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RedLine Tuning Hood QuickLIFT ELITE System for US Spec Hoods (15-17 GT, EcoBoost, V6)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Impressive Under Hood Appearance
    • Deletes Stock Prop Rod
    • Securely Holds Hood in Place When Open
    • Progressive Rate, Slow Release Gas Struts
    • 316L Stainless Steel Finish
    • Gloss Black Powder-coated Hardware
    • Straight Forward Installation – Minor Drilling Required
    • 5 Year Manufactures Warranty
    • Designed for US Spec Hoods Only
    • Fits 2015-2017 Mustangs; Excludes Shelby GT350

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    Hey, guys. Stephanie with, here with the Redline Tuning Hood Quicklift Plus System for 2015 and up GT, Ecoboost, and V6 Mustangs. The Redline Tuning Hood Quicklift Plus System's gonna be a good option for anyone looking to delete the factory prop rod and clean up the engine bay. These have black, e-coated finishes, so they'll look nice on any car, and they're a simple product that makes a big difference under the hood. These are gonna create a cleaner appearance overall and they have much nicer look than the factory prop rod does. These are gonna be a good mod for those of you that show your car and that need that clean look but they're also a good mod for those of you out there that work under the hood a lot. I have a set of hood struts in my fox body and it's much easier to work under the hood when there isn't a hood prop in the way. So not only do these look good, they also have some good use as well. Redline offers two sets of Quicklift systems and they do have different prices. The difference is gonna be in the finish. So these ones are e-coated black and the other ones, the Elite System, have a stainless steel finish. They have the same features, just a little bit of a different look. So speaking of features, the hood struts are valved gas springs that have a progressive release system, so your hood isn't gonna just fly up or down. They have a controlled lift and the struts do slow as they get to the top of the lift to make things more progressive. And the mounting brackets are stainless steel. As far as price, you can expect to spend about $100 for this kit, and if you'd like to spring for the Elite kit, that's about $30 more. This is a complete kit, so you get the two struts, the fender brackets with the red inserts, the hood brackets, a plastic drill guide, and the drill bit as well to make things easier for you. So I mentioned drilling. Yes, you will need a drill for the install, but it's still a straight-forward install. These install using pre-existing holes in the top of the fenders and on the underside of the stock hood, so you don't have to drill into metal. You will need to drill a small hole in the plastic battery cover, but you do get a template and the drill bit, so it's not too bad. You can expect to spend an hour on the install and I'm going to call this a solid one on the difficulty meter. You do have to drill, but it's nothing big, and you are drilling into plastic, so really anyone can handle it. You need a 13 millimeter deep socket, an electric drill, and a center punch for the install and that's about it. You start by removing the top hinge bolt on the passenger side of the car so you can pull the bracket over the upper hinge bolt and then move to the left side of the car. The bracket installs the same way on this side. Next you'll need to position the plastic guide to mark the center of the hole for the battery cover with the punch that you have or you could just use the template to drill. If you follow the book, once the hole is marked, you're ready for drilling. It would be safest to take the battery cover off to drill, but we left it on and completed the install just fine. After that, you can install the fender brackets and then the hood struts. They just snap into place with the hood spring housing side facing the hood and the extension side on the fender. Wrapping things up here, the Redline Tuning Hood Quicklift Plus System offers two gas hood struts to replace the factory hood prop. The kit comes complete with everything that you'll need for the install, which is very easy and simple with no modifications required except for a small hole in the battery cover. You can check this kit out more online right here, at

    Deletes Factory Prop Rod. With all the bells and whistles that Ford equipped on their S550 Mustangs, it's hard to believe that they still use a prop rod to hold up the hood. But now you can ditch that old school prop rod and add a clean appearance and modern convenience to your 2015-2017 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. This prevents your Mustangs Hood from snapping into place, which reduces wear and tear on the hood and its hinges.

    High Quality Construction. The QuickLIFT ELITE system features two progressive-rate gas struts that are manufactured from Marine grade 316L stainless steel for superior strength and dependability. The included mounting brackets, with ball-stud end fittings, were CAD designed for a perfect fit. The mounting brackets are then completed in a black powder coated finish for long lasting corrosion resistance.

    Straight Forward Installation. The QuickLIFT ELITE System installs utilizing pre-existing holes in the top of the fenders and on the underside of the stock hood, so no drilling into metal is required. However, you will need to drill a hole into the plastic battery cover to access one of the holes on the fender. A template and a stepped drill bit is included for your convenience.

    5-Year Limited Warranty. To ensure the highest quality of their materials and craftsmanship, RedLine Tuning backs their QuickLIFT ELITE Hood Struts with a 5 Year Limited Warranty. Some exclusions may apply, please see manufacturer's warranty for details.

    Application. This RedLine Tuning Hood QuickLIFT ELITE System is designed to fit 2015-2017 Mustangs, including the V6, EcoBoost and GT models. Does not fit Shelby GT350's.

    Application Note. These RedLine Tuning Hood Struts are for use with US Spec Hoods only. They are not compatible for use on Non-US Spec Hoods.

    Fitment: 2015 2016 2017 Details

    CA Residents: Warning: California's Proposition 65

    What's in the Box
    • (2) Struts
    • (2) Fender Brackets With Bolt and Red-insert
    • (2) Hood Brackets
    • (1) Plastic Drill Guide
    • (1) 3/4" Stepped Drill Bit
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    Would this fit the 2018 Mustang GT?

    • This RedLine Tuning Hood QuickLIFT ELITE System has not been confirmed for 2018 Mustangs.

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    Is this suitable for the models outside of the US that have the active hood safety feature? I noticed on some other US sites they say that some hood struts are not suitable for these overseas models of the s550 so wondering how I can be sure? I really like these in the polished metal appearance if these are not suitable what else would you recommend?

    • Unfortunately, these specific hood struts can only be used with USA spec hoods and would not work accurately for an overseas S550. We do not, at this time, carry a hood strut applicable to the overseas S550 mustangs.

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    Can this kit be used on a Euro spec S550?

    • As long as the Euro spec S550's use the same hood attachment points as the US spec Mustangs, this hood strut kit will work.

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    Overall Rating 4.5

    out of 5 stars

    • 5/5

      August 30, 2018

      This is what Ford should have included.

      Very easy install. Hood needed no adjustment. They look and work great!


      Year: 2017 Submodel: EcoBoost

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    • 4/5

      August 03, 2018

      16 gt premium

      Easy to install. Good price and I can finally take that ugly hood strut off.


      Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      June 21, 2018

      Redline hood struts

      Chrome struts look great, had to adjust the internal spring clip on one rod end so it would snap into place.


      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      June 18, 2018

      Sharp looking and work great

      I would have give 5 stars except for the following; the little spring clamp popped out during install and I needed to bend it back in the plastic socket and the retention nut could have a bit longer thread engagement as I felt it might fall off while inserting it. Over all very happy with the performance!


      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 3/5

      June 03, 2018

      Hardly a half hour job as shown in their video

      1. The passenger side hood strut mount had to be notched so the hole for the wiring harness clip would line up with the hole in the bracket. 2. I would add a step to lightly grease the round ball on the attachment bracket to aid in snapping the struts in place.


      Year: 2016 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (5)

    • 3/5

      May 31, 2018

      RedLine Tuning Hood QuickLIFT ELITE

      Delivery was fast and well packaged. Both the upper and lower retaining clips on one of the struts would not snap into the ball joint on the bracket. I tried not to force them as per the instructions but they would not engage. I had to take one side of both retaining clips out of the housing and bend them out. Getting them back into position took some time but after that they snapped on and look and work great.


      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      May 29, 2018

      Great Addition

      I was glad to see the Shocks will hold my hood even with the MMD hood scoop, I know there is other people wondering.


      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      May 28, 2018

      Very easy install

      Great fit great look no more messing with the support rod awesome


      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      April 23, 2018

      Fantastic Update

      Added RedLine hood struts after lengthy review of all available options on market. Perfect choice. These are flawless and make such a difference. Also added the Strut Tower Brace and I immediately felt a difference in the front end. Lastly, added strut covers-changed the under hood appreance dramatically.


      Year: 2015 Submodel: EcoBoost

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    • 5/5

      April 17, 2018

      Easy on and look great

      The instructions provided were spot on. One simple tool out, the tool was included. Time to do away with the ugly stick.


      Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      March 26, 2018

      One Hot Pony

      Get rid of the hood rod which looks so cheap. Dress that bad boy up!!


      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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    • 1/5

      March 12, 2018


      They do NOT lift your hood up and one of the struts came with a broken clip.


      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      February 28, 2018

      RedLine QuickLift

      Install was quick and easy. They look and work great


      Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      December 22, 2017

      No more hood prop blocking your work area

      These were a pretty straight forward install. There is only 1 thing that needs to be drilled out, and that is a plastic cover on the passenger side, so no big deal. The bit is included with the kit. This was my first mod, so that all the later mods under the hood will be so much easier without the flimsy prop in the way!


      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      December 21, 2017

      Great Struts

      I had purchased another brand of hood struts and they just didn't fit correctly on the vehicle and the guys were great about the return. I then ordered the RedLine Hood Struts. I paid a little more, but felt that the design was a better fit under the hood. The instructions were clear, concise, and to the point. They fit like they came on the car from the showroom. Easy to install within 30 minutes and the best part is that I could remove that 'cheesy' Pinto prop bar! Thanks American Muscle and RedLine Products.


      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      November 23, 2017

      A Must Have

      Easily installed and provides access. Looks good as opposed to the old bonnet stick.


      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      November 23, 2017

      Easy install looks great

      Easy to install looks great did not like the location for the drilling used my own and made it slightly oval .. looks perfect


      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      November 08, 2017

      Great lifts

      Very easy to install. Don’t half to worry about getting the hood out of alignment.


      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      October 09, 2017

      Nice Look

      Looks good and is an easy install. I would put a picture up but it would not any different from what is shown. 2015 Roush Mustang


      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      September 27, 2017

      No more hood prop

      Had to file the passager side a little bit (probably should have said slight modification) outside of that it was well engineered.....seems to work great but just put it on today..9/27/17...


      Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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