Redline Tuning has developed a hood strut system to replace the flimsy prop rod that holds up the hood. Here is a link to their website: http://www.redlinetuning.com/products_quicklift.html They are in need of a 3rd generation 4Runner to be their beta tester-they will install a QuickLift on your Runner for free! You are expected to provide feedback on the system-how it fits and works and so on. Please contact me so I can put you in touch with the correct folks at Redline. All I want is to be able to buy their stuff-and they won't release the 4Runner model until they are assured it fits and works well. They already offer a model for the Tacoma-and advise it is not interchangeable. I am in Colorado and just about stubborn enough to drive up there myself-must be spring fever setting in.