- (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
CA Residents: Warning: California's Proposition 65
Installation Time: (approx) 1 Hour
Difficulty Level: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 kind of warranty do they have?
These MMD hood struts would not carry a warranty on them.
My hood seems hard to shut completely and there is a bow in it right about where the shocks are, it seems they dont have enough room between the hood and inner fender when closed, and I have made sure the bolts are completely tight. any suggestions? is it possibly a defect? both sides are like this
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.
Do these clear up some working room when working in the rear of the engine? The factory setup makes working back there tight without removing the hood, do these help clear space?
The MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit would help free up some space and make it a little easier to access yes.
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.
MMD would not carry the shocks found in the MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit separately.
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!
October 10, 2018
Product was easy to install by myself, not second person required. It works as advertised and holds the hood up pretty well. Not too hard to close the hood. I highly recommend it.
October 09, 2018
Very nice product for the price, much better look then the old swing up bar
October 08, 2018
Simple and easy install works great. Took only 20minutes to complete. Gives it a clean look too.
October 04, 2018
Easily bolted/adjusted on but the securing pins can be a complete pain in the butt!
October 02, 2018
Worth every penny!
Highly recomend this for any mustang owner that wants to replace the stock hood prop. Easy install, took me about 30 mins with a 8 and 10 mm socket.
October 01, 2018
Nice bang for your buck
Was an easy install and makes keeping my hood up a breeze.
September 28, 2018
MMD bolt on Hood struts
Much better than hood support rod. Ford should have done this years ago.
September 24, 2018
I was tired of that hood prop so I ordered these. Just what the doctor ordered
September 17, 2018
The install was easy! It took about 15 minutes from start to finish and looks great! Ford should have installed them instead of the prop rod!
September 17, 2018
Working great and Easy Install
This was a much needed update for my 2004 Project Mustang. Easy installation and they look great!
September 11, 2018
Hood Strut Kit 3rd one
I bought the Hood Strut Kit for both of my 2007 GT and Shelby. Absolutely loved not having to put the hood rod in to hold it up on the 2007's. But my daily driver is the 2002 GT and I spend most time under that hood.. so I bought a pair for the 2002 GT and it is so nice to not have to use an arm or top of head to hold it just to check things quickly and then close again. Love them! Steve
September 05, 2018
Bolt on hood struts
Super fast and easy install. Couldn’t wait to loose the hood prop. So annoying and ugly.
August 28, 2018
Hood Struts for our 2001 Mineral Gray Mustang
These Black Gas Powered Hood Struts replaced our factory prop with a modern design. They were easy to install and really makes a big difference opening and closing and holding the hood in place on our pony. Very Impressed with American Muscle and MMD.. Ordered online and received Item 41240 in 2 days. Great Product! Great Price! Plus Free Shipping!
August 27, 2018
Great for convenience, slight issue with design.
These hood struts are definitely nice to have, but the design is slightly flawed. You can see in the main picture that the two bolts used to secure the upper mount to the hood are at the rear of the bracket, leaving the entire front half of the bracket unsecured. It's not a huge issue as long as no one leans on or pushes up the hood while it is open. Other than that, the fit is perfect and I had no issues making sure the hood kept it's alignment when latched.
August 22, 2018
MMD Hood Strut Kit_Well Made
Well made product. Easy to install. Watch U-Tube install video from American Muscle. Only issue was the uneven surface on front fender flange (where lower mount bracket bolts onto) did not allow for a flat mounting surface. Mount bracket was slightly skewed, not a big deal but inserting a stainless steel washer at the bolt hole between the fender flange and mount bracket shimmed out the unevenness. Be super careful when removing and reinstalling the little locking clips (for the ball mounts). They tend to jump out of your finger tip grip and are small enough to easily lose.
August 12, 2018
Easy up hood.
Really love the Hood Struts I installed on my 1999 Mustang GT. It's now so easy to open the hood, and surprise, it stays open without having to connect the rod I used to have to use to keep the hood open. Works great and you can tell it has lots of strength to handle the weight of the hood. Sorry I didn't know about this produce earlier. Was very easy to install. Just follow the directions and pictures.
August 09, 2018
These hood struts are perfect and very easy to install, did mine in about 15 mins. Very clean look
August 02, 2018
STRUT KIT INSTALLATION.
ORDERED THESE LAST WEEK. INSTALLED THEM TODAY. ABOUT 45 MINUTES. MY 99 HOOD IS SO HEAVY. WOW!!! COULD NOT BELIEVE THE DFFERENCE THESE MADE. SUPER EASY UP AND DOWN.
July 25, 2018
Quick, easy pretty much effortless install. So happy not to use the prop rod anymore.
July 22, 2018
Good but not able to install
The struts look great and appear to be well made, sadly as I went to loosen up one of my hood bolts, I could hear fiberglass cracking so I stopped and never attempted to go any further.