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Gen1 hood damper shock lift support

I'm looking to get hood shocks, anyone have recommendations on which brand?

All I can really find are NRG, redline, and password jdm.

Was looking at tein, until I realised how expensive they are, plus hard to find.

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Re: Gen1 hood damper shock lift support

I ended up ordering the password jdm dampers (10% off sale). I almost went with the redline dampers but they don't look as clean since they mount more vertically and drilling into the hood is needed. Not a huge deal but I'm not sure how well they would hold up over time, they rivet to the hood and they may loosen up or rattle. I have enough rattles from poly mounts.

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Re: Gen1 hood damper shock lift support

Here is what I have. 03 07 Scion XB MK1 Black Strut Gas Lift Hood Shock Stainless Steel Damper Kit | eBay

Very easy install!
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i use the mounts from these with the chrome nrg struts. and i got the idea from digi so i'm pretty sure he's still using this setup as well
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Re: Gen1 hood damper shock lift support

I put the Redline Elite on my xB about nine years ago. They are stainless steel instead of painted as on the Redline base and on the Redline Plus versions. No issues with the riveted mounts or with the cylinders. If ever going back to stock setup, a brand which does not require drilling to install is a good idea.
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IMO I personally really like the Tein shocks and I think theyre worth the money. Wouldn't hesitate to buy them again.
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I put the Redline Elite on my xB about nine years ago. They are stainless steel instead of painted as on the Redline base and on the Redline Plus versions. No issues with the riveted mounts or with the cylinders. If ever going back to stock setup, a brand which does not require drilling to install is a good idea.
9 years that's crazy. I am kicking myself now for ordering the pwjdm shocks. I'll never go back to stock, I'll have this car til it or I die haha. It's just not worth anything sadly to sell it. So I don't mind drilling into the hood.

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Love my Tein dampers... Have treated me well for years.
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Nice. Well the password jdm dampers are discontinued and I'm fighting to get a refund. So don't try to buy them.

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I'm leaning towards these now, how long have you had them? They are cheap enough I can get a set for my wife's car too.



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i use the mounts from these with the chrome nrg struts. and i got the idea from digi so i'm pretty sure he's still using this setup as well
Could you explain why you chose that route? Thanks!

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Could you explain why you chose that route? Thanks!
well i was having trouble with previous setups not sitting right when i put my hood down and latched. every setup i tried before this would result in the hood sitting a couple centimeters above the fenders on both sides and i finally figured out it was because they were making contact with my hood cowls up near the windshield right when i would make the final push down to latch it shut.

the MK1's mounts eliminate this problem almost completely (still had to sand down the highest part of the cowl a little bit on the very edge of each side). the NRG struts are just there to make it look prettier.
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Re: Gen1 hood damper shock lift support

Thanks for the explanation, that will help when I install them. My box is ratty so I'm not that worried about looks, but I do want them to work properly.

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I'm leaning towards these now, how long have you had them? They are cheap enough I can get a set for my wife's car too.
Could you explain why you chose that route? Thanks!
About six months now. No problems.

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About six months now. No problems.
Good to hear, I went ahead and ordered them. Thanks for the help.
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About six months now. No problems.
I popped then on today, couple questions...

It was a pain to get the hood brackets to stay straight when tightening them down, did you have any issues or have any tips?

Also, they don't do much til the hood is about half way up then they grab and will hold once the hood is all the way up. Nothing is binding or anything, I was under the impressing they would raise the hood up once you opened it. Maybe with a little help but not all the help. Maybe I'm too picky for the price?

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I popped then on today, couple questions...

It was a pain to get the hood brackets to stay straight when tightening them down, did you have any issues or have any tips?

Also, they don't do much til the hood is about half way up then they grab and will hold once the hood is all the way up. Nothing is binding or anything, I was under the impressing they would raise the hood up once you opened it. Maybe with a little help but not all the help. Maybe I'm too picky for the price?
I had help from my son during installation so no issues with the brackets.. As far as opening the hood, I doubt any of them will open it from just the initial lift. I got mine basically because I was tired of the prop rod business. Still satisfied with the results. And they still look dope af.
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Gotcha thanks. The hood bracket should have a tab on it that goes around the edge of the hood to keep it from rotating when trying to tighten it down, or have two holes for both bolts. They are on and they work, I just need to make sure they don't loosen, since I couldn't get them tight.

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I've had my Tein for at least five years ,no problem with them either great product.

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Gotcha thanks. The hood bracket should have a tab on it that goes around the edge of the hood to keep it from rotating when trying to tighten it down, or have two holes for both bolts. They are on and they work, I just need to make sure they don't loosen, since I couldn't get them tight.

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I've had my Tein for at least five years ,no problem with them either great product.
I like tein, the bracket design is better, I couldn't find them for sale.

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I'll probably put some blue thread locker on, I want to be able to remove them if needed. Still doesn't keep the bracket in place when tightening though. I'm sending pics to the seller on eBay. If the bracket was a little wider it would rest against the edge of the hood hinge and not turn.

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Pics of the hood bracket, it should rest on the edge of the hinge but it doesn't, so when you tighten it, the bracket rotates. Am I doing it wrong? They are straight and lined up but not tight.




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