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MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit - Black (05-14 All)

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Features
  • Clean Styling
  • Deletes stock prop rod
  • Gas powered struts
  • No drilling required
  • Black powder coat finish
  • Fits all 2005-2014 Mustangs
Description
Prop Rod? Are you still using that old style factory prop rod that Ford installed in your S197 Mustang? Well then join the new millennium with a set of Modern Muscle Design Hood Struts from AmericanMuscle for clean modern looks and convenience. Style And Strength. Designed to get rid of that old ugly prop rod, this set of two powerful yet sleek MMD gas struts not only makes opening your Pony's hood much easier, but also holds it securely in place. Made from lightweight steel and aluminum, they have a black powercoated finish to give your engine bay a much cleaner appearance.

No Drilling Required. The stamped steel brackets included in this MMD kit are designed to bolt into the existing mounting holes in the hood so there is no drilling required for installation. Struts can be installed on factory hoods as well as aftermarket hoods that use the factory bolt location. If your aftermarket hood is lighter than the factory hood, use caution when opening the hood due to the power of the strut.

Application. This Modern Muscle Design Hood Strut Kit is specifically designed for use on the 2005 to 2014 Ford Mustangs, including the V6, GT, Bullitt, BOSS and Shelby GT500 models. The Kit includes two black gas powered struts, mounting brackets, and all the required mounting hardware.

Mustang Fitment: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Details

What's in the Box
  • (2) Black Powder Coated Upper Brackets
  • (2) Black Powder Coated Lower Brackets
  • (2) Gas Struts
  • (1) Instruction Sheet
    Hardware included:
  • None Required
Installation Info
Fitment
  • Boss 302 - 12, 13
  • V6 - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
  • Bullitt - 08, 09
  • GT - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
  • GT500 - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

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5/5
Hood Strut Installation Modification

This is a great product and easy to install but it takes two people to finally pop on the struts, one to hold the hood at the proper hight so the strut will allign with the ball sockets and one to pop

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5/5
Bolt-on hood strut kit

Fairly easy to install; however be careful when popping the strut ends onto the fittings. I had problems with the metal clips inside the strut ends wanting to slide to the side when pushed onto the fittings.

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Hey everyone I’m Justin with AmericanMuscle.com and are you giving your engine the props it deserves, not that kind of props, I mean are you still using that dated hood prop to show off the engine bay View Full Transcript

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Strength? Are these strong enough to hold up a fiberglass hood? My hood is heavy and the Drake struts are not able to hold..

NIKI73 Year: 2005 Model: GT

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  • I have a Tru-Fiber hood on my '11 and these struts work wonderful. I don't think you will have any problems.

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    Pegasus Year: 2011 Model: GT

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Will these work with the cervini style 4 hood?

TyTy Year: 2008 Model: V6

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  • These will fit any good that has the same mounting points as the stock hood so if it fit on the car without hinge modification it will fit perfectly

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    Zack2010gt Year: 2010 Model: GT

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Have these hood struts helped anybody eliminate hood shake. When I get up to 90-100mph, my hood starts to vibrate from the airflow. The higher mph I get, the closer I feel like the hood is going to fly off. This is the main reason that I have not maxed out my baby yet. Have these hood struts helped anybody with the common S197 hood shake? Or are some hood pins in my future?

JakeP Year: 2005 Model: GT

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  • My hood only shakes a little at higher speeds, or when going thru a bad headwind, nothing to worry about, although I don't go past 80 very often. Does it shake at the front or the rear. All hoods will wiggle a little the faster you go. Things to check: check the striker latch, and adjust as necessary. If, when you are closing the hood, you only have to raise it a couple of inches and drop it and it latches, it's too loose. Adjust it so you have to raise it 12-18 inches or so to drop it and have it latch. Also check your hinges, and make sure they are tight, not loose or worn. Is this the OEM hood or an aftermarket unit? Most aftermarket hoods that I know of are lighter than OEM, and you won't want to use these struts and will want to get a pin kit. But, to answer your actual question, I didn't notice these struts making the hood any more sturdy going down the road, although the brackets that are added can only help with rigidity. Hope this helps.

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    SOLER Year: 2008 Model: Bullitt

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  • 5 Stars .79 79%
  • 4 Stars .17 17%
  • 3 Stars .02 2%
  • 2 Stars .01 1%
  • 1 Stars .01 1%
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  • 5/5

    Hood Strut Installation Modification

    July 13, 2013

    This is a great product and easy to install but it takes two people to finally pop on the struts, one to hold the hood at the proper hight so the strut will allign with the ball sockets and one to pop the strut onto the ball socket. After I closed the hood and re-opened it to look at my handywork, I noticed that the lower bracket had rotated around the bolt, even so the torque on the bolt was correct. Looking at the dynamics of the whole thing, I decided that the two lower brackets would be prevented from rotating if they were reversed, that is, the D/L marked bracket goes on the passenger side and the P/L marked bracket goes on the drivers side. This switch then places the long side of the bracket in the correct place to prevent rotation while maintaining the same position of the lower bracket ball socket. I have submitted a picture of this modified installation.

    kraut0738

    Year: 2014 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 3 Canton, MI, USA

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  • 5/5

    Bolt-on hood strut kit

    June 15, 2011

    Fairly easy to install; however be careful when popping the strut ends onto the fittings. I had problems with the metal clips inside the strut ends wanting to slide to the side when pushed onto the fittings. I finally put some lithium grease on either end of the fittings to make the installation easier. Once installed, these struts work great; the hood opens a good 6 inches farther than with the prop rod and really completed the look under the hood. I never understood why Ford didn't put these on from the factory (on a $55,000 car) since they put them on the trunk.

    Wes Linkovich

    Year: 2011 Model: Cobra

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  • 5/5

    Hood Strut Kit

    July 25, 2012

    Easy to install because one of the hoods screws is always in place during the installation; allowing the hood to stay centered and aligned. Product is durable and does a good job of holding the hood upright. Best of all it is not overpriced, as are other parts.

    MrPresident

    Year: 2005 Model: V6 Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 2 Spring Hill, Florida

    Helpful (28) (10)

  • 5/5

    Very clean look and easy installation

    March 12, 2012

    These are very easy to install, though the pictures in the instructions could be larger. I found that it was easier to loosen the bolt to the hood at the back far enough to slip the upper mount in before removing the forward bolt, this helped to hold the hood in place and make the process easier. Also, don't leave the wiper washer line in place, it must be moved or it will be crushed by the passenger side bracket. Very clean install, I highly recommend these.

    Tomzstang

    Year: 2012 Model: Boss Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 10+ Austin, Texas

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  • 5/5

    Bolt-on Hood Strut Kit

    January 27, 2012

    The kit as received from American Muscle was complete and extremely easy to install. To effectively support the weight of the hood from a point so close to the hinge point of the hood requires precise calibration of the force delivered by the gas shocks. The balance of the shocks was perfect. Take it from an engineer, they have it calculated perfectly....

    Solosolutions

    Year: 2011 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 5 Pennsylvania

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  • 4/5

    Be careful

    April 17, 2012

    One thing I have learned from years of assembling items that come with directions is to "follow the directions". I tried to install these struts and the spring clips in the ends of the struts snapped in two and were unusable. I was sent a second kit after contacting American Muscle and made a second attempt at installation. After running into the same problem and calling AM for help I was told the clips were to be removed before installation. The instructions made no note of this. Now maybe I should have been aware the clips had to be removed first but it would have been so easy had the instructions stated as much. Since AM does not have the clips in stock I was advised to try a local hardware store or they would send me an entire kit to take the clips from and return the balance of the kit. AM has been terrific and the struts are excellent based on other installations I have seen but the instructions should have that one additional piece of information.

    Galaxieman

    Year: 2012 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1 Solebury PA

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  • 5/5

    Easy to Install!

    April 29, 2011

    The hood struts make working under the hood so much easier. No more 'stick' to get in the way. Very easy install!! Overall, a great product!!

    Steven Knight

    Year: 2011 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver

    Helpful (7) (2)

  • 5/5

    extra work for 2010+ owners

    April 22, 2011

    nice product, works as advertised, BUT, 2010+ owners will be changing the location of the sound tube for clearance, not the worst job but be prepared for this extra step. still worth the extra steps to rid yourself of the prop rod. just follow enclosed instructions.

    scott

    Year: 2010 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver

    Helpful (14) (8)

  • 4/5

    Much improved.

    August 08, 2013

    From reading all the comments, I was a little hesitant in ordering this item. But much to my surprise, I was very please with the install and packaging. The packaging is very solid with cutout foam to hold everything together so there are no dings while traveling in the mail. Instructions were very easy to follow. Install only took about 20 minutes. I didn't even need to realign my hood. It closed and fit like a glove. The only complaint I have (the reason for only 4 stars) is that the passenger side upper bracket covers to holes where the windshield washer hose goes. I had to improvise with zip ties... *grumble*. Also touch up paint is recommended for the bolt heads, as they will get ground up a bit.

    IanR

    Year: 2011 Model: V6 Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1 Miami

    Helpful (4) (1)

  • 5/5

    Great upgrade for your Mustang

    February 20, 2012

    Look's nice and make it really easy to open the hood . And it's really easy to install too. It takes 30min for installation . Thanks AM.

    MeanAva

    Year: 2012 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1 Georgia

    Helpful (4) (1)

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