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