- (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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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.
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.
January 04, 2018
Item is great, works exactly as described, it took me less than 45 minutes to install.
November 27, 2017
Fits well and no problems with the install. Takes about 10 minutes to install.
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
November 16, 2017
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
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.
October 23, 2017
very easy to install , much neater than the prop rod worth every penny thank you
October 19, 2017
Simple and fast to install great bang for your buck
October 11, 2017
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.
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
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.
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!!!