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Old 06-25-2005, 11:21 PM   #1
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Default Installed Redline Hood Dampers

Great mod. They were cheap ($52 shipped from JNJ Associates). Easy to install, took about 30 minutes by myself. Unlike the Teins, you have to drill, but they mount more like OEM dampers would. They use pop rivets to mount the brackets on the hood, which were easier to do than the self tapping screws on the fenders. Wish they were all just pop rivets, would have been even faster. And if you mess up, you just drill out the rivet and do another one.

The opening and closing action is good. They give a little assist when opening, and don't allow the hood to "snap" open. When closing they basically go limp at the bottom of the motion so that you can drop the hood closed. No need to press on the hood to make it latch.
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Old 06-26-2005, 01:57 AM   #2
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Old 06-26-2005, 02:04 AM   #3
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My wife has our digital camera. She just landed in Singapore. I will take some pictures next weekend when she gets back.
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Old 06-26-2005, 03:45 AM   #4
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do JNJ associates have a website or anything? Thats pretty affordable for hood dampers...
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Old 06-26-2005, 06:47 AM   #5
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Nice..

I'm sure you will like the convenience of the hood dampers

Man..
I'm jelous of your wife..
I wish I could go home this summer to meet friends and family
I'm sure she will have ton of fun and food in Malaysia..
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Old 06-26-2005, 07:01 AM   #6
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Their website:

Here

First rate vendor based on my experience. Shipped the next day. Responded to e-mail. Etc.
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Old 06-26-2005, 07:03 AM   #7
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Waiting for her to call now. She is in Penang.
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Old 06-26-2005, 10:53 AM   #8
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"Penang me, Penang me, get a rope 'n hang meee!!!"

oh wait...that ain't right...
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Old 06-26-2005, 11:04 AM   #9
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did you get the chrome, or black?
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Old 06-26-2005, 10:21 PM   #10
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I have them too (chrome... actually, brushed aluminum) and I love them.
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Old 06-27-2005, 01:38 AM   #11
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Not a bad price at all. I have been wanting to get some but I am not paying for the teins.
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Old 06-27-2005, 09:12 AM   #12
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I got the black ones. Couldn't justify to myself the extra $50 for teh bling. But they probably do wear better. They are very exposed to the elements--you can see them when the hood is shut. I am more worried about rust where the self tappers went in. I may back them out, repaint the holes and reattach them when I get a chance. The bottom bracket does not sit perfectly flat because the fender is gently curved, so the hole is a little bit exposed. Hell, I may just put a gob of silicone in the hole before I screw them in.

I also noticed that I made a little dent once when I touched the bottom of the hood skin with the drill. Be careful.
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$120 price I paid for the Teins is the convenience price just in case I drilled on the wrong place and I dent my hood not only for the bling

Yes I hate the greens
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Old 06-27-2005, 11:47 AM   #14
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Not a bad price at all. I have been wanting to get some but I am not paying for the teins.
sheesh, you think that's bad? The Prova's in CF are $350-400!!

Of course I didn't pay that, but I did pay alot.
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Old 06-27-2005, 11:55 AM   #15
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I likes!!!!! I could of used those a month ago...


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Old 06-27-2005, 06:40 PM   #16
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The Teins go on goofy though. They are basically on upside down. The Teins attach to the fender in front of where they attach to the hood, which is backwards from any hood strut I have ever seen. Might as well have the prop rod in the way. The Redlines are more out of the way. When the hood is up they are basically at the fire wall. I think the drilling only adds maybe 10 minutes to the job. Also, the screws you use for the Teins are painted so they also run a rust risk. And they are freaking green, so they would only look good on that dude from Israel's car. And if you are not a klutz like me you won't damage your hood. Anyway, for the difference in price you can rent a car and have FiS install them for you and have a better designed strut.
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