- (2) Powder Coated Black Upper Brackets
- (2) Powder Coated Black Lower Brackets
- (2) Gas Struts
- (1) Instruction Sheet
- Hardware included:
- None Required
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
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(approx) 1 Hour
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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.
I have a after market fiberglass hood will these still work on them?
Yes, these will work on an aftermarket hood without a problem!
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.
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...
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.
September 23, 2019
1998 mustang gt
Works really good, Easy to install Have more clearance when working on engine
September 09, 2019
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
August 25, 2019
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.
June 25, 2019
A. Must have
Highly suggest that if you don't have to get. Great upgrade.
June 23, 2019
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.
May 16, 2019
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.
April 29, 2019
Great fit, good product. The only issue I have is that it raises the hood up about an 1/8" to 1/4"
April 08, 2019
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 AmericanMuscle.com
April 05, 2019
This item was easy to install and it fit perfectly! I love it!!!!!!
April 04, 2019
Great for shows
The hood struts really set the engine bay off. I get compliments on them all the time.
March 20, 2019
Hood strut kit for 94 to 98 Mustang
I receive it in record time it was just like the picture and it was very easy to put on and started and less than an hour looks great enjoys it
March 07, 2019
Easy to install and makes working under the hood a little easier
February 27, 2019
Sooo much better
These struts where super easy to install and gets rid of that ridiculous support rod. A must for any Car!
February 22, 2019
Easy to install and work great love them. Was amazed at how simple the project was to get complete. Very easy remove and install 4 screws that were attached to the car from the factory.
January 24, 2019
Excellent product, fits my 94 very well. Fast shipping
January 20, 2019
won't fit cervinis Cobra hood.
Wouldn't fit my cervinis Cobra r hood unless I cut about half inch of metal of upper mounts.
January 09, 2019
The kit bolted right onto our '98 GT convertible with no issues at all. It works flawlessly in the couple of weeks I've had it so far. I'd recommend it, for sure!
November 21, 2018
hood strut kit
great quality,looks good,will install later this week
October 30, 2018
Quick, easy installation. Works great. Mounts using existing bolts, no drilling or additional hardware needed.
October 20, 2018
Product fit and worked as advertised. Would recommend to anyone.