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I want to get some hood lifts for my 2010 Shelby. The prop rod needs to be replaced. I would like to find the very BEST quality hood lifts I can find and the cost is irrelevant. I would like them in billet aluminum if possible so they match the engine caps I'm gonna put under there. DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS? This is my first Mustang, therefore I have no idea where to look, what websites or companies have the best stuff for our cars, etc. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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I want to get some hood lifts for my 2010 Shelby. The prop rod needs to be replaced. I would like to find the very BEST quality hood lifts I can find and the cost is irrelevant. I would like them in billet aluminum if possible so they match the engine caps I'm gonna put under there. DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS? This is my first Mustang, therefore I have no idea where to look, what websites or companies have the best stuff for our cars, etc. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

JLT recently installed some Redline hood struts on a 2010. Only drawback is you must be willing to drill some mounting holes in your car.

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I've seen some people install hood lifts from MRT -- no drilling required....below is the link......butI'm not sure about the quality. I would assume being from MRT they're pretty damn good. I'm not really keen on drilling into the fender of my new Shelby!

 

http://store.mrt-direct.com/hoodstruts.html

I just installed the redlines yesterday, they look awesome, and they lift that heavy hood effortlessly. I will post some pics later today. Yes, you have to drill a couple of holes, but they look absolutely stock. None of those HUGE aluminum brackets that are like a foot long so they can use the stock bolts. Just not my style. You can have them painted to match if you like the look, but I bought the "elite" kit, which is in stainless steel. ALSO, and this is important, Redline GUARANTEES these shocks not to fail for 4 years, the only ones who go to that length of time. I bought them from American Muscle.com

And NO, I dont work for either company. I will post up the pics later today, as well as some "helpful hints" on the installation...

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Hey goldgus, can you please provide the link to your hood lifts? I would like to see them. Thanks.

Here is the link to the Redline site:

http://www.redlinetuning.com/products_quicklift.html

 

And this is where I bought them from:

http://www.americanmuscle.com/elite-hood-strut-2005.html

 

Pics later because it is RAINING like hell in NJ and I just waxed it yesterday... Will photograph better outside than in the garage.

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I just installed the redlines yesterday, they look awesome, and they lift that heavy hood effortlessly. I will post some pics later today. Yes, you have to drill a couple of holes, but they look absolutely stock. None of those HUGE aluminum brackets that are like a foot long so they can use the stock bolts. Just not my style. You can have them painted to match if you like the look, but I bought the "elite" kit, which is in stainless steel. ALSO, and this is important, Redline GUARANTEES these shocks not to fail for 4 years, the only ones who go to that length of time. I bought them from American Muscle.com

And NO, I dont work for either company. I will post up the pics later today, as well as some "helpful hints" on the installation...

 

I really am concerend about drilling--do you recall the name of the huge brackets,id alteast like to see what they look like.Im leaning towards just have a mod shop here in Atl get me the painted ones,but like to consider the others--thanks

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Here is the link to the Redline site:

http://www.redlinetuning.com/products_quicklift.html

 

And this is where I bought them from:

http://www.americanmuscle.com/elite-hood-strut-2005.html

 

Pics later because it is RAINING like hell in NJ and I just waxed it yesterday... Will photograph better outside than in the garage.

 

Hey goldgus, I just bought some of those Redline Elite Hood Lifts. They look great! Thanks for showing them to me! I'm taking your word that they fit good. I have no doubt they do. I think they will look great under my hood and match the billet engine caps I'm gonna get eventually. I want the ones that have a Shelby logo on them and are for 2007-2009 5.4 liter. Do you happen to know if they will fit? Thanks for everything.

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Here is the link to the Redline site:

http://www.redlinetuning.com/products_quicklift.html

 

And this is where I bought them from:

http://www.americanmuscle.com/elite-hood-strut-2005.html

 

Pics later because it is RAINING like hell in NJ and I just waxed it yesterday... Will photograph better outside than in the garage.

 

Do I need to buy a rivet gun and center punch?

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