Hood Lift

The hood struts, also known as hood lift supports, function as a prop rod to keep the hood up when it is fully extended. There's some interesting science hidden away in these seemingly simple elements. Oil and nitrogen gas are poured into the strut cylinder to form a stable, compressible substance.
Salient Features

Also called hood lift supports, the hood struts act as a prop rod to hold the hood up when fully extended. These deceivingly simple parts house some interesting science. The strut cylinder is filled with oil and nitrogen gas, creating a stable compressible material.