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Old 07-24-2003, 01:37 PM   #1
Mach V Dan
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Default New: Prova Hood Struts

These gas-charged hood struts from Prova are a nice alternative to the average prop rod.





Fits all 2002+ Impreza/WRX, and Legacy.

Prova Hood Struts - click me!

Click the link above for pricing and to order.

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Old 07-24-2003, 02:41 PM   #2
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How would one safely close the already delicate WRX hood with these installed? As far as i'm aware the only "safe" (read: no dents) way to close the hood was to drop it from 6-12 inches, pushing it closed is almost a sure fire way to dent it
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Old 07-24-2003, 03:06 PM   #3
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please be $20, please be $20....

::clicks on link::

DAMMIT.

Nice product though, I'd love to have these.
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Old 07-24-2003, 03:16 PM   #4
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Can you say "bling"? BLING!
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Old 07-24-2003, 03:25 PM   #5
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Holly hell! Looks nice but a but too expensive....
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Old 07-24-2003, 04:58 PM   #6
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Default yeah...this is one of the most...

overpriced mods ever...looks cool though
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Old 07-24-2003, 09:01 PM   #7
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Default i like

my buddy put some struts on the hood of his golf, and it looks really nice. i have been thinking of doing this since i bought my subaru, but alas, i can't seem to think of a way to safely close the hood....oh well, bump for cool idea
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Old 07-25-2003, 12:50 AM   #8
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gc8/gm6 never get the good stuff
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Old 07-25-2003, 03:07 AM   #9
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Holly rip off batman!! Damn thats expensive! I'll buy some when they come down to around $50
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Old 07-25-2003, 03:18 AM   #10
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what are those gold pieces under the strut brace above the turbo?
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Old 07-25-2003, 04:29 AM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by whiterabbit
what are those gold pieces under the strut brace above the turbo?
I believe it may be a RHD....

And teh struts are teh bling!!!
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Old 07-25-2003, 09:51 AM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by whiterabbit
what are those gold pieces under the strut brace above the turbo?
They're Prova fluid reservoir caps. Yes, the car is RHD. I took the pictures at Prova's facility in Japan.

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Old 07-25-2003, 03:20 PM   #13
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Do you have any trunk struts?
The STi wing is heavy as hell...
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Old 07-26-2003, 12:22 PM   #14
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Sorry, no trunk struts. The STi does have stiffer trunk springs than the regular WRX. Makes me wonder what the trunk will do if you remove the wing...maybe you could use it as a little catapult.

--Dan
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Old 07-26-2003, 01:04 PM   #15
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Gee let me see....

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ for some CF wrapped prova ones

Or $50 to make these out of new hood struts and some mounting hardware stolen off of a junk yard car + a rattlecan to make the mounting stuff look new.
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Old 07-26-2003, 02:44 PM   #16
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Quote:
Originally posted by XT6Wagon
Gee let me see....

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ for some CF wrapped prova ones

Or $50 to make these out of new hood struts and some mounting hardware stolen off of a junk yard car + a rattlecan to make the mounting stuff look new.
Very tru...I mean they look real nice...but damn most definitly not worth that much....I think there going for a 300+%profit margin...LOL-- lemme stop..
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Old 07-26-2003, 04:00 PM   #17
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I think there going for a 300+%profit margin...
Yeah, I wish. Trust me, if I could charge less, I would. They cost a lot to get. Pretty much all Prova stuff (like most of the Japanese Subaru tuners' products) is pretty expensive. That's just how it is.

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Old 07-29-2003, 07:20 PM   #18
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Quote:
Originally posted by Mach V Dan


Yeah, I wish. Trust me, if I could charge less, I would. They cost a lot to get. Pretty much all Prova stuff (like most of the Japanese Subaru tuners' products) is pretty expensive. That's just how it is.

--Dan
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I dont dought it...I was just messin around anyway...They certainly are nice tho.
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Old 07-30-2003, 10:31 AM   #19
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300 bucks for hood struts...that sounds about right considering their hood cost 3000 bucks not painted

I wonder how much the hood struts cost on a Ferrari Enzo?

I think Prova may just be the most expensive tuner in Japan
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Old 08-15-2003, 12:30 PM   #20
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Default Hood closing

For those of you who worry about closing the hood, we've been doing some experimenting. You can definitely latch the hood without denting it; my personal approach is to put my hands spread about four feet apart, and push on the leading edge of the hood near where the headlamps are. The creasing in the hood gives it a little more strength there, we figure. Seems to work fine; no dented hoods yet.

We have sold every set of struts we had in stock except one!

--Dan
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Old 03-09-2004, 10:11 PM   #21
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You can definitely latch the hood without denting it; my personal approach is to put my hands spread about four feet apart, and push on the leading edge of the hood near where the headlamps are. The creasing in the hood gives it a little more strength there, we figure. Seems to work fine; no dented hoods yet.
Makes sense; thats where those rubber bumper thingys are.
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Old 03-09-2004, 10:50 PM   #22
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OMG 350 for a set of struts for your hood?

i really appreciate my hood prop now..lol
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