Ford Performance Hood Strut Kit Bolt-In With Ford Performance Logo V6/EcoBoost/GT 2015-2017

Ford Performance: M-16826-MA
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Ford Performance Hood Strut Kit Bolt-In With Ford Performance Logo V6/EcoBoost/GT 2015-2017
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Product Description

Ford Performance Bolt-In Hood Strut Kit with Ford Performance Logos for all 2015, 2016 and 2017 V6, EcoBoost and GT Mustangs.

One pitfall to the brand new S550 is the fact that Ford still includes a manual hood prop from the factory. On a brand new car, this can be an eyesore whenever you’re trying to show your Mustang’s powerhouse off at car shows and meets. That’s why Ford Performance (formerly Ford Racing) came out with this Bolt-In Hood Strut Kit with Ford Performance Logos specifically made to fit your 2015-2017 V6, EcoBoost or GT Mustang!

Features and Benefits:
- Manufactured With Lightweight Steel And Aluminum
- Durable Black Powder Coated Finish With Laser Engraved Ford Performance Logo
- Designed Specifically for 2015-2017 Mustang Application
- Includes All Necessary Mounting Hardware
- Detailed Step-By-Step Instructions Included For An Easy Bolt-In Installation

Fitting all 2015-2017 V6, EcoBoost and GT Mustangs with OEM and most aftermarket hoods, these hood struts make the perfect addition to your S550 build. This kit utilizes two gas struts that lift and hold the hood open without the need for the factory prop-rod.

Please Note: These gas struts are rated at 90 pounds to hold up OEM and most aftermarket hoods. If your aftermarket hood is lighter than the factory hood, use caution when opening the hood due to the power of the struts.

*Minor modifications to the plastic battery cover are necessary for pass-through of the hidden fender bracket.
*We do NOT recommend using this kit on models outside of the US due to the active hood safety feature.
*Will NOT fit 2015-2017 Shelby GT350 or GT350R Mustangs.

By buying your Ford Performance parts from CJ Pony Parts, you know you're getting your Mustang parts from a reliable, reputable dealer, since CJ Pony Parts is a Top 10 Ford Performance Dealer and has been for the last 10 years.

Order a Ford Performance M-16826-MA Bolt-In Hood Strut Kit with Ford Performance Logos for your 2015, 2016 or 2017 V6, EcoBoost and GT Mustang from CJ Pony Parts today!

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Ford Performance Hood Strut Kit Bolt-In With Ford Performance Logo V6/EcoBoost/GT 2015-2017 is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 32.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Ford Racing Hood Strut Kit I installed the hood strut kit with no issues. Struts are a bit slow in the cold weather but should be ok in the summer. Dislike the design, issues with aluminum flex and bouncing hood. Won't do well with any wind! Other vendors have more support because the hood mount bracket is bigger and I suspect wouldn't flex (as much). This kit cost the least of the kits available and now I know why.... Fyi if you have the same hardware problems, Redline Tuning has a revised upper mount. In the end I will have saved nothing.
Date published: 2016-03-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Poor quality of threaded fender inserts. I got my kit fast. When installing them the next day, following the instructions exactly one of the fender insert nuts stripped. The instructions say to torque to 20 ft lbs. they are cheap stamped sheet metal. I ended up making 2 of my own out of 3/8" stock from Lowes. I even put the other one in my vice and it striped @ 12 lbs. the rest of the kit is great and does not effect hood alignment.
Date published: 2016-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product from Ford Racing I just installed this hood strut kit on my right-hand drive 2016 GT...was easy to install and works well...the install is reverse on RHD as the battery is located on the left hand side of the car...also needed a 14mm socket as a 13mm would not fit....also suggest cutting a little slot in the battery cover so you can take it off without having to disconnect the hood strut...well done Ford Racing on another great product (too bad none of these parts have any warranty over here in Australia!!)
Date published: 2016-02-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from You need this Easy 15 minute install. They look good and get that annoying "kick stand" out of the way. The only issue I see is that the brackets are very small and do not support the hood very well. There is some flex and i worry that over time the hood may bend. Also the fender brackets twist no matter how tight I torque them.
Date published: 2016-03-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Looks and works great! Overall they are a great strut. The problem is the lower bracket because it is under engineered. The tapped tab that goes under the fender is too weak and soft. The brackets kept moving every time I opened and closed the hood. After having the bracket on and off the car three times and pressing the tab back flat, I gently installed again and pop riveted the bracket to the fender. I was quite sad to drill the fenders of a 2015 fifty year edition GT mustang!! The struts work good and now the lower brackets stay put.
Date published: 2016-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice hood struts I was looking for an alternative to the out-dated prop rod and found these. They are great looking hood struts that are easy to install. Watch the video and the installation will go smooth. They are less expensive than the other hood struts on the market and they do their job well.
Date published: 2016-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So easy to install, a Grandma can do it. Super easy to install, looks and performs very well. With the weight of these hoods, why Ford still uses the prop rod is beyond my comprehension. If I, as a 51 year old grandma can install these, anyone can. Great service and fast shipping too, thanks!
Date published: 2016-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ford Performance Hood Struts Easy to install, no hastles with the hood moving as is the case with the similiar MMD product which I returned as it missaligned the hood on my vehicle. The installation instructions could be improved with better and more pictures and did not have any exlanation/provision for RHD vehicles as the brackets are side specific and references were to 'drivers side' which left me wondering. Product works really well and I am completely satisfied.
Date published: 2016-11-18
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Product Questions

do they make them to fit a 2006 ford mustang gt

Asked by: mpfpgregg
See P/N: M16826M
Answered by: CJPP Dave
Date published: 2016-11-01

Why have I being charged shipping ?

Asked by: Tirtle
Our free shipping does NOT include Victoria, Australia. Free Shipping applies to orders shipping inside the contiguous United States only. (The contiguous United States are the 48 U.S. states on the continent of North America that are south of Canada, plus the District of Columbia. This excludes the states of Alaska and Hawaii, and all off-shore U.S. territories and possessions, such as Puerto Rico.)
Answered by: CJPP Dave
Date published: 2016-07-07

Will these work okay with the roush hood scoop added to the factory hood 

Asked by: Keeperloc
You should be perfectly fine.
Answered by: CJPP Dave
Date published: 2016-06-06

Does this kit include the drill bit?

Asked by: jimstang22
No drill bits are included.
Answered by: rk cjpp
Date published: 2016-05-25

Will these work okay with the Cervini fiberglass air ram hood or will the hood be too lite.

Asked by: MrBeanz
We do not recommend using them with aftermarket hoods.
Answered by: CJPP Dave
Date published: 2016-03-14
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Product Video

Ford Performance Hood Strut Kit Bolt-In With Ford Performance Logo V6/EcoBoost/GT 2015-2017 Video Transcript
By Bill Tumas: It's hard to believe that one of our 2015 project cars here at CJ's is still rocking the original hood prop rod. This is usually one of the first modifications we do is to get rid of this and install a set of hood struts, but somehow our convertible never got a set. That actually works out really well though, because Ford Performance just released their hood strut kit for the 2015 through 2016 Mustang. Today we're going to install it on our 2015 GT Convertible.

The kit from Ford Performance is definitely high quality. It includes 2 of these black hood struts with a Ford Performance logo etched in them, and a pair of brackets with retainers for your fenders, brackets that mount on the hood, and then a template to draw out your battery cover. For this installation you'll need a 3/8 ratchet, 10mm socket, 13mm socket, 1/4 inch Allen socket, torque wrench, scissors, punch, drill, and a 1" drill bit.

We're going to begin the installation over on the passenger's side, as this side's a little more involved than the driver's side. Neither side's hard, just a little more to do over on this side here. We're going to have to modify our battery cover for the fender bracket, but the first thing we're going to do is not to the bracket but to the hood by removing this nut here. You'll need to make sure that you grab the correct bracket. When it's put in place the bracket should go over the stud, rotate down, and touch the hood hinge. They are mirror images of each other, so if it doesn't do that, it's the one for the other side, and just grab the other bracket. We'll reinstall the factory nut. Hold the bracket while you tighten to make sure it stays on the hood hinge. Bring the hose back over and put it underneath the stud.

For the bracket mount the next step is going to be to remove and modify our battery cover. To do that, 3 thumb screws, just loosen them, and pull up the screw with the insert. Then remove the cover. Inside the hardware of the Ford Performance kit's going to be this little business card that has a template on it. The template has to be cut out, and we're going to use this to locate the hole we have to drill in the battery cover. What you'll want to do here now is line up the template, make sure that hole goes over that, the edge here comes out. This should line up with the line right there. You'll want to grab something sharp and this little hole here, just going to mark that. That'll be the center punch for your hole. By using that marked punched hole as the center, you'll want to drill it out to an inch. Step bit's going to be the easiest way to do this. It's nice and soft, it'll go through it very easily.

Now comes what's probably going to be the trickiest part of the installation is to mount the fender brackets. This little insert here has to go down through this fender hole. You'll have to get it set up that it's just like this, side to side not front to back. Then you'll want to tighten it down. What you'll want to do is kind of pull up on it once you get it in there, tighten it by hand, and then we'll crank it down once we get it in place. You sort of have to come at it at an angle and sort of have to turn and you'll be able to get it in. Ford doesn't put a torque spec on these. They say 20 foot pound is where you want to be.

Now we're going to reinstall the battery cover. Put it over the bracket first. Now we're going to reinstall the hardware. Next we install the strut. You want to make sure the body of the strut is facing upward, the Ford Performance logo is facing outward. Also make sure here the hose is up against it when you connect it. Then we're going to repeat the process over on the driver's side. The process over here is going to be basically the exact same, just basically no battery cover to deal with. This last step is optional. In my opinion the installation is not finished until you remove the factory prop rod. Your installation's finished.

The Ford Performance hood struts look great under the hood, do a great job of holding the hood up as well. As you can see, you can bring it down slowly, but also when you put it up you get about halfway up, they'll take it the rest of the way for you. The black color looks great as well, which gives it almost an OEM kind of appearance. Installation is pretty straight forward, take you around half an hour, and you'll be back on the road in no time.