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

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  • Clean Styling
  • Deletes Stock Prop Rod
  • Gas Powered Struts
  • No Drilling Required
  • Black Powder Coat Finish
  • Fits All 2005-2014 Mustangs
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.

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
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Will it fit my Mustang?
  • 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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Hood Struts

Easy install, good product, looks great really should have been on the car from the factory. One of the first things you should put in your stang to show the motor off!!

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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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Overall Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars
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Hey everyone I’m Justin with 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 in your ride? If so you will definitely want to check out this MMD bolt on hood strut kit fitting all 2005 to 2014 Mustangs. MMD has quickly become the industry leader in unique aftermarket parts that help make your Mustang look a lot cooler, this kit is one of those items. This 100% bolt on kit requires no drilling or modification like some other kits and is available in your choice of either show stopping chrome finish or a factory black finish. Now besides dramatically cleaning up your engine bay, it also makes raising the hood a lot easier as well. The kit includes 2 gas powered struts, both upper and lower mounting brackets, and all the required hardware. Getting the kit installed should only take you about an hour thanks to the fact that both brackets utilize your factory bolt locations. It is worth mentioning that this kit will also work with aftermarket fiberglass cal induction hoods or even carbon fiber hoods as long as both of those options utilize the factory bolt locations. Chances are when you pop the hood of your ride it’s either to show off what you’ve done or to turn a wrench or two, you don’t want that hood prop in the way when you’re working on your motor and you don’t want some ugly piece of metal front and center when you are showing off that new blower. Do yourself and your engine bay a favor and check out this bolt on hood strut kit by MMD.

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2009 Terlingua Covertible w Fiberglass shelby hood Will the hood lifts work with this combination?


  • I would contact American muscle All that I can tell you there a great addition, well worth the money. Tom


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sold in pairs?


  • 2 struts in the kit i put on my Gt. I got the black ones they work great .


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Fiberglass bow with gas struts? Being an old school guy I remember installing a fiberglass hood on my 65 fastback and having to remove the hinge springs to prevent hood bow. Now I'm considering the Cervini Concept Hood with gas struts on my '06. They are advertised as "powerful" and, not knowing the build quality of the Cervini hood, I'm concerned about the struts bowing the fiberglass hood. Is this a legitimate concern or can I put that to rest?


  • The struts serve their purpose. They hold the hood up without the need for the prop rod. When advertised as powerful it's referring to the struts ability to hold the hood up for hours on end. As long as the hood maintains the same mounting locations as the stock hood, I see no reason for concern! It's a great product!


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Overall Rating 4.7

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  • 5/5

    August 14, 2012

    Hood Struts

    Easy install, good product, looks great really should have been on the car from the factory. One of the first things you should put in your stang to show the motor off!!


    Year: 2007 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1 Menasha

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  • 5/5

    July 13, 2013

    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 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.


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

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  • 5/5

    June 15, 2011

    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. 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

    July 25, 2012

    Hood Strut Kit

    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.


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

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  • 5/5

    March 12, 2012

    Very clean look and easy installation

    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.


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

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  • 5/5

    January 27, 2012

    Bolt-on Hood Strut Kit

    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....


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

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  • 4/5

    April 17, 2012

    Be careful

    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.


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

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  • 5/5

    April 29, 2011

    Easy to Install!

    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

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  • 5/5

    April 22, 2011

    extra work for 2010+ owners

    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.


    Year: 2010 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver

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  • 4/5

    August 08, 2013

    Much improved.

    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.


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

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