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Old 05-25-2012, 02:49 AM   #1
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Default hood shocks!!! SOOOOOOOOO happy!!!

so today at work i was bored i had no cars to work on so it was, to say the least, very freakin slow. so i had the bright idea to tinker with my truck...i popped the hood and hit my head cut the hood prop bent

SO i had a couple of hood shocks from an RL and a TL lying around (i work for Acura so easily available) so i figured somethings out, looked where to mount and voila i figured everything out. looks nice with all new parts id say it looks stockish except driver side lol stupid wiper washer tank i must move you the hell out of the way

OK so now that im home for all you pushy people lol jk heres my write up

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3/8 drill bit with air or electric drill
hood shock kit
10 or 12mm bolts and nuts not included with kit (until further notice)

1) Measure where you want to put your first stud ball on the hood hinge some where along the middle make sure to make both about the same

2) Drill hole with 3/8 bit

3) install stud balls with 12mm nut and tighten

4) install stud ball onto bracket (supplied in kit) and install hood shock to both the already installed stud ball on hinge and the NOT mounted bracket and stud ball

5) place bracket with stud ball and hood shock onto fender channel to see where you will drill your next two holes. mark and drill.
******make sure your hood shock isn't loose but isnt to tight, doing so will shorten the life of your hood shock dramatically*****

6) drill holes again with 3/8 drill bit and install bracket with out the hood shock attached. then install hood shock.
if it feels either, to loose or to tight make hole longer to move bracket up or down depending on how it feels to you.

7) repeat to the other side.

8) remove stock hood prop. stand back and enjoy the propless hood!

PICS HER YOU GO!!!!

hood shock in kit


drill bit 3/8


hood shocks pops off by just getting your pocket screwdriver under this tab and prying up a lil and with just a pull the hood shock comes out

















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Old 05-25-2012, 02:53 AM   #2
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No.....you need to post pics now!!!! And send me all of the same parts you used with installation directions!!!!!
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Old 05-25-2012, 03:42 AM   #3
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hahaha i cant post em now i dont have my cable to hook up my phone to the comp but i will post them tomorrow for sure and ill get you price on what the whole setup cost me at my discount price from work lol
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:46 AM   #4
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That sounds fkin sweet
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:48 AM   #5
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I've been thinking about doing this for a little while now. I have a bunch of those struts myself
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Old 05-25-2012, 11:48 AM   #6
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i need to do the same
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Old 05-25-2012, 06:32 PM   #7
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well im at work right now, so i decedied to get you guys the prices for the "kit" i guess it includes the stud balls(4), hood shocks(2) and brackets(2) bolts and nuts not included all you have to do is get, for the bolts and nuts, (4) 10mm or 12mm bolts, and (8) nuts to fit the bolts accordingly BUT you will need (4) 12mm nuts for the sud balls becasue the stud balls need 12mm nuts aswell, i will post pics this afternoon of all the stuff needed and pics for intstall. and price for all the parts needed is $120
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:57 PM   #8
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I 2nd That!
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Old 05-26-2012, 12:13 AM   #9
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any pics up yet?
ive been wanting to do this, did you run just one? or does it really need two? one would be sic
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Old 05-26-2012, 12:55 AM   #10
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hahahahha yea ill get the pics up right now and it needs 2 shocks i tried a bunch of different ones to see if it would hold with one but no good it needs 2
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