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Steeda S550 Mustang Hood Strut Kit All (2015-2021)

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Steedas S550 Mustang hood strut kit for 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 GT, EcoBoost, and V6 Mustang is the perfect way to dress your engine bay. Steedas brackets have been designed to provide extra support for the hood.These brackets have 3 times more sur
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Steeda's S550 Mustang Hood Strut Kit for GT, EcoBoost, and V6 Mustang is the perfect way to dress up the engine bay of your 2015+ Mustang. Get rid of your prop rod and replace it with these black zinc plated brackets and gas struts for a great look and easy access to the engine bay.

OEM quality gas struts are included in this kit. We have engineered Steeda's S550 Mustang Hood Strut Kit for 2015+ GT, EcoBoost, and V6 Mustangs to fit and function better than the other kits on the market - Steeda brackets have three times more surface area than our competitors' to disperse the force of the hood struts over a greater area.

Our brackets have been designed to provide extra support for the hood, and Steeda provides a neoprene adhesive material to protect the paint on the underside of your hood with no metal-to-metal contact.

Note: Does not GT350 or GT500 due to different hood design

Product Benefits
  • More room to work on your engine in the front of the engine bay
  • Brackets have 3 times more surface area to avoid flexing
  • Neoprene backing to avoid metal-to-metal contact
  • OE quality, tier 1 manufactured struts
  • Black zinc strut mount plates
  • Unobstructed view of the engine bay at car shows
  • Gas hood struts come with a one year warranty, and all hardware comes with a lifetime warranty

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Hi everybody Brian from Steeda with a great way to strut your stuff. That's right the for the S550 Mustang. The Steeda Hood Strut Kit is designed to replace the prop rod that came on your Mustang from the factory. This offers a couple of benefits, we'll start with you show guys. I know I might get a little bit of flack for it but we'll start with the show guys. When you walk down a row of Mustangs, you see the hoods open your at Cars & Coffee, a car show or even out at a local event it just looks so much cleaner to not have that sort of tripod looking prop rod sitting out front. In fact you look right past that, to the engine. The hood struts are a way to do that because they help hold the hood open all the way and well there's nothing at the front blocking your view, looking at that supercharger you've got. The twin turbo setup that you have. Those nice headers, whatever it might be as far as what your showing off under the hood cause let's face it, if the hoods open you want somebody to look at it. In addition these really are beneficial to those of you, that are working on your car at home or going to the race tracks so there is a lot of function here as well. The reality is that if your at the track or your doing an autocross event and you want to let the car cool off you always pop the hood. It's one less thing that you have to worry about as far as holding the hood open and more importantly as your accessing things under the hood. Weather your checking the air filter, making sure everything is situated whatever it might be under the hood. Again your not having to awkwardly move around that prop rod. You can simply work all the way around the side, the front or the other side with out anything well, being intrusive if you will or getting in you way. So it makes it much easier to again to work around you engine and around the front of the car. Installation is really straight forward but we do recommend having somebody help you out so that the hood stay secure especially when your putting on those brackets were you have to loose the hood a little bit. Another point of interest is the Instructions. Go to the Steeda web site and defiantly download the Instructions and read them a few times before installing. Speaking of the Instructions we defiantly recommend going to, downloading those instructions and reading them a few times. Other reasons being there's some details and hints and tricks as far as installing these as well as important notes about torque values. In particular for the 18+ Cars. Ford changed a couple things on the stud's on the hood. Want to make sure again you follow those torque values and have a trouble free installation. So if you want to strut your stuff and show off your engine bay or simply have an easier way to work under the hood weather it's in your garage or at the race track the Steeda Hood Strut KIt is a great addition for your Mustang. This will fit Mustang S550s including the GT, Ecoboost and V-6, Mach 1 and Bullet. Unfortunately because of the change in sheet metal on the hoods it does not fit the GT350 or the GT500. This is a great opportunity for you to tell us how you are going to utilize or already utilize this Hood Strut Kit at the race track. autocross events, car shows, all the above Definitely let us know and comment below. If you enjoyed the content of this video please click like and share with other enthusiasts and be sure to hit that Subscribe Button so your up to date with the notifications on or up coming videos. To see the latest and greatest things that we are doing with our Mustangs, defiantly check us out on Social Media. To learn more about this and so many of the other parts we offer for the Mustang and other Ford Vehicles, visit Thankyou so much for watch. Steeda, SPEED MATTERS!
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Fitment & Features


Manufacturer: Steeda Autosports
Made in USA: Yes

Installation Information:

Level of Difficulty: Easy
Install Time: About 5 Minutes
Tools Required: Basic Shop Tools
Print Instructions: Installation Instructions
Install Video:

Vehicle Fitment:

Fits Model Year: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

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Hood strut kit
These struts are great. Lift the hood about 12” and the hood goes up by itself. No more prop rod!!! Really cleans up the engine bay.
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from Miami on 9/26/2021
Glad someone told me about these!
Easy install and work great! The installation instructions should suggest that you slice into the hole you make through the battery cover, or else you have to won't be able to get to your 'battery when there's a problem and you aren't in your garage.
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from Oklahoma City on 8/2/2021
Solid piece of kit
Very sturdy and simple install. Two tips on my 2019 PP1 convertible: the hole in the passenger side bracket is way too big for the washer hose push-pin but it doesn’t matter because there is a hole just north that’s perfect. Also the battery cover template is about 1/4” too far inboard and the hole had to be elongated. I would have rather had a smaller opening and covered more of the hardware. Please excuse my personal OCD. Measure twice, drill once!
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from Sylacauga on 5/8/2021
Must Have Modification
Excellent quality and a very easy installation. This is a must have modification for any mustang owner. Especially Shelby owners who like to admire and show off the Voodo engine.
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from GILBERT on 4/28/2021
Ordered these after the Ford Performance struts were a PITA and made the hood crooked. Quality and durable, what you expect from Steeda
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from HOUSTON on 4/3/2021
Works Great! 20 Minute Installation.
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from Virginia on 2/7/2021
The S550 Mustang Hood Strut Kit was purchased for my 2019 Bullitt to replace the prop rod. The right side installation was easy with only drilling a hole in the battery cover to be the labor intensive part if you want to call it that. The left side gave me some issues in that trying to tighten it with sweating fingers the bolt continued to not set properly and when I thought it was tight enough and I placed the strut into place the bolt slipped and the had to try to tighten the bolt with the strut attached. That whole experience on the left side took about 30 minutes I thought it would be the easiest to put into place. I think if the directions had said to push the bolt as far to the left edge as possible to hold into place that would have helped. Overall, one of the best mods for a vehicle. The hood lifts itself up after you clear the latch and holds in place, nice.
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from Ontario on 9/8/2020
hood struts
These are a great addition to my 50th Anniversary Mustang GT LE. Easy to install and not having to touch the old prop rod which can be very hot if you have to open the hood after driving it.
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from Gainesville on 9/1/2020
easy install
Very nice quality brackets, and struts. Super easy to install and no more prop rod really cleans up the view underhood.
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from Camas WA on 7/6/2020
Excellent product
Good quality and easy installation with hand tools. No fitment problems.
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from Carlsbad on 6/18/2020
Great Mod - Easy Install
I recently purchased the Steeda hood struts for my 2019 Mustang GT. The install was easily done by myself and didn't require a hood alignment following installation. The whole process took about 45 min and the struts look great and function as advertised. The best part was that I could do the job by myself and it did not require anyone else to help hold the hood or realign it following the install. Thanks Steeda!
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Verified Buyer   from MAGNOLIA, TEXAS on 2/10/2020
Killer mod!
Easy install on my 2019 Mustang GT Premium. Solid hardware, far superior to the Ford Performance set I had on, but had to remove due to the fender brackets never staying in place. The hood brackets are bigger, longer and support better. The fender brackets are a better design, add a little bit of threadlock and they are solid! The hood opens and closes smoothly and all gaps are tight and right. Looks killer! Spend the few xtra dollars and you wont be sorry! Great job Steeda!
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Verified Buyer   from TN on 12/8/2019
A good strut that holds my hood up. I've added a scoop to my hood and this strut has been the only one that will keep it up and off my head. Thank you Steeda.
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Verified Buyer   from FL on 11/28/2019
great product
easy install, struts are strong and have no problem holding the hood securely in the up position.
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Verified Buyer   from on 9/26/2019
2016 Mustang GT
Hood struts were easy to install. I didn't realize that the instructions and hole guide were online. Once printed it was just reading the instructions and viewing the install video. The washer hose hole in the part that does on the hood was a little too big. I took a small hose cut a small section and inserted it with hose clip.
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Verified Buyer   from California on 9/18/2019
Easy Install
Easy and straightforward install. No more worrying about the prop rod when the hood is up at car shows when a wind comes through.
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Verified Buyer   from IL on 9/8/2019
Solid product, one minor flaw
First the quality of these struts and mounting brackets is very solid feeling. I like the overall design (only with a minor flaw detailed below), and that the hood brackets are a bit larger to reduce hood flex. It appears to be very solid, they lift very well, and I hope to get many many years out of these. The minor flaw may be partly due to my installation, but I reinstalled them and it still happens... there is slight metal to metal contact of the fender bracket, and hood. So I have a couple little marks on the underside hood paint. I've put some vinyl bumpers I got from Home Depot there to hopefully help prevent that rub, and these appear to be working well. I'm unsure how this should be resolved, but perhaps some kinda bumper pad provided would suffice for the time being. I need to investigate if there's some kinda hood adjustment I could do maybe? I'm unsure right now. Other than that minor flaw, they are still good struts, and I do recommend them based on the beefier hood bracket alone... but they aren't 5/5 stars sadly with the fender bracket rubbing the underside of the hood.
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Verified Buyer   from NE on 9/4/2019
Easy Install
The only difference to install on the 2019 Bullitt was the hole for the washer fluid line does not line up with the extra bracket hole. The existing washer fluid line hole is further forward of the bracket so it could not be moved without drilling a new hole that would line up with the hole in the bracket. Did not need to move it. (and no I did not install the bracket backwards, Steeda emblem cutouts in the bracket furthest forward toward front, piston attach pins facing in on top bracket and extra hole bracket on passenger side.)
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Verified Buyer   from Owasso, OK on 8/31/2019
Great quality
Overall amazing quality and very easy installation however on the 2019 Mustang the install is much more difficult. The instructions aren't for the 2019s. The washer fluid pin does not reach the hole on the bracket and the threaded piece is very hard to bolt down because you can't reach the bottom to hold it in place as the frame is different.
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Verified Buyer   from on 6/25/2019
Superb quality
Very easy installation, superb quality, and a factory like appearance. I installed these in about 25 minutes and I am more than impressed. You don't really pay attention to it until its gone, but the prop rod is an obstacle while working in the engine bay. I love that these eliminate it and the brackets provide some extra support for the hood. Looks and performs as a factory installed option would.
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from Florida on 10/13/2016
Great product
These are the best for 2015 mustangs.
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from Missouri on 4/23/2016
Amazing Quality
The struts kick ass and beat the Ford Performance ones by a MILE!!!!! All of your hardware is 3-5 times more sturdy than theirs. The hood struts are stronger and open the hood better, too. Again, another homerun product by Steeda!
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from Florida on 1/28/2016
I couldn't be any happier!
I was taking pics of my engine bay about a month ago and was getting sick of having someone open the hood due to the hood prop always getting in the pics. I did some shopping around for hood struts and found a few different brands available. In the end I decided to go with the Steeda hood struts and I couldn't be any happier! They were a few more dollars than comparable models, but I soon saw how incomparable they really are. With most hood struts you will need at least 2 people to install, make sure the hood is aligned perfectly, and always have to make sure the points of the hood don't fall back. Well put all that aside when you purchase this set, I was able to do the complete install myself in about 10 min. The struts mount to the hood while the hood is still raised, no need to take all bolts off. I love the detail of the Steeda emblem on the struts. Best of all is just how clean they look and the obvious of how much happier I am now popping my hood! I would definitely recommend these to any of my S550 brothers/sisters out there! :)
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from California on 7/13/2015
The Finish, quality and design are exceptional
I just finished the Steeda Hood Strut installation, it looks and functions great!! The Finish, quality and design are exceptional, I'm so glad I purchased these! Installation was easy and the design seems very well thought out compared to some of the other competitors struts. Initially I was on the fence post on these, but now I'm glad I purchased these due to the high level of product quality/design ! Thanks for all the Info Dave, It made my purchase easy!
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from Texas on 3/6/2015
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