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I have a 2010 Limited. I am looking to install an air spring kit on my hood to make it easier to open. Has anyone done this, and/or have any comments or suggestions?
 

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I'm a senior citizen and the hood is very heavy for me to hold with one hand, so that's why I asked. My 2012 Highlander has an even heavier hood. I've found a few different lift kits on eBay, some from Russia! Impossible to tell if any of these companies actually installed any of their kits, and hard to deal with foreign vendors if there is a problem.
You could leave your prop rod in the trunk if you removed it, or tie it out of the way under the hood. Some day you might wish you'd installed one. You say "I have no issues with using two hands for the hood". If you're using two hands to hold the hood up, I'm afraid to ask what you use to attach the prop rod. Back in the day, all American cars had springs to lift the hood. Cheap-ass manufacturers found it much cheaper to just use a rod. My 2005 MB has an air spring hood lift.
 

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Hah! Yes, one hand to hold hood, second hand to fit prop rod in place. Two hands total required to get the hood into a position that it will stay up on it's own.

Here's the kit I found. I know nothing about it other than what's on the webpage.


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Hah! Yes, one hand to hold hood, second hand to fit prop rod in place. Two hands total required to get the hood into a position that it will stay up on it's own.

Here's the kit I found. I know nothing about it other than what's on the webpage.


-Mike

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Thanks Mike.
Hah! Yes, one hand to hold hood, second hand to fit prop rod in place. Two hands total required to get the hood into a position that it will stay up on it's own.

Here's the kit I found. I know nothing about it other than what's on the webpage.


-Mike

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Thanks Mike. I’ve seen this one. I’d like to find someone who has actually installed one.
 

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I did it! The install was a bit strange, and nothing seemed it would fit, to be honest. But WOW, I love it. One rod would be enough but with two it's rock solid. Bought mine on amazon for the free shipping.
Cheers.
Can you tell me exactly which lift kit you installed?
 

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There seem to be many inexpensive hood strut lift kits on Amazon. These are in the less than $30 price range. They are mostly generic “do it yourself” types, with minimum or no instructions. Makes you wonder at the $99 price of the one you bought. There are others on the net that are cheaper than this one, some from questionable websites, or from foreign sources with little support or return possibility. I guess you have to pay for your thrills.
 
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