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jeeppro 08-13-2009 08:44 PM

hood strut
ill trade my new hood strut for a used weak one for my carbonfiber hood

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no luck

Chris 08-13-2009 11:02 PM

Re: hood strut
still want a used (starting to fail) one? I have one and would like to trade. PM me so we can get this worked out!

jeeppro 08-21-2009 11:28 PM

Re: hood strut
Did you get it yet

TimmyB 08-26-2009 04:09 PM

Re: hood strut
Im just curious, WHY? Carbon fiber is strong, so you cant be worried about the strut pushing on it too hard. Does it shoot up too quick or something? And what I would of done if your serious about wanting a used one, measure it and go to the junkyard and find a similar part. I luv the junk yard, too bad there's no WK's yet in any of the ones around me.

And where did you get the hood? Its kinda cool looking. Have any close up pix?

robpp 08-26-2009 04:40 PM

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you need a weak strut due to the weight difference. CF hoods weighs about 11 pounds. factory hood weighs about 35 40. so if you use a 'ggod' wk strut, it puts way too much force on the hood. like you pop the front to open it, the thing rips out of your hand.

further, these regularly fail on the wk so it makes perfect sense to ask for someones old one.

heck, when yours go bad, wouldnt you like someone to pay 10-15 for something that costs about 20 new! black pepper sold his for 20 shipped...............

LO.7 08-26-2009 04:56 PM

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I wish I held onto my old one.. I kept it for a few months after I replaced it, but tossed it out after cleaning out my garage.

robpp 08-26-2009 05:02 PM

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yeah its kind of crazy aint it chris.

LO.7 08-26-2009 05:05 PM

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Go figure. Live and learn I suppose.

jeeppro 08-26-2009 05:45 PM

Re: hood strut
i gave chris my new for his old one

robpp 08-26-2009 06:35 PM

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oh sweet. good thinking troy!

blackpepper 08-26-2009 06:57 PM

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I sold my old strut a month ago to a srt guy.. easy money!

jeeppro 08-26-2009 08:20 PM

Re: hood strut
i dont want to risk anything that will f**** up my hood

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