Review & Install Video
The Ford Performance hood strut kit with the logo is available for any '05 to '14 Mustang owner who might be looking to get rid of the ugly and in the way factory hood prop, and replace it with something more modern, convenient, and out of the way. This one shows some Ford Performance pride with their logo engraved in silver over a black strut, and the price is generously placed at about $100 per set, which you see here with me. The installation is a direct bolt-on. So expect one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter, which I'll walk you through later on in the video. If you're the type of Mustang owner taking your pony to a lot of car shows, and you're trying to show off some underhood dress-up pieces in your engine bay, then the factory hood prop can be an ugly way to display them. These are a great alternative, because they stay out of the way in the bottom corners of the hood, and they even blend in with the black powder coating. They reliably keep the hood open, and they lock into place so you don't have to worry about the weight of the hood bringing them down. Aside from the looks, these are just all-around more convenient. Leaning over the front end to do even just routine maintenance can be tough with the hood prop in the way. These make it easier to do the work without having to lean over the fenders awkwardly when the front is where you want to be. This set has two powerful gas struts, which are made from a lightweight steel and aluminum with a black powder-coated finish all around, and the Ford oval logo and the Ford Performance logo laser-engraved on top in silver. The black not only gives it a sleek look to blend in, but it also adds a layer of corrosion and rust resistance, which is always a bonus. For just about $100, you can pick this up for yourself, which again is the most affordable option in my opinion. It makes things a lot easier. There are other options varying with price tags, depending on finish, such as modern billets, chrome, carbon fiber, and one with Mustang lettering. But they also have the same function and it all is a matter of preference. The installation only takes about 30 minutes to an hour with simple hand tools, like a flathead screwdriver, a ratchet, 10-millimeter and 13-millimeter sockets, and some extensions.I'd absolutely give this one, one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter, since it doesn't require any drilling or permanent modifications. The first thing you want to do is install one of the lower brackets using the factory fender bolt. With the hood supported by the factory prop, remove the top bolt on the hood hinge and loosen the rear one just enough to slide the larger bracket labeled "P" between the hood hinge and the bolt. Then, tighten these bolts back up to secure the bracket. Remove the small retaining clips from the strut balls, and then pop the strut balls over the strut mounts in the brackets. Replace the retaining clips to keep the balls locked into place. Then, once you repeat this for the opposite side with the bracket labeled "D" for "Driver," then you're good to go. So if you're the owner of an '05 to '09 Mustang, you might want to check out the Ford Performance hood strut kit with the Ford Performance logo, which is available right here, of course, at americanmuscle.com.
Sleek, Clean Look.
Show off the engine of your Ford Mustang in style with the Ford Performance Strut Kit with Ford Performance logo. The logo is laser etched on the two gas struts. Ford designed this hood strut kit to have a sleek, clean look. You can lift your hood with ease as the two gas struts take over. You no longer need to worry about injuring yourself when the hood of your car is open. Lightweight, Yet Strong.
The components in this kit are made with lightweight steel and aluminum to ensure functionality and durability. They are coated with a heavy-duty black powder finish. The brackets are made from strong steel. Specifications.
The dimensions of this kit are 6.5" x 4.5" x 14.5" and it weighs 2.6 lbs. It has a rating of 90 lbs. Basic Installation.
You will love how easy it is to install this strut kit. The direct bolt-on installation does not require any drilling. You won't have to drill since the steel brackets have been engineered to bolt directly into the existing OEM hood mount holes. Application.
The Ford Performance Hood Strut Kit with Ford Performance Logo fits all 2005-2014 Ford Mustang models.
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- What's in the Box
- (1) Hood Strut Kit with Logo
- (2) Gas Struts
- (4) Mounting Brackets
- Installation Instructions
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 30 Minutes
Difficulty Level:Simple installation for anyone
- Will it fit my Mustang?
- Boss 302 - 12, 13
- Bullitt - 08, 09
- GT - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
- GT500 - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
- V6 - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14