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Old 04-11-2007, 01:15 PM
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Default Hydraulic Hood Lift, where to buy?

You guys always help me find the cheapest sources, now it's time for hood lift kits. Here is TrackDog's kit for $99:

http://www.trackdogracing.com/websit.../hoodlifts.htm



Does anyone know where to get a similar setup for the best price?

I'm going over-the-radiator with my intercooler piping and need a hood-prop solution. Thanks fellas.

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Old 04-11-2007, 01:22 PM
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http://www.teammiata.com/ but they're outta stock.
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It's just a hydraulic shock.

Do you have a Godfather or Leer truck center near you?
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No, but I do have a source for just the cylinders. I just replaced the hatch sturts on my subaru. Damn, maybe i shouldn't have thrown away the old ones. What should I look for?

Moss has them for around $70.
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I'd stay away from the one sided hood lifts as they can push only side up so you get a weird hood gap at the side and headlight. I had the one from moss and it was just annoying (even despite adding five washers to try to lower the angle when closed) so I sold it. I know that the dual lifts are more $$$, but no annoying gaps from what I read. Or when I was searching about the Moss one as I was trying to get rid of the gaps, some DIY guys used a generic hydraulic piston with less force and a few custom brackets.
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Originally Posted by brgracer View Post
I'd stay away from the one sided hood lifts as they can push only side up so you get a weird hood gap at the side and headlight. I had the one from moss and it was just annoying (even despite adding five washers to try to lower the angle when closed) so I sold it. I know that the dual lifts are more $$$, but no annoying gaps from what I read. Or when I was searching about the Moss one as I was trying to get rid of the gaps, some DIY guys used a generic hydraulic piston with less force and a few custom brackets.
I have the one-side one and it doesn't give me weird hood gap... I forget where I got it but I think it's the moss motors one. The trunk one is lame though. doesn't open far enough.
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bend the hood prop carefully. it's free! works for me.
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Sec, i have a link saved from a DIY of this... he spent 20 bucks...

http://clubroadster.net/forum/viewto...12a0157a943dd2
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Nice link, thanks splitime.
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