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From the factory Volkswagen did not equip the MK6 Jetta sedan with a hood strut.  Up until now, Jetta owners were left to suffer opening their hoods.  The owner would need to lift almost all the weight of the hood and then place the hood prop in place in order to keep the hood open.

Well say good bye to heavy lifting and your hood prop! USP has designed a complete hood strut kit for the MK6 Jetta. Finally you can experience the ease and convenience of simply lifting your hood up and it staying up. No hood prop required. Simply pop your hood with the release inside your vehicle and lift up on the hood. The included hydraulic strut will assist the hood in opening, requiring less effort on your part. Once the hood is all the way open, the strut will keep the hood open. When it’s time to close your hood, simply push down on the hood firmly and the hood will close and lock.

Each component in the kit was designed with longevity and quality in mind. A combination of stainless steel and zinc plated hardware is used to avoid corrosion while powder coated CNC bent brackets offer a sturdy platform for the gas shock. The gas shock is a key component of the kit. USP worked very closely with a German tier one aerospace supplier to create a smooth operating shock that will perform in all conditions.

The USP hood strut kit is a complete kit with all components needed for installation. Basic hand tools are required and the installation can be performed in approximately 30 minutes following our step by step instructions. 

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Customer feedback

josh
Mar 19, 2018
Very pleased with the kit.

Advantages: It makes the engine compartment looks so much less cluttered. The installation is really easy. Placement keeps it out of site and almost hidden even with the hood open. It holds the hood very well

Disadvantages: I have a 2013 GLI, instructions step 1 indicate a t30 torx to be removed. I didn't have one, instead I have a 10mm bolt. Step 2 says to use pliers to bend the tab...pliers don't work well. I placed a 1/4 felt pad on the tab and then used a hammer and square end of a punch to bend it. I also found it easier to do this with the bolt in place. The "z" bracket doesn't fit as is because the nut that holds the short ball adapter hits the fixed nut that the 10mm bolt goes into. it prevents the bracket from sitting in the correct position. I made the hole into an oval slot about double the length of the original hole and it was perfect. these items are why i could not give the product 5 stars.
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Casey Gawriluk
Sep 22, 2018
Love it! Install was easy and works great!

Advantages: Install was easy. Works amazing! Looks great! Great for those car shows out there! Made a video on YouTube as well!

Disadvantages: None. Setup easily with the installation manual.
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Edgar G.
Mar 7, 2018
Very straight forward install. Did require a little modification. Nothing extreme. Well worth the money and it gets rid of that factory hood prop. This is how they should came from the factory.
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Rich in Mpls, 2013 GLI
Mar 6, 2018
Good kit, great upgrade

Advantages: Looks almost factory, and works properly

Disadvantages: The top hole on the "Z" bracket needed a touch of elongating (toward the fender) with a dremel for my car. Other than that, good fit.
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Jon Rios
Jan 18, 2018
Works great. Install only takes about 30 minutes tops.

Advantages: Clean and open engine bay

Disadvantages: Z bracket sort of needs to be muscled int position. Hole placement can use a revision.
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Hood Strut Kit For MK6 Jetta

 
 
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  • Make Model Year Engine
    Volkswagen Jetta MK6 Sedan (2011-2014) 1.4T Hybrid
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