- (2) Chrome Plated Upper Brackets
- (2) Chrome Plated Lower Brackets
- (2) Gas Struts
- (1) Instruction Sheet
- Hardware included:
- None Required
Fitment: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Details
Installation Time: (approx) 1 Hour
Difficulty Level:Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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.
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!!
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 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.
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
Will this kit work with the Cervini Concept hood you guys sell on here? Thanks
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
December 30, 2012
LOOKS GREAT AND FUCTIONAL
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...
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 .
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!!!
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.
November 14, 2011
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!!