with just new struts. I've looked at it a bit and can't see how a longer gas strut would work. Others may have a solution or suggestions. I'm tired of banging my head!