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I'll post back here when I get them installed. I checked today and it uses all existing holes already there which means metal panels stay paint protected since you don't need to compromise paint by drilling holes.




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Okay around noon I received my hood struts. It took me less than 30 minutes to install. Would have taken 20 if I hadn't stopped to take pictures. It was well packed and no damage. Quality looks good for the price. I would have liked to see stainless steel hardware but I can change that later.

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It comes with the nuts for the back of the hood already attached to a fish.



First thing is to remove the hood liner. Well actually opening the hood is first.:D





Liner out;





Locate the holes you need to use, the one beside the prop rod retainer will situate you for the other driver's side.



I started from the driver's side but you can start which ever one you want. You will have to bend the fish to the desired shape you need to reach the hole.



This a lot simpler than it looks.



For the lower bracket you will need to remove the fender bolt and re-install through bracket. Then add the supplied screw with a washer on each side. Then attach the strut and snap the other end in place and you're done.







It holds with one strut so 2 is surely better. I will keep the prop rod in case I ever need it.





I liked it so much I ordered a kit for the Encore.





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Looks god and nice install pics. I know I said it before but thanks for all you do for the site.
 

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I think for the Buick I will paint the shocks and the bracket body color and scoop up all the fasteners and washers made of Stainless steel so I don't see any rust anywhere. I hate rust. Should have done the same for the Trax but I was too excited to install and try. I did however install stainless washers for the studs installed in the hood.



I ordered twice the equivalent in stainless steel for what was in the kit, so I'll be changing that steel screw that holds the black bracket. I know the bolt and nut are anodized and may not rust but the washers are plain steel and they will rust.





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https://www.aliexpress.com/item/329...chweb0_0,searchweb201602_1,searchweb201603_52

If you can verify that the 2019 has the same hood as the 2018 you'd have your answer, because the description says "For 2016 2017 2018 Chevrolet TRAX Front Hood Engine Supporting Hydraulic rod Lift Strut Spring Shock Bars Bracket Car Styling" Probably not updated yet...

And this would tend to confirm the hoods are the same 17 through 20.







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No problem, if I have the tools to help people out, why not. You will love this add-on and it's so easy to install. :)




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Will this kit fit a 2019 Trax?
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Hoods are actually the same as late 17, 18 hoods structurally; the only real design changes outside from the "facelift" are the bumpers and front grill design. The front edge of the hood changed a bit, so deflectors are different.
 

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What year is yours? I put them on my 2016 Buick Encore too but painted them body color first.





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US $25.2 10% OFF|For 2016 2017 2018 Chevrolet TRAX Front Hood Engine Supporting Hydraulic rod Lift Strut Spring Shock Bars Bracket Car Styling|Chromium Styling| - AliExpress

If you can verify that the 2019 has the same hood as the 2018 you'd have your answer, because the description says "For 2016 2017 2018 Chevrolet TRAX Front Hood Engine Supporting Hydraulic rod Lift Strut Spring Shock Bars Bracket Car Styling" Probably not updated yet...

And this would tend to confirm the hoods are the same 17 through 20.







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Now I know what they mean on a slow boat from China. I've been waiting for 2.5 months and still no arrival.
 

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With Covid people have been shopping on-line like crazy. Here in Vancouver 9 container ships are waiting to get unloaded. 12 in Los Angeles. Canada post had 9 X 2 billion parcel delivery days in June sometimes they get one at Xmas time. They are so far behind they have started delivering on the weekend. I still have 27 parcels yet to be delivered. Ordered 100 stepper motors February 2nd and only received them last week. This normally took 10-14 days.
 

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I noticed that they will no longer deliver these to the USA, not sure why but I still haven't received mine even though they say they have left the country. I hope they arrive since I can't reorder them here in the USA. This is the statement on the website :
This Supplier/Shipping Company does not deliver to your selected Country/Region.

They were leaving the country of origin April 26. Bummer if I can't get them.
 

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You can thank Trump for that, still shipping to Canada $7.31 Cdn shipping, used to be free shipping.
 

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Just got mine today. Thanks for the great pics. You're instructions are greatly appreciated. Please don't mention that name, the so called stable genius.😁
 

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Did you mean the unstable ONE? 360 thousand people and that's the best you could come out with.,
 

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Very sad, a tragedy for our country. When I travel I'm so embarrassed I say I'm from Canada. People are sad for making a big deal out of wearing a mask. I just tried to start my assembly. I don't think they will work on my 2019. The hole locations are different. Please see attachments. Any help would be appreciated. Let me know if pics are descriptive enough.
 

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