: Wow! I really don't need two hood struts!

07-13-13, 07:46 PM
The OEM one was much more tired than I thought.

The new Strongarm until actually raises the hood once you get past about 1/2 up.

Still, I like the idea of a backup...having had a hand semi-crushed by one, ages ago. Everything healed okay, but man, was it painful and swollen for a few days.

07-14-13, 11:50 PM
I only have the one factory strut on there, and I think it works great. Never any fear of the hood falling on my head while checking the oil :D