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Ford Maverick Hood Strut Kit Available From Redline Tuning

Along with the Ford Bronco, the Ford Maverick has easily become one of the most commonly-modified vehicles on sale today. Owners have a plethora of choices when it comes to aftermarket parts and accessories, as well as those offered directly from The Blue Oval, and they’re certainly taking advantage of that. In recent months, we’ve seen these selections expand to include Leer’s low-profile bed cap, Leitner Designs’ Active Cargo System (ACS), and a chase rack from Ford Performance. Now, the Ford Maverick catalog continues to grow with this new hood strut kit from Redline Tuning.

Struts have mostly replaced the old fashioned prop rods that we use to hold our vehicle’s hood in place, but many vehicles – including the Ford Maverick and even the Ford Bronco – still come with a prop rod, mostly because they’re cheaper. However, many owners quickly look to ditch those old school parts in favor of more modern struts, and luckily, the aftermarket is happy to oblige.

Redline Tuning’s QuickLift Plus system eliminates the old prop rod and replaces it with a pair of progressive gas springs that not only do the heavy lifting for owners, but also keep the hood firmly in place at the top. Additionally, this kit raises the hood roughly two inches higher than the stock prop rod, giving owners more access to the engine bay.

The beauty of this particular kit is that it uses factory mounting holes for installation, so no drilling or other modifications are required – simply bolt in the new springs and that’s it. The units are also zinc plated and black powder coated for durability, and come with a four-year warranty. Redline Tuning’s QuickLift Plus system for the Ford Maverick retails for $99.95, and is available to purchase here.

We’ll have more new parts and accessories to share soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford Maverick news and continuous Ford news coverage.

H/T: Ford Authority Reader Brice

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Scotty

    Man, maybe I am just cheap but I think I will just keep using the prop it came with and save the $100.

  2. Greg

    These are definitely worth the money. Don’t be cheap! This is an inexpensive accessory.

  3. Steve

    I had many years experience with those hood struts and can say these go bad on a regular basis. I was glad to see them go in favor of a foolproof way to hold the hod up.

  4. Jim

    I installed struts like these on my custom PT Cruisers over 18 years ago, and they still work great. I will probably buy some for the Maverick as well this spring!

  5. Bosko

    Let’s do the math. $100 and I lift my hood maybe once or twice a year. This averages out to about $50-$100 of hood lift convenience 😂. I’ll be ordering one tomorrow.

  6. RWFA

    Although I like springs and struts, I’ve never been particularly bothered by the robust simplicity of a prop rod.

    1. Ralph Natola

      I installed hood struts on my maverick hybrid a year ago. They work great and eliminate that annoying metal stick that could dent the hood if dropped accidently. Definitely a good investment.

  7. Chris

    I have had the Redline Tuning hood struts on my Maverick for over a year and they work great! They installed in less than 10 minutes and are well worth the money!


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