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Old 05-13-2011, 02:18 PM
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Sokie Tech Hood Dampers, 5th gen

I purchased my Sokie Tech hood dampers on eBay for $49.99 shipped and I also purchased 2 new driver's side radiator brackets from my local Honda stealership for about $15ea to completely get rid of the hood prop.

The directions included in the package are very easy to understand and they even go as far as labeling the left and right hood brackets with R and L.

The fender ball screw comes with a larger washer to cover up the area the original fender screw sat.

The dampers are nitrogen injected and each end has a slip-proof pin to keep them from coming off the ball screws. The fenders were the hardest to replace when installing because of the tight area to work with.

These dampers do push the hood higher than OE prop so it is unnecessary at this point, lol.

Over all the installation took me less than 20 minutes by myself.

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EDIT 8/10/11: After 3 months of having these installed they still work great. The one drawback I have found is they are too big for our fenders. They rub on the ridge in the center and squeak when they do. Hardly noticeable to see but the squeaking can be annoying.

EDIT 11/27/11: The squeaking has stopped mostly because the shock body has worn enough space for itself into the fender ridge. I suggest modifying your Prelude's ridge in order to save its paint and not have to go though the squeaky stage. Still works great.

OVERALL RATING: 4.5/5

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Old 05-13-2011, 06:46 PM
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Looks sikkk!!!.....gonna be ma next mod!
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Old 05-13-2011, 07:37 PM
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This'll add a nice little tocuh to my refurbished vis cf hood! nice write up man!! this should be stikyed!
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Old 05-13-2011, 09:12 PM
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This'll add a nice little tocuh to my refurbished vis cf hood! nice write up man!! this should be stikyed!
i want to do the same thing but ive heard u cant use normal hood dampers with a cf hood because it will cause more stress and /or rip off...was told u need to use a half pressured damper...can any1 confirm this?
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Old 05-13-2011, 09:45 PM
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i want to do the same thing but ive heard u cant use normal hood dampers with a cf hood because it will cause more stress and /or rip off...was told u need to use a half pressured damper...can any1 confirm this?
True. It even says it on the reverse of the directions NOT to use these dampers on a cf hood.
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Old 05-13-2011, 09:54 PM
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Sweeet. I was on the fence about this mod, but I think I am going to purchase them now. Thanks! Super jealous of your Type S intake.
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Old 05-14-2011, 10:24 AM
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very nice. been wanting to do this for years. car looks great.
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Old 05-14-2011, 08:03 PM
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Old 05-14-2011, 09:30 PM
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I think I'll hold off six months or so. I'm interested to see how these hold up.
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Old 05-14-2011, 09:42 PM
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Had mine on for about 5 months now. so far so good =)
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Old 05-14-2011, 09:45 PM
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^ that's good to hear, because they look great
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Old 05-15-2011, 07:40 PM
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I think I'll hold off six months or so. I'm interested to see how these hold up.
I was looking at other reviews from different websites. Some G35 owner reported he had these over 2 years and they hold up well. Some other dude from Canada says it doesn't work well in cold weather.
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Old 05-15-2011, 07:42 PM
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I was looking at other reviews from different websites. Some G35 owner reported he had these over 2 years and they hold up well. Some other dude from Canada says it doesn't work well in cold weather.
ah thanks. I have the hood up and down constantly on my lude, always working on something. I am however garage kept so that should help
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Old 05-19-2011, 04:45 PM
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Also have them on my lude, one of the easiest, cheapest, and cool mods yet.
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Old 08-10-2011, 06:44 AM
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hmmm...i wonder if these would work for my third gen? my hood prop is nonexistent
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Old 08-10-2011, 12:08 PM
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3 month update! (see first post)
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Old 08-10-2011, 05:22 PM
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Glad to see someone tried out the Sokie version. Supposedly these don't lose their pressure over time of opening and closing the hood - so for the price (and for someone that has no intentions of getting a cf hood) it's a great deal.


The ones that you need to "break in" for cf hoods are expensive as hell...

As far as the hood clearance issue, i've heard that reversing the shock allows them to fit better - not sure if that will work or not... I should have tested this morning when mine was off...
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Old 08-10-2011, 11:46 PM
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I've considered flipping them but I'm not sure what they're longevity would be upside-down. Sokie Tech's directions say to mount them a certain way for a reason I think.
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Old 08-11-2011, 03:56 PM
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I've considered flipping them but I'm not sure what they're longevity would be upside-down. Sokie Tech's directions say to mount them a certain way for a reason I think.


Yeah, the reason is for the shock to keep the grease at a certain angle when open so it keeps the rod lubed.

I don't see it being an issue since it's lubed everytime it's closed. I'll try it out next time mine are off.
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Old 08-24-2011, 04:28 PM
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So is there a damper system out there for CF hoods or do we have to make modifications to a kit that's already on the market?
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Old 09-14-2011, 05:21 PM
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Does your hood still sit flush when it is closed?
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Old 09-14-2011, 09:10 PM
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So is there a damper system out there for CF hoods or do we have to make modifications to a kit that's already on the market?
I purchased a set that is supposedly for cf hoods - i'm in the "break in" period to wear down the shock. (takes afew months) I wont know for sure until i get a new hood.

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Does your hood still sit flush when it is closed?
Mine doesn't -_- you're supposed to "notch" part of the hood for them to sit flush. Otherwise it has a very slight bow - not very noticeable unless you're looking for it.
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Old 09-14-2011, 11:37 PM
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Mine doesn't -_- you're supposed to "notch" part of the hood for them to sit flush. Otherwise it has a very slight bow - not very noticeable unless you're looking for it.
Ok great. Thanks for the info. I have some sitting at home waiting to be put on after damage from a rear ending is fixed and when I get home from school.
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Old 10-17-2011, 11:24 PM
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What about just using 1 side on fiberglass/carbon fiber hoods???
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Old 10-18-2011, 10:37 AM
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The issue i fearis the amount of strain and pressure you're putting on one side. The lbs of pressure these have are a bit much for a cf hood without causing issues long term (potential cracking). I'll find out how bad it really is on a cf hood soon though.... so don't take my word for it until i actually try lol. I know some guys do use them - poweredbyhondabob has a set on his cf hood i believe. Also you'd have one side of your hood bowing if you had one installed lol

So far I realized I was ripped off and the ones i bought are not loosing their pressure at all. Seems that every set of these are exactly the same - doesn't matter if they're sokie tech or not, there is no specific branding on them since they're just generic shocks with the plates to bolt up to our cars. Cheapest set goes for $49.99 shipped.
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