- (2) Powder Coated Black Upper Brackets
- (2) Powder Coated Black Lower Brackets
- (2) Gas Struts
- (1) Instruction Sheet
- Hardware included:
- None Required
MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit - Black (99-04 All)
Hey everyone it’s Justin with AmericanMuscle.com, and are you giving your engine way the props it deserves? Not that kind of props, I mean are you still using that dated hood prop to show off what’s under the hood of your ride? If so get with the times and check out this bolt on hood strut kit for your 99-04 V6 and GT Mustang. This 100% bolt on kit requires no modification or drilling unlike other kits, and is available in chrome or factory finish black. In addition to cleaning up your bay it also makes opening the hood a lot easier which is always nice. The kit includes 2 gas powered struts, and also the upper and lower mounting brackets. Install is very easy, both mounting brackets utilize the factory bolt locations, the best part is you don’t even have to take your hood off to install this kit. Install should take you about an hour. It is worth mentioning that this kit might work with aftermarket fiberglass cowl induction hoods or even carbon fiber hoods, as long as both of those options use factory bolt locations. Now if you decide to use one of the lighter options be careful when opening the hood, as these powerful struts are designed to open the heavy factory hood. Chances are when you pop the hood of your Mustang 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 going to work on your motor, and you don’t want some ugly piece of metal front and center when you go to talk about that new blower. Do yourself a favor, kill two birds with one stone, and check out this hood prop kit.
Fitment: 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Details
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(approx) 1 Hour
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
Will these work with aftermarket hoods? I have a 2001 V6, and i purchased a hood from your website. Will this work on my hood?
Absolutely, as long as it uses the factory bolt locations. The hoods we carry utilize the OEM latch and hinges and you shouldn't have any issues installing them on your aftermarket hood. Just keep in mind that if your aftermarket hood is lighter than the factory hood, be careful when opening it due to the power of these struts!
What about replacement gas shocks? When one goes bad, how hard is it going to be to find a new one. I can't seem to get any specs on the cylinder itself. I would like an answer to this question as well please.
At this time, individual components are not available for the MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit.
What about replacement gas shocks? When one goes bad, how hard is it going to be to find a new one. I can't seem to get any specs on the cylinder itself.
MMD would not carry the shocks found in the MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit separately.
what size are the shocks?. mine have gone bad and i am noy buying a whole new kit
What kind of warranty do they have?
These MMD hood struts would not carry a warranty on them.
The MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit should not cause these issues. Please contact our Customer Service department so we may assist you in correcting this.
The MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit would help free up some space and make it a little easier to access yes.
You can try taking the brackets for the hood struts off and re-installing them. They may have gotten loose over time and shifted.
The MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit should bolt up to the Cowl hood with now problems. The only issue is the cowl hood may be a little heavier than the factory hood and the MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit could have some trouble lifting the hood up. This kit will also lift your hood up to a higher angle than the prop rod would hold it at, so you will want to check your clearance to make sure the cowl will not touch the windshield.
When I installed my strut kit, I tightened the nuts down until they were tight and I haven't had any problems.
If the hood mounts on to the original hinge brackets, there shouldn't be a problem. Make sure that you have the hood alignment before you close the hood for the first time. (Scissoring off paint will ruin your day.) If the new hood is lighter than the stock one, be carefull. The hood will come up quickly. Mine are on a stock hood and it easily opens!
April 20, 2019
Hood Strut Kit
Fit perfect and is able to keep the stock hood up.
April 20, 2019
Easy to install. works great! This was to replace struts I bought 7 years ago.Better than having the hood come down on your head
April 17, 2019
MMD bolt on hood strut kit.
I found it easier to install if you unscrew the one end piece of the strut and attach it to the ball which was installed on the side of the fender. Then screw the strut back onto the end piece attached to the inside of the fender. Then attach the top piece of the strut onto the ball which was attached to the hood. Made installation so much easier. Total time to attach both struts about 20 minutes. Struts perform as intended and looks good as well.
April 10, 2019
very easy to install
this was very easy to install a child could do it, took me maybe 15 minutes tops ! love not haveing to use that old prop rod anymore
April 09, 2019
REally poor directions
Product looks OK so far but directions SUCK and are so dark that u can’t see th picture. Shame on AM for shipping this with poor instructions. Ball socket can not be placed on ball unless u first remove a very tiny lock spring(easy to loose) Not what the instructions say. Should ship a spare spring as u are very likely to loose one.
April 04, 2019
Easy to install and works great. Instructions were printed too light so had to go to AM website to see them
March 24, 2019
It’s a lot better looking than the rod that holds your hood up
February 28, 2019
Easy Installation / Functions Well
The installation was very easy and the function just as I would have expected. Makes the engine bay easier to work on.
February 06, 2019
MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit
The product looks to be of good quality. Installation instructions are simple and easy to follow. The only improvement I would have is to improve the quality of picture in the installation manual. Other than that, very straightforward.
January 29, 2019
I wasn't impressed on how well these brackets were made. Heavy duty construction. Great addition to the car. Can't wait until summer, so I can pop the hood with some style.
January 27, 2019
Easy install and great looks!
As usual, AM does a killer job with everything! These hood struts look good and install only takes about 10 minutes with simple tools. I didn't give it 5 stars for two reasons; 1. It raises the up way too fast for my carbon fiber aftermarket hood. 2. The retaining clips are a bit flimsy.
January 26, 2019
6 star product
Very easy to install and look and work great. This is what Ford should have done in the first place!
January 24, 2019
love the look
these hood struts are great much better then the hood prop on thing they should add a couple more clips what a pain to install lost 2 of them
January 24, 2019
Easy install...works great
Hood struts install was pretty easy just make make sure to make alignment Marks before installing.
January 19, 2019
It was a fast installation it makes working on my car so much easier and cleaning enging bay
January 07, 2019
Simple install, strong lift
Quality product that bolts right up and lets you easily display your glory and HP's underneath without distraction.
January 03, 2019
MMD Hood Struts
I purchased the MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit for my son for Christmas 2018 to be installed on his 2003 Mustang. These are replacing Red Line Tuning struts. He hasn't installed the MMD yet but I believe they are going to be perfect for his light weight after market hood. American Muscle is the best for free shipping and overall customer satisfaction!
December 25, 2018
I bought this is a Christmas present for my brother, and he loves, loves, loves it!
December 24, 2018
Fit well as described I would reccomend this product.
December 06, 2018
Great addition to any stang
These are great because they bolt in and no drilling. This is my second pair and these new ones have upgraded locking pins that are easier to install and remove. The first set last ~5yrs before the struts started to fail on me this winter when it got cold. All in all it's a great kit, but would like to just buy replament struts instead of the whole kit