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High lift hood struts for the 3rd Gen Tacoma

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by SpikerEng, Dec 11, 2019.

  1. Dec 11, 2019 at 9:04 AM
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    SpikerEng

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    Spiker Engineering hood strut kits for the 3rd Gen Tacoma are now available for purchase at our website:

    https://spikerengineering.com/product/16-20-tacoma-hood-strut-kit

    If you're not familiar with Spiker Engineering, we make the unique "high lift" hood strut kits for 3rd Gen 4Runners and 1st/2nd/3rd Gen Tacomas.

    These are the only kits available that allow you to set your hood height up to 6" higher than stock, giving you unparalleled access and lighting, not to mention saving you from banging your head against the open hood if you're over 6' tall.

    To clear up the common question we get, you do not have to set the height higher than stock, you can choose whatever height suits you. Check out the beauty of the high lift hood capability and comparison to stock height:

    IMG_91661.jpg

    Comp.jpg

    As with all our kits, all components are made in the USA, down to the shipping tubes. All hardware is included, consisting of heavy gauge gloss black powder coated brackets, heavy duty multi-grip rivets, and OEM quality high lift gas struts with an industry leading 5 year warranty.

    Our pricing is more than competitive with other similar kits, and customer satisfaction is our number one priority. Check out the reviews on our website, and buy with confidence.
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2020 at 1:02 PM
  2. Dec 11, 2019 at 9:06 AM
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  3. Dec 11, 2019 at 1:32 PM
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  4. Dec 11, 2019 at 4:21 PM
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  5. Dec 11, 2019 at 4:23 PM
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    can you manipulate the height, like set it for in the garage but later shift it up easily?
     
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  7. Dec 11, 2019 at 4:38 PM
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    cant imagine much more if any than the 2nd gen set, which is $84 bucks on their web site
     
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    Do you know if the diff between these and the redline struts are the height difference?
     
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    Would this still have clearance for the ditch lights? It's a little tight at the stock height
     
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    The height is set during installation, and can't be changed unless you're willing to reposition the hood brackets. For the "high lift" configurations, we recommend not discarding the factory prop rod, because it can be used to limit the hood opening to stock height, for when you're working on the truck in a low overhead garage.

    The brackets cost a bit more than other kits, so the price is $88 for the complete kit.

    There are differences in both the strut lengths and force profiles.

    That's the beauty of choosing your own open height - you can set it to just below where the ditch lights would hit, here is an example on a 2nd Gen:

    20191023_125845.jpg
     
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    I'm interested if only just for being lower priced than the Redline.
     
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  17. Dec 11, 2019 at 5:48 PM
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    For stock trucks, and others without too many accessories along the fenders, you won't need to reposition anything.

    The only permanent mods will be drilling two 3/16" holes on each inner fender, (which will be completely covered by the trim piece), and two more in each hood reinforcement.
     
  18. Dec 12, 2019 at 10:20 AM
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    Ah, gotcha!
     
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    Another comparison view of prop rod and other kits vs. the SPIKER high lift kit (sorry about the dirt, just came back from a fun Death Valley run):

    comp2.jpg
     
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