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RedlineTuning.com Hood lift kit installed on my Koup:




No more hood prop-open bar!!!

Install instructions are very good.

Need:
automotive green tape
a pop-rivet gun with 3/16" adapter
#11 drill bit...buy one, better than using a 3/16 inch drill bit!
Drill

took me 30 minutes to install.have to drill 4 holes in bottom of hood/2 each side. Bottom ball replaces existing fender bolt. Used a sheet to cover the engine compartment for metal flakes from drilling. Hood raises on its' own about halfway up.

Will be installing a kit in my sedan SX and will post it in the sedan section...
 

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any chance you can fix the links?

thinking about getting this....are there any other options out there yet?

how have they held up.....anyone else install these??
 

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Had mine for over a year, one of the first things I added to my sedan, still working great! I would take this over any of the cheaper solutions I've seen on eBay or the web.;)
 

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Which option? Base, Plus, or Elite? I don't see much advantage for the other 2, so I'm thinking the base option would be cool to have.
 

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any chance you can fix the links?

how have they held up.....anyone else install these??
Don't know how to fix...see my album or Garage.

No problems with them at all.
 

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I used Corsakoups suggestions for parts and did it myself:

I bought the stuff for mine at McMaster-Carr.

9416K193 Quantity of 1 - Gas Spring With Threaded Ends, 60 Force, 18.62" Extended Length, 8.27" Stroke

9512K95 Quantity of 2 - Ball Mounting Hardware, Zinc-pltd-stl, 90 Deg Angle Inverted Ball Bracket

9416K74 Quantity of 2 - 10 mm Steel Ball Socket For M6 Thread, Gas Spring With Threaded Ends

I just put my hood strut on using the McMaster Carr parts. I used the same brackets top and bottom (the ones Corsakoup said to use) and the Redline instructions. Very easy to do and it cost $22. For the bottom bracket, I used the middle hole, just drilled it out to fit the fender bolt. You also need to cut a slot from the edge of the bracket to the hole to get the bolt to fit.

The whole project took about 1/2 hour and no more prop rod!
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I have been using it for over about a year with no issues.
 
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