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Hood Struts
With these struts the hood will saty in this position on it's own.
Hood closes fine with these longer struts. They close down to the same length as the oem units
Fully extended. I had to file the hood hinge stops to allow the hood to open further.
Hood used to open 37 ". With the hinge mod and new struts it opens 42 1/4".
New struts are visibly larger diameter than the old units. They also open longer which is why the hood hinges must be modified to open more. There are no clearance problems at all. I had to swap the strut ends from the oem units onto the new units. They just unscrew from the strut.
When you open the hood you will see where the two parts of the hinge meet at full opening(which by the way is determined by the strut). I needed more travel so I filed about .075" from the top side. This allowed enough travel to install the larger strut. I can still put the factory struts back on since the strut controls the travel.
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