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MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit - Black (99-04 All)

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$79.99

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  • MPN# 41240

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Features
  • Clean Styling
  • Deletes Stock Prop Rod
  • Gas Powered Struts
  • No Drilling Required
  • Black Powder Coat Finish
  • Fits All 1999-2004 Mustangs
Description
Prop Rod? Are you still using that old style factory prop rod that Ford installed in your New Edge Mustang? Well then join the new millennium with a set of Modern Muscle Design Mustang 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 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 1999 to 2004 Ford Mustangs, including the V6, GT, Bullitt, Mach 1 and SVT Cobra models. The Kit includes two black gas powered struts, mounting brackets, and all the required mounting hardware.

Fitment: 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Details

What's in the Box
  • (2) Powder Coated Black Upper Brackets
  • (2) Powder Coated Black Lower Brackets
  • (2) Gas Struts
  • (1) Instruction Sheet
    Hardware included:
  • None Required
Installation Info
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • Bullitt - 01
  • Mach 1 - 03, 04
  • V6 - 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04
  • Cobra - 99, 01, 03, 04
  • GT - 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04

Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
What an improvement

I was considering buying the Redline Tuning Quicklift Elite hood struts, but didn't really feel comfortable drilling into my car. I was afraid I'd get the holes a little off and it wouldn't work right. ...

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5/5
Quick, Easy, Great Look

The hood struts are the perfect addition to any mustang. They look great and function perfectly. The install was extremely simple, I will say it does help to have a second set of hand though. The black ...

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Overall Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars

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Hey everyone it’s Justin with AmericanMuscle.com, and are you giving your engine way the props it deserves? Not that kind of props, I mean are you still using that dated hood prop to show off what’s under the hood of your ride? If so get with the times and check out this bolt on hood strut kit for your 99-04 V6 and GT Mustang. This 100% bolt on kit requires no modification or drilling unlike other kits, and is available in chrome or factory finish black. In addition to cleaning up your bay it also makes opening the hood a lot easier which is always nice. The kit includes 2 gas powered struts, and also the upper and lower mounting brackets. Install is very easy, both mounting brackets utilize the factory bolt locations, the best part is you don’t even have to take your hood off to install this kit. Install should take you about an hour. It is worth mentioning that this kit might work with aftermarket fiberglass cowl induction hoods or even carbon fiber hoods, as long as both of those options use factory bolt locations. Now if you decide to use one of the lighter options be careful when opening the hood, as these powerful struts are designed to open the heavy factory hood. Chances are when you pop the hood of your Mustang 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 going to work on your motor, and you don’t want some ugly piece of metal front and center when you go to talk about that new blower. Do yourself a favor, kill two birds with one stone, and check out this hood prop kit.

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Anyone know what the torque spec is for the hood nuts? Didn't take much to loosen them and I don't want to overtorque, considering the studs are a small diameter.

costellokg

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Will these work with aftermarket hoods? I have a 2001 V6, and i purchased a hood from your website. Will this work on my hood?

MarcusW

  • Absolutely, as long as it uses the factory bolt locations. The hoods we carry utilize the OEM latch and hinges and you shouldn't have any issues installing them on your aftermarket hood. Just keep in mind that if your aftermarket hood is lighter than the factory hood, be careful when opening it due to the power of these struts!

    LisaS

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I installed these struts on my 03 GT a few years ago and since then the back end of the hood doesn't sit flush with the top of the fender. It's not that big of deal but any idea how to make it sit flush again?

rivas8409

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Overall Rating 4.8

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  • 5/5

    September 21, 2011

    What an improvement

    I was considering buying the Redline Tuning Quicklift Elite hood struts, but didn't really feel comfortable drilling into my car. I was afraid I'd get the holes a little off and it wouldn't work right. When I saw these bolt on's available for the newer models, I started wondering why they couldn't make bolt ons for my '01. Long story short, as soon as AM had the black version (who wants chrome, really) of the bolt on struts for the 99-04, I bought them without thinking twice. Came with no instructions, but looking at the stock pictures on the product page was more than enough to figure it out. Installation took maybe 15 minutes, and everything works just as it should. The struts will raise the hood to the full height after manually lifting it about half way. Takes little effort to lower the hood halfway, and after that gravity takes effect. Remember this, or your hood will most definitely slam shut.

    Zack

    Year: 2001 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1 Johnson City, TN

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  • 5/5

    January 08, 2012

    Quick, Easy, Great Look

    The hood struts are the perfect addition to any mustang. They look great and function perfectly. The install was extremely simple, I will say it does help to have a second set of hand though. The black brackets look good but I plan on painting the brackets to match my car and having a much more factory look.

    Kitch

    Year: 2001 Model: Bullitt Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 2

    Helpful (5) (0)

  • 5/5

    June 06, 2012

    Great addition

    Read the instructions. Installation was easy, around 20 minutes from start to finish. Be careful, do not over tighten the hood nuts. Once you pick the hood up about 6-8 inches it lifts right up. No more annoying prop rod. Awesome!

    PML712

    Year: 2004 Model: GT 'Stangs I have owned: 2 Massachusetts, USA

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  • 5/5

    July 13, 2012

    Hood Struts

    The best $100 that I have spent on the car yet. I live in a windy area and I'm always nervous about leaving my hood open even if it's for 5 seconds. The previous owner had the wind catch the hood and smash the window. Needless to say, these hood struts are one of the best investments I have in the car. I absolutely love them, I highly recommend them even if you don't live in a windy area because they are extremely convenient.

    ryans03mach

    Year: 2003 Model: Mach 1 Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 2 Texas

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  • 5/5

    November 09, 2012

    Very Easy Install**Great Product**MMD Hood Struts

    To all of you who are considering a Hood strut kit this is the one. I have installed two other strut kits in the past & without a doubt The MMD Brand is the Best. This was installed on my 2003 Mustang Mach1 which has a heavy hood & it works like a charm. Thanks American Muscle for another quality Mustang Product.

    Chaz

    Year: 2003 Model: Mach 1 Driving Style: Show 'Stangs I have owned: 3 Ohio

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  • 5/5

    May 06, 2013

    Easy install and great product!

    This literally took me 10 minutes to install and I wish I had done this mod years ago. I was able to get rid of the annoying prop rod which gets in the way when working on the engine and doesn't look as nice. I highly recommend this item!

    LeeR

    Year: 2003 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 5+ PA

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  • 5/5

    November 21, 2012

    GREAT product that even works with aftermarket hoods!

    Install is only 20 mintues AT MOST! Super sleek look that eliminates the need for that ugly (and in the way!) prop rod. This even works with my TruFiber Mach 2 aftermarket hood seamlessly! Thanks again American Muscle for selling such a WONDERFUL item at a GREAT price.

    njcobrachick01

    Year: 2001 Model: Cobra Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1 NJ

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  • 5/5

    April 22, 2012

    good product for the price

    I had several issues, but not with the item itself. The first one I got had a missing L bracket. I called and they sent out another kit. Waited................got that one..........opened it and.......NO L brackets. Called AGAIN, and said all I need is the right side bracket. They sent another kit and I FINALLY got it done. I had it all on except the one side. Got it done now and it works well.

    horspla2000

    Year: 2003 Model: Cobra Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 5+ Ohio

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  • 3/5

    December 13, 2014

    Recommend but with warnings

    Turns out that it's a know fact that there is a chance the passenger side lower bracket will need you to buy a new: m6-1.00x25 fender bolt as the factory one won't fit. This seems to be due to Ford's larger tolerances but I think MMD should include a longer bolt in the kit to make install easier. Also, I had minor interference between the gas strut and my upper hood hinge that caused a little bit of paint loss on the hinge Overall seems like a good kit. Price is right. Longevity I can't comment on as it's only a couple days old on my car.

    canadiancobra

    Year: 2004 Model: Cobra Driving Style: Show 'Stangs I have owned: 2 Oshawa, ON, Canada

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  • 5/5

    August 09, 2014

    This kit looks great and installs easily!

    I never liked the prop rod on my 2002 GT, and I saw this kit available at American Muscle. After reading the great reviews, I decided to give it a try. Not being all that mechanically gifted, I had reservations, but I installed both sides in much less than the hour the instructions indicate. Honestly, it's a clean look and works great! I highly recommend this over the factor installation. I love my Mustang, but why didn't Ford think of this?

    BillyGT8

    Year: 2002 Model: GT Driving Style: Show 'Stangs I have owned: 2 Douglassville, PA, USA

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