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

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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

    MPN# M-16826-M

    CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

    What's in the Box
    • (1) Hood Strut Kit with Logo
    • (2) Gas Struts
    • (4) Mounting Brackets
    • Installation Manual
    Installation Info
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        Questions & Answers (7)

        5 Top Rated Questions

        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

        • When installing the Ford Performance Hood Strut Kit, you may need to realign the hood to ensure there is a proper fit. In order to install, the bolts need to be taken off the hinges, which can cause the hood to move away from the fender. Make sure you check clearance before completely closing the hood. This is common for most aftermarket hood struts because they install with the hinges. Depending on where they mount, the Ford Performance Hood Struts will be the same size and function the same way other aftermarket hood struts do.

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        Will this work with a cervini fiberglass hood? Much lighter than a factory hood.

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

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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.

        • 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.

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        The details say " The gas struts have the ability to hold up to ninety pounds and therefore, Ford Performance Hood Strut Kit is strong enough to support both aftermarket hoods and stock hoods. " But someone answered it isn't typically recomended for aftermarket hoods. Will there be an issue using the SpeedForm Split Inlet Ram Air Hood with these struts?

        • So long as this was within 90 lbs these should be sufficient to hold this hood.

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        This makes the back of my hood sit high is there any way to fix this?

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          Customer Reviews (100+) Write a Review

          Overall Rating 4

          out of 5 stars

          Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

          Installation Cost:0-$100

          • Fit 4.089286 4.1
          • Appearance 4.517857 4.5
          • Bang For Your Buck 4.392857 4.4



          • 3/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            May 21, 2019

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

            Function

            Not the perfect fit but it will do for now. I had to do modification to make them fit and it raises the hood ever so slightly

            AndreD

            Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            May 21, 2019

            Review from Ford Performance Hood Strut Kit w/ Ford Performance Logo (10-14 All)

            Great Look! Easy Install

            A very nice inexpensive touch to the hood. Simple quick install. Adds a little detail under the hood.

            ShebStang

            Year: 2012 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (0)

          • 4/5

            May 12, 2019

            Review from Ford Performance Hood Strut Kit w/ Ford Performance Logo (10-14 All)

            Good buy

            Function as it should looks good but it is not a perfect fit. You will have modify a small part and the hood does not close uniformly but if you are OCD you will notice

            AndreD

            Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            May 12, 2019

            Review from Ford Performance Hood Strut Kit w/ Ford Performance Logo (10-14 All)

            Easy Install

            Great looking product. Easy and fast install and a must have upgrade for anyone that likes to work under the hood.

            Spawn

            Year: 2010 Submodel: GT500

            Helpful (0)

          • 4/5

            May 09, 2019

            Review from Ford Performance Hood Strut Kit w/ Ford Performance Logo (10-14 All)

            Does what it’s supposed to, easy install

            Install is idiot proof, even though the instructions from ford have terrible pictures. Be advised, this kit will slightly raise the rear of the hood because the new brackets go behind the old hinges. Also it is a good idea to go ahead and get rid of the sound tube so you don’t have to relocate it.

            KarlH

            Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            May 07, 2019

            Awesome

            My mustang gt has never stood out as much as it does now!

            MarioM

            Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            April 21, 2019

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

            Hood strut

            Nice hood struts needed to trim some plastic shrouding to make them fit

            MarkA

            Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 2/5

            April 17, 2019

            Make American muscle great again!

            Before I even start this review I want to say this. Can we please get semi decent photos for our instructions? We pay premium for most of the stuff you sell on this site and our instructions look like they were printed back from the 80’s...what’s worse is those same pictures are online. Originally I was going to give this three stars but as I was going to write this review I noticed the pictures on this site and my brackets. My brackets came labeled wrong, the passenger is labeled “D” and driver side has a “P” on it. That may or may not be the solution to my other problem. The hood doesn’t sit flush with these installed. The hood will sit about 1/4 to 1/2 inch above the fender towards the hinges. I also broke a bolt head in the process torquing it down to their specs but that’s not really the products fault. Overall they seem to be made with quality material but the guy (or probably a machine) labeling these is something else and they seem more complicated then the product needs to be. Just be aware it could be a simple install or it could be a pain...also look at your labels because apparently they’re switching them up.

            ThatStangGuy

            Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            April 06, 2019

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

            Hood Strut kit

            Great item works and looks great very easy to install!

            HunterC

            Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            February 15, 2019

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

            Hood struts

            This is what Ford should have put on all Mustangs.

            Robertjp2011

            Year: 2011 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (2)

          • 5/5

            February 11, 2019

            love them

            Hood struts work perfect. Its a joy to open my hood now without having to mess with the old hood prop rod.

            Moose

            Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (2)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            February 08, 2019

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

            Jar

            So far so good, just instalded, fit is good. Operation of hood is good with the new struts.

            JimR

            Year: 2007 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (2)

          • 5/5

            January 31, 2019

            Strutin Mustang

            Great product Good fit. It beats the heck out of a hood rod

            StevenD

            Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (2)

          • 1/5

            January 21, 2019

            Review from Ford Performance Hood Strut Kit w/ Ford Performance Logo (10-14 All)

            TOTAL WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY

            This product sucks. Theres a reason Ford doesn't put them on the car in the 1st place! Biggest waste of time ever.

            VictorC

            Year: 2014 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (5)

          • 3/5

            January 17, 2019

            Undecided Customer

            They look and function perfectly, but they raise your hood above your front fender so it makes it look awkward. Not sure how I feel About this yet...

            DakotaG

            Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (5)

          • 3/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            December 28, 2018

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

            Will see

            Have to buy one every year. Although new eng changes made might help WILL SEE

            Topgun

            Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (4)

          • 1/5

            December 25, 2018

            Review from Ford Performance Hood Strut Kit w/ Ford Performance Logo (10-14 All)

            Bent my hood

            I don’t know what the issue was but I put these on per the instructions and the one side was so hard to close that it tweaked my hood. I checked and double checked everything and everything was installed correctly but it does not work correctly. Going back

            JimB

            Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (5)

          • 3/5

            December 13, 2018

            Review from Ford Performance Hood Strut Kit w/ Ford Performance Logo (10-14 All)

            Glad you made s design change in the kit

            Thank you for making a design change in the hood strut mtg part. I’ve had two orders from American Muscle for which the chrome failed in the first year 2nd order the black pistons failed in 1 1/2 years finally there has been s design change and Insttuctions are being sent. So we will see how they function and reliability is on a 2012 mustang with 30,000 Miles. Wish me luck! Fast shipping I appreciate that

            Topgun

            Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (4)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            November 30, 2018

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

            Sweet

            They look nice and fit well. Decent price and easy installation. I would recommend.

            GaryC

            Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (4)

          • 5/5

            November 26, 2018

            Review from Ford Performance Hood Strut Kit w/ Ford Performance Logo (10-14 All)

            strut

            Great fit, works well. easy to install and easy to open hood now

            JamesB

            Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (4)

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