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RedLine Tuning Quicklift Hood Struts (79-98 All)

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    Features & Details

    • A Great Convenience
    • Impressive Styling
    • Black E-Coat Finish
    • Fits All 1979 to 1998 Ford Mustangs
    Prop Rod? Are you still using that old style factory prop rod that Ford installed in your Mustang? Well then join the new millennium with a set of Redline Tuning Quicklift Hood Struts from AmericanMuscle for clean modern styling and convenience.

    Custom Gas Struts. This Redline Tuning Hood Strut kit comes with two E-Coat black painted custom gas spring struts that will lift and raise your Mustangs hood from mid-height and hold it securely in place. The kit also includes Zinc-plated Steel brackets with ball-stud end fittings and all the necessary mounting hardware needed for installation.

    Application. This set of two Redline Tuning Quicklift Hood Struts are designed to fit all 1979 to 1998 Ford Mustangs, including the LX, V6, GT, and SVT Cobra models.

    Fitment: 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2003 2004 Details

    MPN# QL-FORD-MUS-7998

    CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

    What's in the Box
    • (2) Hood struts
    • (4) Mounting brackets
    • (4) Sheet metal screws
    • (6) Rivets
    Installation Info
    Will it fit my Mustang?
    • Cobra - 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 03, 04
    • Cobra R - 93, 95
    • GT - 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98
    • LX - 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93
    • Other - 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86
    • V6 - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98

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        Questions & Answers (6)

        5 Top Rated Questions

        Can the hood bracket be turned down away from the hood? My hood is a H.O. fibertrend hood. Per instructions the ball stud end will interfere with underside of hood. If ball stud leg faces down it will work. Can this be done with no opening problems?

        • The hood brackets are intended for installation in one way only, and that cannot be modified while also retaining proper function.

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        I have a 1993 mustang fox body notchback, and was wondering if these would work and fit well. I cannot use a normal hood prop because of my aftermarket hood doesn't have holes or slots in it.

        • Yes, these will work well with the 93 Fox body.

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        My hood isnt dead center it is more on 1 side then other would these still work?

        • Since your hood is not centered the RedLine Tuning Quicklift Hood Struts may give you some troubles trying to have this installed.

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        Have a 95 cobra with 347 stroker with rpm manifold have to go with a cerninis cobra R hood because manifold hits the stock hood and I have cc plates will they work?

        • The RedLine Tuning Quicklift Hood Struts will have no issues fitting to a Cervini's Cobra R Hood, and will have no clearance issues with any caster camber plates.

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        FIBERGLASS HOOD? Will these Redline Hood Struts be easy to install on a fiberglass hood?

        • Yes they will work on glass hood.

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          Customer Reviews (49) Write a Review

          Overall Rating 4.7

          out of 5 stars

          • 1/5

            April 09, 2019

            hood struts

            thought they would fit my car but they didnt so i returned


            Year: 2001 Submodel: Cobra

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            November 23, 2018

            no more hood prop

            works great, one hand opens the hood, stay up even in stong winds, no more ugly hood prop.


            Year: 1988 Submodel: LX

            Helpful (1)

          • 5/5

            November 06, 2018

            Good Fit

            Easy to install, they look great, my Mustang thanks you American Muscle..


            Year: 1994 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (1)

          • 2/5

            September 17, 2018

            Bad seals

            These hood struts worked great for about 2 years but unfortunately the passenger side leaks now and it wont keep the hood propped for more than 10 seconds. Very sketchy when trying to work on the car and the hood comes down on your head!


            Year: 1989 Submodel: LX

            Helpful (2)

          • 4/5

            August 30, 2018

            looks great

            These look great and are strong enough to hold up the stock metal hood. The only reason i didn't give it 5 stars is the fitment. I had to cut a hole in the hood structure to fit the bracket when the hood is closed.


            Year: 1988 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (1)

          • 5/5

            August 26, 2018

            Hood struts

            Very easy to install works much nicer then the old prop rod


            Year: 1994 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (1)

          • 2/5

            December 08, 2017

            Don’t throw away prop rod

            Don’t throw away prop rod 88 vert I take the car to car shows how do I only stay open for an hour and let it sit for 20 minutes at the hotel stay open for five minutes


            Year: 1988 Submodel: LX

            Helpful (3)

          • 5/5

            September 13, 2017

            Redline Quicklift Hood Struts

            Very Happy with Redline Tuning Quicklift Hood Struts. Easy installation, just follow the instructions. Have necessary tools available before starting and Hood Struts can be installed in one or two hours. Excellent fit.


            Year: 1993 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (3)

          • 5/5

            August 11, 2017

            love them

            I love them. They fit perfectly and changed the way the engine bay right away.


            Year: 1991 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (3)

          • 5/5

            June 23, 2017

            Awesome!should've been factory!

            These are the best hood struts you can get for your fox body period! The quality is second to none, fitment is excellent and they look great with the red accents! Worth every penny and shipped fast! Thank u A.M!


            Year: 1988 Submodel: Other

            Helpful (3)

          • 4/5

            June 21, 2017

            No more propping the hood...

            This is a great improvement on any Mustang. No more rods in the way. Opens and raises with one hand. Drops and latches perfectly. Installed in about 20 minutes. Only one recommendation. Space the fender mounts about an extra 1/8" of an inch from fender for easier installation. Highly recommended...and good price!


            Year: 1988 Submodel: Other

            Helpful (3)

          • 5/5

            May 06, 2017

            Nice n Easy

            It is a great up grade, getting rid of that ugly prop rod really cleans up the under hood of any mustang ride..Hood actually is open about 10 more than with the old clunky rod.


            Year: 1986 Submodel: Other

            Helpful (4)

          • 5/5

            April 06, 2017

            Redline Tuning Strut Kit

            The kit was easy to install with the correct drill bits. Make sure to use new or fairly new sharp bits. The provided installation instructions are well written and provide a lot of detail.


            Year: 1997 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (4)

          • 5/5

            March 20, 2017

            Perfect fit

            Perfect fit even with a aftermarket hood.. I have a champion hood and they are not built very good they take a lot of work to make right and these hood struts fit perfect and love how easy they work and how smooth.. if you have a foxbody these are a must get rid of the dumb hood prob it's always in the way anyway....


            Year: 1991 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (4)

          • 5/5

            March 14, 2017

            Perfect fit

            Wish I would have done this years ago. Easy to follow directions. I would recommend to others.


            Year: 1991 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (4)

          • 4/5

            October 04, 2016

            instructions hard to see

            they work fine but the instructions were dark and hard to see


            Year: 1995 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (3)

          • 5/5

            August 21, 2016

            Redline Hood Struts

            They were easy to install. Look great. I show my 88 LX and it looks must sharper with the hood up now.


            Year: 1988 Submodel: Other

            Helpful (4)

          • 5/5

            August 15, 2016

            Redline Hood Strut conversion.

            I was able to use the struts on my 1983 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe. When adding an intercooler I was unable to mount the stock hood prop. It was a blessing in disguise as I found the 1979 to 1998 Mustang Redline Hood Struts at American Muscle. It was fairly simple to adapt them to the Thunderbird and they work great.


            Year: 1983 Submodel: Other

            Helpful (3)

          • 4/5

            August 09, 2016

            redline hood struts

            hood struts are great for a stock hood , but are too strong for 85 cobra r racing hood


            Year: 1996 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (3)

          • 5/5

            May 31, 2016


            Easy install. Just as described. Be careful with what rivets you use, two types.


            Year: 1998 Submodel: Cobra

            Helpful (3)

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