Hood Struts - Subaru 02-07 Impreza/WRX/STI

$125.00

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High-Lift Hood Struts. There is no substitute. 

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Tired of that ugly OEM hood prop blocking your view of that beautiful boxer engine? Always wanted to open your hood with just a couple fingers? Annoyed that the hood prop is always in your way while you’re working in your engine bay? GrimmSpeed to the rescue. With meticulous design and quality materials, this kit delivers in a big way. We hate to use the "P" word, but designing this kit to be perfectly balanced was a requirement. Lift the hood halfway and you'll find a generous neutral zone. Leave your hood here for a sleek look at that local car show. Alternatively, a flick of the wrist is all that's required to coax your hood into its fully opened position. To close, simply hold the hood below its neutral zone and let go. No need to risk scratches or deformation by pushing your hood closed.

Quick Specs

  • Opens Hood 35% Higher Than OEM - Better access and light for working
  • Perfect Hood Balance - Struts are balanced for all GD chassis hoods
  • Eliminates OEM Hood Prop - No risk of hood falling, more access when wrenching
  • CNC Machined Brackets - Machined for a perfect fit
  • Premium Quality Struts - Larger strut body for smoother operation, made in the USA!
  • Durable Hard Anodized Finish - Protects brackets from corrosion with an OEM finish
  • FARO Arm Designed - Allows more precise design and a stronger, better fitting product

Design
We began by mapping the hood and engine bay for a number of test vehicles in 3D CAD. From there, a lifting linkage was designed, analyzed, prototyped and tested. Our in-house 3D printer facilitated a fast, efficient design cycle and we were able to move into production using some of the worlds most advanced CNC machining equipment. What that means for you is a system that will fit and operate correctly, every single time, for years to come. The fender ball studs were also designed specifically for the application, to adapt our high-quality, American Made struts to the metric threads found on your Subaru. What about those struts, you ask? They're beefy. Custom built to our exacting specifications, these struts feature a large diameter body that provides excellent opening force without sacrificing smoothness and control.

Materials
With the use and exposure that a hood strut kit will see on a regular basis, material selection and finishing options are critically important. All brackets are machined from locally sourced 6061 Aluminum. After an initial quality inspection, each part is anodized with a sleek, black finish. The threaded ball studs are machined from Stainless Steel to ensure that no potentially corrosive material is being introduced to your vehicles chassis. The next key component is the struts themselves. More specifically, these are referred to as gas springs. Manufactured in the USA, these are of the highest quality and are used by OEMs around the world. These custom valved units (to perfectly match the weight of the WRX and STI hoods) are paired with clear zinc hardware and a quick-release ball and socket. Last, but certainly not least, is the included hardware. All hardware is grade 8.8 or higher and black zinc coated for longevity.   

Fitments

- 2002-2007 Subaru Impreza/WRX/STI (GD Chassis)

- 2004-2005 Saab 9-2x

*** Ensure that the ball and socket joint is towards the outside of the vehicle after install. NOT on the top of the bracket, or towards the inside. Reference the provided photos is necessary. ***

SKU:
97016

27 Reviews

5/5
Rich 2nd Mar 2017

Really cool and super easy to install

Easier to install than the instructions show (socket clips don't need to be released). Four bolts, that's it - 10 minutes if you goof around and take your time. Smooth and strong struts that should have been OEM. Note to Saab 9-2x installers: Fender bolts to remove are the usual 10mm, not 12mm. Only question mark or potential for concern is the hood mounted bracket is made of a hard/durable plastic. If it was made of metal it might feel more durable, but may not be necessary, because it seems tough enough for what it does. Couldn't be happier with them.

4/5
30th Dec 2016

Every Subaru needs these.

I totally love these hood struts. How I lived without them before I'll never know. I gave the review a 4-star instead of 5-star due to the cons listed below. Fix these and its a 5-star product easily. Pros: - Very easy to install. - No more hood prop getting in your way. - Easy open and close of your hood. - Looks totally sick when you open your hood, will impress all your car friends and look amazing at shows/meets. - If you're a tall guy like me you don't have to bend over so much when you're elbow deep in your engine bay and mess up your back. Cons: - Included instructions are online instructions are out of date featuring an old version of the struts, and have poor quality pictures. (Still easy to install, but I could see this being an issue for some.) - Grimmspeed logo placard just kinda looks like some brass-silver colored square on the struts from more than a couple feet away. Would love if it was a silver w/black logo or stamped so the logo actually stands out. I may remove the placards and find something else to go on there.

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