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    What are thoes things that hold up your hood and where can i get them

    What are thoes things that hold up your hood and where can i get them

    here is a picture of what i am talking about minus the person


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    Most people call them "hood dampers".
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    PM member kbprice. He sells the prosport dampers with brackets and mounting hardware.
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    it's called arms, usually come with a human when they are born, you can buy them in UK for cheap though

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    Or hood struts...

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    I usually use my arms to pull the latch then open the hood, i might try to feet sometime if I really want to spice it up. After the hood is up the hood damper keeps it open.
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    ^TonyN

    what brand are yours?

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    I bought mine from lift support depot. I've bought a number of sets for different vehicles and never had a problem.

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    Here is a picture of my "things":



    Got the brackets from kbprice and the struts from Prosport.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KAW View Post
    Here is a picture of my "things":



    Got the brackets from kbprice and the struts from Prosport.

    Is your Car running?

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    How do you know what length struts to get? The reason I ask is I'd like to adapt some Tein hood struts from a different vehicle because they don't make bolt on ones for the supra.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dheff View Post
    How do you know what length struts to get? The reason I ask is I'd like to adapt some Tein hood struts from a different vehicle because they don't make bolt on ones for the supra.
    If you would like, I can measure mine tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KAW View Post
    If you would like, I can measure mine tomorrow.
    Don't worry about it. Prosport now sells the full kit for the supra with all hardware included. Sounds like a lot less headache than sourcing the proper length Teins.

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    I was going to put a set on with my old CF hood that I have sold... and when I took down the weights of everything ... the OEM set up was fas less weight so I stayed stock lol... and I am being serious...
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    Quote Originally Posted by KBOOSE View Post
    ^TonyN

    what brand are yours?
    Do not recall, if I were to do it over I would go with the Prosport carbon fiber one and Kbprice bracket, I’ll sell you my full polish one if you want so I can get the carbon fiber one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KAW View Post
    Got the brackets from kbprice and the struts from Prosport.
    Very nice setup sir, this is what I would recommend in term of price and overall quality.

    Quote Originally Posted by RogueSupra View Post
    I was going to put a set on with my old CF hood that I have sold... and when I took down the weights of everything ... the OEM set up was fas less weight so I stayed stock lol... and I am being serious...
    This is true for most performance cars with aluminum hood, my BMW and the supra hood both weight about the same or less that an aftermarket fiberglass/carbon fiber hood. I only reason I would choose a wet carbon hood is for the looks and vents or if it was stupid cheap.
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    Y do the instructions say On these hood dampers do not use on cf hoods is it really gonna be a problem... This perticularly intrest me because i have a cf hood
    Last edited by KBOOSE; 02-21-2011 at 02:34 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RogueSupra View Post
    I was going to put a set on with my old CF hood that I have sold... and when I took down the weights of everything ... the OEM set up was fas less weight so I stayed stock lol... and I am being serious...
    we all know that the stock hood weighs less than a CF one.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by KBOOSE View Post
    I have a cf hood and the instructions say do not use on cf hoods is it really gonna be a problem
    I would be a little hesitant to use them on a cf hood with the single mounting point brackets provided. But with the brackets that allow you to bolt it on in two places (therefore theoretically distributing the pressure more evenly) I think it will be ok. I have a cf hood and I'm not worried about it. Just take it easy the first couple of times you are compressing the struts, they do sort of need breaking in and you might have problems if you try to slam it down the first time.

    And regarding weight... I'm not sure I'd say the stock one weighs "far less" than cf... it most likely varies depending on which style, brand and generation cf hood you pick. I guess if you picked the one that looks like a velociraptor mated with a supra... the one that has crazy scoops and fins, that might be heavy. But my stock style Seibon is pretty damn light. Haven't actually weighed it, but it is light enough in my opinion.

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    I got mine from redlinetuning.com, 70$ + shipping and INMO, better design than the one that bolt to the hinge. The lever effect of the redlinetuning one work the same as oem hood lifter (like my father XC70) instead of again the hinge like most after market kits do.

    For me that design is better as it give more space to work inside the hood, lift faster (only need to lift the hood about 6-8 inch before it start lifting by itself), need smaller gaz lifter shocks, look better and doesn't work again the oem hinge wearing them as the pivot press again the plate.

    My friend went for the standard one on his MR2 engine panel and the hinge was worn so bad for forcing again the gaz lifter after 8 years that he had to replace one of the 2 hinge, the one holding the gaz lifter (had a single lifter as the panel is small comapred to a steel hood)...

    Here is the kit I bough: http://www.redlinetuning.com/QL-TOY-SUPRA-9398.html

    I replacing the hood steel rivets they include by aluminum rivets and the engine bay rivets by small zinc plated metal screws., they include color step by step detailed instructions, with easy to measure tips, really well designed product ! Their brackets can accept most replacement gaz shocks in case they stop selling the kit in 2-3 years. Took me 45 minutes to install, because I wanted to measure to get the hood to lift a couple of inch higher to the max....
    Last edited by kane93tt; 02-21-2011 at 03:11 PM.

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    Im pretty shore mine came with 2 Mounts per bracket there the ones kbprice sells

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    Quote Originally Posted by dheff View Post
    How do you know what length struts to get? The reason I ask is I'd like to adapt some Tein hood struts from a different vehicle because they don't make bolt on ones for the supra.
    I was Interested in the Teins also but after talking to Tein Directly about when they were going to be available and was told that they werent sure. I just bought a set like TonyN and Im very Pleased with them

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    Quote Originally Posted by KAW View Post
    Here is a picture of my "things":



    Got the brackets from kbprice and the struts from Prosport.
    I am tired of getting these fleabay ones. Although there brackets are getting better. Problem is they do not open nearly as high as stock. And the seem to have a tendancy to drop on you.
    Are these brackets you get make the hood open further? I do like the ones that redline sell, but I am not keen in drilling holes in the hood and frame. But they sure look like what I want.
    I will contact KBprice to see about getting these brackets your showing.

    Stu

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    the angles those struts are attached to are probably what limit the height, they also look like they'd put a more force down to the struts.

    I'd get SC strut and install them like stock.
    Last edited by Ryeno; 09-21-2011 at 11:36 PM.

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