Make sure you have all your parts before starting the process. We don't want this to end up like the Wilwoods do we? Two dampers, a bag of hardware, and some instructions. At least I haven't fucked up anything yet.
Read the instructions thoroughly before beginning installation. You'll be aware of potential problems before you even encounter them!
F@#k me, I can't read Japanese. Oh well, I'm sure they can't be too tough. Let's just study the picture. Damn, that dude can draw!
Open your hood and pity your stock overworked hood prop. As you can see mine's painted the same color as the engine bay brackets because I'm a freak. Yours may look different unless you're a freak too.
Remove the fender rail bolt right next to the shock tower. It's within an inch or two of your stock hood prop rod holder clip. Replace that bolt with a silver washer and ball-stud bolt. Contemplate painting the silver washer the same color as your car after you install it.
Locate the correct hood ball-plate to attach to the hood hinge.
Curse your lazy parents for never teaching you Japanese, then look at the picture again.
Thank the artist for making it clear, then realize there was only one way for it to sit flush anyway. Better to learn from the instructions than trial-by-error, right? Remember to burn the worthless instructions since it's winter right now and your hands might be going numb.
For each end of the hood damper, remove the retaining clip by sliding the curved part away from the damper and pulling it out of the head.
Affix the threaded socket end of the hood damper to the hood hinge ball plate. Affix the fixed socket end to the ball-stud on the fender rail. Reinstall the retaining pins. Warm hands by burning instructions if necessary.
Slide the curved portion of the pin back over the shaft of the damper until it snaps into a locked position.
Double check that everything is secure and repeat for the other side.
Marvel at your own greatness now that you have two moderately strong shocks holding up a lighter-than-stock hood. Never mind that the factory hood prop was more than sufficient for the heavier metal hood and you just installed these for no functional reason.
Forget about functionality and the overkill you just installed. Instead, vow to finally be proud opening your hood to friends and strangers alike!