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Hoodliner and Struts

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by kxhansen, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. Jun 20, 2011 at 1:23 PM
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    kxhansen

    kxhansen [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone installed both a hoodliner (Dynamat, or similar) and the gas cylinder hood struts?

    Does the extra weight of the hoodliner affect the performance of the struts?
     
  2. Jun 20, 2011 at 3:57 PM
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    I've got the struts - any additional weight will affect them, but I think they are plenty strong to hold up a blanket. Not sure how much the Dynamat would weigh. Hope this helps.
     
  3. Jun 21, 2011 at 7:28 AM
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    kxhansen

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    I asked Reline Tuning about their struts and this is the reply I got from them:

    "Our system will work fine with hoods that are +/- 30% of the stock hood weight… If you feel that you will be adding more weight than this, than I we can build you a custom system with higher force gas springs, all else being the same."

    I haven't checked the weight of the various hoodliners, but I doubt they are more than 30% of the hood weight.
     
  4. Jun 21, 2011 at 8:42 AM
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    vierzwanzig

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    the list is growing
    you would only hit that 30% mark is you use vibration dampener under the hood... which would be pretty pointless.
     
  5. Jun 21, 2011 at 11:49 AM
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    i have redline struts and they work great buy i would not buy them again. I had to drill my hood for them and since then i have seen hood struts that just replace factory hardware for a "no drill" install. i also feel the redline struts were a bit overpriced

    dynamat isn't going to do anything for you, our trucks are quiet.
     
  6. Jun 21, 2011 at 12:25 PM
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    What brand is that?

    I was thinking of it to kill some of the engine noise...not sure yet if it's worth the effort.....will probably wait until I am done with the interior and see how it is. Was just wondering incase I put the struts in.
     
  7. Jun 21, 2011 at 12:27 PM
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    i do not know off hand, but i have seen them on the tacomas
     
  8. Jun 21, 2011 at 12:37 PM
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    I have the C2C struts for my hood. Pics and DIY link in my build
     
  9. Jun 21, 2011 at 12:38 PM
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    Taco tic madness? I think most of the in-cab engine noise is going to be emanating from the firewall really.
     
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