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Is there an aftermarket hood lift kit for a 2014 Honda Accord sport? I hate the stupid stick!!!
 

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Why aftermarket? OEM can’t be that much, they’re stock on EXL and up trim levels.


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Wow, that’s surprising. Even my 2004 EXL had hood struts. Maybe it’s a V6 thing.


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Wow, that’s surprising. Even my 2004 EXL had hood struts. Maybe it’s a V6 thing.


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It is a V6 thing. No 2018+ Accords have struts, as they are all 4-cylinder engines.
 

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Wow, that’s surprising. Even my 2004 EXL had hood struts. Maybe it’s a V6 thing.
It is a V6 thing. No 2018+ Accords have struts, as they are all 4-cylinder engines.
Light weight aluminum hood on 9th gen Accord hybrid and all 10th gen Accords vs heavy steel hood on V6 Accords


The Accord Sedan and Coupe both get a major facelift for 2016. In place of the previous wrap-around front bumper is a more sharply creased and intricately structured front fascia, the lower portion of which tucks into large intake-like meshed areas that house new LED fog lights (Sport trim and above). For the Accord Sedan, a more sharply creased and contoured aluminum hood replaces the steel version on earlier models and meets up with a brighter, more pronounced front grille. The new more expressive face of Accord is complimented by a sharply sculpted rear bumper fascia and new LED taillight design. The Accord Coupe also boasts more sporting and aggressive front and rear fasciae, a new grille, and restyled headlights and taillights.
 

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Hoods are different between those that have strut and those that do not. They are more reinforced, this was discussed somewhere in here about a year ago or so.
 

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It's not just a matter of adding hood support struts, the hood itself needs to have the internal reinforcement that comes only on the V6 hood in 2014 (and 2103 and 2015). You will need to procure a V6 hood, either OEM or aftermarket, and THEN you can add the support struts and, finally, throw away the prop rod. I keep sort of hoping I hit a deer, and when I do, I will specify a V6 hood as the replacement.

On a similar note, the good news is that the V6 battery does indeed bolt right into the Sport (and all Accord 4-cylinders that use the ridiculous near-motorcycle battery). You only need to buy the V6 battery top clamp piece. If you really want to "do it up", you might also want to add the plastic battery cover/cap and plastic heat shield from the V6 as well.
 
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