- (2) Chrome Plated Upper Brackets
- (2) Chrome Plated Lower Brackets
- (2) Gas Struts
- (1) Instruction Sheet
- Hardware included:
- None Required
Hey everyone I’m Justin with AmericanMuscle.com and are you giving your engine the props it deserves, not that kind of props, I mean are you still using that dated hood prop to show off the engine bay in your ride? If so you will definitely want to check out this MMD bolt on hood strut kit fitting all 2005 to 2014 Mustangs. MMD has quickly become the industry leader in unique aftermarket parts that help make your Mustang look a lot cooler, this kit is one of those items. This 100% bolt on kit requires no drilling or modification like some other kits and is available in your choice of either show stopping chrome finish or a factory black finish. Now besides dramatically cleaning up your engine bay, it also makes raising the hood a lot easier as well. The kit includes 2 gas powered struts, both upper and lower mounting brackets, and all the required hardware. Getting the kit installed should only take you about an hour thanks to the fact that both brackets utilize your factory bolt locations. It is worth mentioning that this kit will also work with aftermarket fiberglass cal induction hoods or even carbon fiber hoods as long as both of those options utilize the factory bolt locations. Chances are when you pop the hood of your ride it’s either to show off what you’ve done or to turn a wrench or two, you don’t want that hood prop in the way when you’re working on your motor and you don’t want some ugly piece of metal front and center when you are showing off that new blower. Do yourself and your engine bay a favor and check out this bolt on hood strut kit by MMD.
Fitment: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Details
Installation Time: (approx) 1 Hour
Difficulty Level:Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
Installation took about 45 minutes due to extra time protecting the hood from possibly sliding onto the cowl. I stuffed a large towel under the corners to ensure no paint damage in case the hood slipped. ... Everything went on smoothly as per the instructions and the chrome version looks fantastic on my silver 5.0. The pivot balls go on extremely easy if you remove the tiny C-spring first then install it afterwards. Be sure to apply a dab of grease inside the balls for lubrication as they are dry from the factory. This is a "Must Have" item for any Mustang.
It is nice getting that hood prop out of the way. Plus, these allow the hood to open even higher, which is nice as I am 6'3". When installng on the 2013 GT, just pay attention to the instructions for ... the sound tube detour, and also use a bit of comon sense for the windshiled washer tubes. I am a Neanderthal, so if I can figure it out, so can you!!! After I installed I tested the windshield washers, and they both worked beautifully...
Why doesn't the hood strut kit hood my hood up ? Does the weather have anything to do with it? Please let me know. I will have to put the prop back in.
Hey there! Sorry to hear that you are having a problem with your hood struts. To further assist you, please give us a call or email us! americanmuscle.com/contact.html
Will this set hold up the Cervini Type IV Ram Air Hood, MPN 1187
this hood strut kit will be able to support the weight of the 71 pound Cervini Ram Air Type IV hood.
will this strut kit work under the hood of a 2013 Shelby gt500 ?
Yes, these hood struts fit all 05-14 models.
Will this kit work with the Cervini Concept hood you guys sell on here? Thanks
The MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit - Chrome (05-14 All) will be able to work on factory and aftermarket hoods. However, if your aftermarket hood is lighter than the factory hood, use caution when opening the hood due to the power of the strut.
part Item # 41283 Hood struts I need the struts only mine went bad not holding at all I bought this item about a year ago but I really don't need the hole kit ur thoughts Thanks in advance Ramon
I would personally recommend using the bottom bracket that comes with it as well as the top bracket that way the product works as designed. Not to mention you can get the whole kit for under a 100
May 08, 2012
Should be a factory item!
Installation took about 45 minutes due to extra time protecting the hood from possibly sliding onto the cowl. I stuffed a large towel under the corners to ensure no paint damage in case the hood slipped. Everything went on smoothly as per the instructions and the chrome version looks fantastic on my silver 5.0. The pivot balls go on extremely easy if you remove the tiny C-spring first then install it afterwards. Be sure to apply a dab of grease inside the balls for lubrication as they are dry from the factory. This is a "Must Have" item for any Mustang.
December 30, 2012
LOOKS GREAT AND FUCTIONAL
It is nice getting that hood prop out of the way. Plus, these allow the hood to open even higher, which is nice as I am 6'3". When installng on the 2013 GT, just pay attention to the instructions for the sound tube detour, and also use a bit of comon sense for the windshiled washer tubes. I am a Neanderthal, so if I can figure it out, so can you!!! After I installed I tested the windshield washers, and they both worked beautifully...
June 20, 2012
Title is ok
The install was pretty straight forward but they forgot to tell you to take out the little clips on each of the ball connectors of the shock absorbers! Once you do that it its easy. Works great, Don't have any idea Why Ford doesn't put them on at the factory and if they had to charge another 100.00 bucks the Eye appeal alone would would be worth that It gets you away from the model A look to the 21ST century!!
July 17, 2011
awsome hinge kit
I got this kit so i could do away with the prop rod on my GT. Easy to put on and looks great .
September 14, 2012
MMD install on 2013 MCA Mustang
This hood strut kit really cleans up the overall look to your engine compartment and does away with the factory prop rod. I reversed the lower brackets from the way they were marked and found that they remained in place better. One of my struts had a bad thread size and would not hold. AM replaced this and all is well. Improvements could be made in the hood brackets by having holes for the fasteners to plug into for the windshild washer hose and the sensor wire for the hood position.
August 25, 2012
itom works well
Crome is not that nice would buy the stainless one if i did it again, but over all they work fine.
May 17, 2012
The Hood Struts are a great upgrade over the prop rod
Installation is relatively simple, but you need to remove the catch pins on the struts, they slide down, in order to "pop" the strut onto the brackets. This info should be included in the installation instructions. Once done you will be quite pleased with the results, looks, and the ease in opening the hood.
March 23, 2012
MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit - Chrome
Upon receiving my Hood Strut Kit .. for my 2012 Mustang GT...It took just under 30 Minutes to install. The simplicity of installation provided, takes BARNEY Style installation to a whole new level. So very easy! The great thing is it work better than the old spring loaded type from earlier models in the 60's etc. And best of all it looks just like it came from the factory installed. What a great way to display the engine without the OEM factory Prop-Rod!!! Now my wife can open the hood with ease, and no more excuses for not checking the oil! Great Product!!!
February 15, 2017
Nice but NOT easy
These looked great online and I was desperate to rid myself of that horrible hood brace from the factory. Glad to spend 100 bucks to clean up the engine compartment, especially for a direct bolt on that I could install in 30 min. However 30 min in to the installation I was ready to throw the in the garbage and put the old brace back on. Let me be fair, maybe I got a difficult or defective set, not sure but mine did not go on like the instructions would have me believe. The brackets go on easy enough but I would highly recommend help when its time to loosen the hood bolts, however the struts DO NOT simply pop on the brackets. After several failed attempts, two bloody knuckles and almost decapitating myself once ( help would have prevented this) I finally got smart and decided to remove the wires from the struts and put them on after slipping them on the brackets, spoiler alert, you cant do that on the top portion unless you can thread a needle blind since the hole faces away from you and goes up to a hole you cannot see. Took the upper bracket back off, put strut on, ran wire through holes and carefully installed upper bracket with the strut already on so as not to chip any paint. then slipped lower portion on and ran wire through the holes since I could actually see them on the bottom( they face you). 1 1/2 hours later I had them on ( that included 30 min of carefully bending the wires back into shape since I bent them terribly trying to install them the way the instructions said to). Now that they are on, the look good and seem to function fine, its MUCH better than stock, Could have used better instructions and the bottom brackets do not sit straight, not sure if that's intended or not.
January 30, 2017
Look great, but they don't stay up for long
I bought these to go with a new fiberglass hood since my old Redline struts wouldn't work with the new hood. These struts look fantastic for sure, but I'm disappointed in MMD in that they aren't at all effective for holding the hood up for more than a couple minutes at a time, even when there's no wind. After maybe 10 minutes, CRASH goes the hood...less time if there's any wind. This is really going to be a problem when I enter the car in shows since a huge part of the display is showing off the engine. Looks like I'm going to have to get creative and find some sort of decorative something to put in there to prevent damage to the hood when it comes down all by itself if I'm not around to catch it. Even though this is a disappointing product, I still plan to be an AM customer since past experience has been amazing...I'll just think twice about ordering anything with the MMD name.
October 24, 2016
Save your money
Terrible product. After about 1.5 years they started rusting and I live in NC where there are no salted roads. After 2 years they no longer support the hood.
July 02, 2016
Great Hood Strut KIT
This mmd strut kit was very easy to install,fit was perfect, works great . Comes with very good instructions. very pleased
June 23, 2014
MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit - Chrome (05-14 All)
Fit perfect and looks great, was missing one of the retainer clips and I was told that I should get a replacement. Clips are on the struts when you get them, so check that they are attached when you open the box.
April 15, 2014
The chrome hood struts arrived quickly (as always) and looked great in the box, but even better on my car! I thought that they were a little pricy but they really are worth the money now that they are installed. Getting rid of the stock hood prop didn't seem like a big deal until I saw how much better it looked without that stick in the way, it makes working under the hood easier and it adds a little custom touch that I really like. The only negative is that the brace that bolts to the hood (on the passenger side) covers the windshield washer line mounting holes so you have to remove the clips and reroute this. not a big deal but a little annoying.
May 07, 2013
Hood Up Hood Down!
This is one of the best add-ons for any Mustang, and it makes opening the hood easy. The chrome was just OK not the best but over all looks OK. Had to put rubber spacers at the back (side) of the bottom brackets so they would not turn from the pressure this worked out good. Over all an easy install.
March 03, 2013
Overall a nice touch to dress up the engine bay
An overall nice product. Fits on the hood well, but the bracket that fits the fender slid a little after installation. The fender bracket should probably have two bolts instead of one.
May 26, 2012
Hate the prop
I've always hatted the prop, always in the way. Very easy to install the struts. about 1/2 hr. Looks great and works even better.
January 27, 2012
Looks Nice - Easy Install
Good looking product and was very easy to install. I wish the struts were a little more powerful.
July 30, 2017
Do Not Buy
I live in North Carolina and I put these on about two years ago. Now they are very rusty and they look terrible. I am very disappointed in this product and cannot recommend it.
July 26, 2017
The fit was perfect just took a couple of bolts to loosen and install. The alignment when closing the hood lined up perfectly.