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Group Buy On Red Line Hood Struts!!!

Discussion in 'Group Buys' started by tacomakid89, Mar 30, 2010.

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What kind of Quick Lift Hood Strut are you getting?

Poll closed May 11, 2010.
  1. Quick Lift Basic

    32.2%
  2. Quick Lift Plus

    40.7%
  3. Quick Lift Elite

    27.1%
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  1. Apr 18, 2010 at 7:46 PM
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    Flynn Diesel

    Flynn Diesel Well-Known Member

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    Installed mine today!

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  2. Apr 18, 2010 at 8:51 PM
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    t-frax

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    lookin good. the stainless steel look better than i expected.
     
  3. Apr 19, 2010 at 7:17 AM
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    DeeKay21

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  4. Apr 19, 2010 at 7:53 AM
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    harvick29

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    any Canadians, order these. Mine our stuck in Customs as of April 15, along with my Wet Okoles, Since April 09. wondering if you guys know how long they hang on to ur gear before going out
     
  5. Apr 19, 2010 at 9:04 AM
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    anyone have any trouble with the ez downs? It seems like it pinches my tailgate cable and then the tailgate doesn't line up on either side. I have put these on before so its not user error. I have an 06
     
  6. Apr 19, 2010 at 11:25 AM
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    Taco-NB

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    Mine were in customs on April 15th also. The USPS website never did update but I received mine today. The bonus was that I wasn't charged any taxes etc.!!! WOOT!!!

    The guys at Red Line are awesome!!
     
  7. Apr 20, 2010 at 12:29 AM
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    hottacoX

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    Got mine on Thursday, guess I was lucky with no hold and no fees either!!! hoping to install them soon... for the holes that need to be drilled has anyone painted over these to prevent rust? I feel I want to pait just to be sure....
     
  8. Apr 20, 2010 at 6:31 AM
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    If I measure back 8-1/4" for the lower bracket. It lands right in the middle of filler on the fender. Not comfortable drilling in that spot and bracket won't sit flush to the fender. How do you get around this? Move lower bracket forward, or move both the upper and lower brackets forward?
     
  9. Apr 20, 2010 at 6:41 AM
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    Really likin those in the pics above..........maybe next GB:D
     
  10. Apr 20, 2010 at 6:58 AM
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    i just checked fedex on my struts...the est. date went from April 21 to April 23...arrrrggghhh!!
     
  11. Apr 20, 2010 at 7:15 AM
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    Yea I use color matched paint and did all the holes I drilled.




    I trimmed the filler and it fit great.
     
  12. Apr 20, 2010 at 12:45 PM
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    Taco-NB

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    I trimmed the filler a little bit too. It still sit out s little bit from the inner fender. I just made sure it was straight and drilled the holes and it worked out fine.
     
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    Just got mine installed tonight! Pretty simple, not too bad...
     
  14. Apr 20, 2010 at 6:49 PM
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    I started to install mine on Sunday and I ran into the same issue. The bracket didn't seem to sit flush over the raised filler material. I decided to wait and check in the thread to see is anyone else had run into the problem. I suppose one could just install the bracket over the fill and that the self tapping bolts would be able to hold the bracket even if it does not sit flush.
     
  15. Apr 20, 2010 at 6:56 PM
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    You were the first to post and you also posted the clearest pictures of how the install should look. I find your pictures to be more clear than the ones that came with the installation instructions. Thanks!
     
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    The stainless look great. Can't wait until I get mine they are probably in my mailbox right now. Stupid post office hours..... :(
     
  17. Apr 23, 2010 at 4:13 PM
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    Just installed mine. These are great. My wife even helped me with it!:)
     
  18. Apr 23, 2010 at 4:20 PM
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    HOW DID I MISS THIS!!!??? Damn, I've been wanting a set of these for over a year but just didnt want to pay full price and now missed the GB. :frusty:
     
  19. Apr 23, 2010 at 6:13 PM
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    I saw them in action very nice.
    Hope there is another opportunity to buy
     
  20. Apr 24, 2010 at 3:24 PM
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    t-frax

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    Had this saturday off so thought i'd go install my redlines. I got the basic. Kinda wish i took the time to paint my brackets. Oh well.

    followed instructions. all together it took me about 2 hrs. only because i was procrastinating about drilling into my truck. haha.


    Here are the hood brackets. attached with the supplied rivets.
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    Below are the lower brackets. the right side i had no problem with. but for some reason the left side was a pain. if you look closes at the 2 pics below, my left one is i guess too much to the left. it was hard to get my rachet on the bolts.
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    All in all even with my brackets (i'm pretty sure are off by a few mm) they work great.
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    I don't know about anyone else but i twisted my struts so that the REDline sticker shows out.
    I was not aware that the struts just snap into place. I tought they would be secured with something but i guess not.

    Also don't know about the rest of you guys but in the instructions it says to cycle the struts before install. I had a hell of a time trying to compress them as shown in the instructions. So i just installed them without doing that, and once both were attached, i just shut my hood about 10 times to cycle it that way.

    I measured it and it takes 12inches of lift before it starts to rise all the way automatically.
    I just kept opening and close my hood.....just so much fun. lol :D
     
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