California Pony Cars Hood Strut Kit Hydrocarbon V6/EcoBoost/GT 2015-2017
California Pony Cars Hydrocarbon Hood Strut Kit for 2015, 2016 and 2017 V6, EcoBoost and GT Mustangs.
Get rid of that annoying factory hood prop that always gets in the when working under the hood of your 2015-2017 V6, EcoBoost or GT Mustang and replace it with this California Pony Cars Hydrocarbon Hood Strut Kit from CJ Pony Parts!
California Pony Cars Hood Strut Kit ENG-157-644 Features and Benefits:
- Fits all 2015-2017 V6, EcoBoost or GT Mustangs
- Constructed out of High-Quality Molded Aluminum
- Hydrocarbon Finish Simulates Carbon Fiber Appearance
- No Drilling or Cutting Required
- Easy Bolt-On Installation
- Proudly Made in the USA!
Not only does this Hood Strut Kit from California Pony Cars keep your hood propped up and secured with heavy-duty gas struts, but it will also dress up your engine bay with a stylish hydrocarbon finish! Hydrocarbon is a process where a black carbon fiber coating is applied to the brackets. Before coating, each bracket is cleaned and prepped before they are dipped, rinsed and let to cure. Once the Hydrocarbon is applied, the brackets are clear coated for a long lasting gloss finish.
The brackets in this kit are constructed from high-quality molded aluminum, providing a durable and stable mounting point for the struts. Made right here in the USA, this Hood Strut Kit has a true bolt-on installation and does not require any drilling or cutting. It utilizes existing mounting locations and hardware for the fender and hood brackets.
*This is NOT a real carbon fiber product.
Hood Strut Kit Includes:
- Driver and Passenger Side Gas Struts
- Driver and Passenger Side Upper Brackets
- Driver and Passenger Side Lower Brackets
- Installation Instructions
Please Note: This California Pony Cars Hood Strut Kit is not intended to be used with aftermarket hoods or vehicles manufactured for sale outside of North America.
*Does NOT fit Shelby GT350 or GT350R Mustangs.
Whether you're upgrading a new model or restoring a classic, there are dozens of little parts that can make the difference between 'just okay' and 'wow'. With the parts from California Pony Cars, you have the ability to find the best looking, exceptionally well-designed and durable parts that will be perfect for your Mustang. Additionally, every CPC part is manufactured in the United States of America.
Order this California Pony Cars ENG-157-644 Hydrocarbon Hood Strut Kit for your 2015, 2016 or 2017 V6, EcoBoost or GT Mustang from CJ Pony Parts today!
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The CPC NXT Generation hood struts were very popular in the previous models. When it came out with ones for the S550, we had to get our hands on a set. Today were going to installed them on this 2016 Mustang GT. The CPC NXT Generation Hood Strut Kit is an easy bolt-on installation that uses all factory hardware. It includes two brackets for the hood, two brackets for the fenders and two strut assemblies.
Like I meant, the installation is pretty straightforward and uses all Factory hardware. The only tools you're going to need are a ratchet, 10 millimeter socket and the 13 millimeter socket. We're going to start with this bolt right back here.
You want to grab your brackets for the hood and the fender. We'll start with the fender brackets. Both brackets are going to label the driver and passenger, to make sure you get the correct bracket. If you get the wrong ones it's not going to work.
Put the bracket down in place and then reinstall the factory Hardware. Now we're going to move up to the hood, remove two nuts off the hood hinge. Make sure you hold on the hinge, it will move. It's actually not going to go anywhere. You want me to keep it aligned.
All right, before you install the bracket grab this little stud here for the washer nozzle. We're just going to pop that off and reinstalling factory hardware. Now move the washer head over to the new hole. Now we can grab our strut. We'll grab the strut with the body up.
First thing we're going to do is snap it on to the lower stud, lift the hood up and clip it on there. You want to repeat the process on the other side. As you can see, the hood can move. It has a little bit of adjustments. What you want to do, there actually be a paint mark where is what was initially. Try to get right back there before you tighten it up.
Then obviously once you get the hood installed, the hood struts are finished. Going to slowly lower the hood. Make sure your alignment is still good, and adjust if necessary. Once you check the hood, make sure everything's lined up. In my opinion, the last up here would be to remove the factory prop rod.
With the hood struts installed, now you can put the hood roughly about halfway up, let go and the struts will take the rest of the way up. I'll admit I was a little worried about how far back does brackets where when we first installed them. I was worried about the angle but actually works really well.
The struts pulled it up great, plus it gives you a lot of room to work on the side of the car. The installation is pretty straightforward. It uses factory hardware, which does make it easier, just make sure the hood doesn't move around too much when you're stalling it. Double check the alignment before you slam it shut. Figure no more than about 20 minutes, be back on the road no time.