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hey guys i was just looking for a new hatch and i saw one for 530 bucks that was blot on and then a one that said lift off and it was only 220. what is the difference in these two? thanks
 
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bolt on mounts like the stock unit....

lift off just as the name implies 'lifts off '
 

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The bolt ons are usually stronger too, because it has to support itself when opened. Many times, lift off parts are a basic skin and no structural strength so they are for racing only. That's why the bolt on costs more, so you can bolt it on like a stocker. A lift off requires fasteners like Dzus which also means welding in the secure tabs for the fasteners. The stock hatch latch isn't able to be used with a lift off lid, and you'll have those fasteners visible around the edge of the lid. That also means no key or lock...
 

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ok great thank you guys
 

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I got the lift off to save some $$$ but if I had it to do over I would get the bolt on. You have to remove the hood to check the fluids and that isn't always convenient. I have a few minor paint blemishes now due to taking the hood off so often. I go to car shows so this is a pain. It's much easier to just pop the hood instead of taking it off and trying to find a safe place to put it when at a car show or park and shine. One of my hood pins fell off going down the highway and I didn't notice it until the hood started lifting off at 80 mph. Caught it just in time; no damage. You will get sick of having to remove the hood every time you want to look under there.
 
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