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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.

    Modern Muscle Design

    Fitment: 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 Details

    MPN# 41276

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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
      Hardware included:
    • None Required
    Installation Info
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        Questions & Answers (6)

        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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        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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        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. 2 answers

          Customer Reviews (100+) Write a Review

          Overall Rating 4.6

          out of 5 stars

          • 5/5

            September 23, 2019

            1998 mustang gt

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


            Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 3/5

            September 09, 2019

            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


            Year: 1994 Submodel: Cobra

            Helpful (0)

          • 4/5

            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.


            Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            June 25, 2019

            A. Must have

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


            Year: 1995 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 4/5

            June 23, 2019

            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.


            Year: 1995 Submodel: Cobra

            Helpful (0)

          • 2/5

            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.


            Year: 1994 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 3/5

            April 29, 2019

            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"


            Year: 1997 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (0)

          • 1/5

            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


            Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (1)

          • 5/5

            April 05, 2019

            Hood struts

            This item was easy to install and it fit perfectly! I love it!!!!!!


            Year: 1995 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            April 04, 2019

            Great for shows

            The hood struts really set the engine bay off. I get compliments on them all the time.


            Year: 1995 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            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


            Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            March 07, 2019

            Great product

            Easy to install and makes working under the hood a little easier


            Year: 1998 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (1)

          • 5/5

            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!


            Year: 1995 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            February 22, 2019

            Great product

            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.


            Year: 1996 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (1)

          • 5/5

            January 24, 2019

            Hood Struts

            Excellent product, fits my 94 very well. Fast shipping


            Year: 1994 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (2)

          • 1/5

            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.


            Year: 1997 Submodel: Cobra

            Helpful (2)

          • 5/5

            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!


            Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (3)

          • 5/5

            November 21, 2018

            hood strut kit

            great quality,looks good,will install later this week


            Year: 1995 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (5)

          • 5/5

            October 30, 2018

            True BOLT-ON

            Quick, easy installation. Works great. Mounts using existing bolts, no drilling or additional hardware needed.


            Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (7)

          • 5/5

            October 20, 2018

            Perfect fit

            Product fit and worked as advertised. Would recommend to anyone.


            Year: 1997 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (8)

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