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Question for you Infiniti people...

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I think it's a jdm thing....I dunno, my buddy's accord has a hood prop, and my other buddy's wrx also has a hood prop. The GM trucks/SUV's we've owned though have all had gas struts (and of course, our BMW's do as well).

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"Because it bases at 27k"

Heh. Okay. That's from FamilyCar.com obviously, but the G35 I saw at the mall yesterday was $35 and change. I can also mention $25k Grand Prixs and $19k Buick Centuries with lifters.

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You bring up a good point Fly, even at $27K

the G should have struts, no excuse. But as

far as my purchase decision would go... that

is a very small inconvenience and would not

factor into what I would choose.

You can always instal struts for $100 or so,

but it would cost about $5000 - $7000 to

"convert" the Grand Prix, Cobalt or what

ever to RWD.

I think the G35 coupe is a hell of a car. :)

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You bring up a good point Fly, even at $27K

the G should have struts, no excuse. But as

far as my purchase decision would go... that

is a very small inconvenience and would not

factor into what I would choose.

You can always instal struts for $100 or so,

but it would cost about $5000 - $7000 to

"convert" the Grand Prix, Cobalt or what

ever to RWD.

I think the G35 coupe is a hell of a car. :)

Some of us aren't quite as insane as you.

Here's another RWD, BOF, Pushrod, manual transmission for you. Link

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us that actullay know how to work on our cars. :P:pokeowned:

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I like my big coil spring style. never fails.

As i have horrible luck with gas struts. And i hate hoot props.

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Um... who really gives a $h! about how the hood stays up? :blink:

Because props tend to get in the way when working under the hood and are simply inconvenient. Also, for all this talk about how things like double-padded deluxe suede trunk weatherstripping and such adds to the luxury image of cars...well...a prop is hardly respectable.

Some expensive LX-cars as well as the Mercury Montego also have props. Makes you wonder is all.

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Because props tend to get in the way when working under the hood and are simply inconvenient.

Oh yeah. My Blazer had the prop, and I can't tell you how many times I've rung my head while changing the oil. Its a nuisance and I'm glad my current car doesn't have one.

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I don't mind a hood prop. At least you don't have the problem of how to keep the hood open when the struts fail. I had to keep the hood open with my head on my Jeep when the struts failed until I could get them replaced..

(though I almost never open my hood except to periodically check the oil, trans. fluid, washer fluid, brake fluid).

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I didn't get burned... I'm always under the hood looking at that POS Quad4... never had a problem with the prop rod. Again, I don't see what the big deal is.

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I didn't get burned... I'm always under the hood looking at that POS Quad4... never had a problem with the prop rod. Again, I don't see what the big deal is.

Story time.

Ok our Dodge Caravan has the prop for the ood. It was parked in teh garage for a while, between our 2 Cudas. The passenger side (the side where teh prop is) was parked so close to one of the Cudas that there was no way to go on that side and prop it. Now, the front of the van was parked right up agaisnt a bunch of other stuff (a Yamaha motorcycle, a spare 2.5 litre engine, a 3-speed auto that goes with it, and a bunch of other stuff). So there was no way to walk around the front to get at it. Now, imagine having to hold the damn heavy hood up while removing the dead battery (which includes loosening the bolts on the terminals), then leifting it out, then putting the "new" one in, and reconnecting it. Sure I had someone else to help hold it up, but this ment 2 people in about the same spot, with about a foot and a half space between the van and the other cuda. CAN YOU SEE WHERE COIL SPRINGS OR STRUTS WOULD HAVE BEEN SUPERIOR IN SUCH A SITUATION?!?

So that's my story, and why I hate props, plus they cheapen the feel of the car. FYI i didn't park it there, so don't blame me.

Edited by Dodgefan

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CAN YOU SEE WHERE COIL SPRINGS OR STRUTS WOULD HAVE BEEN SUPERIOR IN SUCH A SITUATION?!?

So that's my story, and why I hate props, plus they cheapen the feel of the car. FYI i didn't park it there, so don't blame me.

Umm, I don't mean this as a defense of hood props, but why didn't you just move something?

IMO, nit-picking over a hood prop is worse than the stupid gripes that most magazines have over GM cars, especially since most G35 owners won't ever even know if their car has a prop or struts.

It frightens me to see BV and Sixty8 acting as the voices of reason.

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Story time.

Ok our Dodge Caravan has the prop for the ood. It was parked in teh garage for a while, between our 2 Cudas. The passenger side (the side where teh prop is) was parked so close to one of the Cudas that there was no way to go on that side and prop it. Now, the front of the van was parked right up agaisnt a bunch of other stuff (a Yamaha motorcycle, a spare 2.5 litre engine, a 3-speed auto that goes with it, and a bunch of other stuff). So there was no way to walk around the front to get at it. Now, imagine having to hold the damn heavy hood up while removing the dead battery (which includes loosening the bolts on the terminals), then leifting it out, then putting the "new" one in, and reconnecting it. Sure I had someone else to help hold it up, but this ment 2 people in about the same spot, with about a foot and a half space between the van and the other cuda. CAN YOU SEE WHERE COIL SPRINGS OR STRUTS WOULD HAVE BEEN SUPERIOR IN SUCH A SITUATION?!?

So that's my story, and why I hate props, plus they cheapen the feel of the car. FYI i didn't park it there, so don't blame me.

Um... okay...? :blink: If you can get at the latch to open the hood, you ought be able to get to the prop rod. Well, unless it has some sort of f@#ked up prop rod that doesn't go across the front, like most cars...? That and... would it have been so hard to move some stuff? My garage is packed full of $h!, too, but I move some of it when I need to. Seriously, it's not that hard. Are you sure you're not some blonde chick? :P

It frightens me to see BV and Sixty8 acting as the voices of reason.

Yes... very, very scary. :D Edited by blackviper8891

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Because props tend to get in the way when working under the hood and are simply inconvenient. Also, for all this talk about how things like double-padded deluxe suede trunk weatherstripping and such adds to the luxury image of cars...well...a prop is hardly respectable.

Some expensive LX-cars as well as the Mercury Montego also have props. Makes you wonder is all.

Yep, yep, yep. Our Ody has a prop and it seems pretty wobbly.

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Um... okay...? :blink: If you can get at the latch to open the hood, you ought be able to get to the prop rod. Well, unless it has some sort of f@#ked up prop rod that doesn't go across the front, like most cars...? That and... would it have been so hard to move some stuff? My garage is packed full of $h!, too, but I move some of it when I need to. Seriously, it's not that hard. Are you sure you're not some blonde chick? :P

Yes... very, very scary. :D

ok tell me something. if you're on the driver's side, the prop is on the passenger's side, and the latch to release the hood is in the middle (between the driver's side and passenger's side of the car), don't you think...just maybe...through intensive studies and scientific research, that the object that lies between said prop and yourself would be closer to you and easier to access due to it's relative position? Sounds crazy, insane perhaps, maybe even defying logic,..but hey...that's just how it happened to work out. Go figure.

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ok tell me something. if you're on the driver's side, the prop is on the passenger's side, and the latch to release the hood is in the middle (between the driver's side and passenger's side of the car), don't you think...just maybe...through intensive studies and scientific research, that the object that lies between said prop and yourself would be closer to you and easier to access due to it's relative position? Sounds crazy, insane perhaps, maybe even defying logic,..but hey...that's just how it happened to work out. Go figure.

:rolleyes:

Do you not have arms? Seriously. It wouldn't be hard to hold up the hood with one hand, reach over with your arm to the other side, get the prop and prop the hood up with it. Wow... super duper hard. Again, unless it has some stupid prop rod that doesn't lie across the the front like most vehicles... I don't see what the problem is. Really... how sure are you that you most certainly aren't a blonde chick? I think you're in denial or something... :D:P

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