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Unread 10-20-2010, 07:57 PM   #1
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Hood Prop Mod

While pouring oil in my '08 libby, I bumped my head ( I am 6ft1) The hood is very heavy I noticed on my girlfriend's taurus the hood opened wide and was supported by struts.

I went to the local salvage yard, found a '95 taurus, removed the hood struts. $30

Installed them on my Libby, now she opens wide as the grand canyon and close gently. Stays open during windy conditions

If you want to do this mod, $30 plus shipping and handling, includes struts, hardware and instructions. If you going rogue and want to buy it yourself, buy heavy duty hood struts and be careful. It is easy check out the pics.10201828.jpg

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Unread 10-21-2010, 05:04 AM   #2
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Nice mod, i think a couple guys on one of the other forums did the same.
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Unread 10-21-2010, 06:52 AM   #3
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Great! To all liberty owners, If you spend time under the hood, I strongly suggest this mod, because after you hit your head on hood, that mod will be welcomed.

I submitted the pics to a local chrysler dealer here and I got no response. I want to suggest it to chrysler and hope they can implement it on ALL JEEPs
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Unread 10-21-2010, 11:09 AM   #4
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super wide indeed, nice
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Unread 10-21-2010, 04:18 PM   #5
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Nice and wide open when working in the engine bay. surprisingly the hood feels lighter when opening.
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Unread 10-21-2010, 04:29 PM   #6
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ELT3198, there were holes already drilled from the factory. Is it possible that chrysler R&D folks wanted to add a hood strut? The hood is quite heavy. I mounted the ball joint in the existing drilled holes and secured the struts, 15 minutes.
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Unread 10-27-2010, 07:50 AM   #7
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how heavy should a hood be? from the engineering stand point;
i think KK's pretty heavy.
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Unread 10-27-2010, 08:20 AM   #8
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ELT3198, there were holes already drilled from the factory. Is it possible that chrysler R&D folks wanted to add a hood strut? The hood is quite heavy. I mounted the ball joint in the existing drilled holes and secured the struts, 15 minutes.
Interesting, its possible they were going to do it then decided not to, to save money maybe. The KK is VERY heavy compared to a lot of other vehicles Ive opened the hood on.
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Unread 10-27-2010, 01:26 PM   #9
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Interesting, its possible they were going to do it then decided not to, to save money maybe. The KK is VERY heavy compared to a lot of other vehicles Ive opened the hood on.
Yes, the hood is heavy, I say 50+ lbs. The hood prop can be used as a charcaol sorter in a barbecue pit.

If you perform all your maintenance under the hood, you should definitely perform this mod
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Unread 12-10-2010, 10:07 AM   #10
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Update: Longer hood struts

My next door neighbor sold his '98 cadillac sevillle to a salvage company. Whilst he was waiting for them to tow it away, I peaked under the hood, and noticed the hood opened wide like a big mouth bass, had an

I swapped his longer hood struts for my ford taurus hood struts. took less than 5 minutes to swap. I got about 5 degrees more hood angle opening.
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Unread 12-10-2010, 10:30 AM   #11
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lol nice
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Unread 05-05-2011, 06:01 PM   #12
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That looks like the second thing I do under the hood. What CIA are you using? I also see a shiny breather filter, which brand is it? Having hard time finding anything other than MOPAR intake...too many $$$ right now.
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Unread 05-07-2011, 06:55 PM   #13
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I purchased a 9"X4" filter ($42) and a 3" ($2.99) breather filter and installed it ..... felt a bit of responsive. I installed the Dynomax thrush turbo muffler, and noticed a huge difference in throttle response
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Unread 05-08-2011, 12:22 PM   #14
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the K&N kit was over $200 that included the chrome pipe.... nah, got the filter instead.
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Unread 11-20-2011, 06:32 PM   #15
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Got a post card from satan (http://www.hollywoodchryslerjeep.com/index.htm)for an oil change $19.99. Give the guy my keys and the post card, he told me to go wait in the lounge. Sat there for about 10 minutes before I saw my libby drove into the bay. I walked back there to the bay to see mike the mechanic open the hood and looked for the hood prop.

For a few seconds he was baffled, then he saw the hood prop and released the hood...lol....
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