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Hood lifts

Postby ToskavatToskavat is online! [OP] » November 16th 2020, 1:58am

This is in response to new member, welcome to the mad house, old dawg asking about hood lifts. Not sure if I gleaned this from this site or off the old site. Shows installed on 2nd/3rd gen van, should work on earlier models also.
These struts would normally be found on 84 to early 89 Nissan 300ZX. As they hold up the rear hatchback assembly on this vehicle, they should be more than strong enough for this. Length is 9.61 compressed and 14.62 extended with a stroke of 5.01 in.. The diameter of the cylinder is .75".
Some other alternates are Sachs SG425001, Autozone/mighty lift arvin E95212 also E4603, AMS 4683.
I haven't done this myself but probably will to do away with the prop rod. Hope this hels you and others looking to do this.
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Re: Hood lifts

Postby AstroWill » November 16th 2020, 3:50pm

Looks good! DRZ(?) said something about keeping the prop rod for in the winter when the struts don't work as well. Just something to think about.

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Re: Hood lifts

Postby Leeann_93 » November 17th 2020, 3:20am

I don’t know about those specific struts, but the hood struts on my Jeep Liberty don’t need help in the winter.
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Re: Hood lifts

Postby MechBob » November 17th 2020, 3:37am

UM,why? A properly maintained vehicle does not need the hood opened a lot. The little strut rod that holds the hood open works fine,and weather does not affect it.Feel free to explain this to me.
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Re: Hood lifts

Postby Rod's Trucks » November 17th 2020, 4:44am

I will offer up mu opinion on that question.....
I occasionally find the prop rod in the way...not often, but one in a while it might be nice to not have to work around it.
Having said that, I would not spend the money for a pair of struts to do the same job.
If it is going to be a big problem, as I recall, the hood comes off with just two bolts on each hinge, but it is a bit awkward to do.
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