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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-27-2015, 10:44 PM Thread Starter
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Engine held open with...a prop rod

Really Ford, I'm going to spend like $40k and I don't even get struts to hold the hood open?

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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-28-2015, 06:56 PM
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not a big deal.

one less thing to replace during the lifetime of the car.
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its how they keep the noodles out and the brand pure...
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post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-30-2015, 11:36 AM
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Yeah. I do prefer this way to be honest. It's a simple setup but you can't go wrong! I'm pretty sure they will have aftermarket struts in the future.
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post #5 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-30-2015, 01:27 PM
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not a big deal.

one less thing to replace during the lifetime of the car.
but it's one of those things you expect a car like this to come with, makes life easier and hood struts last long enough and changing them don't take much.
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but it's one of those things you expect a car like this to come with, makes life easier and hood struts last long enough and changing them don't take much.
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Yea, the weight reduction makes sense. And I don't care too much about struts. You can always get them after market if you wish. Not a big deal in my opinion.
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I found an easy and inexpensive solution to add hood struts to the Focus RS.


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post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-02-2015, 02:52 PM
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Wow. That is definitely something I will look into getting once I have my RS. Looks so easy to install. Would be a fun little project to do
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weight reduction.... to look better on paper.
at least they knew that while catering to the crowd they are, they don't have to worry much about the backlash it'll get. at the end of the day its the least of our concerns
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