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Old 04-19-2011, 08:19 AM
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Question Hood lift cylinders

I have an 08 Ranger. Has anyone tried to install lift cyliders inseat of using the prop rod ?
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Old 04-19-2011, 08:22 AM
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Yep.

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/photo...s-another.html<<Click
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Old 04-19-2011, 08:23 AM
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plenty of people do it. They are called hood struts:

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/photo...s-another.html

STL on here has them I believe:

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/members/stl.html

They can be bought here:

http://www.stuffforyourranger.com/st...76553850e45189

EDIT: Dang david you beat me to it
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Old 04-19-2011, 08:40 AM
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Thanks alot guys.
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Old 04-19-2011, 08:44 AM
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I love mine. Wish I did it when I got the truck.
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Old 04-19-2011, 08:50 AM
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I needs me some now
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Old 04-19-2011, 08:54 AM
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Anyone want to buy a lightly used hood prop?
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Old 04-19-2011, 08:59 AM
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What are the length ext. and colapsed? I might head down to the topper shop and buy some, I like it!
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Old 04-19-2011, 03:49 PM
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Default Re: Hood lift cylinders

I used a Volvo 850 rear trunk struts(sedan), UBER stiff and good length
Even if only 1 is on it'll open no problem
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Old 04-19-2011, 04:32 PM
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I was actually thinking of fabbing up a pair of these the other day from a set of rear hatch cylenders I had lying around. Make the mounts out of aluminum. It would be cleanly done of course.
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Old 04-19-2011, 04:40 PM
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will lift cylindar things from a back class on a expo work?
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Old 04-19-2011, 04:42 PM
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Thats what I was gonna use although they're from a Bronco II...See how cheap we are? No way was I gonna spend $80 on those things lol
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Old 04-19-2011, 04:47 PM
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Yes I do have them. I have the same David has.


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will lift cylindar things from a back class on a expo work?
I don't think explorer ones would work. I was looking at my father in laws explorer. The way they mount is why I don't think it would work.
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Old 04-19-2011, 04:49 PM
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RV dealers have 90lb shocks and the ball tabs
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Old 04-19-2011, 05:10 PM
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I've had my QuickLifts on for like 4 years now--absolutely love them.
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