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Old 09-22-2012, 04:26 PM   #1
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Hood Struts....opinions

I am looking at doing hood struts as my next mod after I install my CAI. Is there really any difference....I have seen the Roush, the MMD, and the Redline. I am looking for ease of install and durability.

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Old 09-22-2012, 05:03 PM   #2
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I chose one you didn't mention: MRT

I chose them b/c they tuck in really tight and deliver the load to a bracket, not the hood directly.

I had them installed in less than 1/2 an hour, same as the others.
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I chose one you didn't mention: MRT

I chose them b/c they tuck in really tight and deliver the load to a bracket, not the hood directly.

I had them installed in less than 1/2 an hour, same as the others.

Where did you order them from?

I was looking on AM and Late Model Restoration
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:30 PM   #4
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MRT sells direct. Search MRT direct on google, that'll get you there.
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Old 09-22-2012, 10:25 PM   #5
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Cool....I will check it out.
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I have the MMD struts ... can't comment on any of the others, but these work perfectly. You have to re-locate the sound tube (not hard, but the hardest step IMO) ... which I did ... but I eventually removed the sound tube regardless.

Totally worthwhile upgrade.
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I have the MMD struts ... can't comment on any of the others, but these work perfectly. You have to re-locate the sound tube (not hard, but the hardest step IMO) ... which I did ... but I eventually removed the sound tube regardless.

Totally worthwhile upgrade.
I am installing my C&L CAI next week and I am doing the sound tube delete at that time so it should not be an issue.
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I did redline hood struts with the master and battery covers i had to trim little off master cylinder cover for hood struts.


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I did redline hood struts with the master and battery covers i had to trim little off master cylinder cover for hood struts.
Where did you get the covers? Never seen those before but looks clean.
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I ordered the MRT struts...I will post pics after the install
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Re: Hood Struts....opinions

I have MRT, and they have been great for years. NO drilling, dont take up nearly as much room (easier to work around) then Redline as well. I would recommnd MRT brand.
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I have the MMD struts. Couldn't be happier. Easy install and great powdercoated finish. Purchased from AM.
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I did the redline struts. No drilling and installed in 5-7 minutes.
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Just did my Redlines today! Look and work great!
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Love my Redlines. There is no drilling on them now--that was an older design. AFAIK, they mount to the fender using the same bolt as all the hinge bracket designs. In any case, it's far enough out of the way that they aren't *in* the way.
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