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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 24, 2010 at 3:24 PM
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    t-frax

    t-frax Well-Known Member

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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
     
  2. Apr 24, 2010 at 7:59 PM
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    Flynn Diesel

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    ^ I also twisted mine so the red line sticker was facing out. I wanted it to show for the photos. I compressed mine on the carpet like the instructions said but it was a pain in the ass. Not sure why they say to do it when they know we are going to open and close our hoods 10 times just because because we are so happy to have them installed.

    I to was a little nervous taking a drill to my new truck but it was well worth it. I could not be happier with this product. Thanks again to Red Line and whoever organized the group buy. These things are awesome.
     
  3. Apr 26, 2010 at 1:05 PM
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    Danosabre

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    Mine starts to raise as soon as i unlatch it in the front. Maybe the difference is I cycled mine before I put them in?
    Yes It was a PITA but well worth it!!
     
  4. Apr 26, 2010 at 5:46 PM
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    t-frax

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    now you got me thinking about the cycling.

    Any else got feedback on how soon the hood rises when unlastched?
     
  5. Apr 26, 2010 at 5:49 PM
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    Sforza

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    I cycled mine a few times before I installed them and I have to lift the hood about 6 to 8 inches before it starts to take over and lift itself. I like the way it speeds up until about half way and then it slows down to a gentle stop.
     
  6. Apr 26, 2010 at 5:50 PM
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    bruinsrme

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    I dont have them but Dan showed them to me in action.

    When's the next group buy?
     
  7. Apr 27, 2010 at 2:39 PM
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    Voodoo Rufus

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    Finally got my Elites installed. No pictures yet. I found it helpful to shave some of the rubber caulk off to give a better mounting surface for the bottom flanges, and instead of using a color matched paint I just gave a small blast of Ace Rust-off black paint. Not worried about color matching because it was under the hood.
     
  8. Apr 28, 2010 at 9:16 PM
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    tacomakid89

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    Possibly another group buy.
     
  9. Apr 30, 2010 at 10:24 AM
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    Taco GTR

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    yeah, will there be another group buy?????
     
  10. Apr 30, 2010 at 11:05 AM
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    Depends on how many more people will be willing to get in on it.
     
  11. Apr 30, 2010 at 11:51 AM
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    I'm in for the next one...
     
  12. Apr 30, 2010 at 12:34 PM
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    Finally got mine installed last night and all I can say is :yay: I love these things. Thanks so much for setting this GB up.
     
  13. May 1, 2010 at 10:07 AM
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    i have waited nearly one month for my struts to come in but redline tuning does not answer their phone or reply to my emails. This is BS
     
  14. May 1, 2010 at 10:17 AM
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    Hey dont worry man, im on the same boat as you and im the one who set this up. lol. Just PM your name and your shipping address and ill try to contact the guys there this weekend and see whats going on and try to figure it out for ya.
     
  15. May 1, 2010 at 10:24 AM
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    Ok thanks man! PM sent
     
  16. May 3, 2010 at 6:24 PM
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    I just wanted to share my experience with Redline Tuning. I ordered a set of struts during the GB and was supposely shipped to my home but I never received it. I emailed Redline and got a response back within 24 hours. Brian from Redline emailed me back and told me to wait to see if FedEx could locate it. I filed a claim with FedEx but they were unable to locate the package. I then emailed Brian back and he sent me out a new set the next day. I after 2.5 weeks of waiting I got the struts in the mail today. Redline tuning has some top notch customer service! Ill psot pics when they are installed.

    D.
     
  17. May 4, 2010 at 7:48 PM
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    Hey Will thanks again for setting up this GB. For anyone that doesnt have any hood struts and is interested in getting some? GET SOME!!!! They are awesome!!!:D
     
  18. May 5, 2010 at 6:50 AM
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    yes, thanks a ton

    they are great....
     
  19. May 5, 2010 at 6:42 PM
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    I'm in for the next group buy...bring it on dammit.
     
  20. May 11, 2010 at 8:28 PM
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    I'm curious if anyone with a 08-10 actually bought the EZdown (Regardless of the fact they say they aren't compatible) and made it work? That's actually the reason I originally got in on this group buy but didn't want to be the guinea pig.
     
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