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

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    Features, Videos & Details

    • Clean Styling
    • Deletes Stock Prop Rod
    • Gas Powered Struts
    • No Drilling Required
    • Black Powder Coat Finish
    • Fits All 2005-2014 Mustangs

    Review & Installation Video

    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.

    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 black powercoated 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 black 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) Black Powder Coated Upper Brackets
    • (2) Black Powder Coated Lower Brackets
    • (2) Gas Struts
    • (1) Instruction Sheet
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    Questions & Answers (29)

    5 Top Rated Questions

    Mounting require hood removal? With bolt on install, can you leave hood in place with prop rod & install one side at a time or is this a 2 man job with hood removal? Thanx

    • You can do it by yourself, I did, however it would be easier if you had another set of hands. just follow the instructions and do not fully remove the bolts holding the hood, remove the front bolt and then loosen the back bolt. You will have to push the hood away from the factory bracket to get the hood strut bracket sandwiched in between, then tighten the bolt and then then reinstall the front bolt. The one thing that happened on both sides is the bolts on the fender appeared to strip as they could not be tightened fully but they do hold and I have not had a problem with them. Good luck and one of the better mods I made as no prop rod to get in the way.

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    Strength? Are these strong enough to hold up a fiberglass hood? My hood is heavy and the Drake struts are not able to hold..

    • I have a Tru-Fiber hood on my '11 and these struts work wonderful. I don't think you will have any problems.

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    Are there replacement struts? After just a couple of years they struts that came with this kit will no longer hold up my hood. Are the struts Vehicle specific?

    • Unfortunately there is no warranty on these hood struts so the only way to get a replacement would be to buy another pair, although it never hurts to call in and speak with a customer service representative to see if there is anything they can do. And yes, these struts are specifically designed for 05-14 Mustangs.

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    Can these mount even though I have a strut tower bar?

    • The MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit will still work with the strut tower brace.

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    Hello, the strut when they need to be changed, can I find them in any autozone? Thank you.

    • We are unaware of replacement struts for the MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit available at this time.

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    10 More Questions
    I bought a set of these I think spring of 2015. Probably have had my hood up and down about 10 Times. They already last fall before I put it away wouldn’t hold the hood up. Is there any warranty? 1 answer
    I have a Steeda strut mount brace installed on my 2010 GT500. Is there any clearance issues installing these or are the strut mounts further back on the hood and not an issue. Strut mount brace goes straight across between the two struts. 1 answer
    Is one type of strut better then the others? I've had the struts on my 2014 Mustang for 2-years and they will no longer hold the hood up so I'm back to using the rod. 1 answer
    I have these struts on my 07 gt and want to put them on my 14 gt i just bought. It looks like the same part number. Will the pair on my 07 fit with just relocating the sound canister to below the fender lip? 1 answer
    Would these interfere with the battery and Master Brake Cylinder Cover's? 1 answer
    How long is the strut? I had some but they did not last long at all and I'm wondering if these would fit the current gap I already have so that I don't have to re-mount brackets 1 answer
    Will these hold up after market cervinis stalker hood. The hood is heavier than stock. 1 answer
    I am getting a carbon fiber hood from Carbon Creations in CA. Could these work on a carbon fiber hood? 1 answer
    I bought the strut kit for my hood from you recently. I got the brackets installed with no problem but the gas strut itself will not fit over the balls on the bracket. I even tried using a wrench but it just won't fit over it. 1 answer
    I just installed these struts in my 2012 GT. Took about an hour, fairly straightforward. After raising and lowering the hood a couple of times, the lower bracket (only held in place by one fender bolt) looks like it rotated in place enough that I can fit the tip of my finger between the bracket and the inner fender well. The 10mm bolt is tightened to spec. I noticed this same problem on a few customer pictures. Question: Is this normal and will it hold up over time? thanks! 1 answer

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    Overall Rating 4.6

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    Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

    • Fit 4.394366 4.4
    • Appearance 4.591549 4.6
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.197183 4.2



    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 15, 2018

      Review from MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit - Black (10-14 All)

      Does the job.

      They do what they’re supposed to do. Be careful with the pins on the struts. They’re extremely small and can be lost easily.

      Dj1025

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 10, 2018

      Review from MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit - Black (05-09 All)

      Easy Mod

      This was a simple installation and the struts work really well.

      Steve

      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 30, 2018

      Makes maintenance easy

      Removing the old hood prop rod really helped to open up the engine bay for easy maintenance.

      JoshM

      Year: 2014 Submodel: V6

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    • 1/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 23, 2018

      Review from MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit - Black (10-14 All)

      DO NOT BUY. Waste of money

      I've had my kit for about 3 or 4 years now and I'm just writing a review because I saw someone ask about hood struts on a Mustang FB group and it made me think to leave a review. They worked great for maybe the first year, after that they wont hold the hood up for anything. I'm glad I never removed my hood prop, I'd have been screwed. I thought the MMD would be good quality, but boy was I wrong. If they cant last for longer than a year, they arnt worth the money. Look for another product. Pay the extra money for the more expensive brand. Most of the guys in my mustang club have the "Red Brand" and have never had an issue. I regret buying these.

      GeoffB

      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 21, 2018

      Review from MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit - Black (05-09 All)

      Nice

      makes the hood on the07 shelby work as good as my first 1965 hp 289 hood did !

      RobertD

      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

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    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 19, 2018

      Wrong struts

      Well, at first the struts did not fit the mounts! Had the SAME issue with my '06! The DID make everything ok by sending me a new kit, and didn't require me to send anything back. Was just a little frustrating.

      Furball

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 17, 2018

      Great product

      The prop rod was so cheap had to do something and these are terrific , easy install highly recommend.

      TerryR

      Year: 2006 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 12, 2018

      Review from MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit - Black (05-09 All)

      One of the best things I could have bought

      Really simple to install and now don’t have to work around the hood prop. Absolutely love this item well worth the cost.

      DaveB

      Year: 1999 Submodel: V6

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    • 1/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 12, 2018

      Review from MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit - Black (05-09 All)

      hood strut kit.

      received the strut kit and had it installed in less than an hour, everything lined up good for go..

      ronp

      Year: 2008 Submodel: Bullitt

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 10, 2018

      Review from MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit - Black (05-09 All)

      MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit - Black (05-09 All)

      Easy to install and works great. Nice not to have to use the old way.

      RobertC

      Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 3/5

      July 06, 2018

      Review from MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit - Black (10-14 All)

      Stopped working after 4 years

      These worked great. The other day I was under the hood and my hood just fell on my head. Keep your prop rod for the future.

      BenH

      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 03, 2018

      Review from MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit - Black (10-14 All)

      2014 Mustang GT

      Hood struts operate properly. The sound tube relocation was a slight pain, but it was time to get rid of it. After the extra 10 minutes and everything operated properly I ripped the sound tube assembly out then covered the firewall hole. The hood struts took me about 15 minutes to install, not including the sound tube relocation. These should be a standard feature from the factory.

      ShescalledRaven

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      June 29, 2018

      Review from MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit - Black (05-09 All)

      There's a pin you have to pull back

      The instructions are quite vague. I had an extremely hard time trying to get the struts into the sockets, until I searched the web for better instructions, and figured out that you had to pull back the small pin on the outside of the socket. Also, get somebody to help you hold the hood when you unscrew the bolts so that you don't reinstall it crooked and have to go back and fix it. All in all, you get what you pay for here.

      KyleM

      Year: 2005 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 29, 2018

      Review from MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit - Black (05-09 All)

      2007 GT.

      Quick install, only took about a half hour. Works better than I expected.

      KraigO

      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

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    • 1/5

      June 13, 2018

      Waste of money

      The shocks are not powerful enough to hold the hood up. Installed on my '09 GT in 2015 and now have lost all their holding power. Going to have to replace them or go back to the OEM hood stand.

      JerryS

      Year: 2009 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 12, 2018

      Review from MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit - Black (10-14 All)

      Nice!

      Adds a nice touch to the underhood appearance plus more room to work!

      CurtisK

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 10, 2018

      Review from MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit - Black (10-14 All)

      Hood strut kit

      Adding the hood struts makes working under the car hood a easier it opens the hood higher than you would using the prop rod and it's so nice and easy just lift it up and you're done

      GeorgeR

      Year: 2014 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 08, 2018

      Review from MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit - Black (10-14 All)

      Best bang for your buck

      Love the hood struts they worked great and easy install

      mamo1216

      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 05, 2018

      Review from MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit - Black (10-14 All)

      Better than prop rod

      Easy to install. Will have to refit hood after installation to obtain the correct fender to hood margins.

      JR

      Year: 2010 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 23, 2018

      Review from MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit - Black (10-14 All)

      Hood Strut Kit

      The only negative is having to buy the whole kit just to replace the struts.

      WilliamC

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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