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

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  • MPN# M-16826-M

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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
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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

    • 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.

      AshleyK

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

    ClayB

    • 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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    Having an issue with the rear of the hood lifting when closed. have checked fitment and alignment. Any suggestions or remedy for this ? I noticed there is mention of this at the end of the instructions.

    ShawnF

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    Customer Reviews (57) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.0

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

    • Fit 4.095238 4.1
    • Appearance 4.5 4.5
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.404762 4.4



    • 4/5

      June 05, 2018

      Look great

      Not a perfect fit. However they look great once installed.

      RichFLa

      Year: 2009 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 23, 2018

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

      Easy Install

      Simple install, good product, nice to open the hood and not have to use the prop rod. Looks good too!

      JoeT

      Year: 2010 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      May 22, 2018

      Hood Strut Kit

      Easy to install and engine looks much better when displaying at car shows.

      EdmundV

      Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      May 19, 2018

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

      Perfect

      Fomoco should have had these on the car from factory! Install took 20 mins - simple.

      ChristopherM

      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 10, 2018

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

      So Nice to not have to use the prop rod!

      Using these during Car Shows is so nice not having to worry about someone hitting the hood support and bending the hood. Well worth the cost for the quality of item received.

      Winomaha

      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      May 03, 2018

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

      Nice Product

      Nice product, very simple to install. Looks and works great, I will post a picture.

      MikeR

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      May 01, 2018

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

      strut kit

      Like the strut kit in every way except it restricts the ability to open as far as it did without the kit.

      JeffC

      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 2/5

      April 20, 2018

      works well but poor fitment

      the bottom brackets need to be forcefully wedged between the frame and the plastic trim which makes the installation process somewhat tedious. seems like a huge oversight for something designed by ford.

      V6Driver

      Year: 2005 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      April 15, 2018

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

      Perfect no more prop rod

      Love these struts. Fit well with a bit of trimming here and there. If you want a clean oem look these are the struts to get.

      NICKV

      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 14, 2018

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

      Hood Strut

      Easy install and quality product. Gives a OEM look as well.

      JosephJ

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT500

      Helpful (1)

    • 3/5

      March 20, 2018

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

      Works Like a charm

      Had to cut some plastic trim, but installed with no issues

      WilliamM

      Year: 2010 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 19, 2018

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

      Hood Strut Kit.

      Looks Great and easy to install in no time. Prefer these over the prop rod. Only reason for the 4 star on fit is the bracket on the hood rubs slightly on the inner fender when closed. I would recommend these. My MCA edition is white and black so the black struts with the white Ford logo match well.

      John

      Year: 2014 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (1)

    • 3/5

      February 23, 2018

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

      Still unsure

      Easy to install and look nice. To early to tell if they will stand the test of time.

      DonaldN

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 4/5

      February 17, 2018

      Hood strut kit

      Product works as advertised. Only complaint is that the Ford logo faces inside towards engine compartment instead of out towards eye view.

      lmartinez13

      Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 1/5

      February 11, 2018

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

      Not strong enough

      Install was easy but can’t leave the hood up doesn’t hold the weight of a cervini ramair hood it falls down after a few minutes the first time it happened it damaged my radiator cover because I had a ratchet sitting on it. Now need to buy new shocks and radiator cover. Junk!!

      ScottC

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      February 06, 2018

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

      Ford performance hoodstrut

      Bought the Cervini Ram air hood 70lbs ,no problem, took me by myself about an hour.

      richardt

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT500

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 29, 2018

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

      Love it

      Easy to install and works great! Worth the money! Best part is no more rod!!

      DuaneC

      Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      January 09, 2018

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

      2010 gt

      Easy install works vary nice custom cervini hood .

      TonyV

      Year: 2010 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (4)

    • 4/5

      January 03, 2018

      works great

      just like on our GT... works great, and easy to install

      NickG

      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (4)

    • 1/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      December 31, 2017

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

      Ford Performance - Not!

      The Ford individual who engineered this product should be fired. To install the lower fitting, it required trimming of the plastic vent housing and countersinking of the hex head bolt from AC accumulator bracket. Still after installation. The upper bracket rubbed against the upper forward quarter panel. This also required modification. After everything that was said done, the hood sat lower, making it more difficult to conduct maintenance near the firewall. I ripped it out and now have wasted $91.00...what a disappointment!!!

      ChrisK

      Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (5)

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