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Thinking about the Hood Struts.....

Old 04-16-2005, 12:33 AM
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Has anyone noticed that you have to drop the hood from quite far up to get it to close?
One foot up wasn't enough. Neither was 2'. Of course I'd only opened the hood on my last car about 7-8 times in almost 2 years! LOL
I noticed the same thing. After I installed these you only need to drop the hood from a foot or less and it closes nice and solid.


Just my opinion, but I think they stick out too far across the length of the fender. They anchor right about where the front tire is. If you had to lean in to work on the engine, it would be damn tough with that thing in the way. To me, it just looks awkward and I'll stick to the rod for now.
As for blocking the service access to the engine, they really are out of the way. From where they anchor (yes, above the front wheel) they go back at a good angle. See the pictures I have posted.
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Old 04-16-2005, 03:11 AM
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I put the hood struts on mine too, I opted for the black ones because my car is Black, very easy to install. And if you feel they are in the way for working on it you just pull the clips and they come undone. Plus I think it looks nicer then the cheap hood prop.
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