hood struts for st185?

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hood struts for st185?

Postby EvilStig » Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:20 pm

Has anyone installed hood struts for the ST185 VIS CF hood, or know what models/generic struts might fit? I want to do away with the lift rod, but more importantly, the apparent warping of the hood since the CF is flexible enough it appears to droop to one side when lifted by only the rod on one side.
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Re: hood struts for st185?

Postby FC Zach » Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:24 am

EvilStig wrote:I want to do away with the lift rod, but more importantly, the apparent warping of the hood since the CF is flexible enough it appears to droop to one side when lifted by only the rod on one side.


:rofl: I too have a CF hood and have noticed the same! This would be neat to accomplish!
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Re: hood struts for st185?

Postby teal1 » Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:19 pm

What? Don't they have broken hockey sticks in California?!
They're the go-to solution for any Canuck gearhead in situations like that.
But seriously, someone must have a solution for this floppy CF hood issue.
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Re: hood struts for st185?

Postby FC Zach » Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:34 pm

teal1 wrote:What? Don't they have broken hockey sticks in California?!
They're the go-to solution for any Canuck gearhead in situations like that.


Ha ha! I love the idea, I will try this!
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Re: hood struts for st185?

Postby sefiroxx » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:44 am

In Texas, it's a broken shovel handle
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Re: hood struts for st185?

Postby underscore » Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:07 am

Broken hockey sticks and widowed ski poles held up many a hood and hatch in my youth.
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Re: hood struts for st185?

Postby FC Zach » Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:22 am

My buddies son is in a youth hockey league, I asked him if he'd get me a broken stick (carbon if possible) :)
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Postby CMS-GT4 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:40 pm

I think one member adapted tein rx8 hood struts many years ago. It may be worth searching around the forums.
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Re: hood struts for st185?

Postby EvilStig » Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:16 am

CMS-GT4 wrote:I think one member adapted tein rx8 hood struts many years ago. It may be worth searching around the forums.


Thanks, found it!
viewtopic.php?f=44&t=29445

And found them!

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000EFNHHE/?c ... 9EM3ING1JY

*looks at price*

Yeesh... on second thought, a hockey stick sounds like a marvelous idea.
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Re: hood struts for st185?

Postby de_engineered » Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:03 am

With this and these in hand, you might be able to cook up something DIY.
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Re: hood struts for st185?

Postby underscore » Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:04 am

I imagine anything for an RX8 might work? Autobahn88 makes some that are a lot cheaper.
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