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MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit - Black (94-98 All)

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      Review & Installation Video

      Hey I’m Justin with, and I’m here with a very popular product here on the site, and a must have for any SN95. I’m talking about MMD’s bolt on hood strut kit, for all 94-98 Mustangs, available in your choice of either blue, black, or chrome. MMD is an industry leading appearance brand, that has caught the attention of many Mustang owners out there, thanks to their cool and innovative parts for Mustangs of all ages. So what do they do? Well for one thing they completely eliminate the ugly factory prop rod, by using these two gas powered struts to hold the hood open, In addition they also make raising the hood a lot easier as well, which isn’t the biggest deal in the world, but it certainly doesn’t hurt. As I mentioned earlier the kit is available in a black powder coated finish which we have installed on our 98 GT behind me, or a bright chrome finish, like I have here. Included in the package you’ll find both gas powered struts, along with the 4 necessary mounting brackets. This 100% bolt on kit installs easily in about an hour’s time and requires no drilling whatsoever. In fact, both the upper and lower mounting brackets install using the existing factory bolt locations. When you’ve finished up the installation, don’t forget to remove that factory prop rod, since you won’t be needing it anymore. Chances are when you pop the hood 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 doing some work, and you don’t want some ugly piece of metal to be front and center when you’re showing off some new cold air intake. Do yourself and your engine bay a favor, and check out one of these MMD bolt on hood strut kits right here at

      Product Information

      Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation


      • Clean Styling
      • Deletes Stock Prop Rod
      • Gas Powered Struts
      • No Drilling Required
      • Black Powder Coat Finish
      • Fits All 1994-1998 Mustangs


      Prop Rod? Are you still using that old style factory prop rod that Ford installed in your SN95 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 1994 to 1998 Ford Mustangs, including the V6, GT and SVT Cobra models. The Kit includes two black gas powered struts, mounting brackets, and all the required mounting hardware.

      Modern Muscle Design

      Fitment: 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 Details

      MPN# 41276

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      Customer Reviews (100+)

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      Ratings Summary

      4.6 out of 5 overall rating from 100+ customers

      • February 13, 2020

        5 1996 GT - GregoryPrice

        MMD hood strut kit

        Easy to.install.basic hand tools.1 hour installation and looks amazing.

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      • January 24, 2020

        5 2000 GT - jim32865

        Perfect fit

        It was a very easy install. It definitely makes a big difference with the hood up. No more prop opens up the front of the engine. Awesome.

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      • September 23, 2019

        5 1998 GT - headlights

        1998 mustang gt

        Works really good, Easy to install Have more clearance when working on engine

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      • September 09, 2019

        3 1994 Cobra - Christopher1953

        Hood struts

        Personally I would not recommend these I had to grind them down they still didn't work properly so I ended up buying the Chrome ones that worked great so now I'm stuck with the black ones

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      • August 25, 2019

        4 1998 GT - Yrek

        Decent fix to delete your prop-rod

        Finish and design is pretty good. I personally had some difficulty getting it to fit without raising the back end of my hood a bit. The tolerances yo install this is very close, so do test-fits without just slamming your hood when you are done. Also, check to see that your struts fit the pegs prior to install. I had one kit where they wouldn’t go on at all. I will say customer service was great. I had to do two returns to get mine installed well and there was never a problem with customer service. Even with some minor issues, the customer service experience was awesome and I’ll recommend AM all day just for that.

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      • June 25, 2019

        5 1995 GT - RussellL

        A. Must have

        Highly suggest that if you don't have to get. Great upgrade.

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      • June 23, 2019

        4 1995 Cobra - Conbra63

        Great product

        This is a great upgrade for my 24 years old Cobra. It's made of solid steel and easy to install. Just make sure to remove the lock-in pins from the shocks before installation and be careful not to loose them, they are very thin. That was the only inconvenience that I had and want to let you all know. Wish I had bought them years ago.

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      • May 16, 2019

        2 1994 GT - PadenC

        A total pain

        Had to extensively modify to fit my cervinis hood. Struts are non compressable out of the box. If your not handy I would look for a better quality kit.

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      • April 29, 2019

        3 1997 V6 - cshoemeister

        Good Product

        Great fit, good product. The only issue I have is that it raises the hood up about an 1/8" to 1/4"

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      • April 08, 2019

        1 1996 GT - Alvin


        First the parts were stamped incorrectly. instructions given with parts forgot to mention you have to remove the pins from the sockets. Clearance issues when checking fitment. This was incompatable with my stock hood. This part is not worthy of being on

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      Questions & Answers (6 answers)

      5 Top Rated Questions

      I'd like to get this set for my '96 SVT. I read in the reviews people returning these because they don't clear CC Plates, I have MM one's on mine, can anyone who also has a '94-'98 Cobra with aftermarket CC Plates confirm for a fact that this kit will fit my car and not end up a return? If so, thanks!

      • I do not have a Cobra gut I do have a GT with CC plates and have no issues with the fitment of this product going on two years now. Not a hood rod prompting person anyway. You should be fine...

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      I have Maximum Motorsports, Caster/Camber plates, will this fit? Just wondering if the bracket will be able to fit with the CC plates i have on my car currently..?

      • Yes, I also have the Maximum Motorsports CC plates on mine and there is plenty of clearance. No concerns.

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      I have a after market fiberglass hood will these still work on them?

      • Yes, these will work on an aftermarket hood without a problem!

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      Help! I need replacement retainer clips! Where can they be found?

      • We recommend checking a local auto parts store as they should have what is needed.

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      These look exactly like the trunk-lid struts. Are they the same? I ask because that would bode well for future availability of replacement struts.

      • Hello! The MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit does not use the same struts as the trunk.

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      1 More Question
      Carbon Fiber Hood? I see people saying they work great for fiberglass hoods, but I have a Carbon Fiber hood, and it's very very light, will these cause bowing when I go to shut the hood? Are they too strong for normal use? I also got rid of the factory hood latch and rely solely on hood pins to keep my hood down. 2 answers

      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      What's in the Box

      • (2) Powder Coated Black Upper Brackets
      • (2) Powder Coated Black Lower Brackets
      • (2) Gas Struts
      • (1) Instruction Sheet
        Hardware included:
      • None Required

      Will It Fit My Mustang

      • Cobra - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98
      • Cobra R - 95
      • GT - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98
      • V6 - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98

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