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Redline Tuning Hood Strut vs Steeda S550 Mustang Hood Strut Kit ?

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I have the Redline struts. Zero issues, been on the car close to 12 months now. They raise the hood slightly higher than the prop rod so you have a little more space to work. Brackets on the hood are a nice size and feel like they keep the hood well secured.

I had the Ford Performance struts on my 2016 car and those were pretty good too. The brackets were a bit smaller, especially the ones on the hood, so I felt it was a little flimsier than the Redlines.

I‘ve not used the Steeda struts so I can’t compare the two, but Steeda makes good stuff overall. I don’t think you can go wrong with either IMO
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Redline for 2+ yrs, no issues. Only ones I've tried. Got them on sale at Carilse all Ford show.
 

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Had terrible experience with FP ones, sent them back and went with Roush hood struts. I liked their fender mounting bracket solution the most. Very happy with the end result. Whatever you do, don't buy FP kit.
 

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+1 for Roush vs. FP hood struts. I started with FP but found the single point mounting brackets on both the fender and the hood to be unstable. Roush — and maybe others — mount with two fasteners on each bracket on both hood and fender. Much better. The gas struts themselves are pretty much the same.
 

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Had terrible experience with FP ones, sent them back and went with Roush hood struts. I liked their fender mounting bracket solution the most. Very happy with the end result. Whatever you do, don't buy FP kit.
+2 for Roush. The brackets both on the hood hinge as well as the fender are very nice. I like them a lot. And they really hold the hood up nicely.
 

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I had the Red Lines. Didn't care for them. Installed Ford Performance Hood Struts which seem to have a little more "oomph" (lifting power )
 

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4 years on redlines but don't open the hood much
I NEVER see ANYONE in my neighborhood open the hood of their cars. I check everything once a week. Yes I like cars and Yes I'm OCD!! :like:
 

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On the FP ones the bottom mount turns after a few uses does not matter how tight you make it. Just te way it mounts with a single bolt To the fender otherwise they are fine..
 

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On the FP ones the bottom mount turns after a few uses does not matter how tight you make it. Just te way it mounts with a single bolt To the fender otherwise they are fine..
Yes, and while doing so, damaging paint and bending metal around it. Overtighten it, and it's a complete mess. It's just a very bad design for same money as other much better options.
 

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Redlines here, too with no issues in 6 months or so. Installation was easy and they seem to work well.
 

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No issues with my redlines. Doubt you could go wrong with steeda either but imo, redline is the way to go.
 

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