One of the other options I know a few people did was to use LX struts. They are almost the same big a big longer. The people that used them claimed they handled the weight much better. That's my plan.
Originally Posted by 300maximilien
Another option is McMaster-Carr. They sell a variety of struts and end connectors. I just installed a hood support I fabricated from McMaster on my '11 Forte (OEM hood props suck)
It takes time to figure out the needed size and strength though
That looks like two pieces of worthwhile *new* information! You guys rawk!! (Be aware that the trunk struts are different lengths and forces among the 300M, Concorde, and Intrepid. Probably hood struts are all the same part.)
(Be aware that the trunk struts are different lengths and forces among the 300M, Concorde, and Intrepid. Probably hood struts are all the same part.)
Just a sidenote for anyone replacing their hood struts..
I ordered Concorde hood struts from a junkyard on eBay for my Intrepid a while back. They wouldn't hold the hood up, so I complained and they sent another set. Those didn't work either, yet they claimed they had tested both sets. It turns out the parts catalog does list different part numbers for the Concorde and Intrepid. Next time I was at the junkyard, I (unscientifically) compared the force it takes to lift an Intrepid and Concorde hood without the struts, and the Intrepid one did feel heavier. I got some actual Intrepid ones, and they work fine.
The Concorde/LHS hoods are aluminum, that could explain the difference.
You beat me to it. After posting before, I checked the parts pdf and did see that there were two part numbers for the hood struts on each side - then I remembered that the superior Concorde has an aluminum hood.