’95-’00 Tacoma ULTIMATE Lift Hood Strut Kit


(18 customer reviews)
  • Our new ULTIMATE Lift Hood Strut Kit for early 1st Gen (’95-’00) Tacomas eliminates the prop rod and makes your engine compartment free and clear of obstacles.
  • One-handed hood opening and closing – the struts lift the hood smoothly to its fully open position, and allow it to close and latch securely without slamming.
  • High-Lift capability allows you to increase the open hood height by up to 8 inches above the stock prop rod height, for better lighting and access to all your engine projects. Choose the desired height during installation, and the hood will open to that position every time.
  • Complete kit with premium OEM-quality components includes two enameled gloss black high-lift hood struts, heavy gauge gloss black powder coated brackets, all required installation hardware, and illustrated step-by-step installation instructions.  Even a drill bit stopper is included to make drilling safer.
  • Easy installation in under 30 minutes.
  • 5 year warranty.
  • 100% Made in USA.
  • Designed and tested to work with all stock early 1st Gen (’95-’00) Tacomas.
    • Note: ’95-96 Tacomas may require modifications to early style evap canister bracket and possible relocation of the 4 cyl fender mounted windshield washer reservoir.
  • Contact us if you have non-stock additions or alterations under the hood along the inner fenders. We’ve worked with customers to accommodate many unusual situations.

18 reviews for ’95-’00 Tacoma ULTIMATE Lift Hood Strut Kit

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  1. David Barilla

    Makes life easy to work under the hood

  2. Randall K.

    I love these hood struts. Installation was ez. Hoods opens on its own and leaves lots of open room to work. Been wanting these for ever. Highly recommend 💯💯👍🏾🤙🏾🤙🏾

  3. Brian S.

  4. Scott M.

    Easy installation and works great. Highly recommended.

  5. Aaron M.

    Wonderful product, couldn’t be happier with it.

  6. Joshua Stimpson

    Excellent hood struts. Instructions were very detailed and item was pckaged really well. I able able to open my hood 6inches higher and the prop doesn’t get in the way when I work on the engine

  7. David Lee

    Super easy to install. All you need to do the install, other than the kit, is a single drill bit, a prop rod, rivet gun and some elbow grease. Total install took less than 30 minutes…and it works GREAT!! Thanks for a great product!!

  8. Robert C.

    Installed in less than 30 mins. Great addition to my older 2000 Taco

  9. John Webb

    Very good fit and love the fact that’s it’s customizable so you can choose a range of hood heights before final assembly.

    Many overlook this part as some garage setups, i.e. garage door openers, hanging light fixtures can pose interference challenges for a setup that dictates the hood opening height for you.

  10. michael b.

    Great product! Thank you.

  11. Kevin Mills

    Great product and easy to install.

  12. grant

    great kit adds more height to hood which equals easier access to the engine bay. Love it, thanks Spiker. My only knock would be with the drill bit. damn thing snapped drilling the 3rd hole!

    • Leon

      Thanks for the thumbs up on the struts, and the comment about the drill bit. Based on your comment, we upgraded our drill bits to KFD Killer Force Drill Bits, which are manufactured from M2 premium grade high speed steel, with a 135 degree split point tip for self-centering. These bits are significantly more durable than the previous HSS bits with a 118 degree tip.

  13. Dan B.

    Such a fantastic upgrade, great engineering. Easy install. And now there’s more space to work in the engine bay. Just buy this hood strut kit already.

  14. Todd K.

    Great product and super fast shipping, I would definitely recommend these for any Tacoma or 4Runner owner!

  15. djordan989

    Nice product! Thanks!

  16. uribe9526

    Just as advertised brand new works great.

  17. Mark Johnson

    Superb kit, well designed and easily installed. Really happy with how the hood just opens by itself once I start lifting it, and how much more light I get with the high lift!

  18. dmbrown340


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