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    Hood Struts For Lightweight Hood?

    Anybody out there switch hood struts when installing a lighter hood? My new hood is only 14 lbs, and the factory struts are just too much for it, but I can't find a source for struts rated at like 20 lbs/ft in the right dimensions? Anybody?
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    I never swapped the struts.
    Just hold the hood until it is fully open, otherwise you can stress the fiberglass.
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    I checked the hood struts on my car...
    AVM (the brand?) (it's a blue label)
    ACP88535 1844
    I don't know if these are the right struts (pressure wise), but they work well enough on my 'glass hood, the car came like this when i bought it.
    u should be able to take this part number to an auto parts place and have them cross-reference the number, or they might carry the same brand?
    good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProwlerZ View Post
    Anybody out there switch hood struts when installing a lighter hood? My new hood is only 14 lbs, and the factory struts are just too much for it, but I can't find a source for struts rated at like 20 lbs/ft in the right dimensions? Anybody?
    Yeah don't even try the stocks your break stuff!! I bought some through Harwood or Unlimited Fiberglass.
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