Got these in Grabber Blue to match the color of my Mustang. Very simple to install, color matches up very well and looks great installed. Now it's so nice to just pop the hood and not have to fuss with the old prop. Just follow the instructions and should have no problem. Don't do like the goober in this video and install the struts barrel side down. The barrel should attach to the hood mount and the shaft to the fender mount. I found it helpful to just take out one hood screw,attach the hood mount with this screw and finger tighten and then take out the other screw and swing hood mount into place over hole and put the second screw in. This way there will always be a screw holding the hood. I didn't have any alignment problems this way. Also place a piece of masking tape on fender and hood near the hood hinge on both sides and mark with a pencil or pen using a straight edge. Lines should match up after install, if not adjust hood till they do. Piece of cake. :)
Ordered my CPC NXT GENERATION HOOD LIFT SUPPORT KIT in performance white & couldn't be happier. Very easy to install, paint matched perfect. Do recommend an extra set of hands but can be done by yourself. Say goodbye to bumping prop rod & have hood falling on you when working under it! Money well spent!
Purchased the bare aluminum struts for my Ingot Silver GTCS. Not a perfect match, but still look almost like an OEM part. Struts like these are a MUST if you plan on doing mods under the hood. Gets that prop rod out of the way and lifts the hood higher. Installation was easy. I did just one hinge bolt at a time (as Luke from FL did) and hood/hinge alignment stayed true. For the washer line, I zip-tied it to the the barrel of the strut after the install. As for the IST tube, after unbolting it, I put the bolt back in the fender and just lined up the IST mounting hole on the underside. It's not bolted in, but the tube is stiff enough that it won't go anywhere, and by not shaving off any of the factory plastic to get it bolted in, it can be put back to stock. That's what I think are great about the CPC struts, no drilling holes or other permanent mods so you can always put it back to stock! Highly recommended.
Fantastic addition to my '07 GT/CS convertible. Now I don't have to deal with that awful prop rod anymore. Easy effort to open hood and it opens wider so mods and cleaning are a breeze. Although I bought mine used, I could easily justify this little bit of cash for the incredible convenience it brings. The Vista Blue factory color matches perfectly and looks like it belongs.
Wanted something other than the prop stick that was marring the underside of my hood. Didn't want to be drilling holes in my fender wells as required by other strut hardware. I purchased the prepainted struts to match the Performance White of my 2008 GT/CS. The prepainted mounting hardware blends in perfectly! Finished installation does pose a little hassle getting to the cabin air filter. 2 notes on the instructions. 1.) The fender bolt to remove for the lower bracket is the fender bolt closest to the firewall 2.) The passenger hood bracket has a recess to accept the washer hose. Untape the hose, spin the tie 180* and retape hose Truly happy with them on!
These hood support kits are the best I have seen in a very long time !They are well made and color coded perfect to my car.Went to a car show and everyone that looked at them thought they had came on the car from the factory .Great price ,ordered them on a Sun. and received them on Fri. Not too bad for free shipping .
They look like they are factory. Work very well and make the car look more expensive. Very easy to install.
Although I have a red candy(U6) paint job I purchased the Redfire Mettalic(G2) and it was an almost perfect match. I installed these on a 2010 V6 and had a minor problem with the aligning the bracket to the curvature of the hood. Hood bracket needs to come forward about 1/4" to truly match the underside of the hood with no gap. CPC could have solved minor misfits issues by using a slightly slotted mounting holes.
They color matched them perfectly for my car, great job. Thanks again.
fit was perfect. install was easy. great product and shipped quick. Great dealing with cj pony parts.
Couldn't be happier! These were easy to install and give the car a much classier look than the cheap prop rod.
I ordered The Hood Lift Support on a Sunday,received it on Thursday noon, (free shipping),WOW this is service. The installation takes 10 minutes on each side, is best to remove one bolt at a time, remove it and plase the bracket and bolt it, remove the other bolt, slide the bracket to the hole and tight the bolt. There is no move of the hood so everything is in line. The hood lift works great and is a good addittion to the 2011 Mustang V6. I strongly recommend it.
These Hood struts are nice, they were pre painted my Red Candy Apple Metallic and it matched perfectly. The issue i had with these were that they don't clearly tell you where to relocate the intake sound tube that comes on the 2010 and up mustangs, so i relocated them underneath the original place. Also the big issue was that it has an indented part and it doesn't match up at all, the bolts were perfect but that part was not on mark as they intended it to be. If that indentation was correct then 5 stars no doubt. I also drilled two holes to relocate the windshield wiper hose to run along the new install piece. Looks better than just zip tying it or even letting it hang because it might sag as well. Those who buy this as product, I didn't mark mine, i just unbolted the bottom screw and put the new piece on the hood and replaced the bolt so that it would stay in place so it saved me some time as well.