Ford Performance Hood Strut Kit Bolt-In With Ford Performance Logo V6/EcoBoost/GT 2015-2020

Ford Performance:
M-16826-MA
Ford Performance Hood Strut Kit Bolt-In With Ford Performance Logo V6/EcoBoost/GT 2015-2019 is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 92.
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Highlights

  • Struts Rated At 90Lbs
  • Laser Engraved Logo
  • Aluminum & Steel Construction
  • Includes Necessary Hardware
MSRP $99.00
$71.99
You save 27%

Ford Performance Bolt-In Hood Strut Kit with Ford Performance Logos for all 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 V6, EcoBoost and GT Mustangs.

One pitfall to the brand new S550 is the fact that Ford still includes a manual hood prop from the factory. On a brand new car, this can be an eyesore whenever you’re trying to show your Mustang’s powerhouse off at car shows and meets. That’s why Ford Performance (formerly Ford Racing) came out with this Bolt-In Hood Strut Kit with Ford Performance Logos specifically made to fit your 2015-2020 V6, EcoBoost or GT Mustang!

Features and Benefits:
- Manufactured With Lightweight Steel And Aluminum
- Durable Black Powder Coated Finish With Laser Engraved Ford Performance Logo
- Designed Specifically for 2015-2020 Mustang Application
- Includes All Necessary Mounting Hardware
- Detailed Step-By-Step Instructions Included For An Easy Bolt-In Installation

Fitting all 2015-2020 V6, EcoBoost and GT Mustangs with OEM and most aftermarket hoods, these hood struts make the perfect addition to your S550 build. This kit utilizes two gas struts that lift and hold the hood open without the need for the factory prop-rod.

Please Note: These gas struts are rated at 90 pounds to hold up OEM and most aftermarket hoods. If your aftermarket hood is lighter than the factory hood, use caution when opening the hood due to the power of the struts.

*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.
*Will NOT fit 2015-2020 Shelby GT350 or GT350R Mustangs.

By buying your Ford Performance parts from CJ Pony Parts, you know you're getting your Mustang parts from a reliable, reputable dealer, since CJ Pony Parts is a Top 10 Ford Performance Dealer and has been for the last 10 years.

Installation Difficulty

Easy
Easy

Novice skill is required for this installation.

Installation Videos

Vehicle Fitment

This product will fit the following Mustang years:

Rated 3 out of 5 by from Poor quality of threaded fender inserts. I got my kit fast. When installing them the next day, following the instructions exactly one of the fender insert nuts stripped. The instructions say to torque to 20 ft lbs. they are cheap stamped sheet metal. I ended up making 2 of my own out of 3/8" stock from Lowes. I even put the other one in my vice and it striped @ 12 lbs. the rest of the kit is great and does not effect hood alignment.
Date published: 2016-08-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Ford Racing Hood Strut Kit I installed the hood strut kit with no issues. Struts are a bit slow in the cold weather but should be ok in the summer. Dislike the design, issues with aluminum flex and bouncing hood. Won't do well with any wind! Other vendors have more support because the hood mount bracket is bigger and I suspect wouldn't flex (as much). This kit cost the least of the kits available and now I know why.... Fyi if you have the same hardware problems, Redline Tuning has a revised upper mount. In the end I will have saved nothing.
Date published: 2016-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hood Struts Very happy!!! Read the instructions and watch the video all the way through. Do exactly what he says.
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product from Ford Racing I just installed this hood strut kit on my right-hand drive 2016 GT...was easy to install and works well...the install is reverse on RHD as the battery is located on the left hand side of the car...also needed a 14mm socket as a 13mm would not fit....also suggest cutting a little slot in the battery cover so you can take it off without having to disconnect the hood strut...well done Ford Racing on another great product (too bad none of these parts have any warranty over here in Australia!!)
Date published: 2016-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So easy to install, a Grandma can do it. Super easy to install, looks and performs very well. With the weight of these hoods, why Ford still uses the prop rod is beyond my comprehension. If I, as a 51 year old grandma can install these, anyone can. Great service and fast shipping too, thanks!
Date published: 2016-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice hood struts I was looking for an alternative to the out-dated prop rod and found these. They are great looking hood struts that are easy to install. Watch the video and the installation will go smooth. They are less expensive than the other hood struts on the market and they do their job well.
Date published: 2016-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing It's amazing how something so small can make such a difference!
Date published: 2017-09-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from You need this Easy 15 minute install. They look good and get that annoying "kick stand" out of the way. The only issue I see is that the brackets are very small and do not support the hood very well. There is some flex and i worry that over time the hood may bend. Also the fender brackets twist no matter how tight I torque them.
Date published: 2016-03-19
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Hi. I am from Argentina. Will this kit fit for Mustang GT 5.0 2017? and which is the risk for using it outside USA?

Asked by: Jorge
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: 2019-09-23

Will this fit a 2019 GT350?

Asked by: PaulHD_GT350
*Will NOT fit 2015-2019 Shelby GT350 or GT350R Mustangs.
Answered by: rk cjpp
Date published: 2019-08-28

Where is the video which everyone mentions?  Damned if I see one anywhere here.

Asked by: RWH16
Click on the "installation and fitment" found below the image.
Answered by: rk cjpp
Date published: 2019-08-19

After installation, Is it hard to disconnect the strut to take the battery cover off?

Asked by: philrob51
I just installed this on my 19 gt. If you simply cut from the fender side to the hole you drilled it'll work. I cut everything out from the fender side along both sides of the strut bracket.
Answered by: hiatus247
Date published: 2019-06-08

Will this Kit fit a 2019 Mustang Bullitt? The Bullitt contains many simular parts as the GT 350.

Asked by: slvrln06368armor
I installed on my 2019 Bullitt 
Answered by: jonicat
Date published: 2019-05-02

one of your competitor's has this same kit listed for the 18 gt and say's it fit's you say it don't which one is it yes or no ? thanks want to order from you alone with other stuff but want to know for sure if it fit's

Asked by: coreys gt
I just installed them in my 2019 Bullitt.   Couple of hopefully minor details.   That are not limited to the  Bullitt.   1st.   One of the fender brackets I received has alignment pins the other doesn't.  In watching the video from CJ Pony Parts nothing is mentioned about these alignment pins.   I carefully watched the install video over and over and it shows the guy installing the fender bracket with the pins on the passenger side of the car with the pins toward the front of the car.    When you read the instructions that came with the kit it says to install the bracket with pins facing the firewall, which would put the pinned bracket on the driver side of the car. Not sure if it will make a difference.  Also the video also says that the allen bolt that holds the fender bracket is 1/4 inch to be torqued to 20 ft. LBS       The bolt that came with my kit requires a 6MM allen and still needs to be torqued to 20ft. LBS..
Answered by: jonicat
Date published: 2019-05-02

Hi, you mention an Active Hood Safety Feature as why this hood strut is not recommended for Mustang models outside the U.S. What is this feature as I would like to fit one to my 2019 Bullitt in NZ? We have RHD vehicles.

Asked by: K0369
The simplest way to describe it is during a crash the hood retracts.
Answered by: rk cjpp
Date published: 2019-04-23

Good Morning. Will the Ford Hood Strut kit fit the '19 Bullitt?

Asked by: Glenn
Yes.
Answered by: rk cjpp
Date published: 2019-03-29
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