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Old 05-31-2011, 04:41 PM
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Default Hood Struts

Does anyone make a kit for hood struts? It will be my first mod, and to me probably the most important.
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Old 05-31-2011, 04:47 PM
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Default Re: Hood Struts

http://www.redlinetuning.com/QL-FORD-RANGER-9307.html

Edit - forgot to mention that these have a cool end of travel dampening effect. They lift your hood quickly and then slowly during the last inch or so.
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Old 05-31-2011, 05:34 PM
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Default Re: Hood Struts

I have them and love them

As mickblock said the hood raises and goes slow toward the end.
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Old 05-31-2011, 07:16 PM
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Lightbulb Re: Hood Struts

I seen a write up on one of these Ranger sites were somebody used Explorer hood hinges that had lifts, and was pretty much a bolt-in swap.
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Old 05-31-2011, 08:01 PM
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Default Re: Hood Struts

Thanks guys. That was the first mod I did on my 03 stang when I had her, I absolutly hate hood prop rods. They always get in the way.
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Old 06-01-2011, 04:05 AM
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Default Re: Hood Struts

Here's a pic from my sport trac that show's the hinges.
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Old 06-01-2011, 02:35 PM
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Now that's SWEET!
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Old 06-01-2011, 04:07 PM
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Default Re: Hood Struts

I went to the junkyard and saw-zalled off the struts with the mounts off an explorer. Welded 'em straight on mine. Entire mod process including clearancing for closure and paint was less than an hour.

Cost $1
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Old 06-01-2011, 04:36 PM
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Default Re: Hood Struts

here is the only pic I have of the redline struts. I love them

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Old 06-01-2011, 11:23 PM
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Problem with the Redline set is it says it's for 93 and up. Will they work on a 92?
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Old 06-02-2011, 03:26 PM
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92 is the last year of the 2nd generation body style. In 93 they where redesigned. So maybe they would work but they just haven't done the R&D to produce a set of instructions. Time to call 'em up.
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