Redline Tuning QuickLIFT Elite Hood and Hatch Lift Cylinder Kit for 1979-1993 Mustangs.Replace your stock hood prop rod and hatch lift cylinders today with the Redline Tuning QuickLIFT Elite Hood & Hatch Kit!
You'll love the additional engine bay access you will gain with the QuickLIFT Elite system installed, not to mention the smooth range-of-motion you will get from the hatch lift cylinders. Made from the highest quality components, this design utilizes a patented end-fitting for the fender mounting point making them very easy to install.
Moves the hood lift pivots close to the hinge, freeing up valuable access to the engine bay and keeping you from the painful falling hood when you accidentally bump the prop rod from its mount! Modify your Mustang today and throw away your prop rod for good.
-Pair of 316L stainless steel gas hood springs, custom valved for slow release at end-of-stroke
-Pair of 316L stainless steel gas hatch springs, custom valved for slow release at end-of-stroke
-Black powder-coated zinc-plated mounting hardware (black in color)
-Full color installation manual
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The first step is going to be to support your hatch. Like I said, this thing is pretty heavy, so make sure you've got something beefy holding it up. Now we're ready to remove our hatch struts. The only tools needed for installation are going to be a small screwdriver or a pick and Phillips head screwdriver.
We're going to start by releasing it from the hatch side. Most want to slide the screwdriver underneath the round portion here. Pull back on it and remove. Now we're going to remove the two screws that hold the bracket to the body side. Now we can remove our assembly. Now remove this little tab off the other side to remove it from the bracket.
Now we're going to install our new hatch struts on the bracket before we reinstall it. We want to make sure to install it with the body upward with the chrome part at the bottom. Press on and it will lock into place.
Now we're ready to put it back on the car. Line it up, reinstall the factory hardware. To install the strut to the hatch side you'll have to lift the hatch up a little bit. You want to remove your support first. Then push it up as high as you can and pop it into place. Now you want to repeat the process on the other side.
Now our hatch opens exactly like it's supposed to. Installation should take you no more than about 10 minutes. You'll be back on the road in no time.