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REDLINE HOOD STRUTS?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Muskwa, May 29, 2012.

  1. May 29, 2012 at 11:51 AM
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    Muskwa

    Muskwa [OP] I don't roll on Saturday

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    Does anyone have the Redline Hood Struts these installed on their rigs?

    If so, how do you like them? are they junk? do they interfere with the hood i.e. the strut rubs against the hood or fender when the hood is closed?
     
  2. May 29, 2012 at 12:34 PM
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    Tacodog

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  3. May 29, 2012 at 12:40 PM
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    trdNick

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    Love mine as well! Group buy is the way to go, order now!
     
  4. May 29, 2012 at 12:51 PM
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    Crom

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  5. May 29, 2012 at 12:52 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    I got a set and I love them! Forgot what model I got but I also got them off a group buy on here. You will need a rivet gun for the install though. I say get a pair!! ;)
     
  6. May 29, 2012 at 12:56 PM
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    Rellik01

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    In my opinion it is a very well made product. But, I did notice that while driving on the highway with the upward pressure their was a lot of hood shake going on. For that reason I would not put them on again.
     
  7. May 29, 2012 at 1:00 PM
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    Leggo

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    i think they are awesome! I love no prop rod. Easy to install and work very well. I have no hood shake at all.
     
  8. May 29, 2012 at 1:01 PM
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    AbqTRD2010

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    They are a great product I have a set of the Elites on my Tacoma. Just this past weekend I put a set of the Plus on the gf's Tacoma. They make working on the truck easy and I would recommend them to anyone. Groupbuy price made them easy to justify.

    Quick and easy to install, I used short screws to install the brackets for the hood instead of the rivets provided, just a preference.
     
  9. May 29, 2012 at 7:57 PM
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    Lazylegs

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    I think they are a great Mod to add to any truck. The guys at Vavoline love them easy to open the hood and no messing with the prop rod crap.
     
  10. May 29, 2012 at 8:02 PM
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    Rich91710

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    Same here.

    Bought them for the Taco and wife's Rav4.
    Missed out on the GB... bought them a couple of weeks too soon.
     
  11. May 29, 2012 at 8:29 PM
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    littledvl

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    Love mine, wish I would have installed them sooner.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. May 29, 2012 at 8:32 PM
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    I'm rarely under the hood as well... just to check the oil and coolant levels every couple of fuel stops.

    They're really nice. Remove the stock hood strut and save half the weight you added ;)
     
  13. May 29, 2012 at 8:35 PM
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    carcharias

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    Love mine! Got 'em in a group buy. Check my build for pics.
     
  14. May 29, 2012 at 8:49 PM
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    Just an FYI, I called Redline some time back to ask about the different models. There is zero difference in strut quality between the different models. The only difference is the finish. The Elite of course is stainless, but unless you are in a salt belt any of the standard finishes will last as long as the struts. I'm getting the bottom model.

    Does anyone know when a group buy will come around again?
     
  15. Jul 28, 2012 at 10:31 PM
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  16. Jul 28, 2012 at 11:56 PM
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    Feel free.
    I'm gonna be out camping for about 12 days and setting up a group buy isn't on my prep list.
     
  17. Jul 29, 2012 at 6:30 AM
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    Bajatacoma

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    Happy with mine too (group buy purchase). It definitely makes life easier if you have an ARB/larger bumper on the front, any lift and are under six feet tall. :)
     
  18. Jul 29, 2012 at 6:43 AM
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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    On the hood, turn the rubber stops down a bit to tighten the hood when closed; you'll be good to go. [​IMG]
     
  19. Jul 29, 2012 at 7:09 AM
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    Installed mine a year ago nice to have so you don't have to worry about the prop getting knocked when your doing even minor maint. No hood shake easy mod to do takes 30 min if you are mech inclined, worth it alone to watch the toyota tech lift the hood and it goes up by itself. :}

    Cypher
     
  20. Jul 29, 2012 at 7:26 AM
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    The people @ redline are great to deal with,they said anytime TW people want ti do a gb they would b more than happy to do it...if someone is thinking aabout doing it put a feeler in the gb section to make sure u will haveenough to get max diacount,that is what I did when I started the last gb. They are well worth it,i love my ez down t
    ailgate strut.
     
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