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GrimmSpeed Hood Struts 2002-2007 WRX / 2004-2007 STI

SKU 097016
Original price $139.00 - Original price $139.00
Original price
$139.00 - $139.00
Current price $139.00

GrimmSpeed really did their homework on this one. They're using some of the finest gas springs available (would you expect anything less?), so you don't have to worry about cheap ball studs breaking, or the gas springs only lasting a year or two. Manufacturers such as Porsche and Mercedes Benz trust these gas springs for OEM equipment, and so do they.

One major requirement is how the hood "handles." The stock hood is very light, and can bend fairly easy if you're too rough with it. If a gas spring that is too strong is used, the hood will raise too fast and uncontrolled. It won’t hold a neutral center position, and will be difficult to close. Use a gas spring that is too light and the hood will never stay open, let alone lift itself to any position. 

In this category they've really delivered. The design features a large neutral position in the center. The hood easily stays in place in this position so you can pop your hood half way up while you're at a car show without having to worry about finding the "sweet spot" to make the hood actually stay put. From this position, a small push from one finger is all that is needed to raise the hood all the way up. The same goes for closing the hood. Hold it just below the neutral position, let go and it closes just like it does without struts. You don't have to push the hood to close it. We hate to use the "P" word, but the balance is PERFECT. 

The other major requirement to the design was to open the hood higher than stock. Not only does it look incredibly cool, but it makes it much easier to work on your motor with the extra room. They've gained over 6 inches of additional lift (referring to the distance between the prop rod end, and the slot in which is usually sits), which is a lot.

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
jordan abrams
Really nice upgrade

I bought these after doing some research on how to fix my broken hood prop and I found these and I would rather these 100% of the time then the dumb hood prop it's worth the money


Thank you for your 5 Star Review of the GrimmSpeed Hood Struts for the WRX/STI. It is fantastic to hear that you found them to be a significant upgrade from the traditional hood prop. The convenience and functionality they offer are indeed valuable! Enjoy!


Kyle Andrews
GrimmSpeed Hood Struts 2002-2007 WRX / 2004-2007 STI?

Good price and fast shipping and very well packaged. Took a couple months to come in from back order. It was so worth the wait. I know alot of people who really like these. Tastefull mod and they really help when you need to pull an engine. Hood is opened literally as far as it can go, the quality of the material they use you can't go wrong and The way these parts are built is outmatched. 10/10 thanks subimods and thanks grimmspeed.


Thank you for your 5 Star Review of the GrimmSpeed Hood Struts! These are a great mod for your WRX/STI! The added height of your hood is fantastic when needing to work on or pull your engine! They are the perfect balance for the lightweight hood, and they look great! Enjoy!


Work great, easy to install.

A great alternative. They were easy to install and work perfect.


Thank you for your 5-Star Review of the GrimmSpeed Hood Struts for your 02-07 WRX/STI! We are glad to hear that they were easy to install and are working perfectly for you. Thank you for choosing Subimods!


James Davis
Must have if you work on your own car

This is a really cool upgrade to any car really. The hood prop on my hawkeye always got in the way. These allow you to raise the hood much further back, allowing for a much bigger work area while servicing your subaru!


The GrimmSpeed Hood Struts are a perfect upgrade and should have been come stock! Getting rid of the annoying hood prop is awesome! Thank you for the 5 Stars!


Great mod

Received struts well packaged, install took around 20 min comes with everything needed for install.
No instructions came with it but a YouTube video search helped out, and the struts themselves look fairly decent. Overall pretty good buy I’d say.


There really is nothing worse than getting knocked in the head or having to hold the hood up when the OEM struts go. The GimmSpeed Hood Struts look great and solve that problem! Thank you for the 5 Star Review!


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