Redline Tuning Bolt-In QuickLIFT PLUS Hood Strut Kit for all 2015, 2016 and 2017 V6, EcoBoost and GT Mustangs.
This is one of the first modifications that every 2015-2017 Mustang owner should invest in. Most will agree that this is something that should come standard on the all new Mustangs, but unfortunately that is not the case. This Hood Strut System from Redline Tuning is a simple upgrade that offers a big "Bang for your Buck". Installing in only a matter of minutes with simple hand tools, you'll be proud and worry free when you open up the hood of your new 2015-2017 V6, EcoBoost or GT Mustang.
Redline Tuning has released a completely new design for the 2015-2017 Ford Mustang. It is a bolt-in installation with minor modification to the plastic battery cover necessary to pass through their hidden fender bracket. The result is a patented bolt-in design that utilizes the hood's hinge bracket that operates smoothly and reliably. The Redline Tuning Bolt-In QuickLIFT PLUS Hood Strut System is for all 2015-2017 V6, EcoBoost and GT Mustangs and works with all hoods.
Features and Benefits:
- Black E-Coated Custom Valved Gas Springs
- Made Specifically For 2015-2017 Mustang Application
- Progressive, Slow Release System During Final Few Inches Of Operation
- Gas Springs Slow Down Extending Rate Allowing For A Fluid Lifting Process
- Black Powder-Coated Hardware
- Full Color Installation Manual
- Includes all Necessary Hardware and Uni-Bit/Step Drill Bit for Installation
*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.
Please Note: Does NOT fit 2015-2017 Shelby GT350 or GT350R Mustangs.
Order the Redline Tuning Bolt-In QuickLIFT PLUS Hood Strut Kit for your 2015-2017 V6, EcoBoost or GT Mustang today from CJ Pony Parts. CJ Pony Parts is one of the industry leaders for Mustang Parts and Accessories.
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Will the red line tuning hood strut kit work with aftermarket hoods (Anderson composite carbon fiber hood) ?
Why don't you recommend using these on models outside the US? I am getting a 2017 GT soon in the UK and would be keen to fit the struts. What is the 'active hood safety' you refer to and what impact it would have? Many thanks, Alan
What is the difference between this and the elite system? Is it only the finish?
Thinking about purchasing the hood strut kit for the 2015 Mustang eco boost. The mustang was made in Canada. Do I need to worry about the "active hood safety" feature on this car? I know this may be a really dumb question, please just humor me..Thanks
Other than finish and price, what's the difference between the Redline hood strut kit quicklift Plus and Elite model?
Hi, i have seen that in a few questions you have recommended that these hood struts not be used outside the US due to the Active Hood Safety Feature. Can you explain what this actually is?
Hi! I would be really interested in buying the following article for my 2015 Mustang GT: Redline Tuning Hood Strut Kit QuickLIFT PLUS Bolt-In V6/EcoBoost/GT 2015-2016 Do you also ship to Luxembourg/Europe and how much would it be? Thank you very much!
hi , I HAVE THE GAS SPRINGS [RT-QL-133-55A REDLINE TUNING WILL THESE FIT THE RIGHT HAND DRIVE BONNET ORDERED NINE MONTHS AGO ANOTHER MONTH BEFORE MUSTANG ARRIVES. EDDIE
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Redline includes everything necessary for installing the hood strut kit on your 2015 or 2016 Mustang. It includes 2 of their Plus Series gas shocks, 2 brackets for the fenders, a uni-bit drill bit, and the brackets that are going to mount to your hood. The main part of the kit that's going to change is these brackets here, which they made slightly larger and have a hole to incorporate the hose for your washer nozzle.
For this installation, you need a 1/4" ratchet, 10mm socket, 13mm socket, center punch, and a drill.
We're going to focus on the passenger side for the installation. The driver's side is very simple. The passenger side also isn't hard, but there's a little more to it, so we're going to show you how to install this one first. You begin the installation by removing the washer hose bracket. Simply grab a hold of it and shake it with your hand. It'll pop right off. Then we're going to remove this nut right here.
Now you want to grab the bracket for the passenger side. It's easy to tell which is which. The passenger side is going to have 2 holes on it, while the driver's side will only have the lower hole. Now you want to install this over the factory stud and re-install the factory nut. Now what you want to do is route this hose underneath the ball stud here for the shock, and then re-install this in the hole.
To mount the fender bracket, we're going to have to make some modifications to the battery cover. The first thing you want to do is unscrew this little thumbscrew here. Simply turn it upward. Once you get it loose, the whole assembly will pop out. Now you want to grab this tool that's included in the kit. What you're going to do is put the clip through there and re-install it in the factory location. We want to thread it back down and then turn this. Basically, it's sitting flat with this edge right there in the middle like that. You got to follow, there's a little seam right here. Basically, lay it on the seam so that it clears this, and that's where we're going to mark our hole. Then I can remove the pin and remove the cover so we can drill.
Redline Tuning includes this uni-bit for drilling the hole, which is pretty cool because this is a great tool to have in your toolbox. What you want to do is, where you punched the hole there, is just get a decent sized pilot with the plastic, grab the uni-bit, and drill your full-sized hole. The lower stud for the hood strut's going to mount to the fender and is going to go through the hole that we just drilled in the battery cover. This does create one issue. If you want to get the battery cover completely off the car, you're going to have to remove the strut to do so. To me, this isn't a big deal, but if it is, simply cut a plastic slit straight across here to the edge, and that way you'll be able to remove the battery cover without removing your hood strut.
The fender bracket's going to sink in this little cavity here. This red insert's going to go into this hole and what you'll do is tighten the bolt to pull up on the insert to hold it in place this is really the only part of the installation that can be a little bit tricky, just getting this thing in there and getting it lined up can be a little bit of a pain. What you want to do is thread it down until there's only a couple of threads left on the bottom and you just want to put it down and into place. What you want to do, there's actually a spot it'll pop into place in that opening and you want to tighten the bolt while keeping pressure on the bracket so that piece doesn't move around inside. With the bracket in place, now we can re-install our battery cover.
Now we're going to install the gas strut itself. You want to make sure the body is facing upward and not at the bottom. That way, something could get in the strut and damage it. Simply line it up with the stud, pop it in place. Now you want to repeat the process on the other side. For the driver's side, all you do is bolt the bracket on here and install the bracket on the fender. There's no drilling or modifications required. While this is optional, in my opinion, the installation is not finished until you remove your factory prop rod. Now your installation's finished.
In my opinion, Redline Tuning hood struts are a must-have for any S550. As you saw, the installation is very easy and having the hood struts gives you a lot more room to work here and also gets rid of the annoying prop rod. There's 2 versions available, the Plus we showed here along with the Elite, which is the exact same kit, but the gas struts themselves are going to be made out of stainless steel. The installation's very simple. Honestly, it'd take you about 20 minutes to half hour, tops. You'll be back on the road in no time.