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RedLine Tuning Hood QuickLIFT ELITE System (05-14 All)

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    Features & Details

    • QuickLIFT ELITE Hood Struts
    • Deletes Stock Prop Rod
    • Progressive, Slow Release System
    • Custom-valved Gas Springs
    • 316L Stainless Steel Finish
    • Gloss Black Powder-coated Hardware
    • Options Available for Factory and Aftermarket Hoods
    • Fits all 2005-2014 Mustangs
    Deletes Factory Prop Rod. It's hard to believe that Ford equipped their 2005-2014 S197 Mustangs with an old school prop rod. But now you can scrap that prop rod and add a sleek under hood appearance with modern convenience to your powerful Pony by installing a RedLine Tuning QuickLIFT ELITE Hood System.

    Slow Release System. RedLine Tuning QuickLIFT ELITE Hood Struts use powerful custom-valved gas springs that feature a progressive release system. In the final few inches of operation the struts slow the rate of extension allowing for a smooth, fluid lifting process.

    Complete Kit. The QuickLIFT ELITE system includes two 316L stainless steel progressive-rate gas springs that will lift and hold your Mustangs hood securely in place. The kit also includes black powder-coated brackets with ball-stud end fittings and the necessary mounting hardware required for installation.

    Factory or Aftermarket Hood. The QuickLIFT ELITE System is available for both factory or aftermarket hoods. Installation of the factory kit utilizes pre-existing holes on the underside of the stock hood, so no drilling is required. Where the aftermarket kit will require drilling into the underside of the hood and attaching the mounting brackets with the supplied pop-rivets.

    Application. This RedLine Tuning Hood QuickLIFT ELITE System is designed to fit all 2005 to 2014 Mustangs, including the V6, GT, Bullitt, Boss and Shelby GT500 models. Available for factory or aftermarket hoods - Please select from options above.

    Fitment: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Details

    CA Residents: Warning: California's Proposition 65

    What's in the Box
    • (2) Struts
    • (2) Fender Brackets
    • (2) Hood Brackets
    • (4) Pop-Rivets (Aftermarket Kit Only)
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    Questions & Answers (4)

    4 Top Rated Questions

    What's the difference between the Quick Lift Elite and the Quick Lift Plus hood strut kits? I want to use a set on my Cervinis Hood.

    • The difference between the Elite and the Plus series is the Elite is 316 Stainless steel , while the Plus is Black . Both models show they are available for either style hood .

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    I have a set of Battery and Master Cylinder covers installed, as purchased from AM. Will these RedLine hood struts fit with those covers installed?

    • Yes, these hood struts will work with the batter and master cylinder covers installed.

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    What is the best hood struts you offer for aftermarket hoods? Also what is the difference from the aftermarket hood and factory hood options? My aftermarket hood bolted right up the the factory bolt holes so wasn't sure why there are two options. Maybe the weight of the hood difference?

    • The RedLine Tuning Hood QuickLIFT ELITE System are the best hood struts we have for aftermarket hoods. The reasoning for the difference between stock and aftermarket hoods is twofold. First, aftermarket hoods are typically made of fiberglass and actually weigh more than the OEM hood, which is made of aluminum. Second, Fiberglass hoods require a difference in valving, as flexing can cause cracks, which is not an issue with aluminum hoods.

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    What if I currently have the stock hood but plan to buy an aftermarket hood over the summer? I would like to be able to mount the new hood without having to get another setup for the hood struts. Is there a way to order the kit with both options? Also would this kit work with any aftermarket hood? If it does I know others in my club would probably update their cars to this kit. Don't know how many times at shows that hoods slam with there slightest breeze.

    • You could select the aftermarket hood option for your factory hood as well. Though, you may need to do some minor drilling in order to install them. The aftermarket option will work with both factory and aftermarket hoods.

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    Overall Rating 4.9

    out of 5 stars

    • 5/5

      November 04, 2018

      Nice addition to any car

      Not sure why Ford never installed their own after leaving the big hood springs behind. This hood lift system installed simply and quickly for my 2014 Mustang GT. I had to relocate the sound tube which needs to go away anyway. They work well with the hood motion for opening and closing both. Worth the investment.


      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      September 23, 2018

      Great idea and a great product to match

      So much nicer than prop rod. Works just like it says. Thank you


      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT500

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    • 5/5

      September 16, 2018


      Very easy to install love the love the look! Looking forward to my next mod.


      Year: 2013 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      September 10, 2018

      Perfect product!!

      Went on super easy looks amazing works great and really gives easier access when under the hood!!


      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      September 03, 2018


      Too easy of install. Works and looks perfect right off. Now, the test for longevity.....


      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      August 24, 2018

      Marks gt

      What a great addition to my car They fit perfect and look great . Easy to install


      Year: 2009 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      August 13, 2018

      Why didn't I get these sooner!

      So easy to install, my 8 year did it. I can't believe I didn't buy these sooner. Changes the appearance of you engine bay and the ease to work is even better without the stock rod in the way.


      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      July 16, 2018

      Better than the competition

      So far, this seems to be a good quality product. The installation was very simple and the parts fit perfect. The gas springs are two-stage meaning they lift the hood pretty fast and then slow way down for the last inch or so of travel. The gas spring bodies are stainless steel and look great. I first wasted money on the Ford Racing kit. It's junk - a terrible product with big ugly hood brackets that require re-routing the windshield washer hose and also the fender brackets don't fit right. I'm very happy with this Redline kit.


      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      July 11, 2018

      Sharp looking and great functionality

      Bought these after purchasing an other brand that did not install very well and raised the hood when closed. These went in much better and work great with no hood alignment issues. I would definitely recommend them.


      Year: 2009 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      July 05, 2018

      My New Chrome Hood Strut Lifts.

      They came shipped on time and fast. They not only look and fit good but improve the looks under the hood tremendously!


      Year: 2010 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      June 06, 2018

      Works like a Champ!

      This set of hood struts not only look awesome they work great too. They were very easy to install. This system took me less than 30 minutes to install. Zero hood alignment problems with these struts and they provide a nice smooth movement when opening the hood. Thanks AM!!


      Year: 2014 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      May 25, 2018

      Easy, Attractive, Functional

      Took about 15 minutes to install and lifts the hood on it's own. Slows down at the top so it doesn't slam when it opens. Works great.


      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT500

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    • 5/5

      April 06, 2018

      Great product and a Simple Mod

      The Redline Hood Quick Lift system in a Great product that is simple to install. The hood struts and brackets are made to bolt on with just a few hand tools and look to be built to last. The install took 15 - 30 minutes; half of that time was reading the Instruction Sheet provided with the parts. The chrome hood struts look Awesome when the hood is opened. I am very Satisfied with this product. So, Ditch that hood prop rod and install a set of the Redline Tuning Hood Quick Lift Elite System hood struts!


      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      March 24, 2018


      Easy and fast to install.I tried 2 other ones had to send them back.


      Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      February 15, 2018

      Should be factory

      10 minutes to install and looks terrific. Ford should have made these a stock item on mustangs.


      Year: 2011 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      January 16, 2018

      Quality like no other

      Replace your tired and worn out gas hood struts with the best in the industry


      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      December 30, 2017

      So far really like them

      I installed these and they are working a lot better than the other brand I had. Went on in about 15 minute with no issues. The only thing i can see is I have to take my battery cover and brake cover off and make some slight modifications to them in order to use them again. But than is not an issues. As I was thinking about painting them anyway


      Year: 2012 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      December 09, 2017

      Easier install that I even thought it would be.

      I had purchased a different brand from American Muscle a few years ago that never held the hood up well and was a clunky design and install was challenging and had an extra bracket. These however work great, hold the hood correctly and the install could not have been easier. They look great, should be factory.


      Year: 2010 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      November 14, 2017


      Excellent product they work well and what a greT look without that prop rod


      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      September 21, 2017

      Very nice product

      Very nice product. Looks good and functions well. It was a very easy installation. I opted to tape backs of washers so they didn't scratch the paint. No unbolting hood hinges or drilling. They more than have enough power to raise the hood. They are on the pricey side for what they are but look cool.


      Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

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