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Old 03-09-2012, 09:48 AM   #1
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HELP strut tower cap problem

I have a big problem with my atrut tower caps i don't know if they're supposed to do this after installing them every bump i hit on the street makes a sound under the hood come to realise later that when i hit bumps the strut tower rises and the cap hits the hood so my hood is dented on both sides and also from above you can see it near the stripes ,can anyone help and tell me what to do? here are the pics showing it




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Old 03-09-2012, 10:06 AM   #2
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Well...those covers look almost 4X taller than my stock ones....

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Old 03-09-2012, 10:08 AM   #3
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Yea the covers are probably the culprit.
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But how can they make the covers so high that they hit the hood on every bump i mean they must have tried them first.
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Old 03-09-2012, 10:12 AM   #5
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Who were they mfg'd by and where did you purchase them?
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Old 03-09-2012, 10:17 AM   #6
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Woah. Those are some huge strut tower caps! Pull them off and your problem should be taken care of.
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Old 03-09-2012, 10:24 AM   #7
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Yikes, first I have seen of this happening. Now I have to go check mine, although I dont think they are nearly that tall.
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i bought them from hennessey i think the are made by DRAKE.
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Old 03-09-2012, 10:52 AM   #9
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From a quick glance at the picture above. It does not look like your removed the old black metal strut cap before adding the one from Drake. Here is a link to Drake's website with the install instructions:

http://www.drakeautomotivegroup.com/...L.aspx?wid=141

If that is the case then it is an easy fix.
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Those install just like mine, you have to remove the stock piece before installing the new ones.
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Oh now I see I can't believe GM mechanics in my country can't even install a cover correctly looks like I have to do it myself tomorrow morning and thanks for the help guys really appreciate it.
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Those install just like mine, you have to remove the stock piece before installing the new ones.
Yes,thats the answer. I have Black ones,just use the rubber and nothing else from the stock setup and you're good.
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Oh now I see I can't believe GM mechanics in my country can't even install a cover correctly looks like I have to do it myself tomorrow morning and thanks for the help guys really appreciate it.
They'd be buying me a new hood if they did that to my car.
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Just passed by my factory and after I took the first one out I found out that they didn't remove the base plate they just installed the part over them ,how stupid is that gonna pass by GM Monday
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