The hood does go up higher with the kit. There were a few little kinks, but install was not too bad. One of the rods seems to be in a little bind, but it looks like it is mainly body movement at the bottom mount. Only time will tell how the struts work and last. But all in all, I am happy with the install. Here are some pics. I took them inside my garage and its winter time so the pony is not super clean at this time.