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post #21 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 07:16 AM
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I notice there is a two year warrany against defects.

What if in two years, they just don't work anymore and have weakened to the point they won't hold the hood up anymore? can you recharge them? How long "should" they last for, in theory?
Thats my exact concern.

Anytime you install something totally custom that takes wear it will eventually fail. I've dealt with failing struts on various hatchbacks, no fun. I don't want a heavy truck hood falling on my cranium.

And if there are no replacements you are SOL. Not like you can run to AutoZone and get 2 replacement hydraulic struts.

This item isn't cheap either, a $150 + investment according to the site. And no telling how much 2 replacements would be with shipping. And then what about 2 years more down the road?

A very cool mod but just to replace a prop rod?

I'd rather put my money towards an exhaust or K & N.

Also I would have never known these were made had I not clicked on this topic. Perhaps better marketing would help and a renamed topic.

Sold this gas guzzling POS in November 2014.

Good ****ing riddance.

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post #22 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 09:40 AM
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Apparently you guys never had a vehicle that came with hydraulic assist.

These are nothing new to the industry the only "custom" parts are the brackets. If the lifters wear our you can buy them sooooo many places. I bought my last set of replacements for my jeep off of amazon. But could have gone to autozone

The easiest way for these to fail is not to use them. If you don't open the trunk or in this case, the hood, the hydraulics will fail prematurely.



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Apparently you guys never had a vehicle that came with hydraulic assist.

These are nothing new to the industry the only "custom" parts are the brackets. If the lifters wear our you can buy them sooooo many places. I bought my last set of replacements for my jeep off of amazon. But could have gone to autozone
I believed the included struts were custom fabbed (best of luck finding stainless replacement struts btw). If they are some standard size then no problem. Still its an expense that is totally unnecessary IMHO.

I'll never have to replace my prop rod unless it rusts out.

Sold this gas guzzling POS in November 2014.

Good ****ing riddance.
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I believed the included struts were custom fabbed (best of luck finding stainless replacement struts btw). If they are some standard size then no problem. Still its an expense that is totally unnecessary IMHO.

I'll never have to replace my prop rod unless it rusts out.
To each his own and all that!
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Re: Take this Prop Rod and shove it!

I bought a set of these off a forum member. They didn't line up right (maybe why he sold them) I got new bolts and re-drilled holes 1/4" off and they've worked great. PITA but all good in the end. Easily a worthwhile expense. The rod is like taping 5 popsicle sticks together for a motorcycle kickstand.

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I have had my figgs lift since 07 and LOVE them I have had NO problems... The prop rod is a pain in the aaa..... It is always in the way.. I think for 30K honda should include them oem
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Re: Take this Prop Rod and shove it!

I guess if my figgs ever fails me and the world(including China) isn't manufacturing hyd struts, I can always take 5 minutes and put the broomstick(I mean prop rod) back on.

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I have had my figgs lift since 07 and LOVE them I have had NO problems... The prop rod is a pain in the aaa..... It is always in the way.. I think for 30K honda should include them oem
Me too. I was on the wait list while Fig was still still developing them.
They still work great and I still get questions about them.
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