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Ford Performance Hood Strut Kit w/ Ford Performance Logo (05-09 All)

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$81.97 (kit)

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Features & Details

  • Ford Performance Hood Strut Kit
  • Has a Laser-Engraved Ford Performance Logo
  • Lightweight, Yet Durable Steel and Aluminum Construction
  • Robust Black Powder Coat Finish
  • Includes All the Essential Mounting Hardware
  • Includes Detailed Instruction Manual for Easy Installation
  • Fits All 2005-2009 Ford Mustang Models
Necessary Upgrade. Most Ford Mustang models still include a factory manual hood prop, which can be an eyesore when you want to show off your Mustang’s powerhouse. However, you can upgrade the look of your Mustang by installing a Ford Performance Strut Kit with the Ford Performance logo. This hood strut kit uses two gas struts to perfectly lift and hold your hood open while eliminating the use of your factory prop-rod.

Robust, But Lightweight. Construction of the Ford Performance Hood Strut Kit utilizes lightweight steel and aluminum to guarantee durability and functionality. These robust materials ensure that your hood strut kit serves you for many years.

Durable Powder Coat Finish. This Ford Performance Hood Strut Kit is coated with a durable black powder coat finish that's long lasting and will withstand off-road driving hazards. The powder coat finish is also lustrous to boost the aesthetic value of your Mustang vehicle.

Simple Installation. The Ford Performance Hood Strut Kit is easy to install. The mounting process does not require any drilling or cutting because the steel brackets fit directly into the OEM mounting holes of your hood.

Specifications. This Ford Performance Hood Strut Kit features dimensions of 6.5" x 4.5" x 14.5". Also, the kit weighs 2.6 lbs and has a 90 lbs rating to hold your hood securely and firmly.

Application. This Ford Performance Hood Strut Kit is an ideal fit for all Ford Mustang models made between 2005-2014.

Fitment: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Details

What's in the Box
  • (1) Hood Strut Kit with Logo
  • (2) Gas Struts
  • (4) Mounting Brackets
  • Installation Manual
Installation Info
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • GT - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09
  • V6 - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09
  • GT500 - 07, 08, 09
  • Bullitt - 08, 09

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5/5
Great item and even better price

Awesome deal and 20 min install. I was so happy to get rid of the ridiculous stock hood prop.

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5/5
Hood strut kit

Great product and was easy to install took all of 15 minutes start to finish

Helpful (1)

Overall Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars
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Will this work with a cervini fiberglass hood? Much lighter than a factory hood.

07SGT

  • This kit will have a 90lb weight rating and will work with any hoods that are under or equivalent to this weight.

    JaHarrisAM

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Will this be strong enough to hold up an aftermarket hood? I Have a Cervinis stalker II hood which is heavier than the stock hood by quite a bit.

DylanS

  • It is not typically recommended to run the Ford Performance Hood Strut Kit with aftermarket hoods. This kit will have a 90lb weight rating, so can work with any hoods that are under this, however the increased weight will reduce longevity.

    Rob D

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In the past, some hood strut kits seemed to pull the driver's side lower bracket away from the fender at the front edge of the bracket. Do these Ford struts not cause that? Do they pivot more freely than other brand struts? Do they all pivot on the same size ball? Are they all pretty much the same length? Is it possible that the Ford struts might cure a problem with a Brand X kit? Thanks. Alan P

AlanP

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Customer Reviews (31) Write a Review

Overall Rating 4.1

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

  • Fit 4.033333 4.0
  • Appearance 4.466667 4.5
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.333333 4.3



  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 14, 2017

    Review from Ford Performance Hood Strut Kit w/ Ford Performance Logo (05-14 All)

    Great item and even better price

    Awesome deal and 20 min install. I was so happy to get rid of the ridiculous stock hood prop.

    NickK

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    September 22, 2017

    Review from Ford Performance Hood Strut Kit w/ Ford Performance Logo (05-14 All)

    Hood strut kit

    Great product and was easy to install took all of 15 minutes start to finish

    JimmyM

    Year: 2011 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (1)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    September 10, 2017

    Review from Ford Performance Hood Strut Kit w/ Ford Performance Logo (05-14 All)

    Not bad

    It is a little hard to center the hood back again, and they Are way too strong, so the hood bounces when opens. Like because gives me more space and i dont have to worry about securing with the prop

    Ivy

    Year: 2009 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (1)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 11, 2017

    Review from Ford Performance Hood Strut Kit w/ Ford Performance Logo (05-14 All)

    Ford Performance Hood Strut Kit

    Install is pretty straight forward. Don't loosen both bolts on the hood hinge as much as in the instructions. Do the rear one first, keeping the front bolt fairly tight. slide the strut under the rear bolt, tighten it fairly tight, but not so much the strut can't move. Then remove the front hinge bolt. Rotate the strut over the front bolt hole, replace the bolt, and tighten both front and rear bolts to specs. KEEP THE FRONT OF THE HOOD SUPPORTED AT ALL TIMES, EVEN WITH SOMEONE HELPING. Only complaint is that the hood doesn't open as far as with the prop rod, which is inconvenient if you work under there very often.

    DoesntMatter

    Year: 2008 Submodel: Other

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 26, 2017

    Review from Ford Performance Hood Strut Kit w/ Ford Performance Logo (05-14 All)

    Nice little addition!

    Easy install, good looking addition!! I wished the Ford Performance Logos pointed outward instead of inward. Nice non the less!!

    Gixer

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 13, 2017

    Review from Ford Performance Hood Strut Kit w/ Ford Performance Logo (05-14 All)

    Hood struts

    Excellent looking I love the ford logo give under the hood a great look. Now I can open the hood and not use the stock bar anymore.

    Harry49

    Year: 2008 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 09, 2017

    Review from Ford Performance Hood Strut Kit w/ Ford Performance Logo (05-14 All)

    Ford Performance Hood Strut

    its the best looking hood strut option for a reasonable price for sure, easy install just like any strut with braket.

    JeremyR

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 08, 2017

    Review from Ford Performance Hood Strut Kit w/ Ford Performance Logo (05-14 All)

    easy upgrade

    This is a must have if u like to shoe off your engine bay or even work under the hood alot. Now you can do whatever engine maintenance you need to without the prop getting in the way. This is a very easy install took me about ten minutes to do both sides with a rachet and 10mm deep and shallow socket. I did have to adjuat the the hood bump stops and some trimming to my brake master covers. I still have my hood prop installed and may keep on this I have the chrome hood prop so it looks good there for now. I might remove before the 2017 AM show this year

    Mike14

    Year: 2014 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (1)

  • 1/5

    December 02, 2017

    Terrible hood bowing

    After installation, the back of struts press again the vent plastic cowling being neccesary to cut it in order to allow the brackets to slide beneath and also it is neccesary to cut half of AC accumulator bracket as well. Once the installation is completed, the hood opening is less than with the prop rod and when the hood is fully closed, there is a vertical opening between hood and side car fender of about 8 mm. These hood struts are to powerful (90 Lbs.) for the S197 causing the original hood bending. The design is very poor.

    RobertoB

    Year: 2006 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (0)

  • 3/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    November 26, 2017

    Review from Ford Performance Hood Strut Kit w/ Ford Performance Logo (05-14 All)

    Hood strut kit

    Before I started installing the kit, I watched your video on you tube. I was a little confused the person on the video while installing the pistons, placed the rod on top, directions say rod goes on bottom. Other problem I encountered had to trim cowl, the ends of the piston didnt have enough room to move when closing the hood. I am pretty mechanically inclined, this was harder than the video shows, they are not a direct fit, you have to do some modifying to make the kit work. On the plus side they are on the car, and it was good experience dealing with American muscle.

    RalphT

    Year: 2007 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (0)

  • 3/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    November 21, 2017

    Review from Ford Performance Hood Strut Kit w/ Ford Performance Logo (05-14 All)

    Decent quality of parts.

    Shipping was fast and secure as always. Install took less then 10 minutes I'd say a newbie could do it under 15 with no problems. Debating on whether or not to remove them due to a pretty good sized bow in the hood now. On my 2015 ecoboost the redline struts created no bow or at least not one I saw. I feel like these should be a little more dialed in considering it has Ford stamped on it.

    4RCEFED

    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    November 15, 2017

    Review from Ford Performance Hood Strut Kit w/ Ford Performance Logo (05-14 All)

    Good product but terrible instructions

    Surprisingly how a great product can still come with such poor instructions, especially something from the OEM.

    GregG

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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  • 3/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    November 07, 2017

    Review from Ford Performance Hood Strut Kit w/ Ford Performance Logo (05-14 All)

    Pain to install but over all good item.

    They look good but was not as easy as easy to install as it was made out to be. Now that they are on I'm not taking them off.

    Johnswinney

    Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (0)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    November 02, 2017

    Review from Ford Performance Hood Strut Kit w/ Ford Performance Logo (05-14 All)

    Installation of Hood Strut kit

    Product is good value but installation instructions could be better. Ford needs to provide better quality pictures for installation. I was surprised at the amount of trimming of plastic parts to make it fit my 2005 Mustang convertible.

    TerenceM

    Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 10, 2017

    Review from Ford Performance Hood Strut Kit w/ Ford Performance Logo (05-14 All)

    Awesome strut kit!

    Very easy to install and looks great too. An must have upgrade from that old rod.

    Destry

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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  • 3/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 08, 2017

    Review from Ford Performance Hood Strut Kit w/ Ford Performance Logo (05-14 All)

    Hood lift

    After struggling to install due to housing that needed forcing out of lower brackets of the way disappointed in the way the hood is able to rock on the upper brackets since it cant be flush mounted.

    MichaelG

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 06, 2017

    Review from Ford Performance Hood Strut Kit w/ Ford Performance Logo (05-14 All)

    SHOWSTOPPER

    Installation was easy and straightforward. Drastically improves under the hood appearance by getting rid of the rod. A must have when showing your car at shows.

    KonaBlueStang

    Year: 2012 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 30, 2017

    Review from Ford Performance Hood Strut Kit w/ Ford Performance Logo (05-14 All)

    Hood strut

    Nice product. Ford should put in from factory. Prop rod of no value to me I'm in a Wheelchair so I can't get hood high enough to use.

    TimG

    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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  • 2/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 25, 2017

    Review from Ford Performance Hood Strut Kit w/ Ford Performance Logo (05-14 All)

    My hood does not close properly

    I have followed the instructions and even watched video's from other manufacturers for proper instructions. When I close my hood there is a slight bulge where the strut kit is on both sides of the hood. I plan to take them off and hopefully I can still return them.

    TimothyA

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 20, 2017

    Review from Ford Performance Hood Strut Kit w/ Ford Performance Logo (05-14 All)

    1000 times better

    This hood strut kit is perfect for any mustang, even if you have a heavy aftermarket hood. Easy to install and are perfect for working in the bay and car shows!

    Jacob

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (0)

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