2017~2021 Hood Lift Struts Installed

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2014 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech
I have a brand new pair that I can't use. Supposed to fit my 2014 but they really are for newer CX-5s. They didn't come with instructions and they might be "frozen" as well (at least I could not compress them by hand). If someone wants them you can have them for whatever it costs to send them to you.

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2014 & 2019 CX-5 Touring(s)
I think Red Baron detailed his ordeal in a prior post.
Yeah, post #27 that I'd already referenced :)

But I wouldn't call it an "ordeal". Just a quick tap with a heavy hammer fixed it - I didn't want to risk bending the hood by putting too much pressure on it.
 

Avoidin Deer

Zoom Zoom, baby
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Central Virginia
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2019 CX-5 Reserve
Yeah, post #27 that I'd already referenced :)

But I wouldn't call it an "ordeal". Just a quick tap with a heavy hammer fixed it - I didn't want to risk bending the hood by putting too much pressure on it.
$25 + Elbow Grease = Still A Good Deal
 
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Phoenix
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I don't know about earlier years, but what makes this mod so darn good is that the hood is literally the heaviest I've ever had so the struts are more than just 'nice', they're piratically needed. - not sure why they made it steel (or other magnetic material) as my miata and other cars are aluminum or some other non-magnetic material
 
Sometimes these things arrive "stuck." Install them and use the leverage of the hood to GENTLY compress/extend them. They may be so tight you will need to disconnect one (it's easy to do...one end clips on & off to its mount) and work them individually. I think Red Baron detailed his ordeal in a prior post.
great info..i am going put the trigger....thks big time A. Deer!
 

Davidiot

Ballistic Reentry Vehicle
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2020 CX-5 GT PP
not sure why they made it steel (or other magnetic material) as my miata and other cars are aluminum or some other non-magnetic material
So my magnetic flashlight will stick to it? Sweet!
 
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13' CX-5 and 16' Mazda6 both Touring w/Tech/Bose
I don't know about earlier years, but what makes this mod so darn good is that the hood is literally the heaviest I've ever had so the struts are more than just 'nice', they're piratically needed. - not sure why they made it steel (or other magnetic material) as my miata and other cars are aluminum or some other non-magnetic material
Take the weight of the CX-5 hood then add roughly 25%. That's the weight of the Mazda6 hood. Feels like I'm entering a power lift competition at each oil change. That said I notice the install is on the towers. Would this interfere with an aftermarket tower brace?
 
Looks awesome but, since I have already spent quite a bit on "extras" I think the wife might blow a head gasket if I bought those now.

I will sneak them in next month. ;)
 
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Phoenix
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Take the weight of the CX-5 hood then add roughly 25%. That's the weight of the Mazda6 hood. Feels like I'm entering a power lift competition at each oil change. That said I notice the install is on the towers. Would this interfere with an aftermarket tower brace?
Most versions I've seen do not use the towers to install
 
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