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If you can share a few things about your ownership of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, what would it be? The most liked or hated, share them with every one I am sure you won't be the only one. :wink:
 

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On all my Mitzi vehicles including the EC, I totally dislike the way the bonnet/hood has to be held up.

The bonnet/hood is heavy for females and us old blokes, gotta lift it up to the extreme and then place the thingo into the slot, then lower it down again.

So, I got onto Aliexpress and bought a set of EC dampers/struts that will fit without too much bother.

Looking forward to lifting the bonnet/hood with one hand and lowing it the same way.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/For...258.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.21044c4dfz7Vl4
 

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On all my Mitzi vehicles including the EC, I totally dislike the way the bonnet/hood has to be held up.

The bonnet/hood is heavy for females and us old blokes, gotta lift it up to the extreme and then place the thingo into the slot, then lower it down again.

So, I got onto Aliexpress and bought a set of EC dampers/struts that will fit without too much bother.

Looking forward to lifting the bonnet/hood with one hand and lowing it the same way.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/For...258.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.21044c4dfz7Vl4
I just received my struts and they don't fit Grrrr!

They are too short to install as per the sellers photo.

No instructions included and no bolts!
 

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What have you done about these oldsalt? I was going to get a set also. Looking at your photo, it would look like the lower bracket goes under the black material on the left and upper on the other side of the hood bracket. I am going to look closer at the inside on mine and compare it to the sellers photo. I wonder if Mitsu changed something between 2018 and 2018 1/2 (which is what it looks like in the sellers photos).
 

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There is just no way to install these, they are 40cm long and when connecting it to the top bracket, there is no screw hole for the bottom bracket not even under the black matting stuff..

Maybe Mitzi did change the design?

Their is also a bloke selling a set on ebay Australia https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Black-S...e=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

He tells me they are only 39cm long.

Attached are two more photos.

I had to start a dispute with the aliexpress seller as he has ignored all my requests for instructions etc.
 

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Right, I have installed them.

The Aussie Ebay seller told me how to do it.

Fit the bracket to the hood/bonnet as per photo of my install.

Fit bracket to the screw hole just in front of the headlight screw.

Fit the strut to the hood/bonnet bracket, now you have to use a fair bit of force to push the strut to fit into the bottom bracket.

The bottom bracket should be installed with the ball joint facing the front of the car.

Still, it would have been nice to have received some instructions and for the brackets to be marked right/left etc.

All done and is working good, I did put the black covers back on, however, I had to trim around the strut brackets.
 

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This is good news. I may just get a pair now that I know they work. I wonder how long they will last. And I will have to make sure the garage knows about them so the mechanics don't freak out.
 

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No reason for them not to last quite a while.

Ha. Ha! yea the mechanic is in for a shock.

I had the hood/bonnet up all night just to test them, no problems and I have also been opening and closing the hood/bonnet quite a few times just to test them, all is good.
 

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Any problems just ask for help, it's actually easy when you know how to do it.

Then again, it took me about a week to work it out.

Knowing where to install the brackets and to compress the struts to fit was the biggest hurdle, that bit is now sorted.
 

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I have now ordered them. I will try and record a vid or at least photos of each step. Gotta wait the 3+ weeks for them to get here though.

My next order will be the full sill plate set. Will probably order those in a couple weeks.
 

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Sockets or wrenches needed:
10mm
12mm x2 (1 must be open end wrench)
13mm

Small screwdriver for clips.

In the photos I attached the bottom first. However you can and will find it easier to attach top first. You will NOT have to compress the shocks. You can raise the hood and it will align to snap the bottom on easily. Make sure the bottom bolt is tight or the bracket will twist some. If it does just loosen the bolt, lift hood until it is straight and tighten more than previous time.

Note: you must disengage the bar holding the hood up when attaching the bottom otherwise it holds the hood and you can't raise it.
 

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Nothing. Not one piece of paper was in the package. Just the shocks, brackets and a ton of styrofoam all wrapped in bubble wrap and then 2 or 3 layers of packing tape.
 

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Nothing. Not one piece of paper was in the package. Just the shocks, brackets and a ton of styrofoam all wrapped in bubble wrap and then 2 or 3 layers of packing tape.
Same as I got, at least it didn't take you very long to work it all out.

Gotta say, they are a huge improvement, don't understand why they are not standard as Mitzi would buy them very cheaply. :nerd::wink:
 

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As I previously mentioned, I find the android auto a bit of a hassle.

When I use waze I often have the screen freeze, maybe it's my Samsung S8, regardless it's not that reliable.

I fitted a TomTom GPS today, it's cool as the actual unit is stuck to the stand via a magnet which makes it's easy to remove the unit.
 

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I guess we just have to be glad that what Mitsubishi gave us, on what are entry-to-mid level cars aren't anywhere as bad as what Lexus guys have to deal with. Even on Lexus product sold in 2019, the infotainment system feels 5+ years behind
 
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