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Old 06-28-2013, 09:14 AM   #1
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hood struts and hood pins

had any one installed these? the reviews are very high and it doesn't seem hard at all even with moving the sound tube clip! and not hating on Am but the reviews on there hood pins aren't wonderful.. anyone else have a different brand or such? I've seen some with the wire had a wax coating almost on it
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:45 AM   #2
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I was actually looking into these myself the struts give it a more cleaner feel and look. Just dunno about the install seems like you'd mess the alignment and position of the hood up
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I have this exact kit. I bought em almost 2 years ago. They function great. My old hood was fiberglass and it was much heavier then the stock hood and they worked great. My current hood is much lighter then stock and I still don't have any problems with function.

My only complaint is that the lower mounting bracket. Since only uses one bolt to secure it, it moves over time and no matter how much I tighten it, I'll have to straiten it out down the road.

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I was actually looking into these myself the struts give it a more cleaner feel and look. Just dunno about the install seems like you'd mess the alignment and position of the hood up
Oh, and I did one side at a time and was easily able to hold the hood hinge to the hood with one hand while I attached the MMD bracket. A buddy would be useful to hand you the bolts as you reassemble.
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Look real good! Do the just slip under the nuts that hold the good on?
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Yes. Well the bottom one is a slot rather then a hole and it just slides between the bolt and the hinge. The upper hole requires you to remove the bolt. It literally took me 5 minutes to install them.
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If your looking for a set of hood pins check these out from a company called quick latch , no cables, no scratches, and only a bit bigger than the size of a quater, I have these on my hood and love them, best part is there only $26 a peice!
http://www.quik-latch.com/

http://www.quik-latch.com/polished-mini-quik-latch.html
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If your looking for a set of hood pins check these out from a company called quick latch , no cables, no scratches, and only a bit bigger than the size of a quater, I have these on my hood and love them, best part is there only $26 a peice!
http://www.quik-latch.com/

http://www.quik-latch.com/polished-mini-quik-latch.html
Those are really nice! I think I'll order a set to get a better look at em.

My last hood I did a set of Flush mount hood pins. I even did a build thread on the install. http://www.mustangevolution.com/foru....php?p=1052336
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Awesome how to!! I think Im gonna pick the good struts up myself I just ordered the quarter panel dark tint for front and rear can't wait to install!! Just finishing putting Rockford Fosgate 6x8 3 ways in! Sound amazing
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When I considered hood struts I found there are 2 different styles of mounting the brackets to the inner fender. One such as yours mount further back toward the hinge and the other mounts further away. I chose to use the forward style after determining that the rear style would cause problems. The rear style in my opinion will not support the weight of the hood since they are positioned so close the hinge. There is a lot of weight out beyond that hinge of which is driving that bracket back and out of position. Using the forward style allows the hood and prop to work together in a more stable setup. I purchased Red Line forward mount and have no issues at all with the bracket twisting. I forgot to mention that rear mount opens the hood more than the forward mount but that does not concern me. There is plenty of room for someone to view your engine bay. Compare the pics of mine to your's and you should be able to see the difference. Hope this makes sense.
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