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    CelicaSupra.com Member Funkycheeze's Avatar
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    So I can't find those metal whiskers, I'll leave it for another time. I tried a set of brand new aftermarket hood support struts (strong arm brand) and they work, but tend to 'bulge' the hoold up a bit when it is all the way closed. I'm going to swap them out for the used Toyota ones on Tara's white car, since they only *barely* hold up the factory hood, and should be perfect.

    I'm guessing the best bet would be a set of junkyard supports, since the Toyota ones seem to wear out to a point and then stay pretty constant from there (barely able to hold up the weight of the metal hood)
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    CelicaSupra.com Member Don L.'s Avatar
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    Good information! I know there must be other aftermarket hood supports available of varying gas pressure, maybe someone can source a good one. I know my son's Subaru has an aluminum hood, very light for a stock hood, and he bought aftermarket struts for the hood.

    Either that or raid the pick n pulls for all the old supra/celica pneumatic strut supports!

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    I can confirm that stock Supra hood struts that no longer support the OEM hoood, will STILL bow the cf hood. I tried this and had to take mine off.
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    Here is a previously posted option. Unless I find a better solution, this will be my method.

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    Any input on weather or not to use the metal rear 'whiskers'? I can't find mine or the screws that hold them.. Dunno if it is worth it to source a set with fasteners.
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    Found this place while looking around online:
    http://www.strutwise.com/index.php

    Might be a good source for new/rebuilt struts with a small load rating, to keep from bowing the hood. I'm going to contact them this summer and send them a pair of worn out Toyota struts to see what they can do. They can go as low as 13 lbs per strut.

    I'm going to use a scale to see how much force is required on each side where the gas struts attach to the hood, to keep it open and go from there.
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    Can we still get in on this price? I know it's 6 months out, just want to ask prior to ordering one direct from them.

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    My group deal is over, but you can contact George at Raptor Racing as he is forming the next group buy.

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    Has everyone got their hoods ?? Hey George, did you get your shipment finally? David H. any resolution yet on the shipping damage claim?

    I've run a few autoxs with my CF hood, no worries about it staying on for that, but at freeway speeds (70-75 mph), I think it would be best to have additional hood latches. I definitely can see the CF hood vibrating a bit at freeway speeds, especially the rear edge of the hood, close to the windshield.

    I'm running a turbo blanket now, but the days I drove the car around with the turbo blanket the CF hood seemed to tolerate the turbo heat ok, no signs of damage. Still, I felt better either with a turbo blanket or making a heat shield of some sort between the turbo and the hood. Easier to just buy the turbo blanket (DEI, titanium).

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    No resolution on my hood yet Don. I'll keep everyone posted.
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