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Got one of my xmas gifts installed today... can't say I'd have done it if it weren't for another mod that requires no prop rod, but I LOVE THEM! They lift the hood soooooooo smooth! Install was simple, 6 holes to drill, 4 rivets, two stud/nut things, and done... It's one of those things that should have been factory.....

 

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Got one of my xmas gifts installed today... can't say I'd have done it if it weren't for another mod that requires no prop rod, but I LOVE THEM! They lift the hood soooooooo smooth! Install was simple, 6 holes to drill, 4 rivets, two stud/nut things, and done... It's one of those things that should have been factory.....

 

Nice, now get the ones for the trunk !

 

Hope you had a great Christmas

Andrew

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The hood lfts look cool. How do they compare to the other set Shelby sold with the billet mounting brackets that require no drilling ? I like the looks of the Redline struts better but I'm not sure about drilling holes.

 

 

I have the billet lift kit and I like the looks of it better than the Redline, the mounting hardware looks great. However, note that I said "the looks". The struts have no holding power and seem to weaken over time. I have gone through 3 sets of struts and I am waiting for Shelby to get another set in to send me. If they could combine the two, they would be perfect.

 

Robert

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I have the billet lift kit and I like the looks of it better than the Redline, the mounting hardware looks great. However, note that I said "the looks". The struts have no holding power and seem to weaken over time. I have gone through 3 sets of struts and I am waiting for Shelby to get another set in to send me. If they could combine the two, they would be perfect.

 

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So if you don't mind clarifying for me, the Shelby struts weaken over time?

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So if you don't mind clarifying for me, the Shelby struts weaken over time?

 

 

They seem to do that. When I first bought them, they would not even hold my hood up. The second set had a similar problem and the third set barely holds my hood up, a gentle breeze will push my hood down. According to Shelby, the billet set is manufactured by Scott Drake and they have had some issues with them. I really like the way they look, but the struts just don't seem to be made very well. I am not sure if they are not pressurized properly or if they have a slow leak.

 

 

 

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It appears to me that the bolt in kit puts the hood mount point too close to the pivot/hinge point... it would take a hell of a strong strut to maintain lifting the hood repeatedly. I'm all for not drilling holes, but the redline kit just nails it in my opinion. Worth drilling a few holes for.

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On a side note, IF you have a blower with the intercooler reservior mounted where the older whipples put them, be very aware that you need to follow the measurements exactly, and possibly even shave 1/8" off them for the hood mounting point to guarantee no rubbing. Mine was VERY close!

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