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Can you still use the prop rod once the struts are installed? I ask in case you wanted to keep the hood open for extended periods (charging battery) and to relieve the stress on the struts (longer life).
Are these the ones from RedLine that others have mentioned? Thanks
The gas struts actually hold the hood open slightly more than the prop rod does (you have to open the hood past the prop rod limit in order to snap the strut onto the bracket lugs). As such, when the hood is opened , the prop rod won't really engage with the hood. You'd have to disconnect the gas strut if you want the weight borne by the prop rod.
 
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