Ok first issue, had everything installed went to double check hood gaps and alignment, make sure everything was tight and snap, hood stud gone. I have googled this and saw its pretty common somewhat, but didn't find anything as far as solutions really that made much sense to me. Secondly kinda pissed with this kit, I mean it is an extra 35 to 40 bucks and its supposed to be ya know progressive opening speed so that as the hood gets to the final inches it slows down alot to open softly. Well the hell witht that, mine opens like its in a race or something? And I am not sure the tension put on the hood studs when it opened didn't help snap the bolt cause I mean this thing opens like crazy fast, and when I saw it opening like that I figured I should double check the tightness cause when this would stop it like shook the hood it was opening so fast. Then also my other issue is before it broke there seems to be alot of tension on the hood at the rear of the hinges with the struts on, to the point when you pull it down to close you can see it flex behind the hinges because the struts are pushing the opposite way. I dunno, all the combined things together and I am not impressed with these, I feel like I could have easily bought the 99 dollar ones or a different companies and got the samething, cause I really liked the idea of the slow down at opening deal the elites are supposed to have, and obviously witht the bolt, thats frustrating although I think thats alil bit me. Not sure what to do now to fix it. I actually took one of the struts off the broken side because it pushed so hard against the hood it wouldve bent the stud that was left, something just doesn't seem right, and I ordered the right set and checked the struts they Focus ST Elite.