Redline Tuning Hood Strut Kit QuickLIFT PLUS Bolt-In V6/EcoBoost/GT 2015-2017

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Redline Tuning Hood Strut Kit QuickLIFT PLUS Bolt-In V6/EcoBoost/GT 2015-2017
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Product Description

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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Redline Tuning Hood Strut Kit QuickLIFT PLUS Bolt-In V6/EcoBoost/GT 2015-2017 is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 99.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must have mod Installed easily. No more grabbing a scorching, flimsy prop-rod. The instructions were ok but the video was even more helpful. A couple things that may be helpful to know: The elliptical nuts WILL fit when you back them all the way down to the last thread. Be careful not to lose it in the hole. The included step drill bit was a nice touch. I used an old cardboard box to mount my battery cover on top of to drill through. To avoid future hassle I elongated the initial hole out to the rubber edge. I then cut the rubber edge to one side of the hole. Now I can remove the cover without having to remove (and possibly bend the strut). I’m sure if you were more careful, your hole will look better than mine. :-)
Date published: 2015-08-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very slick design and works great! This is a very good quality kit. The only knock I give it is the fact that drilling a hole in the battery cover makes it so the battery cover will not be easy to take off during jumping or replacement. I'd hate to have to take the shock off in order the change the battery! I've seen one customer on a forum that cut a slot in the battery cover instead, and it didn't look too bad. I think I will do this. Would have been nice for Redline to note that in the instructions as an option.
Date published: 2015-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great product! these are excellent! just what ford SHOULD of put on from the factory. One suggestion though: when you make the hole in the battery cover, it would be advisable to also make a cut in the cover leading from the center of the hole to the end of the panel. That way if your mustang needs a battery or if you need to remove it for any reason, the hood strut on that side wont have to come off to remove it.
Date published: 2015-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice idea, but not quite there Installed according to directions, but once installed, is pretty weak in lifting up the hood. It's new now, but like an older man, one wonders if it'll be able to get it up in a couple of years.
Date published: 2015-01-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Continued my tradition All my Mustangs have had Redline hood struts. Just makes life a lot easier to eliminate the prop rod! - Great value, the whole kit, including the step bit is there. - Great quality, the company puts out a great product. Never had an issue. - Great customer support, one time I needed the top mounts after changing hoods, Redline was quick to get me a new set. A real plus with the 2015 is that there is no drilling to install the struts. (my battery cover is off for tech inspections when racing)
Date published: 2015-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Same Quality Product Been using Redline since my 2003 on several Mustangs, most current is a 2015. Quality parts, and easy detailed install instructions. Twenty minutes tops. The hole needed for the strut on the passenger side battery cover is barely noticeable. Hood raises with no effort and stays put. Just have a little patience when enlarging the hole with the supplied bit.
Date published: 2015-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Redline Hood Struts I bought these about 2 weeks ago. Had these on my 2011. 1 of my first mods for my 15. Easy install. Took my time and it took me 15 maybe 20 minutes. This is the way FORD should have built this car!
Date published: 2015-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quick and Easy! Stopped by CJ's and picked up my hood struts. I got home and they were installed in twenty minutes. They look great and hold the hood very well. Good -bye prop rod!
Date published: 2015-01-20
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Product Questions

Will the red line tuning hood strut kit work with aftermarket hoods  (Anderson composite carbon fiber hood) ?

Asked by: HennyS550
We do not recommend using hood struts with aftermarket hoods.
Answered by: CJPP Dave
Date published: 2016-11-29

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

Asked by: Dogvan
When the car senses it is going to hit a pedestrian, it raises the hood to increase the distance between the aluminum body and hard parts below. This increases the distance over which the aluminum can crumple before it hits something hard. In a nutshell, it aims to reduce the risk of serious injury to a pedestrian.
Answered by: rk cjpp
Date published: 2016-07-15

What is the difference between this and the elite system? Is it only the finish?

Asked by: akhosha2
Yes the elite system is only a finish difference.
Answered by: tom cjpp
Date published: 2016-06-09

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

Asked by: sail14
We don't recommend this for cars with the active hood safety feature.
Answered by: Rick CJs
Date published: 2016-05-28

Other than finish and price, what's the difference between the Redline hood strut kit quicklift Plus and Elite model?

Asked by: vince52
The finish is the only difference.
Answered by: rk cjpp
Date published: 2016-04-26

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? 

Asked by: Scampbell288
When the car senses it is going to hit a pedestrian, it raises the hood to increase the distance between the aluminum body and hard parts below. This increases the distance over which the aluminum can crumple before it hits something hard. In a nutshell, it aims to reduce the risk of serious injury to a pedestrian.
Answered by: rk cjpp
Date published: 2016-04-04

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!

Asked by: origerpaul
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Answered by: CJPP Dave
Date published: 2016-03-21

 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

Asked by: FREDIEFISH
We do NOT recommend using this kit on models outside of the US due to the active hood safety feature.
Answered by: rk cjpp
Date published: 2016-03-17
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Product Video

Redline Tuning Hood Strut Kit QuickLIFT PLUS Bolt-In V6/EcoBoost/GT 2015-2017 Video Transcript
By Bill Tumas: This is Redline Tuning's QuickLIFT Plus hood strut system, fitting your 2015 and 2016 Mustang. If you're a regular viewer of this YouTube channel, you've probably seen we've installed several of these kits on various 2015 project cars we have here in the shop. Well, since then, Redline has made a small design change to their kit. We want to make sure you have the most up-to-date install video possible, so today we're going to install our current kit on our 2015 Mustang GT.

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.