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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

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    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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    • None Required
    Installation Info
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    Questions & Answers (5)

    5 Top Rated Questions

    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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    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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    Overall Rating 4.6

    out of 5 stars

    • 5/5

      September 19, 2018

      Better than I thought

      I got this to clean up underneath the hood by getting rid of the prop rod it made more of a difference and I thought it would


      Year: 1998 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      September 07, 2018

      Works great!

      Great item, takes about 10 minutes start to finish. A set of hood pins, and no more latch!


      Year: 1998 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      September 06, 2018

      Great Price and kit

      Love it!!! Simple to install and looks great and great price!!!


      Year: 1995 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      August 15, 2018

      Great buy

      They work great and look great too. The install took less than 30 minuets and they were very simple


      Year: 1995 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      August 04, 2018

      MMD Hood Strut Kit Black

      Great addition to your Mustang car. A must if you have a Mustang. Easy to install. Takes about 20 minutes. Eliminate the hood prop.. Gives you ample room to work under the hood without having to deal with that annoying hood prop.


      Year: 1995 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      August 02, 2018

      Awesome, so much better than factory hood lift

      I was able to sit back and relax while my daughter installed these! They were very easy to install. Great durable product and worth every dime i paid for them.


      Year: 1995 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      July 13, 2018

      Easy installation

      Quality product at a reasonable price. Easy to install.


      Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      July 04, 2018

      Hood up

      Took 15 20 min to install. Don't forget to remove pins, then snap ins on, easy. No more rod.


      Year: 1997 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      June 06, 2018

      Bolt on Hood Struts

      The struts fit perfectly on out 1994 Mustang GT. No extra equipment was needed


      Year: 1994 Submodel: GT

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    • 1/5

      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.


      Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      May 24, 2018

      Hood struts

      Was very satisfied with the end result installed very quickly and easy


      Year: 1994 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      April 30, 2018

      Because stock sucks

      What a difference love the way they work and look highly recommend it.


      Year: 1995 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      April 13, 2018

      MMD hood strut kit

      Easy bolt on. Fit and works perfectly. So much better Then prop rod. Great product


      Year: 1995 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      April 09, 2018

      Strong struts

      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


      Year: 1996 Submodel: Cobra

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    • 2/5

      April 02, 2018

      Doesn't fit cervinis

      Doesn't fit a cervinis hood. Need to cut hood to make fit.


      Year: 1997 Submodel: Cobra

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    • 5/5

      March 31, 2018

      Great product!!

      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...


      Year: 1998 Submodel: V6

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    • 3/5

      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.


      Year: 1995 Submodel: GT

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    • 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

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    • 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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