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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

    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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    Questions & Answers (9)

    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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    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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    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.

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    4 More Questions
    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

      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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    • 5/5

      July 12, 2018


      good product, fit nice. same as the one i had before


      Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      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....


      Year: 2004 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      June 27, 2018

      Strut kit

      Very nice I hated that prop rod alot better now .now just pop the hood and go


      Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      June 02, 2018

      Hood struts are great

      Love my hood struts! A big improvement over the prop rod.


      Year: 2003 Submodel: Mach 1

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    • 5/5

      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.


      Year: 2000 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      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


      Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      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.


      Year: 2001 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      May 16, 2018

      Works Great!

      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!


      Year: 2003 Submodel: Mach 1

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    • 4/5

      May 12, 2018

      Mmd hood strut kit

      Looks great but a little difficult to install if the bolts don’t align properly.


      Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      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.


      Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      April 29, 2018

      easy installation

      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!!!!!!!!


      Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      April 28, 2018

      I like it!

      Easy to install! Great product makes working under the hood easier.


      Year: 2003 Submodel: Mach 1

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    • 5/5

      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.


      Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      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.


      Year: 2001 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      April 19, 2018

      I love this and it works great.

      Simple easy install and well worth the money. Very happy.


      Year: 2000 Submodel: GT

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