- (2) Powder Coated Black Upper Brackets
- (2) Powder Coated Black Lower Brackets
- (2) Gas Struts
- (1) Instruction Sheet
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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.
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!
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.
July 12, 2018
good product, fit nice. same as the one i had before
July 02, 2018
Nice product, easy to install and operates super. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to remove the hood rod and make the hood open the way the factory should have done....
June 27, 2018
Very nice I hated that prop rod alot better now .now just pop the hood and go
June 02, 2018
Hood struts are great
Love my hood struts! A big improvement over the prop rod.
May 29, 2018
Great!!! no more hood rod!!
Awesome product. Fit well just be careful with the nuts if they are rusted. Overall looks awesome and works great.
May 23, 2018
ordering was a snap arrived on time installed and makes it easier for the hood being up without the bar i would recomend this to all it same the hassel of holding the hood up when your working under the hood
May 21, 2018
Super easy install
Definitely recommend this kit, much better than the factory hood prop. Allows for one handed opening and closing of the hood, and the prop is no longer in the way when working in the engine bay.
May 16, 2018
I needed to replace the worn out set of struts on my '03 Mach and these fit the bill nicely. As I was replacing a set, installation was even easier. And now I don't need to keep a small Vice grip handy to clamp on a strut to hold the hood open!
May 12, 2018
Mmd hood strut kit
Looks great but a little difficult to install if the bolts don’t align properly.
May 10, 2018
Should have come factory.
These struts went on easy with basic hand tools. The work great and much better than the factory prop rod.
April 29, 2018
This was a easy install. It took me around twenty min.'s.I was happy with how well the hood opened and stayed in place. No more hood prop!!!!!!!!
April 28, 2018
I like it!
Easy to install! Great product makes working under the hood easier.
April 26, 2018
Should of been done earlier
If yo like to work under the hood these are a must. These get that center post out if your way while your working. It's quick and easy to do.
April 25, 2018
Why did I wait so long ?
After an easy install (watched the Vid on YouTube !) I really had to ask myself why I waited so long to get some of these. No more goofy prop rod always in the way ,the hood opens as high as stock, no more worrying about the wind lifting the hood up at Shows and the hood slamming down after the prop rods falls over as a result ,I attend Shows right on the beach here in Fla., and believe me this does happen with the wind coming in off the water. Wish I had gotten these ages ago, now i know and won't own a car they are available for that hasn't got them added.
April 19, 2018
I love this and it works great.
Simple easy install and well worth the money. Very happy.