02 The main advantage of the DSE hinges is that they offer super smooth operation not found with the herky-jerky OEM units. This is because each of the fulcrum points operates on a set of bearings. In addition, the old-school spring has been replaced with a pneumatic cylinder. Anyone who has ever had to remove the spring from a stock hinge knows that it can sometimes be a pain. The shock on the DSE unit is easily removed if needed. You can even get one that's valved for a lightweight fiberglass hood. They run $625 a pair in raw billet, and $700 in a black anodized finish.