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bbermann
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Gas Strut Hood Lift

Postby bbermann » Thu Nov 12, 2009 11:10 am

I recently replaced the tailgate lift on my wife's Honda Pilot and came across this gas strut hood lift for a Pathfinder on Ebay. It looks like a nice modification and appears to be more or less plug and play. Have any of you had experience with this?


http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NISSAN-F ... ccessories


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Re: Gas Strut Hood Lift

Postby Npath » Thu Nov 12, 2009 11:52 am

Hey, that looks nice.

Sorry, no, I haven't done it.

In regards to no drilling on the ebay site... I don't recall seeing any holes on the fender that would support their claim. But that doesn't matter, but I would be concerned with heat from the engine affecting the seal of the gas lift.

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Postby JAHBLESSINGS » Thu Nov 12, 2009 11:59 am

i saw it on another site an they swear by it. the heat will not mess with the seal at all. my camry has a gas hood lift and it works flawlessly.

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Postby SilverGhost » Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:37 pm

Are you really convinced that you want to buy from Thailand . . . on
Ebay?!? Personally, I wouldn't do it on a bet. But if you do, and you like the stuff, pls let the rest of us know.

BTW, I looked at my '06, and there's only one place to mount those struts. The upper cowling plastic cover at the rear of the engine compartment has a button clip at each end holding it to the sheet metal cowling frame. That has to be where they would attach. But, they're from Thailand, so who the hell really knows?

Photos of the upper cowel cover corners -

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4098725627/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4099480924/

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Postby bbermann » Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:42 pm

An option is buying Chinese parts from Michigan
http://www.redlinetuning.com/QL-NISSAN- ... R-05+.html :wink:
And another is the McMaster Carr company
http://www.clubfrontier.org/forums/f23/ ... ndex8.html

It would be a very nice mod but am I really under the hood that much?

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SilverGhost
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Postby SilverGhost » Thu Nov 12, 2009 5:06 pm

bbermann wrote:It would be a very nice mod but am I really under the hood that much?
I"m with you. I'mean, I'm under my hood, maybe, once every couple o' months. AT 80 bucks or so (from your source), I might consider it. but certainly not for $110 or so on Ebay from an unknown Asian Rim source.

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Postby falcondrgn » Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:54 pm

Just a word of advice, not all pathfinder/navara products from thailand or some other asian country will work on our US spec pathfinder. I purchased chrome foglight trims from a seller from thailand on ebay and they did not fit on our pathfinder. Luckily the seller I encountered was a responsible ebayer and refunded me my full amount once I sent pics of the incompatibility. Hope this helps.


As a matter of fact, i just checked the ebay listing and it is the exact same seller I used last time. If it doesnt fit and you send him a pic to prove it he will refund your money. This guy is legit.


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