Hood Strut Install - Page 2 - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Exterior Semi-Tech General discussion of exterior for the Ford Ranger.
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #26  
Old 02-22-2009
Danger06Ranger's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (-1)
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Lowell, IN
Posts: 620
Fairly easy to instal, and a great upgrade. I got mine straight from redline.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 02-22-2009
GrafixGuy's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Montgomery, AL
Posts: 8,703
so no rivet gun needed? if so thats good!
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 02-22-2009
DSFD506's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Anderson, SC
Posts: 702
Yeah I got mine from Redline too. You need one of those hand held riveters
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 02-23-2009
Silver's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: edenton,nc
Posts: 2,708
any one know what PSI they are?

I would love to upgrade mine a few pounds
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 02-23-2009
seth556's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Orlando FL
Posts: 381
I would love those except the ones on my moms mercury are pretty much dead so I have to use a clamp to keep the strut from compressing. Then one time the clamp popped off and the hood almost took my hands off.
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 02-23-2009
texasfan1000's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Amarillo, TX
Posts: 629
Quote:
Originally Posted by graniteguy View Post
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
Hey Wayne what is the diff between the two quick lifts that you have listed?
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 02-23-2009
DSFD506's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Anderson, SC
Posts: 702
Quote:
Originally Posted by seth556 View Post
I would love those except the ones on my moms mercury are pretty much dead so I have to use a clamp to keep the strut from compressing. Then one time the clamp popped off and the hood almost took my hands off.
That's why you don't remove the prop rod. In case they do go bad.
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 02-23-2009
graniteguy's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Texas
Posts: 3,221
Quote:
Originally Posted by texasfan1000 View Post
Hey Wayne what is the diff between the two quick lifts that you have listed?

The cheaper ones are black powder coated steel. The higher dollar are brushed stainless steel. Its an appearance difference. No difference in function.
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 02-23-2009
DSFD506's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Anderson, SC
Posts: 702
Quote:
Originally Posted by graniteguy View Post
The cheaper ones are black powder coated steel. The higher dollar are brushed stainless steel. Its an appearance difference. No difference in function.
And you get black hardware with the Plus and Elite. I got the regular and painted my hardware black. My buddy ordered regular but they sent him the plus'.

My painted hardware on left and his black ones from Redline on the right.
Name:  IMG_0564.jpg
Views: 3
Size:  75.7 KB
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 02-23-2009
crazymikey's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: your mom
Posts: 4,008
Quote:
Originally Posted by DSFD506 View Post
That's why you don't remove the prop rod. In case they do go bad.

In his case the car never had a prop rod because it was equipped with struts from the factory.

My Cadillac Catera was the same. Struts worked about the first 5 times, then every other time I had to clamp them.
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 02-23-2009
08XLT4x4's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (7)
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: bomba shack
Posts: 3,257
Quote:
Originally Posted by graniteguy View Post
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
whats the difference between the regular and "elite" hood struts?

*edit* Nevermind... lol
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 02-23-2009
graniteguy's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Texas
Posts: 3,221
lol
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 02-23-2009
08XLT4x4's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (7)
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: bomba shack
Posts: 3,257
Just ordered some from stuffforyourranger! free shipping FTW!
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 02-23-2009
DSFD506's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Anderson, SC
Posts: 702
Quote:
Originally Posted by crazymikey View Post
In his case the car never had a prop rod because it was equipped with struts from the factory.

My Cadillac Catera was the same. Struts worked about the first 5 times, then every other time I had to clamp them.
Yeah I was referring to his Ranger, my bad for not stating that.
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 02-24-2009
texasfan1000's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Amarillo, TX
Posts: 629
Quote:
Originally Posted by graniteguy View Post
The cheaper ones are black powder coated steel. The higher dollar are brushed stainless steel. Its an appearance difference. No difference in function.
thanks, I'm wanting some but all mods are on hold, unless they are free, for a while, my honeydo list just got real long when we bought our house.
Reply With Quote
  #41  
Old 02-24-2009
mossyoak03's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 193
my next mod
Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old 02-24-2009
tjtheman007's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Kankakee, IL
Posts: 270
How good do those work in the cold weather? I know on my bed cover, it doest work in the winter.
Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old 03-04-2009
Danger06Ranger's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (-1)
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Lowell, IN
Posts: 620
Mine work great in the winter.
Reply With Quote
  #44  
Old 03-05-2009
turbo's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Posts: 565
heh..

oh yeah... THAT's what that mailing tube in the corner of my computer room contains!!

I ordered a set of these for my truck, umm... sheesh.. had to be almost a year ago. I didn't have a hand-held rivet tool in my toolbox, so they didn't get installed that weekend. Thanks for the reminder; maybe I'll get mine installed (finally!) this weekend.

...assuming I can remember to pick up a hand-held rivet tool @ Sears...
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Parking brake strut and lever for 10 inch brakes? rcfury96 Drivetrain Tech 0 04-18-2015 06:33 AM
two tone hood/ powedome hood question ringer4x4 Exterior Semi-Tech 12 05-27-2009 03:49 PM
Hood Damper Idea, Prop Free hood? karrbass4life New Ideas 24 05-07-2006 12:33 PM
Swapped my 2002 Ranger hood for a 2000 Ranger hood n3elz General Ford Ranger Discussion 40 12-19-2005 11:12 AM
Lower Ball joints and Strut Problems FORZDA Suspension Tech 2 05-19-2005 02:30 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:20 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.