Review & Install Video
Hey I’m Justin with AmericanMuscle.com and I’m checking out this hood scoop option from MMD fitting all 05-09 Mustangs, available in your choice of either pre painted, or unpainted. If you didn’t know, MMD is an industry leader in producing a wide variety of styling accessories for your Mustang, designed to separate your ride from the rest. This scoop from MMD is for the Mustang owner who is looking to give his or her S197 a look similar to the hood scoop found on all 07-09 California specials. If you’re familiar with these cars, then you know they had some subtle styling differences when compared to other models, but those differences were enough to separate the California specials from other models, thanks to styling parts like this hood scoop. This hood was designed using original Ford CAD data, to achieve a fit that really does suit the hood of the S197 perfectly. As for the construction, MMD went with an extremely lightweight and durable ABS plastic construction for the build, that again is offered in two different finish options. If you’re looking to save a few bucks and you have a connection with your local paint shop, then the unpainted choice may be a better option, however if you’re the majority of Mustang owners out there, and you know how much of a pain it is to have parts sprayed and get it matched correctly, then you should definitely check out one of our pre painted options. You can check out a complete list of the color options available for this particular scoop by clicking the link below and going to AmericanMuscle.com, and see for yourself. All of our pre painted parts do get sprayed right here at AmericanMuscle headquarters, using the same base and clear coat that Ford uses on their Mustangs, so basically you can expect a perfect color match right out of the box. The package includes everything you see here, including the scoop itself, the grille insert, the drilling template, 3M automotive tape, 3M adhesion promoter, alcohol prep pads, and finally the installation hardware. You will have to drill a few holes into your hood to get this scoop installed properly, once you do have your holes drilled, go ahead and move over to the back side of the scoop and start to prep that first using the alcohol prep pads and then the 3M adhesion promoter. After that go ahead and install the 3M tape to both the back side of the scoop itself, and to the grille insert, install that grille insert onto the scoop, and then place that scoop on the hood surface, go ahead and tighten up the hardware underneath the hood, and you should be good to go. I know it’s a little daunting drilling into your hood, but you should have total confidence thanks to the included template, that should allow you to get this job done in about an hour’s time from start to finish. So if you’re looking to add a little more muscle to the hood of your S197, that is reminiscent of the 07-09 California specials, then be sure to check out one of these hood scoop options from MMD, available at AmericanMuscle.com, and if you want to check out the rest of MMD’s lineup, go ahead and click the link below or up in the corner to subscribe to our YouTube channel, and keep an eye out for the newest and coolest parts available for your late generation Mustang.