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

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Features, Video & Details

  • QuickLIFT PLUS Hood Struts
  • Deletes Stock Prop Rod
  • Progressive, Slow Release System
  • Custom-valved Gas Springs
  • Black E-coated Finish
  • Gloss Black Powder-coated Hardware
  • Options Available for Factory and Aftermarket Hoods
  • Fits all 2005-2014 Mustangs

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

Deletes Factory Prop Rod. With all the cool technology the S197 Mustang features it is hard to believe that Ford still uses an old school prop rod to hold up the hood. But now you can ditch that prop rod and add a clean appearance and modern convenience to your 2005-2014 Pony by installing a RedLine Tuning QuickLIFT PLUS Hood System.

Slow Release System. RedLine Tuning QuickLIFT PLUS 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 PLUS system includes two black e-coated 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 PLUS 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 PLUS 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.

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

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5 Top Rated Questions

Will I have to remove or relocate the sound tube to install the drivers-side Redline Hood strut?

  • The RedLine Tuning Hood QuickLIFT PLUS System will be able to be installed without having to remove or relocate your sound tube.

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Will these work with a Cervini Cobra R Hood (2014 Model)

  • Yes these will work with a Cervini Cobra R hood, you just want to be sure to select the option for an aftermarket hood.

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I’ve got a factory hood but it came with that heavier faux blower on it(California Special). It’s definitely a heavy hood, but came factory. So I’m a little unsure which model to get. Should I get the struts that hold the heavier weight... the non-factory “Redline” struts?

  • We would recommend ordering the stock hood option. The aftermarket kit would include rivets due to having different mounting locations than the stock hood but the struts would be the same for the lift system.

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will these work with a carbon fiber hood it is identical to the original hood just made out of carbon fiber. All holes are in the same place as original hood.

  • If the hood on your vehicle meets all the original specifications as the factory, then you will want the hood strut indicated for the "Factory Hood".

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If I planned on buying a new aftermarket hood in the near future, should I just buy the aftermarket kit now and install when I get the hood? Or do I need to buy 2 completely different systems?

  • If you were looking on grabbing an aftermarket hood in the near future I would suggest selecting item 390387-B as this is the option of struts which are designed specifically to support aftermarket hoods.

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10 More Questions
I have the Concept Style Hood purchased from American Muscle. Will these work for fibreglass hoods like the Concept Style Hood? Thank you. 1 answer
Will this product support an aftermarket steel hood? 1 answer
I have an 07 GT with the Cervini 4 inch cow hood. Would this work for my setup? 1 answer
I have a 2010 V6 with a Cervini hood, will it work with that hood? 1 answer
What is the difference between the stock and aftermarket option? Is it the closing pressure required? 1 answer
THis is my 2nd ask of the same question. Does American Muscle sell a hood lift system that will work on a 2017 GT350? 1 answer
Will this work on a 2017 GT350? 1 answer
I am having issues attaching the passenger side bottom strut to the ball. The driver side popped on easy as can be. Are there any best practices to try? Without damaging the product? 1 answer
Is it possible to buy the kit for the aftermarket hood but use it on the stock hood for now? Dont plan on upgrading my hood until a later time and dont want to by struts twice Only difference I see in the kit is the extra rivets for aftermarket hood. Is this a viable option? Thanks 1 answer
I have the ford performance hood strut but had to remove it, it is too strong and the hood does not close properly due to the strut so strong, raised up in several areas and does not fit flush. Any suggestions on which one to purchase, I have the 05-09 Mustang C-Series Hood 1 answer

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Overall Rating 4.9

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  • 5/5

    November 11, 2018

    Bstrong

    Great product nice hardware easy installation A must have to get rid of the pesky prop rod

    BStrong

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    November 09, 2018

    Hood Struts Work Perfectly!

    On the 2014 Mustang GT I own, this kit worked superbly. I watched the install YouTube video and followed the instructions. It took me like 30 minutes to install these. They work superbly. I pop the hood go and release the manual lock and slightly lift, my hood goes up. Depending on the downward pressure the hood either shuts and locks as if factory smooth or it will latch and all I have to do is gently push and the hoods locked. Highly recommended. Great price, quality product. I will see how they hold up long term. I live in the Northwest where my car is constantly wet. If these struts survive here, they will last anywhere.

    DRMolder

    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (0)

  • 5/5

    November 06, 2018

    Looks great! Works better!

    Sure easy install and well worth it! Much cleaner and more professional look.

    LukeG

    Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

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  • 4/5

    October 29, 2018

    Redline QuickLift Plus Hood Struts

    The Redline Tuning Hood Quicklift Plus System Hood struts work very well on a 2008 Mustang with Stock hood. The only issue following the enclosed installation instructions to install both the hood and the fender mounts before connecting the strut makes connecting the fender side of the strut very hard to connect. Because the clip in the fender side of the strut is very tight and hard to see. When mounting the strut after the mount is attached to the fender it is very easy to bend or break the needed clip. I found that attaching the fender mount to the strut can be done with a little wiggling the strut and mount without this being mounted to the fender. You may need to insert a screwdriver to pull the clip a little loose so the the strut will pop into the mount. Then you can connect the hood side of the strut to the already mounted hood mount ( This side pops into mount very easily and then move the strut and fender mount into position and mount this mount to the fender.

    SteveG

    Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    October 28, 2018

    Easiest Install!

    Took about 10 minutes to install. Don't forget to turn them tight once installed. Easy mod. Love them!

    Stevo

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    October 27, 2018

    Should have had them from the factory

    Great addition to any Mustang. Would suggest to anyone. They were very easy to install and look so much better then the prop rod. Why Ford opted not to put them on the Mustang is beyond me.

    JeffreyH

    Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    October 26, 2018

    Hood struts

    I've been waiting for struts that don't look so bulky. These are nice and streamlined looking and work perfectly.

    dozerman

    Year: 2012 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    October 26, 2018

    GREAT IMPROVEMENT

    TOOK ME LONGER TO GET TOOLS OUT OF MY TOOL BOXES THEN TO INSTALL PROPS..BETTER THAN STANDARD HOOD PROP...WAS EVEN ABLE TO LEAVE PROP IN CAR AS IT HAS A DIFFERENT HOLE TO FIT INTO IF NEEDED EVEER, LIKE IF GAS SHOCK GETS WEAK.

    FORDSFOREVER

    Year: 2010 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    October 25, 2018

    Looks good and is an easy install

    Took less than ten minutes to install (even with snapping the second one in upside down because I was thinking about how easy it was to install) and looks great.

    Derek

    Year: 2005 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    October 13, 2018

    Don’t go without it!

    It took less than 10 minutes to install and is a great low cost addition. Plenty of space to work under the hood. They also look good!!!

    BrianC

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    October 09, 2018

    Hood Struts

    These things are awesome...just like OEM!!! No more hassles with the hood strut rod...left the rod in place to keep the stock look...

    RobertB

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    October 08, 2018

    Very nice!

    Easy to install, and stylish and gets rid of the ugly stick!

    PatrickL

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    September 25, 2018

    Worth every penny, simple install!

    Ford should have done this to the car in the first place, or even Shelby could have included it in their package! Makes it so much easier to work in the engine bay. Buy this first!

    PhilO

    Year: 2010 Submodel: GT500

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  • 5/5

    September 10, 2018

    Hood Struts

    Very easy install. Works better than MMD strut kit. I had an issue with the hood slamming shut during a car show (hence my replacement). The Redline are much stronger. And when opening, just before fully opening, it dampens.

    DrisStang

    Year: 2011 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    August 24, 2018

    Easy to install, looks great.

    Delivery was quick and the product was very easy to install. The hood lifts and closes with ease and does not interfere with parts in the engine compartment. Overall seems like an excellent product. Only time will tell on its reliability. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    FrankD

    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    August 09, 2018

    Redline

    Works great, straight forward instillation. Definitely recommend

    ScottyP

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    August 06, 2018

    Quick lift

    Very easy installation fit perfect no hassle with hood alignment. Took about half hour to install work perfectly.

    BudC

    Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    August 03, 2018

    Exactly as described

    Easy product to install. Only install issue comes on moving the factory resonator tube on ‘11-‘14 Mustangs. Lifting the hood is quick and the gas cylinders kick in and you get a slow final extension at the top. Overall the struts open higher than the OEM prop rod. Closing the hood requires just a little more effort than OEM but nothing to crazy. Overall would highly recommend to anyone who wants to get rid of the factory prop rod.

    Markus93

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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  • 4/5

    August 02, 2018

    Works great

    I put these on my 14 Mustang GT, i can't believe Ford kept the prop stick in use all these years.. Installation took me about 30 mins, i spent the first 20 trying to just pop the rods onto the ball.. After skinning my knuckles 457 times i decided to just remove the metal retainer and reinstall it after i got the strut on. I suggest this method.. 3 day shipping took 7 resulting from a "Sorting error".. Not AM's fault, but grr.

    Gentoo

    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    July 23, 2018

    RedLine Tuning Hood QuickLIFT PLUS!

    These hood struts are awesome, HUGE improvement over the ugly stock hood prop! Install was an absolute breeze as well, just two drop in brackets and it pops right in. Money well spent!

    DarienC

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

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