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

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  • Item #41283
  • MPN# 41283

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  • Clean Styling
  • Deletes Stock Prop Rod
  • Gas Powered Struts
  • No Drilling Required
  • Chrome/Nickel Plated 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 chrome and nickel plated 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 chrome 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) Chrome Plated Upper Brackets
  • (2) Chrome Plated 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 - 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09
  • GT - 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09
  • GT500 - 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 07, 08, 09
  • Bullitt - 08, 09

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Hate the prop

I've always hatted the prop, always in the way. Very easy to install the struts. about 1/2 hr. Looks great and works even better.

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

Fit perfect and looks great, was missing one of the retainer clips and I was told that I should get a replacement. Clips are on the struts when you get them, so check that they are attached when you open ...

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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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part Item # 41283 Hood struts I need the struts only mine went bad not holding at all I bought this item about a year ago but I really don't need the hole kit ur thoughts Thanks in advance Ramon


  • Hey Ramon, unfortunately it does seem that they are only sold in the kit. Sorry!


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Will this kit work with the Cervini Concept hood you guys sell on here? Thanks


  • The MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit - Chrome (05-14 All) will be able to work on factory and aftermarket hoods. However, if your aftermarket hood is lighter than the factory hood, use caution when opening the hood due to the power of the strut.


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Overall Rating 4.5

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  • 5/5

    June 23, 2014

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

    Fit perfect and looks great, was missing one of the retainer clips and I was told that I should get a replacement. Clips are on the struts when you get them, so check that they are attached when you open the box.


    Year: 2014 Submodel: V6 Heerlen, The Netherlands

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  • 5/5

    May 26, 2012

    Hate the prop

    I've always hatted the prop, always in the way. Very easy to install the struts. about 1/2 hr. Looks great and works even better.


    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT Calgary Alberta Canada

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  • 5/5

    May 08, 2012

    Should be a factory item!

    Installation took about 45 minutes due to extra time protecting the hood from possibly sliding onto the cowl. I stuffed a large towel under the corners to ensure no paint damage in case the hood slipped. Everything went on smoothly as per the instructions and the chrome version looks fantastic on my silver 5.0. The pivot balls go on extremely easy if you remove the tiny C-spring first then install it afterwards. Be sure to apply a dab of grease inside the balls for lubrication as they are dry from the factory. This is a "Must Have" item for any Mustang.


    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Houston

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  • 5/5

    June 20, 2012

    Title is ok

    The install was pretty straight forward but they forgot to tell you to take out the little clips on each of the ball connectors of the shock absorbers! Once you do that it its easy. Works great, Don't have any idea Why Ford doesn't put them on at the factory and if they had to charge another 100.00 bucks the Eye appeal alone would would be worth that It gets you away from the model A look to the 21ST century!!


    Year: 2010 Submodel: GT Hamilton, OH, USA

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  • 3/5

    September 14, 2012

    MMD install on 2013 MCA Mustang

    This hood strut kit really cleans up the overall look to your engine compartment and does away with the factory prop rod. I reversed the lower brackets from the way they were marked and found that they remained in place better. One of my struts had a bad thread size and would not hold. AM replaced this and all is well. Improvements could be made in the hood brackets by having holes for the fasteners to plug into for the windshild washer hose and the sensor wire for the hood position.


    Year: 2013 Submodel: V6 Tacoma, WA

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  • 3/5

    August 25, 2012

    itom works well

    Crome is not that nice would buy the stainless one if i did it again, but over all they work fine.


    Year: 2013 Submodel: Boss mendota il

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  • 4/5

    May 17, 2012

    The Hood Struts are a great upgrade over the prop rod

    Installation is relatively simple, but you need to remove the catch pins on the struts, they slide down, in order to "pop" the strut onto the brackets. This info should be included in the installation instructions. Once done you will be quite pleased with the results, looks, and the ease in opening the hood.


    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT Bonita Springs, FL, USA

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  • 5/5

    December 30, 2012


    It is nice getting that hood prop out of the way. Plus, these allow the hood to open even higher, which is nice as I am 6'3". When installng on the 2013 GT, just pay attention to the instructions for the sound tube detour, and also use a bit of comon sense for the windshiled washer tubes. I am a Neanderthal, so if I can figure it out, so can you!!! After I installed I tested the windshield washers, and they both worked beautifully...


    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Gaithersburg, MD

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  • 5/5

    July 17, 2011

    awsome hinge kit

    I got this kit so i could do away with the prop rod on my GT. Easy to put on and looks great .


    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    March 23, 2012

    MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit - Chrome

    Upon receiving my Hood Strut Kit .. for my 2012 Mustang GT...It took just under 30 Minutes to install. The simplicity of installation provided, takes BARNEY Style installation to a whole new level. So very easy! The great thing is it work better than the old spring loaded type from earlier models in the 60's etc. And best of all it looks just like it came from the factory installed. What a great way to display the engine without the OEM factory Prop-Rod!!! Now my wife can open the hood with ease, and no more excuses for not checking the oil! Great Product!!!


    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Temecula California

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  • 4/5

    January 27, 2012

    Looks Nice - Easy Install

    Good looking product and was very easy to install. I wish the struts were a little more powerful.


    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT Las Vegas

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  • 5/5

    November 14, 2011

    Looks great!!

    I bought the chrome kit instead of the black kit and was willing to pay extra because under the hood of a Mustang should look good and chrome helps accent it. The kit did not really have any directions for installing the actual struts themselves and you cannot just pop them on. They actually have a little pin that pops off and comes out. You have to take that pin off before sliding the strut on and then ensure the pin is re-inserted correctly and popped back on. Once I figured out what I needed to do, it was breeze and they were on in less than 5 minutes. The brackets themselves were easy to install. On the right side of the car is the hose for the windshield washer fluid. It will need to be pulled out of one of the holes and guided around the struts and brackets to ensure it doesn't bend the wrong way or break. Overall, the product is wonderful and I am happy I purchased it!!


    Year: 2012 Submodel: V6 Arlington, VA

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  • 5/5

    September 12, 2011

    Strut Kit

    Very easy to install and looks great. Instructions come with it but you dont need them great product


    Year: 2011 Submodel: V6 Ontario Canada

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  • 5/5

    March 22, 2012

    Good Looks

    Really easy to put in, looks great, and opens the hood up more than the stock prop rod.


    Year: 2012 Submodel: V6 Virginia Beach, VA

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  • 1/5

    September 20, 2016

    Disappointed in quality

    I installed the chrome struts on my 14 Mustang and after two years they have rusted. I live in the south and the car is garaged whenever it's not in use so the struts have not been exposed to adverse weather. Just replaced with a set of the black struts. Hopefully they have a better quality finish.


    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    August 22, 2016

    Hood strut kit

    Awesome looking and easy to put on, took about 20 minutes to install. No more hood stick ugly thing, pretty cool! Fast shipping from AM glad I saw a video they posted.


    Year: 2012 Submodel: Boss

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  • 5/5

    August 05, 2016

    Strut Your Hood!

    Quality - High; Install - Easy; Fit - Pretty Good. Kit installed easy. Only issue is lower mount tends to twist a bit, and I'm afraid to over tighten the bolt. Looks great and works just fine. Looks SOOOO much better then the ugly prop rod, and adds a bit more flash then the plain black ones. Worth the extra $20.


    Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    August 03, 2016

    Looks awesome

    These hood struts are the best investment I have made. They make open the hood a snap. No more use for hood prop rod. Just unlatch hood and let it stay open all by its self. They look awssome in chrome. Great product Mark


    Year: 2014 Submodel: Other

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  • 5/5

    July 02, 2016

    Great Hood Strut KIT

    This mmd strut kit was very easy to install,fit was perfect, works great . Comes with very good instructions. very pleased


    Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

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  • 4/5

    June 17, 2016

    Bolt On Hood Strut Kit

    I recently installed the MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit (Chrome) on my 2010 Shelby GT 500. Three years ago I installed the same kit (in black) on my 2008 GT and was pleased with the performance. The strut end caps on the chrome kit are not as good as the older kit. It was necessary to remove the small pins from each end of the strut prior to installing over the receiving ball on the brackets and then replace pins. The struts would not simply snap on the bracket receiving ball. Other than that small problem everything else a simple install. The chrome looks nice against the Grabber Blue paint. The hood opens higher and you don't worry about knocking the support brace out while working under the hood.


    Year: 2010 Submodel: GT500

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