Redline Tuning Hood Strut Kit QuickLIFT ELITE Jeep Wrangler JK 2007-2018

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  • Removes The OE Prop Rod
  • Quicklift Elite Gas Struts
  • Zinc Plated Mounting Hardware
  • Easy, Bolt-On Installation

Redline Tuning QuickLIFT ELITE Hood Strut Kit for 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Jeep JK Wranglers.

This QuickLIFT ELITE Hood Strut Kit 21-20002-03 from Redline Tuning will replace your 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK's factory hood prop rod and add superior style to your JK. This kit's premium stainless steel progressive gas springs will lift and hold your JK's hood, eliminating the need for a poorly placed prop rod!

Features and Benefits of the Redline Tuning QuickLIFT ELITE Hood Strut Kit (21-20002-03):
- 316L stainless steel custom-valved gas springs
- Gloss black powder-coated hardware
- Progressive, slow release system
- Quick and easy, bolt-on installation
- Works with ALL stock and aftermarket hoods

These hood struts feature a progressive slow release system. During the final few inches of operation, the gas springs slow down the extending rate which allows for a fluid lifting process. Simply start to lift your JK's hood then allow the QuickLIFT ELITE system to take over. The hood will lift and hold firmly at the raised position, eliminating the need for a stock prop rod.

The JK QuickLIFT ELITE system is designed and engineered to fit all Jeep Wrangler JK models. It comes with gloss black powder-coated mounting hardware and high-grade stainless steel gas springs with progressive slow-release. Installation is simple and straightforward with the supplied full-color installation manual.

The hood strut kits from Redline Tuning offer an easy to install, cost effective solution to rid yourself of the hood prop and get a factory-looking set of hood struts that will look amazing on your Jeep Wrangler. They simply bolt-on and take approximately 5 minutes total for installation.

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Installation Difficulty


Novice skill is required for this installation.

Installation Videos

Video Transcript

The factory hood on the JK Wrangler is pretty heavy, and it can be really difficult to open, especially if you have aftermarket lighting like we do. Today we're gonna make our life a little bit easier by installing this Redline Tuning Elite Hood Strut Kit. This kit includes two stainless steel gas rings with black powder coated hardware and rivets to make for an easy installation. It's going to allow you to eliminate the factory hood prop, and with its progressive slow release system, it's going to make opening and closing the hood really easy. Today we're going to install it using our 2016 Jeep Wrangler.

Tools you'll need for this installation: 3/8" ratchet, 13 millimeter socket, 13 millimeter wrench, tape measure, marker, center punch, a drill, 3/16" drill bit, and a 5/16" drill bit or a universal bit, a rivet gun, and safety glasses.

The first thing you're going to want to do if you can is open the hood all the way and lean it against the windshield, but we have aftermarket lighting, so we can't do that, so we're just going to use the prop. Then you're going to grab a piece of masking tape, and put it right around this area on the hood. Grab a tape measure. Now we're going to measure from the very bottom of the hood, up 21 inches, and make a mark. Right about here. The tape is just there to mark the tape and not the paint. Now measure two inches from the outside of the hood in, and that is where you're going to place your provided bracket. Line up the very center of this bracket, or the ball, with the line that you made at 21 inches, and then use a marker to mark the bottom hole. Then you're going to drill that hole out for the rivet.

Use a center punch to indent the center of the mark that you just made to make it a little easier to drill. Drill the hole out with a 3/16" drill bit. Then put some tape on the drill bit, just so you don't punch through the metal and damage the other side of the hood. Get the bracket in place with one of the rivets. Make sure you have a 3/16" rivet attachment on your gun. Line up the bracket nice and straight, and install the rivet. With the bracket in place, you can drill the other hole. Insert the other rivet. Now, come to this metal lip. It's kind of near the firewall at the bottom of the hood. This is where the other bracket is going to go. You're going to come one inch down from the top, half an inch in, mark that point, and then drill. You go half an inch in, then one down. Right there, and then we're going to drill our hole. Indent the center of your mark with a punch, then drill it out with a 5/16" drill bit.

Apply some paint to the hole that you just drilled so it doesn't rust. Then, once it dries, you can install the ball stud. Install the ball stud with the washer and the nut. Then tighten it down with a 13 millimeter socket and wrench. Now you can install your strut onto the brackets. Repeat the process on the other side. Then your installation is finished.

Our Redline Tuning Elite Hood Strut Kit is installed. These things are actually really strong. One of these struts is holding up the hood alone, and we have aftermarket lights. It's not recommended to do that, but that just shows you how strong they are. Installation is super easy. It's only going to take about 30 to 45 minutes, and before you know it, you'll be heading off road.

Vehicle Fitment

This product will fit the following Wrangler years:

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