California Pony Cars Hood Strut Kit NXT Generation V6/GT 2005-2010

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California Pony Cars NXT Generation Hood Strut Kit for all 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 V6 and GT Mustangs.

Getting annoyed with the hood prop getting in the way every time you are trying to work under the hood of your 2005-2010 V6 or GT Mustang? Then it might be time to look into getting a California Pony Cars NXT Generation Hood Strut Kit from CJ Pony Parts! This hood strut kit will keep your hood up without the inconvenience of a hood prop.

California Pony Cars Hood Strut Kit Features and Benefits:
- Eliminates Using the Hood Prop Allowing for More Space Under the Hood
- No Drilling or Cutting Needed for Installation
- Bolt-On Installation
- Aluminum Injected Molded Die-Cast Construction

Say goodbye to that annoying hood prop, and say hello to the California Pony Cars Hood Strut Kit! With this kit, you will have plenty of more space while working under the hood of your Mustang and more confidence in the hood not falling on you. The upper and lower brackets are manufactured from aluminum injected molded die-cast that provides a firm, durable and long lasting foundation for the gas struts. A pair of NXT Generation gas struts is the centerpiece of the kit, providing the lift and stability to keep your hood up. The simple bolt-on design of this hood strut kit means that there is no cutting or drilling required for installation.

Kit Includes:
- Pair of Gas Struts
- Pair of Upper Brackets
- Pair of Lower Brackets
- Installation Instructions

The California Pony Cars Hood Strut Kit is 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.

*Does NOT fit GT500 or GTH model Mustangs.

There are lots of details that go into building your dream Mustang. 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, also known as CPC, you have the ability to find the best looking and exceptionally well-designed and durable parts that will be perfect for your Mustang.

Order this California Pony Cars NXT Generation Hood Strut Kit for your 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 or 2010 V6 or GT Mustang from CJ Pony Parts today!

Related Categories: Mustang Parts, Mustang Body & Sheet Metal, Mustang Hoods & Hood Components, Mustang Hood Struts, Mustang Hood Accessories

Installation Difficulty


Novice skill is required for this installation.

Installation Videos

Video Transcript

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.

Vehicle Fitment

This product will fit the following Mustang years:

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