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Old 08 Jan 2003, 12:02 am
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Has anyone had a problem with gas hood struts causing a bowing or flexing of a stock hood? Thanks

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Old 08 Jan 2003, 12:20 am
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Not so far had mine over 6 months no problems.......

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Old 12 Jan 2003, 12:23 pm
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Nope mine did not change the hood angle at all!! Just makes things a lot easier and safer!!

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Ditto to all of the above. I had heard some owners did have hood alignment problems with their struts, but it probably depends on where you buy the struts. I highly recommend Blaneb, he sells them on ebay, but I purchased mine directly from him at his Web-site. Check out the Vendors and Buyers Forum on this link. I think you'll be happy with his product. E-a-s-y installation too.

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Thanks for all the responses! I think I'll get the Blaneb's. I was just concerned about the compressed forces of the struts putting too much pressure on the hood. I'm just used to heavy steel hoods.

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let us know how it goes !!

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