quote:So what's wrong with just cutting a piece of PVC pipe to fit and using it as a stop on each side with the original shocks?
That is basically what I did... I installed the Autozone shocks on my car and noticed the Carbon fiber was warping under the constant closed pressure.
So, I drilled small little holes at the bottom of each shock to let all the pressure out.
I have tiny little clips that I snap into place when I open the hood. I drilled a small hole through the shaft that I put a pin through to hold the hood open. Zero pressure and doesn't look so low tech as a broom handle...