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Bonnet gas struts


nickmcgill
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  • 3 weeks later...

a pretty decent mod to have for a performance car imo.

Should bonnet fly up it wont splatter your windscreen either most likely!

Seen that happen to a skyline @ 100km/h. He ran off the road and into a power pole -luckily he had slowed quite significantly by then.

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another diy here

http://www.rs25.com/forums/f105/t59278-diy-hood-struts.html

I also have a GF boot gas strut, but it's so damn powerful i get the impression it's going to bend my bonnet in half... will see what happens. better than the stock bonnet stay thing flapping around everywhere.

on the prova legacy it has some very nice little prova eiffel gas struts, they work very very well and are super tidy

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Why Not A folding Hold/lock system, where You open the bonnet, It unfolds as you lift the bonnet and locks into place, Then when you want to close it, you press down the button, move the locker or what ever, fold it down , and you'll be fine.

Just a thought.

Edit:Just thinking some more, Then realised this would probably minimise the workspace that one would have for under the bonnet, when it's open. Silly me That is why one uses gas struts no? to allow ease of open, and So you have more space to move around when the bonnet is open.

I remember A Toyota Windom a while back My dad and I were doing some work on had some pretty powerful gas struts for the bonnet, Have a look into them, As they held Up a rather Heavy bonnet quite well.

Extra Edit: More realising, that the folding lock system may provide for more space (than the regular lift arm) If It were placed a little farther backwards (towards the windscreen) Though may cause nuiscance when closing bonnet, due to the need for manual deactivation, by hand.

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Did mine a few weeks ago using boot struts from an old legacy... Work a treat, they are strong enough to hold the standard weight bonnet with only one but i figured with both i can always disconnect one if need to work from the side at all...

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