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Hood Strut Install

Well me and my buddy decided we're tired of the prop rod on our trucks and ordered hood struts from Redline Tuning. They're on the delivery truck now and should be at my house sometime this morning. We'll be installing them saturday hopefully and will be plenty of pictures. Stay tuned
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I LOVE MINE!!!

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BUT...you got it made with your very lightweight hoods....try a 01-03 powerdome that weighs at least twice as yours. lol.
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Shane do you still have that barbed wire pin stripe on your truck?

The hood lifts are pretty slick. I have been wanting a set.
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Shane do you still have that barbed wire pin stripe on your truck?

The hood lifts are pretty slick. I have been wanting a set.
long gone. you should do it to yours, it'd actually match your truck...whereas my truck just didnt look right with it anymore.

get a set!
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I keep contemplating these things, especially since my prop holder has been lost so it just sort of sits there...but trying to find a cheap way with some struts at a JY or something though...
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I have been wanting to do that since I bought my truck almost 4 years ago. But never have.
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yeah i want to do it too but havent gotten to it
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It's a good mod especially on a lifted truck because it's so much harder to get the prop into the hood once the hood is up. This way you jusy pop the hood and lift and it raises and stays up by itself.

Hood struts FTW!
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It's a good mod especially on a lifted truck because it's so much harder to get the prop into the hood once the hood is up. This way you jusy pop the hood and lift and it raises and stays up by itself.

Hood struts FTW!
Why do you think I've got 'em! lol. Lifting TrePaul's hood before I was lifted...holy cow...i'm not tall enough!

Hood Struts FTW x2!!!
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Why do you think I've got 'em! lol. Lifting TrePaul's hood before I was lifted...holy cow...i'm not tall enough!

Hood Struts FTW x2!!!
You can't open your hood but you can get it your truck with no steps? lol I need to do this too, I'd like to find some junkyard ones off some other car or truck as Justin mentioned.
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You can't open your hood but you can get it your truck with no steps? lol I need to do this too, I'd like to find some junkyard ones off some other car or truck as Justin mentioned.
I think someone on here used some struts from an SUV's rear glass hatch...I will have to find the thread again...
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I want a set of these so bad. After seeing them installed on Toreador4x4 (Justin) and Redneckstone (Zach)'s truck I want them so bad. It's so nice to just open the hood and not have to use a prop rod.
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Gah cant find the link to the guy who did one from JY struts...but they are $70 from underdog...
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You can't open your hood but you can get it your truck with no steps? lol I need to do this too, I'd like to find some junkyard ones off some other car or truck as Justin mentioned.
MMKAY. Let me lay it all out there for ya...

step 1: pop hood.
step 2: unlatch the latch at the hood.
step 3: raise hood as high as you can with your right hand, the other hand, unpop the hood prop.
step 4: wiggle your way towards the driver side while holding the hood up and the pivoting the prop.
step 5: work your right hand to the driver side of the hood to raise the hood high enough to put hte hood prop in it's hole.
step 6: done! the hood is now up on your double lifted, 35'd truck.


Sorry...but uh...i'm 5'11", and i was tippy toed when popping open tre's hood...that's what made me get 'em.





'96+ Ford Taurus Hood Props and GMC Jimmy/Chevy Blazer(minis) have the proper '*****' to use on their lift gates if I remember correctly.
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If anyone is looking for these, use redline under coupon code and get it with free shipping:


http://www.stuffforyourranger.com/st...dex&cPath=7_54
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I got mine from Wayne 2nd best mod I have done

It was awesome first time I had to go to ford for service after I installed these.

They popped the hood and a look of amazement went across there face
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What next? Door, glovebox and tailgate strut mods? lol
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tailgate strut's are avaliable in the aftermarket....
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Redline actually makes tail gate struts for certain vehicles. Well I was gonna have pics today but Fedup screwed me over again and will hopefully get them tomorrow. So far i've had nothing but bad luck when my orders are shipped through them.
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tailgate strut's are avaliable in the aftermarket....
How about we start a new RF trend? LED & Strut ******.
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MMKAY. Let me lay it all out there for ya...

step 1: pop hood.
step 2: unlatch the latch at the hood.
step 3: raise hood as high as you can with your right hand, the other hand, unpop the hood prop.
step 4: wiggle your way towards the driver side while holding the hood up and the pivoting the prop.
step 5: work your right hand to the driver side of the hood to raise the hood high enough to put hte hood prop in it's hole.
step 6: done! the hood is now up on your double lifted, 35'd truck.


Sorry...but uh...i'm 5'11", and i was tippy toed when popping open tre's hood...that's what made me get 'em.





'96+ Ford Taurus Hood Props and GMC Jimmy/Chevy Blazer(minis) have the proper '*****' to use on their lift gates if I remember correctly.
same here its a pain to do that with a lifted truck, im 5 11 as well. im lookin in to doing this myself
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MMKAY. Let me lay it all out there for ya...

step 1: pop hood.
step 2: unlatch the latch at the hood.
step 3: raise hood as high as you can with your right hand, the other hand, unpop the hood prop.
step 4: wiggle your way towards the driver side while holding the hood up and the pivoting the prop.
step 5: work your right hand to the driver side of the hood to raise the hood high enough to put hte hood prop in it's hole.
step 6: done! the hood is now up on your double lifted, 35'd truck.


Sorry...but uh...i'm 5'11", and i was tippy toed when popping open tre's hood...that's what made me get 'em.





'96+ Ford Taurus Hood Props and GMC Jimmy/Chevy Blazer(minis) have the proper '*****' to use on their lift gates if I remember correctly.
same here its a pain to do that with a lifted truck, im 5 11 as well. im lookin in to doing this myself
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Got em installed yesterday on my truck and my buddy's nissan. I had to go in and grind a weld down on his inner fender and remove his prop rod. Everything else went great.

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Beautiful. So how do you install them? Just drill holes for the strut mounts and bolt them in?
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Yeah just gotta drill holes for the screws and rivets. Then attach the struts and all done.
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