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View Poll Results: What Hood Dampers Would You Get?
Tein 170$ 13 15.12%
NRG 120$ 22 25.58%
PWJDM 120$ 8 9.30%
Sokie Tech / Ebay 70$ 20 23.26%
Science of Speed 205$ 23 26.74%
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Old 05-07-2011, 10:53 AM   #1
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Has anyone ever had experience with either the Ebay / Sokie Tech / NRG / PWJDM or Tein Hood Dampers? I'm sick of using the OEM prop rod and would love to hear opinions on durability, fit and finish, quality, usability etc. There's a three times difference between the Ebay / Taiwanese Hood Dampers and the Tein Ones, 59$ vs. 170$, with PWJDM and NRG coming in between at about 120$

I have a preference for dampers with auto lift at any height, although most are either auto at 50% or 70% and I would like to be able to close the hood automatically at halfway or so.

Thanks in advance!

Also, search is down so I apologize if this has already been discussed.
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Hey man, i went over this a couple times on the ebay thread, some say its over pressured and they feel it adds a little strain on them while its closed, and the hood kind of shoots open.

I would go with the brand name nrg ones, they are right in between those two price ranges!
If NRG wasnt there i'd go with the Sokie Tech, most of the time people are happy, but NRG opens it wider and has more of a reputation.

http://www.amazon.com/NRG-Damper-00-.../dp/B000EVOZ10
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Hm, thanks for your input mate. I don't know anything about NRG / never heard of them. Might have to do a google search. What are your views on PWJDM's dampers or as a company? I hear the name being tossed around a lot, but know nothing about them. Are NRGs or PWJDMs manufactured in Japan? The pressure adjustability on the PWJDMs seem quite appealing, they're also not that expensive. Same price as the NRGs.
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PWJDM NRG same thing, just dont spend more money than your looking to, but i know the vendors sell the NRG's here even though they are a little more pricey and they open it almost 90 degrees verticaly
Edit: Well, its JDM YO! so for that price, go with them, thats what ill do :]
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I only want the very best for my S, however sometimes higher price does not mean higher quality, and if PWJDM are just as good as the expensive Teins, i'm happy to go for them. But if the Teins are far superior than I'm happy to drop the money on it!
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No i wudnt say the Teins are superior, only thing i would be concerned is if PWJDM dont raise it 90 degrees high, but im sure they will give you a nice lift.
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PWJDM site says they are out of stock with no ETA. That should make it easier for you to pick.
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Science Of Speed makes dampers, too.
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To me they are all basically the same thing, they look the same and the hardware is pretty much the same. What you should be looking for is the finish, (if you like Tien Green, Chrome, C/F etc) the amount you want it to lift, and the price. Dont worry about the brand name etc...they probably are made from the same manufacturer.

Now the SOS brand hood struts seem to have a better bracket that prevents the ball joint and bracket that attaches to your hood from moving and rubbing the side of the fenders as most of the hood struts will eventually do, so you might look into those...but I believe they are prices a bit on the higher side.

So in the end, buy the hood struts that look the best to you, fit your need in lift height, and lastly price.
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Buy from another site and u can get the Pwjdm ones.
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