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Rodney Dickman Fiero Front Hood Strut - Experiences? by Cokeologist
Started on: 10-28-2013 07:27 AM
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Report this Post10-28-2013 07:27 AM Click Here to See the Profile for CokeologistSend a Private Message to CokeologistEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I would be interested in hearing any experiences with Rodney's front hood strut product:

http://rodneydickman.com/ca....php?products_id=109

Thanks in advance
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Report this Post10-28-2013 10:09 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Rodrv6Click Here to Email Rodrv6Send a Private Message to Rodrv6Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I installed his kit on my car probably six or seven years ago--love it! It's what GM should have done from the beginning. It makes it very convenient to open and close the hood with one hand.
(I've always found Rodney's products to be absolutely top notch!)

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Report this Post10-28-2013 11:12 AM Click Here to See the Profile for CokeologistSend a Private Message to CokeologistEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks Rodrv6

Any others?
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I love it, but I've noticed since installing it, my hood vibrates a lot even though it is closed. It never annoyed me enough to look into it.

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Report this Post10-28-2013 02:01 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Formula88Send a Private Message to Formula88Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Rodrv6:

(I've always found Rodney's products to be absolutely top notch!)



Agreed.
I don't have the hood strut itself, but I have a lot of Rodney's various parts on my car, from balljoints, shift cables, slave cylinder, etc. Without fail, all of his products are top quality, matching or beating OEM quality.

If Rodney sells it, it's good. Just my 2 cents.
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Report this Post10-28-2013 03:32 PM Click Here to See the Profile for theogreClick Here to visit theogre's HomePageSend a Private Message to theogreEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Is nice but remember...

OE latch is a pain but has no load at all when closed.
Any "air" springs had allot of stored force when closed. Likely why bmwguru has vibration problem.

 
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It's what GM should have done from the beginning.

Most OE use crap air spring back then. No thanks.
It could have been worse... GM could have use a simple prop to open the hood.

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Report this Post10-28-2013 03:45 PM Click Here to See the Profile for yellowstoneSend a Private Message to yellowstoneEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I have it and love it. Go for it!
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Originally posted by theogre:

Is nice but remember...

OE latch is a pain but has no load at all when closed.
Any "air" springs had allot of stored force when closed. Likely why bmwguru has vibration problem.

Most OE use crap air spring back then. No thanks.
It could have been worse... GM could have use a simple prop to open the hood.




With the geometry involved, I don't think the pressure on the latch is changed at all. When the latch is released, the hood does not jump up any further that it did with the original hold open strut. I haven't seen any vibration at all on the hood........

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Report this Post10-29-2013 02:41 PM Click Here to See the Profile for KitskaboodleClick Here to Email KitskaboodleSend a Private Message to KitskaboodleEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Just wanted to throw this out there.....
There are some that engineer/make their own. I bought mine from a guy here on the forum years ago. It's basically 2 custom aluminum brackets and some struts from a early 80's Camaro rear glass hatch. If someone wants to host pics for me I will take a few pics tonight. This kit is cool because it looks cool (dual struts) and eliminates prop rod. One negative is that when you first install them the Camaro struts are way too strong. It would better to choose another strut with less gas pressure but same length.
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Originally posted by yellowstone:

I have it and love it. Go for it!


Same with me had it for years....love it.

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