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Grimmspeed High Lift Hood Struts

MODEL # GRM 097025


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Grimmspeed High Lift Hood Struts ( Part Number: 097025)
Grimmspeed High Lift Hood Struts ( Part Number: 097025)
Grimmspeed High Lift Hood Struts ( Part Number: 097025)
such a simple thing makes a big difference 1 year ago
Sean W.
There is nothing worse than working on your car from the side and standing too quickly just to hit your head on the hood. With these installed your hood will go almost as far back as possible without having to use the em hood prop. After spending thousands on the car this has to be one of my favorite simple mods that really makes a big difference.
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It's all in the details 1 year ago
This was one of the mods I was most excited for and followed Grimmspeed's updates through the design period as well. First impressions were great, quality hardware, great looking mounting brackets, clean struts. I was unable to find forester specific install instructions, and their mounting tabs were a bit different than the impreza models, so I had to do some digging for other installed pictures to see how they went. I also thought it was weird that the hardware threads were metric, but the heads appeared to be SAE sized. Wasn't a big deal, but I did have to dig around for my 13mm tools. The gold badge on the hood struts really looks great in person but is hard to capture in a photo. A very nice touch. The high lift took some getting used to. Yes, it does have definite pros, working on the car after these are installed is a breeze, nothing is in the way and it gives better natural lighting. A couple of the cons, it is much taller, and I kind of forgot about it when I had my car on jack stands and tried to open my garage door and it hit the hood. Totally my own fault, but just be aware that it does sit higher. Also, even though I'm 6'3 I have to stretch to reach the hood to close it, and I now prefer to walk around the side to avoid leaning on the front bumper and grill. Also, it really makes the dirty underside of the hood much more noticeable. Overall, still definitely a must have mod, great execution and the pros make it definitely worth it.
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I can see 1 year ago
One of the best mods so far. One of my concerns was winter temps causing the struts to fail. GrimmSpeed had a testing video in Minneapolis during a balmy winter @ - temps and they held up just fine.....sold on that alone!! You will really kick yourself in the arse for not putting these on sooner. I can finally see my engine and work without fear of hitting that damned makes life so much easier.....downside you can see just how dirty your engine is. Buy it!
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The best mod if you're planning for other mods 2 years ago
Kent C.
So.....I went a little nuts and pretty much ordered one of EVERYTHING GrimmSpeed makes to fit my Forester. This part was BY FAR the most helpful thing EVER. With trying to install everything, I don't have to worry about reaching in from either side, I don't have to worry about getting in from the front, and (most importantly), I don't have to worry about a dead-weight, in-the-way-all-the-$&%*-time metal bar hanging out RIGHT WHERE I NEED TO GET TO. I have not yet put the gold emblems that these come with on the bars, as I'm deciding whether or not I want to have them embellished or let them show off the printed logo, but the fact that it is on the struts (they didn't just pick up random ones at the local auto parts store), as well as the die-cut on the mounting brackets is just awesome to me. Because of how easy they are to put in (I did it during a lunch break in an empty car wash bay), and how helpful they are, they're by far my favorite mod.
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Awesome mod 1 year ago
Gives me a lot more room and light in the engine bay to work. Wish they were adjustable so it could be closer to stock for regular stuff like checking fluids, but open up more when doing more involved jobs
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