Ford performance hood strut problems

AnthonyA1234

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When installing the struts the fender brackets kept twisting when I tried to tighten them. When trying to keep it wedged while I tightened it I just ended up scraping off paint and bending the locking nut on the bracket. I’m going to email Ford performance and order another set of the fender brackets and try again. Has anyone gone through this I saw a few other people on the internet that had this same problem and I was wondering if there are any tips to deal with this. Thanks.





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Honestly to some degree saw some of the difficulties and minor frustrations, but took my time to not damage anything. You would have to clamp down pretty hard with the bracket in a wrong position to bend them up and need new ones. Sorry to hear of your troubles.
 

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No, but i have heard folks having issues with the Ford product. I’ve had Redlines for 5 years no issues with them.
 

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I had same problem with cervinis hood struts
 

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I had exactly the same problem with the Ford Performance struts. Luckily, the bottom bracket bent up only on the passenger side. I contacted Ford Performance and was immediately sent a replacement part at no cost. I used a pick down through the fender hole to keep the bottom bracket from rotating until the bracket was up against the metal the second time, and it installed properly.
 
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Just installed them a week ago w/no issues- sorry, mate.
The locking nut mustve not sat right. They’re sending me new ones for free so I’ll see how it goes on the second attempt.
 

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Had the same problem with redlines. You just have to get something non marring to wedge in place and hold The bracket...
 

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Mine went on without a problem. Still working fine.
 

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