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Old 05-08-2008, 01:54 AM   #61
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I may still be interested in buying a kit from you if at all possible and once you get all the kinks worked out. I'm going to be working 50 hours a week starting in a few days and I wont have time to run around buying parts let alone installing the damn thing.
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Old 05-08-2008, 01:56 AM   #62
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Ok, let's make sure there's no other issues and hit me up in a few days, I'll still make 'em if anyone wants them..
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Old 05-08-2008, 05:03 AM   #63
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This thread has inspired me to actually build one of these. A long time ago my friend got a shock setup for like 10 bucks from some tard on m.net..

Took the brackets off, looked them over, measured them up and changed a few things... never cut them out. His are steel, I'm planning on 1/8" aluminum myself.
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Old 05-08-2008, 10:37 AM   #64
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If you take your time things will go very smooth. The walkthru is very detailed, and may look like a mess now, but will come in handy while ur actually doing it (i'd hope).

Gonna take it to work today, so I'll let u guys now of any issues (looking for ratlling and turbo heat issues). Its far enough from the turbo I'm sure to not have problems, and the hood sits flush, no gaps at all...so I'm not expecting anything
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Old 05-12-2008, 09:26 PM   #65
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dude hook me up... I'll supply the
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Old 05-12-2008, 10:47 PM   #66
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ahahha, wassssup my brotha form anotha motha??

Next tech day at my house...or wherever we end up being...Consider it done, the least I can do for helping me with my ****
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Old 05-14-2008, 12:35 AM   #67
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Just an fyi for whoever is still following along..
Took it for a nice romp on the highway to work and all is well. No unusual sounds, vibrations, rattling, etc etc... Shock holds up fine, same as day I put it on...

Now onto more important issues to address (cooling & brakes)
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Old 06-20-2008, 04:03 PM   #68
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I just made a set for myself:
Slightly different than your design...
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Yea... I cant understand your instructions at all.
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Old 06-21-2008, 10:09 PM   #70
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I just made a set for myself:
Slightly different than your design...
The hood struts I added to my SE-R are mounted almost exactly like you did yours Mike. The fender end of the struts on mine have the ball ends mounted on the side instead of on the bottom though.
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Old 06-21-2008, 10:15 PM   #71
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Nice setup man, I thought of doing it that way, but wasn't sure I'd get the hood to close properly (ie: no shaking at highway speeds)...Good stuff
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The hood struts I added to my SE-R are mounted almost exactly like you did yours Mike. The fender end of the struts on mine have the ball ends mounted on the side instead of on the bottom though.
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Nice setup man, I thought of doing it that way, but wasn't sure I'd get the hood to close properly (ie: no shaking at highway speeds)...Good stuff


Hood functions and closes as normal. I can't seem to figure out why u would think the hood would function any differently by just adding a few lift supports. If anything it's sturdier...
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Old 06-21-2008, 10:49 PM   #73
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Not knocking it man, just saying it looked like a tight fit to make it work which was why I went a diff route...In fact I complemented u
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Oh ok, I like to keep things simple if at all possible. thx
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Old 06-23-2008, 07:57 PM   #75
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both look nice...

how bout a write up and those of us with the gumption can make up our own set?
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What shocks are you guys using I'm tryin to do a budget 2 shock lift using junkyard parts any leads to what the model number or a car that woul have the right sized shocks I have a single shock but it's way to strong and my hood stays open an inch just from the force of the shock pushing against it
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