Just installed my new hood springs from CPR using the 150 flat washer technique. Time consuming but didn't kill myself doing it. It does hold the hood up better but I was expecting the front of the hood to be around 6 foot but it's about 6" lower than that, around face level. But it does hold it higher about 6" more than it did before. I guess you would typically work on the engine from the fender side and with that swooping hood it would be doable. Was it worth it? Probably not. I'll always have my stick if I need more room I guess!