- (2) Powder Coated Black Upper Brackets
- (2) Powder Coated Black Lower Brackets
- (2) Gas Struts
- (1) Instruction Sheet
- Hardware included:
- None Required
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MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit - Black (94-98 All)
Hey I’m Justin with AmericanMuscle.com, 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 AmericanMuscle.com
Fitment: 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 Details
Installation Time: (approx) 1 Hour
Difficulty Level:Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
I have a after market fiberglass hood will these still work on them?
Yes, these will work on an aftermarket hood without a problem!
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.
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...
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.
I also have a carbon fiber hood with only hood pins to secure it. I have had no issue with "bowing" of the hood when closing it. The only problem I had was installing it. The hood I have had wider reinforcement panels that ran paralell with the edge of the hood that interferred with the installation. I had to shim the bolts on the fender to allow clearance for the hood to close. Once installed I have had no problems with the struts, and love not have the prop rod in the way when workibg under the hood.
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.
July 13, 2018
Quality product at a reasonable price. Easy to install.
July 04, 2018
Took 15 20 min to install. Don't forget to remove pins, then snap ins on, easy. No more rod.
June 06, 2018
Bolt on Hood Struts
The struts fit perfectly on out 1994 Mustang GT. No extra equipment was needed
May 24, 2018
Mine wasn’t even close to fitting right, I don’t see how everyone else’s fit. In order for mine to fit I would have to grind off like half of inch of materials. It’s the stock 1996 hood. Waste of money, and time.
May 24, 2018
Was very satisfied with the end result installed very quickly and easy
April 30, 2018
Because stock sucks
What a difference love the way they work and look highly recommend it.
April 13, 2018
MMD hood strut kit
Easy bolt on. Fit and works perfectly. So much better Then prop rod. Great product
April 09, 2018
Very nice set of hood struts for the price, i was worried they weren’t strong, but when you open your hood you have to hold it while moving up because it will shoot right up
April 02, 2018
Doesn't fit cervinis
Doesn't fit a cervinis hood. Need to cut hood to make fit.
March 31, 2018
Works like a charm! Easy to install! Did it by myself. Took less than an hour to put on... Only thing I didn't like was that I had to reuse my old bolts instead of coming with New ones .. Lined up perfect...
March 22, 2018
Works well, but fitment isn't great
The install was simple and the instructions were clear, but there is some alignment that needs to take place to ensure an even hood gap on both sides along the panels. There isn't enough play in the mount for proper adjustment, but it's pretty close. The retaining pins for the struts are near impossible to get back in, they bend at even the slightest pressure, so be prepared for some frustration. The pistons make some odd noises as they come to their fully extended position, but that may be due to cold weather. They are strong though and stay open and closed well. I'll reserve judgment on those until the summer time. Otherwise, the kit does as promised and looks like it should last a good while.
March 16, 2018
Haven't had them for long but it looks good on the car.
February 24, 2018
Hood Strut Kit
Shipped quick, easy install. works like a charm and makes the engine area easy access and open. Great Job A.M. !
February 18, 2018
1995 GT Mustang w/Cervini Hood
I put mine on with an aftermarket Cervini Hood. Slight front clearance issue, so I put 1 washer under top bolt between the bracket and hood hinge so bracket wouldn't hit the inside of the hood. This is a very heavy hood, but is held up nicely...Be careful not to lose the small clip like I did, they are very hard to find...
February 08, 2018
This is a great update for any model mustang. It is simple to do and gets that old rusty rod out of your face when your working in the motor compartment.
February 06, 2018
No more prop rod.
This product works great. No more cheap prop rod. I can unlatch my hood and then raise it with one hand and it stays up. Very Nice
January 22, 2018
My little pony...
My little pony deserves the best and these hood struts are simply awesome... they allow full access to the motor with no prop rod in the way... great buy!!!
January 21, 2018
these hood struts went in nice. much better than having to set up the hood prop every time you want to look under the hood
January 20, 2018
Great quality easy to install works and looks great, it does hit my aftermarket camber adjuster but will have to cut the hood bracket alittle to make fit without hitting
January 14, 2018
A must have
I do not know why this isn't 5 stars across the board. Easy install and now it's modern. Unfortunate 96 cobra was somewhat behind the times so that's my goal with my cobra is to get it more modern but the trick is to keep it a cobra at the same time.