- (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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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
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!
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.
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.
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?
You can try taking the brackets for the hood struts off and re-installing them. They may have gotten loose over time and shifted.
February 21, 2018
MMD hood strut kit
They fit perfectly and look like a factory option. Took twenty minutes to install.
February 19, 2018
Came as Described
The instructions are super clear and even for a newb like me it was pretty easy. 10/10 would recommend!
February 19, 2018
Product looks great on makes under the hood cleaner. I did have a bit of an issues with the install. The factory bolt in the car wasn't long enough with the spacer between fender and body and if you pulled spacer out, the fender and hood didn't line up. I was able to go to a local body shop and they had a couple bolts I could use at no charge.
February 17, 2018
Great product, Easy install
Purchased as a gift for someone else. This product was simple to install, instructions were informative and the actual product is good quality. I definitely recommend to anyone with a Mustang that uses a manual prop type hood.
February 17, 2018
MMD Hood Struts
Must have for every car show goer! Direct bolt on kit. Clean set up. Look great!
January 30, 2018
Get rid of the pole.
Easy to install in less than half an hour. Looks great and surprised the mechanic that works on the car.
January 28, 2018
My experience installing my mms hood at it kit
I was very impressed with the way the kit bolted on with the original bolts it was as easy as taking bolts out and back in it is as simple as that.
January 15, 2018
Easy install, clear insructions
install was straightforward, had to remove one fender shim to reuse bolt. looks nice, not too flashy.
January 12, 2018
Hood strut kit
Good product. Not too hard to install. A little pricey.
January 10, 2018
MMD bolt on hood strut kit A
The kit was super simple to install and fit great!
January 02, 2018
Great hood strut very strong, they support the hood much better than the stock bar. I love them.
December 30, 2017
The hood strut arrived in time to install during the holiday break, it works perfectly and should have been a factory option. Thank you American Muscle!
December 29, 2017
Like the hood struts
They installed easily and look really nice. I would recommend these to anyone that wants to get a clean look when the hood is raised.
December 12, 2017
Great hood accessory
I bought these struts to get rid of the prop rod. It was a very easy install...put them on in about 15 minutes. Maybe the instructions could be redone to mention that the small pins that need to come off before snapping on the strut to the fender, some may try to install without paying attention to the picture.
December 10, 2017
Took longer to install. Directions could be better to understand. Not as easy as it looks.
December 10, 2017
No more prop rod!
These MMD hood struts were very easy to install and work exactly as expected.
December 08, 2017
Easy install, works great.
Install was easy. As noted in other comments, I had to get longer bolts for the lower bracket. If your fender has a spacer under the original bolt it will be too short to reinstall.
December 06, 2017
If you haven't done so Do so!!!!
MMD hood strut kit is made with quality and excellence and no need to drill that in its shelf is a big relief especially with an custom hood.
December 04, 2017
Very easy install. Make sure you save the little pins that go in the socket because you reuse them when you put the struts on the mounts
November 30, 2017
i like the product but the only reason i gave it 3 stars is because when the hood opens it shoots the hood up at 100mph i wish it would not do that but other then that would be a 5/5