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

$132.00
SKU: 097016

Current stock: 0

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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:
097016

29 Reviews

5/5
Michael 12th Apr 2018

Hood Struts for 2005 STI

This is one of the best mods I have done to my car! the high rising feature of the hood struts is great for light and clearance. Super easy install.

5/5
Nigel 19th Jan 2018

Wide open hood!

I bought these to replace my aging (10+ year) Tein hood dampers. I love that this opens the hood almost 90'. It's just like our w211 Mercedes that has the same feature. Makes working in the engine bay so much nicer. Install was simple. It should take you about 10 minutes. Unfortunately with mine, the Tein ball bolt that screws into the engine bay sides snapped (probably due to age/rust). I had to drill out the old broken ball bolt and then tap it (total time was about an hour install, no fault of GS). Once that was done it took all of 2 minutes to screw in the ball bolts from the grimmspeed kit into the fender/engine bay. I DO wish Grimmspeed would label the hardware. Driver / Passenger. It would make it easier to install and not have someone like me have to get on a computer and search for pictures. I was surprised they didn't label them honestly, seems like such a simple oversight, or at least stamp the brackets with D / P. The only thing I do not like is the ugly gold GS badging. I really wish they would have made these look cooler. From more than a couple feet away it just looks like a big giant gold sticker. If the lettering or outline was done in a black font it would look nice and stand out. I like that these are made in the USA. The only real down fall to these is they are not pretty looking. They are just black dampers. The Tein I replaced were very cool looking by comparison. Get these and enjoy a wide open hood.

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