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MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit - Chrome (94-98 All)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Clean Styling
    • Deletes Stock Prop Rod
    • Gas Powered Struts
    • No Drilling Required
    • Chrome/Nickel Plated Finish
    • Fits All 1994-1998 Mustangs

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    Hey I’m Justin with, and I’m here with a very popular product here on the site, and a must have for any SN95. I’m talking about MMD’s bolt on hood strut kit, for all 94-98 Mustangs, available in your choice of either blue, black, or chrome. MMD is an industry leading appearance brand, that has caught the attention of many Mustang owners out there, thanks to their cool and innovative parts for Mustangs of all ages. So what do they do? Well for one thing they completely eliminate the ugly factory prop rod, by using these two gas powered struts to hold the hood open, In addition they also make raising the hood a lot easier as well, which isn’t the biggest deal in the world, but it certainly doesn’t hurt. As I mentioned earlier the kit is available in a black powder coated finish which we have installed on our 98 GT behind me, or a bright chrome finish, like I have here. Included in the package you’ll find both gas powered struts, along with the 4 necessary mounting brackets. This 100% bolt on kit installs easily in about an hour’s time and requires no drilling whatsoever. In fact, both the upper and lower mounting brackets install using the existing factory bolt locations. When you’ve finished up the installation, don’t forget to remove that factory prop rod, since you won’t be needing it anymore. Chances are when you pop the hood 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 doing some work, and you don’t want some ugly piece of metal to be front and center when you’re showing off some new cold air intake. Do yourself and your engine bay a favor, and check out one of these MMD bolt on hood strut kits right here at

    Prop Rod? Are you still using that old style factory prop rod that Ford installed in your SN95 Mustang? Well then join the new millennium with a set of Modern Muscle Design 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 chrome and nickel plated finish to give your engine bay a much cleaner appearance.

    No Drilling Required. The stamped steel brackets included in this MMD 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 1994 to 1998 Ford Mustangs, including the V6, GT, and SVT Cobra models. The Kit includes two chrome gas powered struts, mounting brackets, and all the required mounting hardware.

    Fitment: 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 Details

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    What's in the Box
    • (2) Chrome Plated Upper Brackets
    • (2) Chrome Plated Lower Brackets
    • (2) Gas Struts
    • (1) Instruction Sheet
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    Questions & Answers (2)

    2 Top Rated Questions

    Will these work for trunk struts on my '96 Mustang ? The existing struts are worn out. David

    • The MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit is designed for the length and weight of the hood, and would not be a direct fit for the trunk.

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    • It sounds like something is not installed or fitting correctly, I would recommend contacting us at your earliest convenience and even sending us some pictures of how they are installed to our email so we can take a look and see how we can help resolve this issue. I will put the link to our contact information below.

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    Customer Reviews (37) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.5

    out of 5 stars

    • 5/5

      November 13, 2018

      Very good

      Very well made simple installation very heavy duty should of done years ago


      Year: 1994 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      October 31, 2018

      Hood strut kit

      Perfect fit easy install work great,holds hood up with no problem


      Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (4)

    • 5/5

      September 01, 2018

      Love the chrome

      I love the struts gave my car nice clean look with the hood open


      Year: 1994 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (4)

    • 4/5

      December 18, 2017

      96 Cobra hood struts

      They work good look great but did have to do a little bit of grinding on the top hood strut bracket to make them fit flush for better support on the hood


      Helpful (5)

    • 4/5

      December 11, 2017


      It was a very tight fit for a after market hood but it works great!


      Year: 1997 Submodel: Cobra

      Helpful (5)

    • 5/5

      December 04, 2017

      Cobra hood strut

      Perfect fit. Works just like you would want it to.


      Year: 1997 Submodel: Cobra

      Helpful (5)

    • 5/5

      November 24, 2017

      1997 mustang gt

      Love the hood strut fits great looks great very easy to install should have purchase the product sooner very happy with hood struts


      Year: 1997 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (5)

    • 5/5

      September 22, 2017

      Really helpful and cool

      This product was shiny out of the box and has a great purpose. It took maybe 15 minutes to install and now I don't need to use the prop rod anymore! It's such a nice feeling to have the hood open on its own! I would say to be careful when you pull it down at first. I did have to adjust mine slightly the first time I closed it so it would be nice and flush. Directions mention this so read them and you'll be fine. Recommend to anyone who opens their hood! Lol


      Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (5)

    • 3/5

      August 14, 2017

      Works, but have rust on it within a week

      Install was easy with the aftermarket hood, but the pins that hold in the shocks to the unit started to rust within a couple of days.


      Year: 1995 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (6)

    • 5/5

      July 12, 2017

      MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit Chrome

      This is an awesome part for our '96 Mustang GT!!!! With the car show coming up, I'm so excited to have my hood open! Thanks American Muscle!


      Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (5)

    • 5/5

      June 28, 2017

      MMD hood strut

      Very easy to install and works great. Much better than a rod to hold up hood.


      Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (5)

    • 5/5

      May 23, 2017

      Hood Strut Kit Installation 35 easy minutes

      Great product, easy installation. Added two washers at the stepped portion of the fender for level fit. No biggie. I was concerned about hood miss-alignment when loosening the hood bolts. No movement, no problem. Everything worked out great.


      Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (7)

    • 1/5

      October 12, 2016


      won't work on my mustang cobra hood. will return it for refund.


      Year: 1996 Submodel: Cobra

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    • 5/5

      August 01, 2016

      Awesome struts

      Amazing product easy to install only took 40 minutes. Looks so much better then the prop rod.


      Year: 1996 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      July 13, 2016

      Great product.

      Recommend to everyone who still has a hood prop, strong shocks lifts smooth.


      Year: 1994 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      July 13, 2016

      Great look

      It was a very simple install and a great look for your Mustang. Just be aware that the fender bolts will most likely come loose and you will need replacement clips installed so have some ready.


      Year: 1995 Submodel: Cobra

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    • 5/5

      July 06, 2016

      Hood up with ease!

      For my '98 stock GT this was a much welcome item. It just made sense and I don't know why Ford didn't install hood gas struts. Mine is a project car but the factory hood prop just said "import" plus the darn thing got in the way when maneuvering around the engine bay. Worth every dollar and am recommending this system to my Mustang buddies.


      Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      June 22, 2016

      It was so easy

      Received my new hood strut kit and installed in about 30 minutes . Fit well and works great. Surprised me at how well it functioned . Great product!


      Year: 1995 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      June 11, 2016

      MMD Hood Strut Kit-C

      Perfect fit and it takes only ten minutes to install. I used electrical tape to protect the original paint on the hood. A little bit pricey but hoping it would lasts for years.


      Year: 1994 Submodel: V6

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    • 4/5

      June 06, 2016

      Great look with a couple caveats

      The product itself is pretty straight forward and no frills type install. Honestly, it couldn't get any easier, which i applaud MMD for making it this easy. With the stock hood, the fitment appears to be dead on, no qualms there at all on my intial point of view. Now looking at the struts, they come fully opened and they looked short. I did not pay it much mind until I installed them and popped the hood and realized there is ALOT less space under the hood now. I measured with the prop and with the struts and I lost 4.5 inches of hood lift. For most people this probably is not a big deal, but those who actually work on their cars, this is a hinderance. Not to mention the fact that people get these to show off their engine bay. Well when the hood does not open as far and people then need to duck in to look at the bay again, it is an inconvenience. I have heard of fitment issues with aftermarket hoods. My hood will be here later this week and I will update this if it does not fit or gives me any issues. That will be the determining factor if they go back or not. Otherwise since no one seemed to mention this in their reviews, prepare for some lost full open height


      Year: 1994 Submodel: GT

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