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Mounted with 3M glue??? You gonna trust your head under that? LOL

Also, WTF is this??? "Friendly Tips: -The size is measured by hands, please allow minor error of measurement."

I would never buy it.
 

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I'd love to have hood struts. But I'm not trusting my skull to some glued-on direct-from-China junk. And they don't even describe it correctly; they are pneumatic, not hydraulic.
 

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Mounted with 3M glue??? You gonna trust your head under that? LOL

Also, WTF is this??? "Friendly Tips: -The size is measured by hands, please allow minor error of measurement."

I would never buy it.
Glue...what glue
Did you look at the install pictures.....it's mounted with BOLTS
This should be an easy DIY project
Ad copy is just a poor Chinese / English AD
 

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Glue...what glue
Did you look at the install pictures.....it's mounted with BOLTS
This should be an easy DIY project
Ad copy is just a poor Chinese / English AD
It's right there in the description: "Easy Installing, 3M glue on the back (and paste)" That looks pretty explicit to me.
 

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It's right there in the description: "Easy Installing, 3M glue on the back (and paste)" That looks pretty explicit to me.
Except it's wrong......it's a BAD description written by someone who is not a good copy writter
Look again at the pictures on how to install the lifts....do you see any application of 3M tape????
 

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They are certainly bolted, that is very clear in the pictures. The word "Glue, adhesive" is probably a google translate issue by the person that made up the auction. They have no idea they made the Mistake.

I like them, my only reservation is do they create any extra vibrations or noise, do they touch anything in the engine compartment? Is the pressure design well balanced for the Hoods weight?

I hope the OP keeps us informed, it seems like a good addition if it works properly.


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What, is everyone too lazy to put the existing strut up? Geez. :rolleyes:
No but it's a hell of a lot easier to work on and clean the engine when you have nothing in the middle blocking you.
Also it eliminates any accidental drop down of the hood onto your head or hands, this can happen with the normal rod.
 

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What, is everyone too lazy to put the existing strut up? Geez. :rolleyes:
$30,000+ and you get a freakin' two handed manual prop rod.....that's in the middle of the engine compartment......and in the way? Geez Honda......step up like Subaru did on their Forester and put a gas charged, one handed lift hood prop over to the side.
 

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Honda still has the stupid iron rod to place into a hole? Yes. For such a modern quality built vehicle that commands a fair amount of hard earned money one would think Honda could get up to date with 'easy lift struts' for the hood.

I mean really, what would it add to the overall price? $50. ???

Honda tries real hard to make vehicles that are user and environmentally friendly, reliable and safe; but this one little item would be so easy to add-in during production. But hey, we now have a Volume Knob and that is a priority if there ever was one!
 

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Honda still has the stupid iron rod to place into a hole? Yes. For such a modern quality built vehicle that commands a fair amount of hard earned money one would think Honda could get up to date with 'easy lift struts' for the hood.

I mean really, what would it add to the overall price? $50. ???

Honda tries real hard to make vehicles that are user and environmentally friendly, reliable and safe; but this one little item would be so easy to add-in during production. But hey, we now have a Volume Knob and that is a priority if there ever was one!
Amen.

I added Redline Tuning gas charged struts to our '09 'yota RAV4 and our '09 GMC Canyon.....perfect one handed hood up and down. Unfortunately Redline Tuning does not show gas struts for the '17/18 CR-V.
 

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Some folks just like to complain....:rolleyes: Here's my own balanced assessment:



One benefit of Honda's rod system is that it has TWO positions. One is the 'normal' opening, the other opens the hood almost vertically, for when you need more space (or light). I've not seen that on a gas strut system.

Oh yeah, the hood props never wear out, requiring replacement. On my cars with gas powered supports on the hood or hatch, I seem to replace the pair every 5 to 10 years.


To be fair, we had one member who wanted to fit gas supports because he had limited mobility. Don't know how he would have pulled the hood back down, though. On my sports car, I need to un-bolt the gas struts and hang the hood from my ceiling.

Everyone is entitled to their own opinions. I'm glad an aftermarket company has filled the niche.
 

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With all the gas struts I have had to replace over the years, I prefer the stupid rod.
Don't you laugh when see a broom handle being used.......that stupid rod is fool proof. I replaced a gas strut once........just can't remember which vehicle it was (it's been that long ago). LOL
 

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I'm not seeing the "TWO positions" on our '17........maybe it's because ours is not a Touring. LOL
 
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