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This is a discussion on Hood Struts within the Appearance Section forums, part of the General Help category; Are the hood struts on a LS1 SS the same as those on a LS1 Z28?...

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    Are the hood struts on a LS1 SS the same as those on a LS1 Z28?

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    No. Slp put different hood struts on there, factory Z struts are 78 lbs/ft struts and I believe that SLP SS struts are about 50 lbs/ft. Still too strong for my purposes, but if you bought a GM SS hood, those are what you'd need.
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    Dang.. Thats what I did. Factory SS hood.
    My struts are painted.. Didn't want to go thru that hassel again. Oh well! Thanks for the info.

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    Just put 'em on and close the hood, if it doesn't take a lot of effort you'll be fine, but if you've really gotta tug, switch them out, you don't want to bend the fiberglass and crack the paint!

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    I lucked out. It actually closes easier than my old hood did. Nice and smooth movement, no tugging! I guess they're just a bit worn out after close to 7 years of use!

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    I used my stock struts when I went to a fiber glass hood. close to 4 years now no problems.
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