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Old 01-23-2011, 10:31 PM
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got mine for $19 at the dealer and like rob said, it only took a min or two to install
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Why did my dealer quote me 29.99 for a hood strut? Can i argue? or are they just douchenozzles?
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Old 03-03-2011, 10:25 AM
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I get mine at Advance...usually around $20, and like Robpp said, it's an easy job...do it yourself and screw the dealer. Thieves.
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Re: hood strut

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Why did my dealer quote me 29.99 for a hood strut? Can i argue? or are they just douchenozzles?
prolly list price at YOUR dealer.......and 30% off at OURS.

i usually print out the page from the cheapest I can find online to the stealer. I offer to pay 10% more than whaat i bring in to offset the shipping......but then remind them of the sales tax too. none from online.

this way i can get things faster if needed.
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Old 03-03-2011, 10:26 AM
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interresting... too bad we have to worry about this shit. I hate dealerships.

edit: called the dealership up the street from where i work. 18.20... same part... $10 difference... jerks
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Old 03-03-2011, 01:50 PM
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Re: hood strut

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I get all my struts from Frank Irvine at Strutwise (http://www.strutwise.com/index.php). He'll make them any way you want pressure wise and also has them in stainless steel.
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I got one at auto zone for 20 but its too stiff. Hood won't close.
I replaced my aluminum stock hood with a steel hood after my wreck. I don't know the weight difference, but my OEM single strut isn't enough to hold the extra weight. The hood will immediately start to fall slowly. Any remote idea as to what OEM pressure is or waht I need for the weight difference? I may try to find the stiff Auto Zone one, if not I'll give strutwise a try.
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Old 03-03-2011, 02:02 PM
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so i went to the dealership today to get it.

$18.20 for a stock replacement. Snuck a look at the computer, it had it listed for $32. I wonder what made him decide on $18.20? never been to the dealer ever before.
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Re: hood strut

went to autozone 11.99
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Re: hood strut

Dealers parts are in it to make money... I am not condoning what they do. Its crazy a set of chemicals for a "flush", of which I dont even prefer flushing for anything is marked up like 300%. Plastic rivets (the ones you can get at harbor freight with a plastic rivet installer for 15 dollars) we charge +/- 9 dollars a piece for the mopar ones... on a durango fender liner we are talking 90 dollars worth of rivets. YIKES.

160 is outrageous PERIOD its like the tech asked for 1 hr to install or even more and as mentioned a monkey could do this blindfolded... unfourtunatly some people are dishonest. And you will experience this at ANY shop so stay on your toes wherever you go. This was a good catch, and if you continue to go to the dealer steer clear of that advisor... Saying "I dont want to work with so and so" is perfectly fine, ultimately managent wants happy returning customers even if it means they have bad feelings about a peticular writer.
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I'm think about painting all of my struts yellow to match the OME shocks.
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Re: hood strut

Here it is. All for under $20.

I have a yellow theme going on. Not buy choice but because the OME Shocks, under hood caps and letters are all yellow. Coming up next after I fix the exhaust and rear differential leak tomorrow are:

Yellow Top Optima Battery
Fastman TB
K&N CAI with Yellow Pre Filter wrap made by Outerwear
And then I'll be replacing the Lift Gate and Lift Glass Struts and paint them yellow.







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Yellow jeepgarage.org decal was crooked in this picture but I had another that I replace it with and it's now leveled. Also, that's not differential fluid on the driveway. It's water.

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