Having the prop rod attached to the hood comes in handy after larger lift and tires. I'm 5'11" and the closed hood is only sitting a few inches below my shoulders.Why would anyone want to steal something so useless?
I couldn't find mine until I looked up. I think it is weird to have the prop mounted to the underside of the hood, I am use to seeing them mounted to the engine compartment.
Go for some hood struts, redline or similar. You won't be sorry.