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Old 09-20-2010, 01:57 PM   #1
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D.I.Y Hood Dampers

So the other night we were at Hot Import Nights in Chicago and I picked up a pair of PASSWORD JDM Hood Dampers for my DC5. I had always wanted to get a set for the GSR but with my carbon fiber hood I opted not to. So this time I said hells yeah for IVY (My cars name)

So here we go!






Ok first take out all the parts, make sure you have everything. For this project I also needed a grease gun, 10mm socket, and 12mm wrench.


Next I connected the ball joint into the top of the strut making sure to place grease inside the ball joint

and got this


Then I unbolted the bottom fender screw next to the headlamp assembly.


Now I insert and tighten down the hood damper to the fender


Next step is to unbolt the hood brackets. Do one side at a time as to not remove the hood! And make sure to hold the hood and support it


Now grease the ball and connect the damper


and now this!


and its seriously just that easy!! But omg I love it! Can't wait to show it off
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Old 09-20-2010, 02:10 PM   #2
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i need to get some of these.
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Old 09-20-2010, 09:20 PM   #3
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i need to get some of these.
same here.
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Old 09-20-2010, 09:49 PM   #4
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Old 09-20-2010, 09:56 PM   #5
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last time i ordered from PASSWORDJDM i ended up getting some purple items...
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Old 09-21-2010, 06:47 PM   #7
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those pics must be old....you dont have the supercharger on it
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Old 09-21-2010, 09:09 PM   #9
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those pics must be old....you dont have the supercharger on it
and no k24... my first engine when I first bought it... very old lol
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is it possibly to adjust the hood dampers so that the hood will sit higher up.... like more vertical. When i working under the hood i like the hood to be almost vertical.... makes it easier to work on
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is it possibly to adjust the hood dampers so that the hood will sit higher up.... like more vertical. When i working under the hood i like the hood to be almost vertical.... makes it easier to work on
No... But we did make a custom hood damper on a friends car so it would sit higher like your are asking. You'd need to make your own mounts so the damper starts further back towards the engine.
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No... But we did make a custom hood damper on a friends car so it would sit higher like your are asking. You'd need to make your own mounts so the damper starts further back towards the engine.
dang, that sounds like to much work.
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i got the tein hood dampers and i love mine.
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i got the tein hood dampers and i love mine.
how far up do they put the hood?
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how far up do they put the hood?
If you are worried about how high you can put your hood maybe hood dampers aren't for you man.. None of them go straight up like how you are asking. You'd literally need to just make your own custom mount for them and use different dampeners.

The Tein and the PasswordJDMs go roughly the same height.

No one works on their car more than me and I have no troubles working with it the way it is. And if I need the hood higher the ball mount comes out quickly and easily so I can lift the hood higher.
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If you are worried about how high you can put your hood maybe hood dampers aren't for you man.. None of them go straight up like how you are asking. You'd literally need to just make your own custom mount for them and use different dampeners.

The Tein and the PasswordJDMs go roughly the same height.

No one works on their car more than me and I have no troubles working with it the way it is. And if I need the hood higher the ball mount comes out quickly and easily so I can lift the hood higher.
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can u take out the stock hood stand
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