is that for 1 or 2 i know alot of guys are just using 1
I did a search before posting, but i wanted to let you guys know that if you want a set of hood struts that work great on our MK3s get yourself a set of struts at autozone (part number E95212)
They were $40 and work perfectly. Here is my car. If you want a DIY (completely easy), just let me know. I can also take pics of the struts installed as well.
93 Supra struts?
Sorry just found out 300zx... Google is the one!
Modified by Dan J Reed at 4:10 PM 11-20-2005
My DIY Page. - http://faculty.ccp.edu/faculty/dreed...tech/index.htm
Quote, originally posted by viperblu jetta » is that for 1 or 2 i know alot of guys are just using 1
That's for two hood lifts. With a mk3 hood, and these short lifts, it's not possible to just use one. MK4's come with just one, but that's a longer, heavier-duty lift. I've been using the exact same lifts from AutoZone for two years, and I freakin' love 'em. Very easy install, they even come with the ball-socket bolts to mount them.
Modified by jim@ngpracing at 8:16 AM 11-20-2005
thats really cool....i had thought of doing this before by using the same struts used on a golf hatch http://www.germanautoparts.com...132/2 ....i don't know if they're stronger/weaker than the autozone ones but if i were to put struts on my hood i would by these just personal preference cuz i'm a freak about using OEM parts
[QUOTE.... just personal preference cuz i'm a freak about using OEM parts [/QUOTE]
I can understand what you mean about OEM parts. But as long as the parts meet or exceed the OEM standards you'll be OK. And really, do you think all OEM parts are actually OEM? Even the manufacturers buy their parts from 3rd party companies. Take a look at your VW closely and identify all of the parts that VW buys from other vendors. Sachs clutches, Sachs suspension, Ate brakes, Bosch electrical components, BBS wheels, Fuba antenas, Recaro seats, and the list goes on.
I'm pretty sure there's a detailed DIY (or link) in the Mk3 DIY thread on this. I had this on my last GTI, but only used one strut, worked fine and since it opened slower I didn't need to worry about my car knocking me out lol.
I guess I should get around to doing this mod for the GLX. Thanks for the reminder guys.
Quote, originally posted by HCClubPrez » ..does the hood go all the way up - or can you stop it mid-rise?!? At shows I usually leave mine half-open.....
Yep...I do that. you can leave the hood open, but not halfway. Like he said, you can take it to about 1/4 open or before the struts start to extend. Watch your chins!!!