Ranger hood struts


#1

Hello everyone, I have a 2006 Ranger XLT. Due to a back injury I cannot lift the hood, which is quite heavy, without risking further damage to my back. I want to install hood struts to assist me in raising the hood. I’ve looked online and not found struts made for this vehicle. I’d appreciate any suggestions.


#2

How about this one:
redlinetuning.com/QL-FORD-RANGER-9307.html


#3

texases, thank you very much. I’m unfamiliar with redline–I’m not a mechanic, but will buy the struts from them and install them. Thanks again.


#4

Good luck. I’ve not dealt with Redline - anybody here know about them?


#5

I looked around at several ratings sites, and almost all good ratings. It looks like a good product, reasonably priced for what you get. I’m taking a serious look at a set for my Trainblazer, which has a fairly hefty hood. Wish they made a set for a Cruze.


#6

That’s a pretty slick looking installation

Makes you wonder why more manufacturers don’t use that setup

I suppose they want to save a few bucks


#7

That is precisely the reason they’ve been left off.


#8

I was just at a car show in Olcott NY and helped the owner of a 1954 Packard Caribbean convertible lift his hood.
He told me it weighs 300 pounds and uses just a prop rod.


#9

Keep in mind that if you DIY a drill and pop rivet gun will also be needed.