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Bolt on Hood Struts?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by treimche, Jan 16, 2017.

  1. Jan 16, 2017 at 7:02 PM
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    treimche

    treimche [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't anyone make a hood strut kit that will bolt on? Yes I have seen the Redline hood struts, but I'm a much bigger fan of bolt on stuff instead of having to drill holes and use rivets of all things. There are empty threaded holes in the engine bay sides of the front fenders, and open holes in the bottom of the hood so I would think somebody could come up with something nice.
     
  2. Jan 16, 2017 at 9:57 PM
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  4. Jan 17, 2017 at 5:43 AM
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    Yes I hate rivets. Its not a question of not being able to install them or scared to, etc. I've been working on vehicles my whole life. I would much rather have something that bolts in place instead of drilling holes whenever possible. I will probably be keeping this truck for a long time and want to keep everything as nice as possible. The search continues.
     
  5. Jan 17, 2017 at 5:44 AM
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    Redline Tuning - they have not budged one bit. I love opening the hood with one finger!
     
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  6. Jan 17, 2017 at 8:25 AM
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    Sometimes it makes far more sense to use rivets instead of bolts in some applications. And this is one of them. Why try and re-invent the wheel, when you have a quality product that is easily installed, and found to be working successfully, on thousands of vehicles. It's so nice for my hood to open so effortlessly
     
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  7. Jan 17, 2017 at 8:27 AM
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  8. Jan 17, 2017 at 9:59 AM
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    How does this not keep everything as nice as possible?
     
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