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

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    Features, Video & Details

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

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install 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

    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.

    Fitment: 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 Details

    What's in the Box
    • (2) Powder Coated Black Upper Brackets
    • (2) Powder Coated Black Lower Brackets
    • (2) Gas Struts
    • (1) Instruction Sheet
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    5 Questions / 13 Answers

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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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    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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    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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    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.


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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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    Overall Rating 4.6

    out of 5 stars

    • 4/5

      March 16, 2018

      Great product

      Haven't had them for long but it looks good on the car.


      Year: 1998 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      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. !


      Year: 1997 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 4/5

      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...


      Year: 1995 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      February 08, 2018

      nice size..

      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.


      Year: 1994 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      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


      Year: 1994 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      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!!!


      Year: 1996 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      January 21, 2018

      much needed

      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


      Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      January 20, 2018

      Great Product

      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


      Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      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.


      Year: 1996 Submodel: Cobra

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    • 5/5

      January 04, 2018


      Item is great, works exactly as described, it took me less than 45 minutes to install.


      Year: 1995 Submodel: Cobra

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    • 5/5

      November 27, 2017

      Great Product!

      Fits well and no problems with the install. Takes about 10 minutes to install.


      Year: 1995 Submodel: Cobra

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    • 4/5

      November 22, 2017

      Not for all hoods

      Nice product but does not fit my surroundings are blessed I will have to cut into the fiberglass to recess brackets into the fiberglass Hood oh well nobody said it would be perfect but other than that nice product if you have a stock Hood


      Year: 1995 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      November 16, 2017

      Great Product

      The product is great with the hood prop gone a have more room to work the only problem I had was the instructions should have better pictures so you have a better understanding of how the product is installed


      Year: 1997 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      November 05, 2017

      Hood strut Kit

      I was totally Impressed on how well it went together and looks great I would recommend getting rid of the old hood prop and replacing it with a MMD Bolt on strut kit.


      Year: 1997 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      October 23, 2017

      strut kit

      very easy to install , much neater than the prop rod worth every penny thank you


      Year: 1997 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      October 19, 2017


      Simple and fast to install great bang for your buck


      Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      October 11, 2017

      Great Buy

      Great buy. Glad it was on sale. Very easy to install. Product seems very durable and strong. So easy to open and close hood can use only 2 fingers that easy.


      Year: 1996 Submodel: Cobra

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      October 02, 2017

      installation on carbon fiber cowl hood

      great product,had to modify the hood part as there was a carbon fiber protrusion that wouldnt allow it to lay flat as it was designed to,after modification hood struts opperate as they were designed to


      Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      September 28, 2017

      Great kit, easy install!

      Installs in no time at all and works great! Lifts quite strong so don't be surprised the first time you open it.


      Year: 1996 Submodel: Cobra

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    • 5/5

      September 09, 2017

      What an improvement!!

      Had my hood struts on in about 30 minutes. Love them. Just takes some getting use to not having to lift and prop the hood, but it's a good thing. Just that the hood really wants to fly up fast, so best to hang onto it!!!!! Also, painted the factory red nuts black to match the brackets. MUCH better looking, now they look "stock"!! Money well spent!!!


      Year: 1994 Submodel: GT

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