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Old 04-10-2006
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Hood Damper Idea, Prop Free hood?

OK this idea could or couldnt work. I think it's more about how much heavier one of the hoods could be. I personally hate having the prop, im always thinking one day I'm going to move it and the Edge hood will hit me, and I can imagine that it wont feel all that good.

My idea would be to swap the hinges off the Ranger for an explorer with the built in dampers. As far as I can tell they look like a few holes would have to be drilled, or could you just weld them in place?

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wayne sells the hood lift kits, they bolt right on, thats the way i would go personally
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that would work i guess if you could mount them, thats gunna be the hardest part....

wayne sells quick lift kits...ill get a link
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yeah i'd settle for a quick lift kit from Wayne.. the explorer hinges would be nice, but i'd be afraid to mis-align them when mounting them to the ranger.
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I know Waynes kit, I thought this could just be another option.
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whats the best prop up rod for an old car.. I know someone has a beater out there..
my caddy hood falls down in cold weather lol.
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ya honistly go with wayne. those explorer one's look like the hood holes arnt gonna line up
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the other kit seems a lot easier to install, and you dont have to worry about aligning the hood
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ya honistly go with wayne. those explorer one's look like the hood holes arnt gonna line up
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ok thanks everyone. I just wanted to see if it would work, I guess I will go with Wayne. (Added to the massive Summer to do list)
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I was looking into this as well (the explorer hood struts), i'll check the mounts on one the next time im at a junk yard and compare them to mine. Im not wanting to get a kit from 'Wayne' anytime soon, I dont spend enough time under the hood to be shelling out 70 bux just to keep it open, the free hood prop does a good job for now- I just like the idea of fabbing up something myself as a challenge..
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OK, who is Wayne & is there a link showing me the Hood Dampers?

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Wayne is a member of the site, graniteguy. He's a very nice guy, I've had the pleasure of meeting him in person. He has a small internet-based store that sells products for rangers, primarily performance products.
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Those hinges won't fit our Rangers, They are too wide. Fuzz and I noticed it at a Junk yard and we measured and they won't fit.
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Well, it would be a cool mod. But I wouldnt go drilling into the firewall.
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ya after installing my Redline Hood props it is SOO easy and quick man i love them


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zach that is prolly the first time ive ever seen under your hood.
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zach that is prolly the first time ive ever seen under your hood.
i've had my hood open at your house before lol. i normally dont show it because of all the rust/mud in there. i really need to steam clean it
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i guess i wasnt paying attention
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zach that is prolly the first time ive ever seen under your hood.
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I'll be installing mine tomorrow & then I'll never have to look @ that lame hood rod again.

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Mines installed, works GREAT!!.
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Heres a couple pics:


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nice the stainless one
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