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just fit them today. I also found out that the struts are the same used for the 350 and pretty much 3X the force required. One strut holds up the hood by itself.


 

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did you just install those today/?!!
yeah, the force is a little light, but I think the OEM force is too strong...especially when closing the aluminum hood. These are 30lb, the OEMS are 48lb and one can hold up the hood. So I like the fact that I can let the hood close itself instead of pushing on the hump.

Maybe 40lbs would be ideal.
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hm...how much did that cost...is it really necessary though?, how often are you going to open the hood now and then?
 

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hm...how much did that cost...is it really necessary though?, how often are you going to open the hood now and then?
The struts are pretty pricey and it is a dress up item.. Personally I find people want to see what is under the hood, and eventually with a carbon engine cover and carbon side panels, the bay could look pretty slick.

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The struts are pretty pricey and it is a dress up item.. Personally I find people want to see what is under the hood, and eventually with a carbon engine cover and carbon side panels, the bay could look pretty slick.

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thats true...they have another carbon fiber engine cover, that is more carbon fiber than it is now stocked
 

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