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Old 04-16-10, 08:34 AM   #1
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Default Carbon hood dampers for GR?

Has anyone found any hood dampers to use with carbon fiber hoods for a GR?I searched and found someone talking about the NRG dampers, but I can't find any for a GR?
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Old 04-16-10, 10:46 AM   #2
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Default Re: Carbon hood dampers for GR?

Aftermarket hood struts would probably not be a good idea unless you have a CF hood. They most likely wont be able to support our hood which is made of lead.
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Old 04-16-10, 12:27 PM   #3
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I have the crawford CF hood, and right now have to attach and detach the stock damper every time I put the hood up and down... it's a PITA! Looking for a better alternative?
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I have the crawford CF hood, and right now have to attach and detach the stock damper every time I put the hood up and down... it's a PITA! Looking for a better alternative?
So there are no gas spring mounts on this - just the hinge plates? Weird.
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Mine came with hood struts from the factory
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Default Re: Carbon hood dampers for GR?

yeah ive had my seibon hood for over a year or so and still havnt found a good solution. im about to just use a hood prop if no one will make lightweight dampers for our cars.
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Mine came with hood struts from the factory
Yours being what make?
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Mine being a factory hood and facotyr hood struts. If your carbon fiber hood doesnt have a mounting "numb" on on them then its going to be hard to even reliable mount an aftermarket set to the car. Its more up to who makes your hood then anything.
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Default Re: Carbon hood dampers for GR?

The problem isn't mounting holes, I think all the CF hoods I've seen have the correct mounting for the stock dampers? The problem is the stock dampers being far too strong for a light weight CF hood. If I do have the stock dampers attached when I close the hood it bends the hood up and throws off the alignment. I've also heard of this potentially cracking the hood over time.
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NRG does make dampers that fit the GR... I have a set on order already; I'll post pics / model # when they finally arrive.
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