DIY: V6 Hood Damper Installation for 4cyls. (hood struts, lifts, shocks)

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I did mine the same way:

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Time to revive this thread, and inquire about suggestions for fastening the dampers to a CF hood.. One that has no pre-cut holes on it.

EDIT: I believe that mounting point for hood bracket should be not on the side of hood, as we are used to, but at the bottom - on one of the bolts that hold the hood on. This allows for a smaller angle, thus more pressure on the regular V6 shocks and also results in no pressure being put on the CF on the actual hood.
 
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Time to revive this thread, and inquire about suggestions for fastening the dampers to a CF hood.. One that has no pre-cut holes on it.

EDIT: I believe that mounting point for hood bracket should be not on the side of hood, as we are used to, but at the bottom - on one of the bolts that hold the hood on. This allows for a smaller angle, thus more pressure on the regular V6 shocks and also results in no pressure being put on the CF on the actual hood.

you might just need ONE shock for the much lighter CF hood maybe that will do it ;)
 

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I'm thinking that the dampers need to be installed at this angle, as opposed to their stock install location:

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Custom brackets may need to be fabbed for OEM struts, but the cheap-o eBay ones will probably come with them. This angle/method is just for CF hoods.
 

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funny cause i came from the JY a couple days ago with some hood struts, got to my car thinking im about to be all badass wit my hood struts only to find out the i4 doesnt have the little ball pins..:Boo: go figure but ill try this can you get all the stuff needed at home depot?
 

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funny cause i came from the JY a couple days ago with some hood struts, got to my car thinking im about to be all badass wit my hood struts only to find out the i4 doesnt have the little ball pins..:Boo: go figure but ill try this can you get all the stuff needed at home depot?
Yes you can find the mount brace and mending plate at home depot.

Ill be doing this to.
 
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