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The factory gas struts on my 2015 MKZ are still fine today. 🤷‍♂️
Dude, I was making a joke. Gas springs eventually wear out and need replacement. Usually cheap bastards (i.e. the second or third owner) use a prop rod of some sort, like an old broom stick, rather than replacing the gas springs. I was trying to point out the irony of it; that the Bronco already has the prop rod.

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On my YJ, I just rested the hood on the windshield. Simple.

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[/QUOTE]So hood struts have been a popular thing on EB’s for those of us addicted to resto-modding them. But the problem is the EB hood is very weak but also very heavy. So it took a strut with a very high lifting capacity. Many of us learned the hard way as we bent our hood at the point where the struts were attached when closing the hood. Only good news is it got me a brand new fiberglass hood. The hood photos of the new Bronco make me think this won’t be a problem. The hood looks pretty well reinforced. But for now I plan on sticking with the prop rod.
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Is the hood aluminum? If so excessive force required to close is not good. A service tech left a palm size dent in my STi's hood by gently pressing on the center to to get it to latch rather then dropping it closed.
 

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I haven’t seen it mentioned here but in a lot of the walk around and Instagram live videos they had a lot of trouble closing the hood. It had to be dropped from almost full height to catch. And it if wasn’t it couldn’t be pushed closed at the bottom. Just something I remeber seeing and curious how it will work with the struts.
I'm curious about this too. The video is nice and, WOW, so easy to install, but it only shows it opening not closing. I had a 911 where I had to change the rear and front struts...pain, but was nice once done. Porsche even had a video of how to properly close the frunk way back in 1996. You don't want to dent your hood by not closing it properly.
 

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So Much YEEESSSSSS.
 

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So hood struts have been a popular thing on EB’s for those of us addicted to resto-modding them. But the problem is the EB hood is very weak but also very heavy. So it took a strut with a very high lifting capacity. Many of us learned the hard way as we bent our hood at the point where the struts were attached when closing the hood. Only good news is it got me a brand new fiberglass hood. The hood photos of the new Bronco make me think this won’t be a problem. The hood looks pretty well reinforced. But for now I plan on sticking with the prop rod.
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Is the hood aluminum? If so excessive force required to close is not good. A service tech left a palm size dent in my STi's hood by gently pressing on the center to to get it to latch rather then dropping it closed.
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You just had to post this after I got Uber excited about deleting the prop rod
 

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Lots of overthinking going on here. I’ll take a stab at a summary of concerns, this based on my installation of Redline shocks on my 2013 Focus ST:

1. Cost is the likely driver for not including hood struts on many vehicle models. The ST Focus was the most expensive model but still had a few lower-end components such as a hood prop rod and a non-dimming rearview mirror while also having high-end items like Recaro seats and a well-tuned performance engine. It’s a game of trade-offs.

2. Installation was very easy. Redline makes good stuff.

3. closing the ST hood was simple and no pushing-to-close is needed. The shocks easily control the closing speed of the hood and have a built-in brake that prevent the hood from slamming shut. To close and latch the hood you simply let it go from about 4-6” above the closed position and it smartly drops into place.

4. I did not detect any strain marks on the ST hood where the struts mount. Again, Redline‘s stuff is well-engineered and tested and I expect the same operation with the Bronco.

5. I’ve stated in other threads on this forum, the hood struts will be one of my first mods. I have the garage height needed to fully open the bonnet with the struts, just not under the open garage door.

6. Once more Broncos get into people’s hands the aftermarket mods section of this forum will become a plethora of very good information on what works and what doesn’t. If you’re unsure of the quality of any product or it’s usefullness/value, hold off buying it until you get the skinny from this forum. The truth can’t hide…
 

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Will def be ordering a set. I had Redline on my Focus ST and RS. Absolutely a must for the Bronco IMO!
 

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Maybe it is a weight saving thing (ala Lotus or Porsche). Prop rod might weight several ounces less then struts thereby increasing mpg and towing capacity.

I like, but $100 for two struts little pricey. Maybe group buy for bronco6g members?

The struts on my 911's frunk have never really worked. The result is a dent on the back of my skull from the hood latch. Bought a set of replacement ones (not as easy to install as Bronco) and only lasted 2 seasons. Now I have a fiberglass prop rod and no more concussions.
https://www.pelicanparts.com/More_I...MIpcHUv5HW8QIVGLrICh250gU-EAQYAyABEgKSZfD_BwE
Wait, you own a Porsche and complaining about a price of $100:ROFLMAO:
 

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Had a 72 and 76 leaving mine old school
 

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Is the hood aluminum? If so excessive force required to close is not good. A service tech left a palm size dent in my STi's hood by gently pressing on the center to to get it to latch rather then dropping it closed.
Again, I don’t think this will be a problem on the 6G Bronco. Looking at the photo of the underside of the hood at the top of this thread, there appears to be more substantial section reinforcement. But in all of the the work I did on my EB when it had a steel hood, I never once had the rod get in the way or bump it and have the hood fall on me. I just really don’t see the need for the struts. If someone wants to install hood struts, that’s great but to me they are more so a solution looking for a problem.
 

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Mark off another purchase already haha
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