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Any one fitted a pair of bonnet struts to their Kuga Mk2? If so , where did you get them , please.

The USA Ford Escape has kits available from RedLine Tuning , but none here in the UK .

I've had them on previous cars and would like them again.

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Ordered using the ebay page.

The Russian site was too hard to use, as my Russian is non-existent.
 

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Update.

The bonnet struts arrived today and have fitted them during my lunch break. No more messing around with the bonnet support bar.

There wasn't any customs duty to pay on them.

They look good and are easy to fit. It is a bit windy here at the moment, but they do not show any sign of letting the bonnet drop at all.

The only thing I have done differently to the instructions was to use spring washers instead of the supplied flat washers, and I fitted the ball end fittings before I bolted the brackets on, as the lower brackets are close to the wing and trying to put the nut on the ball end fittings when the brackets are bolted in place was very fiddly.
 

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Hi we from Ford-SUV-Freunde.com have direct contact with them.
It was really easy to fit them.

https://youtu.be/TDV9V6yVqZQ

The only issue you have is the bonnet support bar. If you leave it where it is you have too much weight in front, better take it out and place it in your trunk.


Just ordered another 9 sets for our users.




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I noticed driver side screen washer wasn't performing very
well, turned out to be washer hose attached to bonnet squashed when passing
over gas strut.

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Today I fit universal set 350mm 300N with ball fittings, 17£ with delivery from StrutsDepot.
x4 8mm holes have to be drilled.
! One hole I drill to high and strut hit on bonnet bracket !

Everything works very well. 300N is optimal. If you buy 350-400N will be fine too.

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Hole in wrong place:
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Ordered a set today. Look good and seem an easy fit after watching their video. Brackets are black but I’ll spray them first to match my car. Russian supplier.
 

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Ah yes, the well-known russian guy :) Have ordered mine for both Fiesta and Kuga from them, arrived in perfect condition and were both times the correct version.

During installation, take your time when routing the tube for the washers, and don't drop the bonnet on your head when unbolting the bonnet hinges!
 

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...............seem an easy fit after watching their video.
This one?

Camera angles are a bit WTF?, but I found that to be a great guide to follow.

.Brackets are black but I’ll spray them first to match my car.
Yep! Spraying the brackets is the way to go!

I also got mine from the "Russian Guy" (£50ish) and fitted them a little over a year ago and to be quite honest, they are one of the best, inexpensive upgrades you can do.
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Makes opening the bonnet a pleasure instead of a chore and to be honest, IMHO any car costing upwards of £30,000, should have these fitted as standard.

Jess my old MK3 Mondeo from 2004 even had them FGS.
 

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Try philb714 post early on in the thread . Dated April 2017 shows an English translation and Takes you to the sellers site and then to the fitting video on a white kuga.
 
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