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      01-06-2011, 09:25 PM   #22
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Drives: 2009 135i 2011 e92m dct
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Earth

iTrader: (15)

With out struts the hood travels a bit further back than oem and combined with the weight of the duck tail it creates a center of gravity far back enough that you have to pull it fairly far to shift it to where it wants to close.

I would not, however, fling it open as it could cause damage to the fiberglass.

With two struts you could have used it as a catapult (we flung a tennis ball about a hundred feet which was a bad idea for the trunk but it wasnt a problem) and with one strut still could knock your teeth out if you stood over it.

The hood I didnt even attempt to have with one let alone two struts. The hood explodes open when you pop it because of the spring so I couldnt imagine using a single strut.

I will get a broom handle and wrap it in black/yellow/red tape for the track
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