2015-2018 Mustang Ford Performance Hood Strut Kit With Laser Engraved Ford Performance Logo by Ford Performance


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  • 2015-2016 Mustang Ford Performance Hood Strut Kit
2015-2016 Mustang Ford Performance Hood Strut Kit

Open your hood with style with the 2015-2018 Mustang Ford Performance hood strut kit!

Item #M16826MA
MPN# M-16826-MA

Everyday Low Price: $79.99


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Benefits

  • Removes Prop Rod
  • 90 Lb Rating
  • Bolt On Installation

Features

  • Laser Engraved Ford Performance Logo
  • Black Finish

What's in the Box

  • (4) Mounting Brackets
  • (2) Struts

Product Description

Mustang Ford Performance Hood Strut Kit
Opening the hood and having to put your prop rod up will be something of the past with the Ford Performance hood lift kit M-16826-MA. These struts are bolt on installation and are designed for OEM hoods.

Designed with twin laser engraved Ford Performance hood struts, these are designed to hold up to 90 pounds. This will make the strong enough to handle stock hoods and most aftermarket hoods as well.

Fitment Note
- Designed for OEM hoods. Aftermarket hood fitment not guaranteed.
- Does not fit GT350

Application
-Fits 2015-2018 Mustang V6, EcoBoost, and GT


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Product Reviews (16)


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4 stars    3
3 stars    2
2 stars    0
1 star    1

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14 of 16 REVIEWS


4 Stars   Just what I was looking for
By on 3/18/2016
Image uploaded by Ryan M. I bought these hood struts primarily for the Ford Performance logo over having some of the other brands. When finished, they look great! They are not flimsy and seem as though they will hold the hood well for the future.

Install takes about half an hour and they go in with relative ease. My only complaint (why it's 4 stars) is the drill template and recommended method on the battery cover did not work for me and required a bit more work to get the passenger's side mounting point through the cover and oriented properly. Nothing major.

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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3 Stars   Easy Install with Some Hood Flex
By on 4/4/2016
I bought this particular brand because it has the Ford name on it, so assumed it had the rigorous engineering and stamp of approval. When I noticed the hood flexing on close, I did some more research and found that FRP does not necessarily carry the Ford stamp of approval. Nor does it carry any warranty. It appears this will work ok as long as you are extremely gentle pulling the hood down, but you will still see about 1/4 inch of flex on the initial pull. Otherwise, it's a very easy install, including drilling a hole in your battery cover. The only part of the install that could use improvement would be in ensuring the plates on the lower mounts are aligned properly.

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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5 Stars   Awesome product
By on 6/3/2016
The title says it all. Installed in less than an hour with little trouble and works and looks great.

Why spend more money on more expensive hood struts when these are made by Ford for your mustang and comes with laser etched logos. Nice clean and sleek factory look. Easy install with no drilling of hood or body. Just need to use a step bit to drill the battery cover (plastic) which the template works perfectly. Looks stock when completed.

Very Happy.

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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3 Stars   Works
By on 12/18/2017
I figured the Ford-branded one would work well, it was a plus that it was one of the less expensive options. Installed ok, works ok. My gripes with this kit:
1. Why does only one bottom bracket have the "alignment pins"? Not sure why both didn't have them or why the one with had to go on the driver's side.
2. Maybe not an issue with this kit so much as the car, but it doesn't seem like the mounting points on the hood and fender were really made to hold up the hood. At the top of the strut, on the hood side, the sheet metal is flexing inwards very noticeably. I note that different kits from different manufacturers mount differently, maybe they somehow distribute the weight more evenly? And maybe they don't.
3. Strong enough to hold the hood up, not quite so much to push it up to full open with a convincing stop. I'm tall, so I'm looking at the open hood at eye level when it's full open, I'm left wondering if it's actually open all the way. Hard to tell when the struts are at their travel limit. And, if I push up on the hood to make sure it's full open, flex go the strut mounts.

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4 Stars   Why Isn't this a Factory Option?
By on 1/4/2017
Image uploaded by Jason L. While there are numerous options out there when it comes to hood struts for the S550, these Ford Performance ones definitely get the job done right. Installation took me about half an hour, the brackets were simple to bolt on and drilling a small hole into the plastic battery cover couldn't have been easier. I am definitely looking forward to not using the stock prop-rod when working under the hood!

My only gripe with this product was the strange brown discoloration starting to occur around the Ford Performance logos right out of the box, I guess only time will tell if this gets better or worse.

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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5 Stars   Looks Great!
By on 5/11/2016
Image uploaded by Erick R. This is a very nice upgrade. Easy installation!

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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4 Stars   Ford Performance Hood Strut
By on 1/12/2018
Image uploaded by Jesus G. The part was delivered extremely fast and it was packaged well. Ford performance makes high quality parts. The only issue I would say is , LMR should have label each from left to right since the parts are made to fit to exact side of the car. This will make it a breeze to install.

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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5 Stars   Perfect touch
By on 6/3/2016
Image uploaded by casey r. I bought this to get rid of the ugly prop-rod and I couldn't be happier about it. It's stupid simple to install and for the price it does everything I need it to. The Ford racing logo looks great too. This is the perfect kit for the mustang and at a great price too!!

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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5 Stars   great fit,
By on 4/8/2016
Easy to in stall. Works ok but still have to lift hood so far before the lifts take over. hood flexes at hinge and am wondering if it will crack over time.

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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5 Stars   Great Product
By on 7/15/2016
Fits the car great. Lifts and holds the hood as you would expect. Disappointed that Ford didn't have this on the car as a factory install.

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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5 Stars   Looks great, easy install.
By on 4/22/2017
Install took a total of 30 minutes. Look much better than the factory prop rod. Holds the hood up well.

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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5 Stars   Ford Performance
By on 8/4/2017
Image uploaded by Juaquin r. This is a must have item for your S550 Bye Bye hood prop rod
Easy install in about 30 minutes

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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5 Stars   piece of cake
By on 2/27/2017
Image uploaded by John M. easy install in 30 minutes or less and looks great. did it at work during lunch break.

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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5 Stars   2018
By on 2/17/2018
Theses look great on my 2018. They need to be standard equipment on theses cars

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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5 Stars   Looks great!!
By on 4/20/2016
Image uploaded by Tyler M. Easy install looks way better than the factory prop rod

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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1 Stars   DO NOT BUY
By on 1/27/2017
I bought the struts a month ago and they already broke. The plastic end pieces snapped and the mounts came lose after I opened the hood twice. Spend the extra money and get better quality of struts.

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Vehicle Applications

Ford Mustang - 2015 (15) - 2016 (16) - 2017 (17) - 2018 (18)


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