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Im sick and tired of the proprod, its not broken but i like how the maxima has the lifter, hydrolic bars in it , can we do it too , and if so how and if you got some pics show em please, i want to get some from Autozone but id like to know before i try.
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It can be done. I haven't gotten around to doing it, but it would just take a little geometry. I've seen guys put it on their VWs.
 

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Yeah I would definately be interested in doing that. Its the little things I like. I love my car but there are some cheap things around like not having a hood light. I may invest in hood lights and some lifters instead of that damn rod always getting in my way!
 

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SoMissSentra said:
If those lifters can hold a Cherokee trunk open they should be able to hold up our hoods. Is there enough room on the edges of the hood to put them there?
well, there are many different types, they mostly go on size and the amount of weight you plan on lifting. You don't want them so strong that you have to sit on the hood to gewt it closed, yet you don't want a weak one that will drop the hood on your head. I'm not sure how much it weighs, but if the hood is 20lbs, you want to get two pneumatic bars that are small and designed to lift 10lbs ea (11 or 12lbs to be safe). A maxima's hood is bigger and heavier, therefore, a maxima lifts may be overkill, who knows.
 

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i remember sport compact car did the carbon fiber hood thing and weighed the stock hood. i cant find my copy, and their website keeps crashing my browser, so i cant find out. but i think it was like 24 lbs.
 

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Niss200SXGTR said:
i'd imagine gettni the same ones off a maxima would do the trick eh?
I would assume that they would be perfect to use (not overkill like i said earlier). The only problem I see with using OEM maxima ones is the fact that you will only find them at the stealership, or the junkyard. In other words, you're either going to pay too much, or you're going to get junk. I would check a discount auto parts first.
 

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Hey,
It isn't as simple as finding a strut. There is not clearance under the hood along the fender to mount a strut. When the hood is lowered the strut 'lies down'. Where is it expected to do that? Only if the strut isn't mounted along the edge of the hood/fender. You would need to mount it somewhere enar the fuses or battery or start cutting away at sheetmetal.

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That sounds good. That will make things a lot easier under the hood. You should be able to buy the Maxima replacements from AutoZone for a good price.

Better than the dealership anyway.
 
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