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MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit - Black (99-04 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 1999-2004 Mustangs

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    Hey everyone it’s Justin with, 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.

    Prop Rod? Are you still using that old style factory prop rod that Ford installed in your New Edge Mustang? Well then join the new millennium with a set of Modern Muscle Design Mustang 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 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 1999 to 2004 Ford Mustangs, including the V6, GT, Bullitt, Mach 1 and SVT Cobra models. The Kit includes two black gas powered struts, mounting brackets, and all the required mounting hardware.

    Fitment: 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 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 (10)

    5 Top Rated Questions

    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!

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    What kind of warranty do they have?

    • These MMD hood struts would not carry a warranty on them.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    5 More Questions
    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. 1 answer
    I installed these struts on my 03 GT a few years ago and since then the back end of the hood doesn't sit flush with the top of the fender. It's not that big of deal but any idea how to make it sit flush again? 1 answer
    I have a cowl fiberglass hood I am looking to use these would they fit 1 answer
    Anyone know what the torque spec is for the hood nuts? Didn't take much to loosen them and I don't want to overtorque, considering the studs are a small diameter. 1 answer
    Cervini's Terminator Style Heat Extractor Hood Will these struts work with the Cervini's Terminator Style Heat Extractor Hood? This is an aftermarket hood that is on the website that I am considering buying 2 answers

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    Overall Rating 4.8

    out of 5 stars

    • 5/5

      October 10, 2018

      Great purchase

      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.


      Year: 2000 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      October 09, 2018

      Good product

      Very nice product for the price, much better look then the old swing up bar


      Year: 2003 Submodel: Cobra

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    • 5/5

      October 08, 2018

      A snap

      Simple and easy install works great. Took only 20minutes to complete. Gives it a clean look too.


      Year: 1999 Submodel: V6

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    • 4/5

      October 04, 2018

      Nice Product!

      Easily bolted/adjusted on but the securing pins can be a complete pain in the butt!


      Year: 2000 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      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.


      Year: 2003 Submodel: Cobra

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    • 4/5

      October 01, 2018

      Nice bang for your buck

      Was an easy install and makes keeping my hood up a breeze.


      Year: 2000 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      September 28, 2018

      MMD bolt on Hood struts

      Much better than hood support rod. Ford should have done this years ago.


      Year: 2000 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      September 24, 2018

      Much needed

      I was tired of that hood prop so I ordered these. Just what the doctor ordered


      Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      September 17, 2018

      Easy Install

      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!


      Year: 1999 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      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!


      Year: 2004 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      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


      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      September 05, 2018

      Bolt on hood struts

      Super fast and easy install. Couldn’t wait to loose the hood prop. So annoying and ugly.


      Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      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!


      Year: 2001 Submodel: V6

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    • 4/5

      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.


      Year: 2001 Submodel: Cobra

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    • 5/5

      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.


      Year: 1999 Submodel: Cobra

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    • 5/5

      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.


      Year: 1999 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      August 09, 2018

      Awesome product

      These hood struts are perfect and very easy to install, did mine in about 15 mins. Very clean look


      Year: 2003 Submodel: Cobra

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    • 5/5

      August 02, 2018




      Year: 2001 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      July 25, 2018


      Quick, easy pretty much effortless install. So happy not to use the prop rod anymore.


      Year: 2000 Submodel: GT

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    • 3/5

      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.


      Year: 2004 Submodel: Mach 1

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