Robert M Posted January 15, 2011 Report Share Posted January 15, 2011 (edited) I have too many projects going on the Super Snake right now, but one that I completed this morning is the hood strut install. I had started on this a couple of months ago and got side tracked with "other" things. At first I installed the 70lb. gas struts offered by CPC through J.D. Saxon at ChampionMustang.com (Great guy!!) but they did not seem to support the Super Snake fiberglass hood to my satisfaction. There are three psi levels available, 50lb, 70lb. and 90lb. I chose the one in the middle first as a starting point. Since the Super Snake hood is nose heavy with the major amount of fiberglass up front, the 70lb struts held the hood up, but it took very little effort to bring it down. <<< Not good at a car show. I have since worked with J.D., received the 90lb. struts from CPC, and they feel Nice, Very Nice, in fact I think they feel like a factory strut, or very close. They hold the hood from about 1/2 - 2/3rd's up position and are not over powering for the hood, like too much pressure or tension when closing. I have a set of the SPP Red Lines and they are top of the line for sure, I even ordered the matching "Elites" for the trunk, but drilling the holes in my original Super Snake fiberglass hood was where I was hesitating, not that it really matters, but some of you know where I am coming from........... These CPC hood struts come with color painted brackets and are completely bolt-on. Here are some "installed" pictures. Best of all No more Prop Rod!! Look how well they blend in and look "factory". I like that! R Edited January 15, 2011 by Robert M Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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