- (2) Chrome Plated Upper Brackets
- (2) Chrome Plated Lower Brackets
- (2) Gas Struts
- (1) Instruction Sheet
- Hardware included:
- None Required
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.
Fitment: 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Details
Installation Time: (approx) 1 Hour
Difficulty Level:Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
Fits perfectly and only takes about an hour to install.
The MmD hood struts we purchased were definitely worth it ,easy installation, looks great really finishes off the chrome I have going on under the hood thank you American Muscle for the high quality ,great ... looking parts yal have for even the newest enthusiasts to enjoy.
No questions about this product yet.Ask the First Question
February 18, 2017
Fits perfectly and only takes about an hour to install.
December 31, 2016
Mmd hood strut
The MmD hood struts we purchased were definitely worth it ,easy installation, looks great really finishes off the chrome I have going on under the hood thank you American Muscle for the high quality ,great looking parts yal have for even the newest enthusiasts to enjoy.
October 31, 2016
I bought these for my 99 Saleen and the engine bay looks so much better with them! They don't come with chrome bolts, so it's best to get some but otherwise they are great quality and extremely easy to install.
October 25, 2016
Hood strut kit
Easy install they need to include longer fender bolts to make the install easier that's my only complaint
July 29, 2016
Super easy install and great instructions. Much better than the rivet on type. very clean looking and very easy to install...
June 09, 2016
Hood Strut Kit - Chrome
Replaced black hood strut kit with chrome kit. Easy installation when you leave the rear nut loosened only and pull the old bracket forward, then slide the new bracket in place. The cylinder could have been chrome in lo of painted grey.
October 09, 2014
Luxury Style Hood Prop
The hood prop is relatively easy to install, might have to make a few adjustments to make sure the gaps are evenly spread on each side, but product looks great. One small quirk, is you MUST take out the wire clips prior to putting the struts on or you will curse for hours. :)
April 11, 2013
took ten minutes perfect thank you am looks great professional look by to ugly prop rod
September 24, 2012
What hood prop???
This part is great! Really worth the money! Was packaged like a glove! I had some problems though. When i used the stock fender bolts for the bracket it was to short??? But i love chrome and bought chrome finish bolts and washers. And I didnt like using the stock hood nuts didnt look good with the chrome. So i purchased chrome acorn nuts and washers and that was the way to go! American muscle is great with fast free shipping!!!
February 16, 2012
These hood struts are great
The struts look great and just what you need to get rid of that prop rod. Total install took about 10 minutes.
October 07, 2011
works great looks good and easy install
Found this product very easy to install it works and looks great. Goodbye hood rod.
January 28, 2012
Great Idea, poor instructions
First, The instructions aren't detailed enough. Supplied pictures are dark and aren't taken from good angles to show important points. Secondly, The gas strut ends have a tiny wire clip that MUST be removed to install struts on the brackets, but no mention of the clip was made in the instructions. You're supposed to be able to just "pop" the strut on the bracket, but the clip is hard to see and recognize. You could damage the parts or your car trying to get the struts to "pop" on, as the instructions indicate. This product should take less than 30 minutes to install, but hampered by the instructions, it took me 3 times that long. Finished product looks good though.
May 31, 2014
bobmode newb review - MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit
The pretty pictures in the manual were not quite enough for me. I managed to get an item backwards and didn't know it until I tried to gently lower the hood... I am a newb though mechanically, and the "Difficulty Level:Advanced mechanical skills required" for the installation section came true for me. (the red mustang with the black strut kit example made it hard for me to figure out the details). That said, when you raise the hood with this thing, it is freaking awesome. It is a completely useless item other than being cool. pew pew
March 03, 2014
Dont just pop on?
Be careful when installing,instructions say to just pop the strut over the ball swivel!Stop and look mine had a small pin that had to be removed than put over swivel,and replace pin.No big deal but if you follow instructions the wont go over.
January 13, 2014
Very nice, only wish they came with Crome or stainless nuts and bolts. Great quality and service on everything I ordered. I will continue to buy from American Muscle.
February 27, 2013
hood strut kit
NICE PRODUCT...WORKS GOOD. NEED MORE DETAIL INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS: OTHER THAN THAT, IT'S EXCELLENT!
September 19, 2012
Bought the chrome version. It was all pretty easy until it came time to pop in the struts. They would not push into the fixed posts no matter what I did. Tried pounding them in with a hammer, sqeezing them in with vise grips, soaped them up, and still not even close to going together. Finally, I had to remove the pins that lock the socket onto the ball, push the strut over the ball, then put the pin back in. No where does it say that's what has to be done. The directions say just pop in the struts .... yea right! Still, once done it works perfectly.
October 17, 2011
easy to install
takes 10 min to install , the chrome ends screw on or off to adjust .
September 29, 2011
easy install and looks great, hood goes up easily with the struts and look like they have allways been on the car.
March 11, 2013
Struts for a Cobra R aftermarket hood
These were perfect for a Cervini aftermarket hood on an 04 GT coupe. I had them put on with some other work at my mustang shop. They work and look great. Thx. AM