- (2) Powder Coated Black Upper Brackets
- (2) Powder Coated Black Lower Brackets
- (2) Gas Struts
- (1) Instruction Sheet
- Hardware included:
- None Required
Hey I’m Justin with AmericanMuscle.com, and I’m here with a very popular product here on the site, and a must have for any SN95. I’m talking about MMD’s bolt on hood strut kit, for all 94-98 Mustangs, available in your choice of either blue, black, or chrome. MMD is an industry leading appearance brand, that has caught the attention of many Mustang owners out there, thanks to their cool and innovative parts for Mustangs of all ages. So what do they do? Well for one thing they completely eliminate the ugly factory prop rod, by using these two gas powered struts to hold the hood open, In addition they also make raising the hood a lot easier as well, which isn’t the biggest deal in the world, but it certainly doesn’t hurt. As I mentioned earlier the kit is available in a black powder coated finish which we have installed on our 98 GT behind me, or a bright chrome finish, like I have here. Included in the package you’ll find both gas powered struts, along with the 4 necessary mounting brackets. This 100% bolt on kit installs easily in about an hour’s time and requires no drilling whatsoever. In fact, both the upper and lower mounting brackets install using the existing factory bolt locations. When you’ve finished up the installation, don’t forget to remove that factory prop rod, since you won’t be needing it anymore. Chances are when you pop the hood it’s either to show off what you’ve done, or to turn a wrench or two, you don’t want the hood prop in the way when you’re doing some work, and you don’t want some ugly piece of metal to be front and center when you’re showing off some new cold air intake. Do yourself and your engine bay a favor, and check out one of these MMD bolt on hood strut kits right here at AmericanMuscle.com
Fitment: 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 Details
Installation Time: (approx) 1 Hour
Difficulty Level:Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
Extremely well made kit! Installation took a grand total of 20 minutes. The quality of the materials of this kit is why I chose it over some of the other cheaper kits. The pieces are all well designed, ... require ZERO alterations/modifications to the body/hood (fit and finish were excellent) and they are all powder coated to prevent corrosion. Definitely recommend! Looks way better than that ugly prop rod!
I received this as a Christmas gift after sending the link to wife as hint. As always, AMC shipped promptly. Unfortunately it came with 2 driver side upper brackets so I couldn't completely install them. ... However, the driver side upper bracket when placed into pistion is a sloppy fit. The stock '96 GT hoods interior curvatures are not reflected in the straight stamped out bracket. I decided to return and stay with prop for now.
I have Maximum Motorsports, Caster/Camber plates, will this fit? Just wondering if the bracket will be able to fit with the CC plates i have on my car currently..?
Carbon Fiber Hood? I see people saying they work great for fiberglass hoods, but I have a Carbon Fiber hood, and it's very very light, will these cause bowing when I go to shut the hood? Are they too strong for normal use? I also got rid of the factory hood latch and rely solely on hood pins to keep my hood down.
I also have a carbon fiber hood with only hood pins to secure it. I have had no issue with "bowing" of the hood when closing it. The only problem I had was installing it. The hood I have had wider reinforcement panels that ran paralell with the edge of the hood that interferred with the installation. I had to shim the bolts on the fender to allow clearance for the hood to close. Once installed I have had no problems with the struts, and love not have the prop rod in the way when workibg under the hood.
I have a after market fiberglass hood will these still work on them?
I'd like to get this set for my '96 SVT. I read in the reviews people returning these because they don't clear CC Plates, I have MM one's on mine, can anyone who also has a '94-'98 Cobra with aftermarket CC Plates confirm for a fact that this kit will fit my car and not end up a return? If so, thanks!
January 09, 2013
Fitment is sloppy
I received this as a Christmas gift after sending the link to wife as hint. As always, AMC shipped promptly. Unfortunately it came with 2 driver side upper brackets so I couldn't completely install them. However, the driver side upper bracket when placed into pistion is a sloppy fit. The stock '96 GT hoods interior curvatures are not reflected in the straight stamped out bracket. I decided to return and stay with prop for now.
October 08, 2012
MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit - Black (94-98 All)
Extremely well made kit! Installation took a grand total of 20 minutes. The quality of the materials of this kit is why I chose it over some of the other cheaper kits. The pieces are all well designed, require ZERO alterations/modifications to the body/hood (fit and finish were excellent) and they are all powder coated to prevent corrosion. Definitely recommend! Looks way better than that ugly prop rod!
March 01, 2013
MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit
Great product, very well designed and instruction were very good. They installed in about 30 minutes and looked great but due to the aftermarket caster/camber plates I had previously installed the bracket would hit on it and not allow the hood to close properly so I had to return them. The return process was excellent. I sent them back via the post office and got a credit notice from American Muscle within 3 days after I put them in the mail. I was very disappointed that I couldn't keep them on my car and had to return them.
September 14, 2012
looks like a good product and is easy to install but the left side of the hood did not line up with the fender after installation, I do not believe it was the product because the right side lined up good, this was for a 98 cobra convertible, also American Muscle stood behind the product and made it right.
April 27, 2012
Just buy it
This kit bolts on in about 10 minutes and works very well. Don't listen to comments about bolt-on kits being a poorer design than ones requiring drilling. I should have bought one of these years ago.
September 16, 2013
Excellent fit, easy install
This is the second set of MMD hood struts I've installed. The last was on my '11 GT, and although that was a very easy install, it did require a bit of work around the sound induction tube. This set went on my '98 Cobra and I can't believe how easy it was. Literally 5 minutes, perfect install. And they work great! Highly recommend if you spend any time at all under your hood.
April 28, 2012
Hood Strut Kit = The way to go
Great product, with fast,easy installation. Big improvement over a hood prop. Go for it!
April 04, 2012
Prop Rod - No Mas!!!!
This was a great bolt-on mod. It was easy to install, and puts the hood up just as high as the prop rod. The fit and finish of the parts was excellent and installed in about 20 mins. Plus I no longer feel like Fred Flintstone when I show off the Cobra motor!
April 10, 2013
This product will not work with a Cervini Ram Air hood on a 1997 Mustang GT. It does seem to be quality but the only problem is it does not fit my application.
December 12, 2012
Easy to install
No cutting or drilling. It uses the existing bolts and I had it on my 96GT Conv. In about a half an hour. I ordered one for my 09 since.
July 10, 2012
Well worth the price.
Exellent product for the price. I can now literally pop up my hood with one finger. Easy to install, fits great with total clerance between the struts and the body of the car. Really glad I pick this one up!
February 24, 2012
Convinent and good looking mod.
This product from Modular Muscle Design is great, it really helps when you need to open your hood. The hood struts are easy to install. They provide a great convenience when working on my car. Plus, who wants to see a prop rod at a car show?
May 20, 2014
Easy MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit
I've had a hard time with my hood blowing down during car shows. The factory prop bar never holds. I was always afraid it would crack my hood. Ordered the MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit and received it in two day. Took all of 20 min to install with absolutely no alterations of the kit or my car. Everything bolted up perfectly. Hood opens a closes like a dream. No bar to get into my way. I do want to paint the bolts and nuts to match the kit, the reds stock nuts and bolts stick out and look a bit strange. It's an easy and useful product to add to your Mustang.
July 12, 2012
better than hood prop
the stock hood props are awful. they are not a good look and they make working under the hood a nightmare. these hood struts where an easy install a clean look and make working under the hood a lot easier. i would say if you have a hood prop this is a must have
October 22, 2012
Nice quality, but the hood struts would not work with my aftermarket hood.
December 04, 2016
Happy with this purchase. Fitment was dead on, no issues with installing these having caster camber plates. So much better than hood prop. Install took like maybe 15mins
October 18, 2016
Great quality/fit/looks excited to get rid of the pole.
September 01, 2016
MMD bolt on strut kit
Easy to install as no drilling into hood Only problem was that one of the brackets was slightly bent --once I straightened bracket it lined up to OEM mounting bolts
August 18, 2016
Throw that old prop away.
I put these on a 2010 and was impressed so when it came time for the 95 to get them i didnt hesistate.
August 17, 2016
Hood strut kit
Easy to install and very useful.Thank You again American Muscle.