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Another Why Me for you to ponder about. Installed new Heavy Duty Hood struts about a year ago. Worked beautiful, raised the hood about a inch and they did their job, hood went up by itself. Recently took hood off to install stainless hood blanket. reinstalled hood at markings from original spots. Now I have to raise hood half way before struts do their THANG (southern talk). HMMMMM:surprise::ssr
 

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Sounds like a combination of physics, leverage and age....

We’re working with and against those theorems every day :grin2:

I don’t have a SS blanket, but I know my hood and trunk struts work differently with heat and age. I occasionally wipe the pistons down with LPS 1 to clean and lube them which seems to help.

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Sorry to hear this Robert. - :crying:

How much does that big slice of stainless weigh? Could it be that after a bit of time its weight just might be slowing your struts down some? Just a thought.



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Never thought about the weight. Don't know what the difference between the fiber blanket with letters and stainless would be. Was told these Struts are super duty strong.
 
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