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Mr. Babb
06-17-2008, 03:40 AM
Well, I decided that I didn't like the hood prop so I bought a set of tein hood shocks for the rx8 and modified them to fit and BAM! no hood prop!
http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/5/4/3/4/020_54999.jpg
http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/5/4/3/4/021.jpg
sorry for the fuzzy pics maybe I'll get some better ones this weekend!

sooinseo
06-17-2008, 03:44 AM
thats nice. how much that cost u?

Mr. Babb
06-17-2008, 03:46 AM
~$200

The Captain
06-17-2008, 04:08 AM
Nice!

Lagos
06-17-2008, 05:26 PM
Ive been wanting these for a while now. But 200 is a bit steep. I think my buddy got a set for his sti for about 50bucks.

Mr. Babb
06-17-2008, 05:33 PM
man, thats a pretty good price, are they tein or just some knock-offs? You could probobly get some used ones pretty cheap.

cms-gt4
06-17-2008, 06:52 PM
Seems like a good idea, but damn, thats expensive. How did you have to modify the rx8 struts?

I wonder if some cheaper version might be made to work. There are OEM hood struts for around 20-40 bucks on ebay.

nyana107
06-17-2008, 10:45 PM
nice...any new pics of your car?

Trance4c
06-17-2008, 11:28 PM
Very nice! Good idea.. the stock one is very annoying!

85gtsblackman
06-18-2008, 12:26 AM
need to get around to doing that on both my rides

Mr. Babb
06-18-2008, 01:16 AM
Seems like a good idea, but damn, thats expensive. How did you have to modify the rx8 struts?
I had to modify the bracket where you bolt it to the hinge but that's it



nyana107 - I have a few just havent uploaded them to my cp

Shadowlife25
07-08-2008, 12:56 PM
Pics!!!! please :)

Shadowlife25
07-18-2008, 01:30 AM
Is there any possibility I could get you to post some clearer close-up pictures of the mounting points (both) and of the bracket? Also, was there drilling involved?

Mr. Babb
07-18-2008, 05:57 PM
yeah but im at work and have to work all day tomorrow so give me until sunday evening

Shadowlife25
07-18-2008, 10:47 PM
Ok, no problem. :) One last request... Can you also tell me the exact measurements of the damper itself (Diameter and length at full extension), as well as the relative distances of your chosen mounting points?

I pulled a set from a Lexus IS300, and I would like to make them work in my application.

I appreciate you taking the time to help out on this.

-Mario

Mr. Babb
07-21-2008, 12:56 AM
ok so this is how I did my install but I dont think the way I did it would work with any other hood besides the cs. I first modified the brackets that mount on the hood hinges first which you can see in this pic
http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/5/4/3/4/012_800884.JPG
After I got the holes to line up on the hinges, I took the hood off and mounted the shocks on the hinges mounting point and laid hinge all the way down as if the hood was shut. I then measured the amount of stroke that the shock had and subtracted that from the total length so that I could mount the other end of the shock. The only holes I had to drill were those in my strut bar and then I threaded the holes and screwed in the mounts that came with the shocks
http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/5/4/3/4/007_205990.JPG
I mounted the shocks so that when the hood is all the way down, the shock will be all the way in. You can see how much stroke the shock has when the hood is fully open in this pic
http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/5/4/3/4/0153.JPG
and with the hood open all the way the shocks total length is like 17" which you can see in this pic
http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/5/4/3/4/0134.JPG
http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/5/4/3/4/011_119284.JPG
http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/5/4/3/4/010.JPG
http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/5/4/3/4/006.JPG

celicatrd93
07-21-2008, 02:07 AM
very nıce. good job on ıt. looks good. modıfyıng those arent too hard. nıce touch though now wıth out that damn metal ın the mıddle holdıng the hood up. and damn your engıne bay and motor setup ıs lovely. ı would of done the extact same settıng. love ıt

Mr. Babb
07-21-2008, 02:14 AM
thanks

Shadowlife25
07-21-2008, 03:16 AM
Beautiful job. Thank you for doing this for me, I'll probably try to fab something up in the next week or two. Great job and great pictures.

-Mario

Mr. Babb
07-21-2008, 12:14 PM
ok if you need any additional info just hit me up

kt
08-16-2008, 11:28 PM
i cant believe you put holes in the pretty strut bar...your an asshole...j.k it looks fine