California Pony Cars NXT Generation Hood Strut Kit for all 2007-2012 Shelby GT500s, 2011-2014 V6/GT and 2012-2013 Boss 302 Mustangs.
This hood strut kit will eliminate your factory prop rod and dress up the engine bay. This kit is a simple bolt-on that requires no drilling! This is a high quality product that sets the "Industry Standard" for quality, fit, form and function.
Kit Includes: -Pair of Two Gas Struts -Pair of Upper Brackets -Pair of Lower Brackets -Installation Instructions
Available unpainted, with a hydrocarbon look, or pre-painted in many of the factory Ford colors. The two digit code after each color in the drop down menu is the Ford paint code. Please verify your Mustang's paint code prior to ordering.
Today we’re going to install this CPC No-Drill Hood Strut Kit on a 2013 Gotta Have It Street car. This hood strut kit is going to fit your 2011 and newer V6 and GT. It’ll also fit your 2007 and newer GT500. It’s available in all your factory colors. As we’re going to show you, it's very easy to install.
Even though you won’t be needing it in the future, we’re going to use the prop rod one last time to hold the hood up while we install our hood strut kit. Installation’s very simple. It only requires a ratchet and 10-millimeter socket. We’re going to start by removing this rear fender bolt. The brackets are side-specific, so make sure you grab the correct one for the side you’re working on. Now we’re going to remove just the upper hood hinge bolt. Now you’re going to just loosen the lower bolt. The bracket is slotted at the end, so we want to loosen the bolt with just enough room to get the edge of the bracket through the bolt. I’m going to slide the bracket underneath the bolt. I can reinstall the top bolt. We can tighten the bottom then. Now we’re going to install the hood strut itself. It’s going to snap onto the two studs. Just make sure the body of the strut is facing upward. The passenger-side hood strut is going to be installed in pretty much the same manner.
Once you have them both installed, our last step is to remove our prop rod. I already checked to make sure they work properly. Goes down nice and smooth. Goes up the same way as well. Under-the-hood struts do a much better job of supporting our hood than the factory prop rod. Gives us more room to work on our engine bed. Installation should only take you about 20 minutes. You’ll be back on the road in no time.