Hood Struts

MrDJ

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Dec 4, 2011
180
Waxahachie, TX
Hey all - I am wanting to put some struts under the hood to prop it open. Do I just use replacement rear struts or is there a specific type I need to use?

Thanks!
 

Me007gold

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Nov 20, 2011
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The_Roadie

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Nov 19, 2011
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I was an early adopter of those. Huge thumbs up for Redline!
 

MrDJ

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Dec 4, 2011
180
Waxahachie, TX
Is the basic set sufficient for everyday use?
 

djthumper

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Nov 20, 2011
14,956
North Las Vegas
Those are definitely on my mod list
 

Boricua SS

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Nov 20, 2011
3,080
Ohio
+1 for redline.. ive seen them in person, and this has been added to my mod list...
 

Regulator

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Nov 20, 2011
2,496
My windshield would have been happier with me last summer if I had those. Damn wind blew the hood off the prop rod and into the windshield.

These are on my mod list, and hopefully sooner then later.
 

MrDJ

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Dec 4, 2011
180
Waxahachie, TX
They are on my ever-growing list...unfortunately not near the top :tongue: I have some other things I need to buy first and $70 is a lot for a college kid :frown:
 

Wyle

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Dec 4, 2011
200
Regulator said:
My windshield would have been happier with me last summer if I had those. Damn wind blew the hood off the prop rod and into the windshield.

These are on my mod list, and hopefully sooner then later.

Ouch!! Never really considered that happening before. Will now.
 

Wooluf1952

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Nov 20, 2011
2,663
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
the roadie said:
I was an early adopter of those. Huge thumbs up for Redline!

Do those hold the hood open more than the prop rod?
 

fletch09

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Nov 20, 2011
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MrDJ said:
Is the basic set sufficient for everyday use?

IIRC, the only diff between the next higher priced set and the lower priced set are the brackets. lower priced are zinc coated, compaired to powder coated.
i've had the zince plated brackets for the past 14 months w/ no problems. even in the ever changing chicago weather.


Me007gold said:
Redline tuning makes a kit, I imagine, It would be a lot easier then fabricating brackets on your own. Ive got a set here waiting to go on. I just done if i trust my self to drill in to the hood/fenders.

i too was nervous about drilling. just make sure you but some tape on the bit(as instruction suggest) to stop you from going in too far.


Wooluf1952 said:
Do those hold the hood open more than the prop rod?

maybe just a little bit. measured mine and have 31" from brace (where the prop rod sits) to the underside of the hood.
 

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MichEnvoyGuy

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Dec 3, 2011
522
I bought the Redline kit when it first came out for our trucks and that many years later - the kit still works and looks great :thumbsup:

Plus, it makes working under the hood SOOOOO much easier w/out that stupid hood prop rod in the way!!!!
 

kardain

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Dec 16, 2011
557
Tossing in my +1 for redline. Had a set on my car for about 3 years before swapping to a cf hood. Have a set for my TB ready to go on when the weather is a bit more cooperative for outside work.
 

rcam81

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Dec 3, 2011
209
Onsted, MI
My 03 TB was the guinea pig for the hood struts for out platform. I have had a set on both of my TB's (03 and 07). I have the all black set on my 07. Never had a problem with them. (I wish the factory ones on the rear hatch held up as well!!!!! :hissyfit::hissyfit:).
 

DJones

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Jan 21, 2012
701
St. Petersburg, Florida
It has been on my mod list for a while. I guss I forgot about it though. Maybe I can do it spring break...
 

Foz

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Dec 4, 2011
38
Another :thumbsup: for the Redlines...I put mine on a few weeks ago and think they're the cats ass.
 

freddyboy61

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Dec 4, 2011
276
Have had mine on now for 3 years and they are pleasure, hood opens effortlessly. I got the basic kit and I see no deterioration in any of the metal surfaces. Thumbs up for this product. Thumbs down for the stupid rod setup GM gave us.
 

JosueLT

Member
Nov 20, 2011
315
My Mazda Protege5 came with a custom hood prop kit, I never thought I could fall in love with a mod so simple! It's easily one of the best things about my car. EVERYone in my Mazda crew is jealous of them. LOL Mine open the hood WAY up too...a good 6-8" over factory prop rod location. If I have some spare money, I'd definitely like to get some for the TB.



Side note....the 97-X's come with a factory hood strut, anyone see any pics of someone using these on other 360's? I saw a post on TBSSowners.com where someone did this, even listed OEM part numbers, but all the pics were unavailable, as it was a 3 year old post. I know it's not a direct bolt up, some fabbing is required, but maybe it'd be cheaper than the redline kit.
 

HARDTRAILZ

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Nov 18, 2011
49,665
I really need to order some up and do this.
 

Jkust

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Dec 4, 2011
946
Our 9-7x with the factory hood strut is so much nicer than our Rainier with the 19th century prop rod.
 

EnvoyCruzer

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Jan 23, 2012
8
:thumbsup: for Redline! Have had mine for several years already, no probs whatsoever.
 

Hawge

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Jan 12, 2012
18
Does anyone know of a discount coupon, I thought I came across it at one time or another? It was for the hood struts.:banghead:
 

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