quote:Originally posted by DOES 200:quote:Originally posted by RRS1:
This is easy you don't need a redesign or extra gadgets. Use AutoZone D95004. It is the perfect amount of resistance for a standard deck lid.
If you're trying to protect against a high wind from slamming it down you shouldn't have it up anyway.
Maybe you had better luck on the Autozone struts, but I went through 2 sets within about a year due to them weakening & not holding the hood. And changing the struts without a helper is a pain in the crotch; however using bungees from hood to the garage rafters helps.
I have the same experience with the Autozone struts BUT I had gotten that part number off of the set that I bought from Hall Pantera. So as far as I know, those are the only replacement struts available.
There is usually only one or two manufacturers of parts like that and they just get re-packaged to use the brand name of whoever is selling them.