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July 20, 2001

Swapped the worn hood struts

Swapped the worn hood struts out of the Maxima with "Strong Arm" brand part 4524. $16 each vs. $60+ for the Nissan ones. Took.. umm... under 15 minutes. Easy. 12mm wrench removes the old struts, 13mm wrench (actually I think a 1/2" would be better) to install the new ball joints, then snap the new hood struts on. Easy!

Posted by brian at July 20, 2001 10:20 PM


I took your advice I replaced the old factory hood struts on my 1998 nissan maxima SE it has 81k miles and I have replaced them with" Strong Arm " struts part 4524 they were $22.84 each they came to $47.oo after tax for the pair I save well over 120 dollars they dealer wanted 205.81 for a pair of hood struts. I was like whoa I have to find a quality strut at a Iresonable price. I then came across the strong arm struts for my maxima .after instalation which was about 15 min total removing old and replacing w new ones. I have to say it was well worth the savings and a hasle free instalation oh yea i think it takes a size 12 to remove and a 11 to put on the new strong arm struts part number asI listed before.
the stock factory struts take a sz 12 wrench to remove the bolt
the strongarm strut model number 4524 take a 7/16 sz wrench to remove I also agree i think a 1/2 would be a better sz to use but i made well with the 7/16 it was a snap

I recomend buying strong arm struts to replace your stock factory struts they work well and they are a lot cheaper!!!!

Posted by: MAXIMA MIKE at September 6, 2005 07:55 PM

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