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2005 Corolla
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Has anyone out there added gas springs to hold up thier hood; or do you know of DIY site for this mod on Gen 9 Corolla. thanks.
 

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2005 Corolla
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Thanks

Anybody have any photos of this mod? Or know what size springs to use? Any info would be appriciated.
 

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Bullitprooph
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I've been thinking about doing the same thing, my hood prop is a pile of &*$# and this is what I've been thinking of doing, on the cheap: take two struts off the hatch of a corolla station wagon in the yard. they're designed to hold the hatch (probably heavier that the hood) up horizontally. They're pretty tough.

Just a thought. :cool:
 

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maybe grab the strut things off a 92-96 camry? i bet theyd be really easy to deal with
 

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2005 Corolla
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Thanks. I'll look in some junk yards. Hard to believe nobody has made this mod. seems so simple and much better than the prop stick. My tundra has the struts.
 

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The Return of the Red Coupe
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Check out the 89-94 Maximas too, I bet they wouldn't be too hard to fit in either.
 

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its a lot harder than some of you think as you MUST line up the gas strut exactly as if it is not the hood will not close and stay open right.......
 
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