California Pony Cars NXT Generation Hood Strut Kit for all 2005-2010 V6 and GT 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.
-Pair of Two Gas Struts
-Pair of Upper Brackets
-Pair of Lower Brackets
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.
*This kit will fit 2010 Mustangs, however the engine sound tube running to the firewall on the driver side must be unbolted and relocated to the underside of the original mounting location for clearance. There is no drilling required and this does not affect operation in any way.
Today we’re going to install this CPC No-Drill Hood Strut Kit on this 2006 Legend Lime Mustang GT. The hood struts are an excellent modification for any late model Mustang, and as we’re going to show you, even an amateur installer should have no problem installing them. The kit’s going to include side-specific brackets, as well as a pair of struts. We’re going to be installing their natural finish, but they’re also available to match your Mustang’s paint job.
The owner of this particular GT got rid of the hood prop rod years ago and put a generic set of hood struts on. While they used to do the job, now you lightly touch the hood and they fall down. We’re going to replace them with our CPC Kit. We’re going to show you the passenger side since there is one additional step necessary. This hose is going to be in the way so you have to remove just the top clip. The bottom one can stay, but the top has to be removed.
We’re going to remove the most rearward fender bolt. The only tool needed for the installation is going to be a 10 mm socket. Now we’re going to install the fender bracket. Both the fender bracket and the hood bracket are labeled driver and passenger so make sure you have the correct one because they are side-specific. Now we’re going to remove the lower bolt on the hood. We’ll install the bracket off to the side. You want to get this hand tight only so we can slide our hood bracket up. It’ll go over that clip, around the hose, and into place. Since the clip is no longer needed we’re just going to remove it. Now you’ll want to install the strut with the body of the strut facing towards the top, slide it over the stud, lock it in place, hold the hood up as high as you can, and lock that one in as well.
Now that we have both sides installed, we’re going to check the operation. Down and come right back up. Our hood struts work exactly like they’re supposed to. If we pull down our hood it goes right back up like it should unlike the ones that were on here when we started. Installation should take you no more than about a half an hour. You’ll be back on the road in no time.