Subaru Impreza GC8 & RS Forum & Community banner

1 - 20 of 34 Posts

·
Often Unamused
2001 Impreza RS 2.5
Joined
·
809 Posts
Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
I asked that this be moved to the review section...

I got a set of Gimmick Motorsports hood dampers over the weekend (hand delivered by Billy from Broken Motorsports!) and attempted to install them Sunday late morning. I was in a hurry and while testing them, ended up having two of the screw on end pieces break. They seem to be aluminum and broke way too easily.

So, there is only on damper installed right now. I went to a parts store and the junkyard (and other places as listed below) but have had no luck on finding replacement pieces.

I also emailed Gimmick but was told there were no parts available which seems odd to me. I offered to pay and it was my stupidity for breaking the parts but I wonder if they would have lasted anyway? My follow up email was not returned...yet.

Email Exchange:


-----Original Message-----
From: <[email protected]>
To: 'Dan Roth'
Sent: Mon, Sep 20, 2010 6:24 pm
Subject: RE: Hood Damper Problems

Unfortunately I do not have any spare parts for the dampers at this time.

-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Roth
Sent: Monday, September 20, 2010 5:20 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: Hood Damper Problems

Hello,
I picked up a set of your hood dampers for Subie GCs from Billy at
Broken Motorsports over the weekend.
In my rush to get them installed, I screwed up. I manged to break two
of the end pieces that screw on to
the dampers and connect them to the car. I am *really* hoping that you
have some replacements that I can
get so I can finish my install. (After I figured out my screw up, I got
one done correctly!) I can/will send payment!
Thanks,
Dan Roth, Phelps, NY

Oh, there were no stickers on them like in your website
pictures....could y'all hook me up with some for the RS?
 

·
Often Unamused
2001 Impreza RS 2.5
Joined
·
809 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
^^^ Really? The screw on end pieces? They look like they were made out of aluminum.
 

·
Registered
99 impreaza aspen white
Joined
·
771 Posts
the part that screws into the fender right? yea it snapped off somewhere i think while i was driving opened my hood one day and it was gone. i know i tightened those bolts down to.
 

·
Often Unamused
2001 Impreza RS 2.5
Joined
·
809 Posts
Discussion Starter #7
Oh! Nope, I meant the socket the ball part goes into on the end of the strut. There is one at each end of the actual strut. I need two of those...
 

·
Often Unamused
2001 Impreza RS 2.5
Joined
·
809 Posts
Discussion Starter #10
Josh, got them from a vendor here on RS25 but they are all out so I can't swap them. It is partly my fault but if the part was made out of better materials I would not be in this situation...
 

·
Often Unamused
2001 Impreza RS 2.5
Joined
·
809 Posts
Discussion Starter #14 (Edited)
^^^ Am going to have to check a hardware store....

Am not happy. Also have not heard back from Gimmick at all today after I responded to his email last night at around 6:30 or so. He is on here too, right??

Added: If I had to write a review right now, it would not be good.
 

·
Registered
99 impreaza aspen white
Joined
·
771 Posts
i believe he is on here.
i would probably right close to the review you would.
all i want to do is just buy the little piece i dont even care anymore.
 

·
Often Unamused
2001 Impreza RS 2.5
Joined
·
809 Posts
Discussion Starter #16
Two hardware stores this evening but still nothing. Also no email back from Gimmick. Hard to believe there are no spare pieces for these!

Mods, can this be moved to the Product Reviews section?
 

·
needs more cowbell
95L, 07 2.5i, R6
Joined
·
9,281 Posts
Couldn't you just decapitate a bad strut (salvage yard) to get one, or is it a different size?
 

·
Often Unamused
2001 Impreza RS 2.5
Joined
·
809 Posts
Discussion Starter #20
Tried that last night, the threads to screw on the junkyard piece didn't match and it broke. :(
 
1 - 20 of 34 Posts
Top