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Old 07-14-2014, 09:15 AM   #1
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Default Do you love the rod that props up the hood?

If you've ever considered the metal rod that props up the hood (aka bonnet) in the MKIV Supra to be one or more of the following:
- Inconvenient
- Ugly
- In the way
- Cheap-looking
- Non-symmetrical
- etc., etc., etc., etc.

...then there *IS* a much, much better solution...and it doesn't cost an arm and a leg either!

Gas Lift Cylinder Conversion
Here are the three parts you need to convert your MKIV Supra's hood (bonnet) to gas lift cylinders:
1) http://amzn.com/B004714VQC ($8.50 USD*)
2) http://www.liftsupportsdepot.com/lif...se200p60s10-w/ ($48 USD*)
3) Send an email to kbprice@yahoo.com, and ask him for his "Custom Hood Damper Strut Brackets for the Mkiv Supra" ($30 USD*).
(* All prices include shipping)

It's that easy! Here's an 'after' pic:
http://www.tamparacing.com/photopost...m/IMG_5625.JPG

The set I put on my Supra is black, but I believe that the site in "2)" that sells the gas lift cylinders also has them available in chrome and/or carbon-fiber finish.

My (subjective) result: Honestly, every single time I open my hood now, it brings a smile to my face. Keep in mind I've been dealing with that nasty hood prop rod since I got this car back in '94.

Disclaimer: My hood is a seibon carbon-fiber and this setup works just fine with my hood. Of course, this solution has also been tested with the oem hood too. Apparently there may be some other carbon-fiber hoods out there that may or may not work as well...but I can't confirm that either way.
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Old 07-28-2014, 06:52 PM   #2
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I like the gas lift cylinders - looks good

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Old 09-13-2014, 04:30 AM   #3
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Nice post! This will be a conversion I will be doing in the near future. Thank you.
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