’05-’15 Tacoma ULTIMATE Lift Hood Strut Kit


(66 customer reviews)
  • Our new ULTIMATE Lift Hood Strut Kit for 2nd Gen (’05-’15) Tacomas eliminates the prop rod and makes your engine compartment free and clear of obstacles.
  • One-handed hood opening and closing – the struts lift the hood smoothly to its fully open position, and allow it to close and latch securely without slamming.
  • High-Lift capability allows you to increase the open hood height by up to 8 inches above the stock prop rod height, for better lighting and access to all your engine projects. Choose the desired height during installation, and the hood will open to that position every time.
  • Complete kit with premium OEM-quality components includes two enameled gloss black high-lift hood struts, heavy gauge gloss black powder coated brackets, all required installation hardware, and illustrated step-by-step installation instructions.  Even a drill bit stopper is included to make drilling safer.
  • Easy installation in under 30 minutes.
  • 5 year warranty.
  • 100% Made in USA.
  • Designed and tested to work with all stock 2nd Gen Tacomas.
  • Contact us if you have non-stock additions or alterations under the hood along the inner fenders. We’ve worked with customers to accommodate many unusual situations.

66 reviews for ’05-’15 Tacoma ULTIMATE Lift Hood Strut Kit

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  1. john p.

    Worked every bit as advertised and as expected. Should consider UPS or FedEx versus the snail mail. (2 weeks, I would pay the up-charge. Thanks for a fun day project and great instructions.

  2. Anonymous

    Great product! Researched a few products. Liked the fact it’s here in USA . Installation was simple. Instructions were easy to understand. Only wish I had a different pop rivet tool. My hands are not as strong as they used to be. Overall I highly recommend it to anyone looking to purchase hood struts.


    Great product a must for the Tacoma install was easy!!!

  4. Eduardo

    Easy instructions to follow and easy install. Solid build quality and even came with a spare rivet in case I fudge something up. Would recommend for sure!

  5. mw d.

    Super easy install & so much simpler to open ! Had become so used to my 4r , that forgot how heavy damn thing is & mine is rhino-lined ! Thx folks

  6. Rosealee

    They are installed and my husband loves it! Local garage install and was reported it was easy Peazy. Thanks for the quick shipping.

  7. tom

    Excellent product. Install was easy. Instructions were very clear! Struts made opening the hood easy ,compared to having to manually lift a heavy hood. would highly recommend adding them to your TACO.

  8. Joe

    Struts are very powerful compared to competitors. might even be able to get away with just one – even for this heavy hood – but I installed both. They are longer than competitor’s due to extended opening height option and end up closing over the battery close to the negative terminal but they do clear thanks to the hood bracket being set back. However, I did invest in a negative battery terminal cover just to be safe. Also, I did choose to mount lower brackets about an inch forward of the seamed area in a nice little notch on the fender as the bracket seemed to fit better there and I didn’t have to shave the seam seal off. Install was quick and easy and instructions were well illustrated but it took a bit to get my head around not needing to measure.

  9. Dave W.

    After watching the install videos online it was an easy install. Looks good. Works good.

  10. Youseth Y.

    Excellent product. Installation and instructions was easy.

  11. Anonymous

    Hood struts were as advertised. Good instructions, packaged well, good quality parts and finishes. Took me about an hour to do the job once I had all the parts and tools organized. Once you do the first side and are comfortable with the install the second side takes half the time.

  12. Scott Shiplet

    Product work great. The directions were spot on. Would buy again from this company. They were great

  13. Michael

    Excellent product and outstanding customer service!

  14. Bryan S.

    Excellent product, easy instructions. Kit was missing a rivet or this would be 5 stars.

  15. Adrian R.

    Great item and quick shipping!!!

  16. Tad Hayashida

    Great product, why did I wait so long to purchase?

  17. Adrian Ramón Jr

    Great product and an easy install!!! I have the ditch lights and mounted my hood with clearance for them.

  18. joe mendez

  19. Anonymous

    Very easy to install and instructions were included.

  20. Harold T.

    Excellent product, easy installation and works great!!!!

  21. Mitch

    Easy install and quickly fixes what Toyota forgot!

  22. Long

    Good product. Appears to be made with quality material.
    Easy installation. Minimal adjustment. You’ll need to get a 3/16″ rivet gun.

  23. Michael Y.

    Great product! Easy to install.

  24. Colby Dean

    Much easier to install than I thought. A little freaky drilling into the hood, but just take your time. The drill bit stopper was a bit cheap and got ruined on my first hole. Love opening the hood now just to watch it raise up.

  25. Roland

    Excellent product and great instructions . I was missing one rivet but no big deal i had some

  26. Tim M.

    Great instructions! High quality parts. Went in easy and it works well… as expected.

  27. bill merrick

    Great product and easy to install. Makes it easy to raise the hood on my lifted Tacoma.

  28. Robin

    Really happy with the product, so nice to have the hood lift itself open and no longer have the prop rod in your way, easy to install, wish I knew about these things years ago, would definitely recommend them.

  29. Anonymous

    Straightforward installation, solid connections, good results. Well worth the cost.

  30. Wayne Edwards

    Easy to install. Rivets seem to hold brackets well. A nice upgrade for my 05 Tacoma.

  31. andrew tipton

    Excellent product, easy to install, sense of accomplishment when done.

  32. robert kleiner

  33. Chesley Milam

    Absolutely love these. No more prop rod getting in the way. I’ve already shown and told several people about them. Thank you for a fantastic product.

  34. Jason

    Great price and quality when you compare to the other options.

  35. Chris Beckner

    This was a great investment. Total install time from gathering tools, reading instructions through completion was about 30 min. Now when I open my hood, I literally use one finger to unhook the catch, raise the hood about 3 inches and it finishes raising on its own. In addition, I have more room to work and natural lightning cause these raise higher than the OEM prop. If you are on the fence, or considering other options let me tell you there is nothing better out there. I am hoping that Spiker develops a strut for the tailgate next.

  36. Louis

    Great fit. Kit was complete. Install took a bit over an hour but I was being deliberate and rechecked everything. They shipped a second kit without any hassles by UPS after the first got stuck in the holiday mail delays. Kept me up to date on status. Great customer service.

  37. Ben

    Great product. Pretty straight forward to install.

  38. Chau Nguyen

    Love it

  39. Chris L.

    Great product! Install was easy and they work great. They look oem quality. Very happy with my purchase. Highly recommended.

  40. Brad

    The struts work great! Happy with the initial results so far. Easy to install, excellent customer service, well-written installation instructions, and good videos really helped a lot.

  41. Anonymous

    Great product easy installation

  42. Bill B.

    excellent product, just as advertised

  43. Anonymous

    Easy to install and works wonderfully

  44. David

    Great product, easy to read and follow instructions. No issues with the install and works great.

  45. Kenneth

    Quick, easy installation. Love it.

  46. Chris

    I was working on my breaks and ask my brother to install the pistons on my hood. I was hoping it wasn’t to big of a project but the time I was down he already finished. Super easy to install and the directions were great!

  47. Casey M.

    Outstanding product will recommend to my friends

  48. Alvon A.

    Happy with the product. Easy install and makes a difference with the functionality of the hood. Would recommend to others to buy.

  49. Richard

    Opens up easily

  50. Jay D.

    This was one of the easiest installs I’ve done. This product is great and instructions were clear and easy to follow!

  51. Jarrett B.

    So-far, so-great! Works flawlessly and so effortless that my 7 year old can open the hood.

  52. Anonymous

    These things are awesome!!!

  53. Arthur P.

    Very Awesome love it!

  54. Joe

    Struts where easy to install. Instructions are straight forward. If you are contemplating this mod, just do it. You won’t regret it.

  55. Steve C.

    Love the hood struts,should have bought them long ago

  56. Austinguy

    Installed @SpikerEng hood struts yesterday. Very simple to install and function flawlessly. I was able to get an additional 4” of opening clearance even with my ditch lights.

  57. Matthew B.

    This item was really easy to install. I recommend watching the YouTube video just to get an idea of where to place the brackets. The instructions that come with the parts are very thorough but all the pics are close up. It would be great if they could add 1 or 2 shots of the whole front of the truck, with the hood open so you can see where to add the mounts. Total time was less than an hour. The included rivets are very sturdy– my crappy old pop riveter broke during this install. No worries, always happy to purchase new tools! I’m very impressed with these struts.

    • SPIKER Engineering

      Thank you for the suggestion – we’ll add a couple of pictures of the entire installation to the instructions.

  58. Vincent

    Nice product, works as expected, much safer then factory support. install is easy with good hardware. The customer service is excellent went above and beyond. Thanks again.

  59. victor garcia

    I installed the struts today and they are awesome, I should’ve done this years ago, thank you very much!

  60. Sang

    Ease of installation, appearance, and easy to follow instructions. Great product.

  61. Casey White

    Great product, great customer service, fast shipping.
    Would recommend to any and all Taco aficionados.

  62. 52387

    Received as described, thank you.

  63. Joshua S Tyler

    Fantastic product, shipped quickly. The components are very well made and I was impressed with the finish on them. Instructions were easy to follow and the installation itself was also easy.

    I highly recommend this product.

  64. Dave B.

    Easy to install and they function perfectly. Hood closes nicely with no binding and without altering the hood-to-fender line/gap. I would definitely recommend.

  65. jose Gonzalez

    Amazing product and quick delivery. Install instructions were very clear and simple to follow. Wish I would have installed this a long time ago.

  66. David

    Amazing before and after! Love to see your passion to make Taco drivers’ lives better!

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