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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

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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

What's in the Box
  • (2) Chrome Plated Upper Brackets
  • (2) Chrome Plated Lower Brackets
  • (2) Gas Struts
  • (1) Instruction Sheet
    Hardware included:
  • None Required
Installation Info
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • Cobra - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98
  • V6 - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98
  • GT - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98

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Great kit!

Very nice kit, no drilling, simple install. Open the hood 6" or so and the struts take over. Very happy with this purchase, thank you American Muscle!

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Great Working Addition

These hood struts look great and work awesome. Once I saw the the parts were stamp identified as to passenger side and driver side the job was a breeze. One person can handle the hood no problem. I bought ...

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Overall Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars
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The aftermarket Cobra R hood when installed hits my windshield wipers with the stock prop bar. I had to bend the bar so it would hold the hood at a height that wouldn't do this. How can I be sure that these struts dont end of doing the same thing?


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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Overall Rating 4.5

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  • 5/5

    May 09, 2012

    Great kit!

    Very nice kit, no drilling, simple install. Open the hood 6" or so and the struts take over. Very happy with this purchase, thank you American Muscle!


    Year: 1995 Submodel: GT Medicine Hat, AB

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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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  • 5/5

    April 19, 2016

    Great Working Addition

    These hood struts look great and work awesome. Once I saw the the parts were stamp identified as to passenger side and driver side the job was a breeze. One person can handle the hood no problem. I bought stainless steel hood bolts and washers to replace the original painted ones which also make the job super nice. It took me about 45 minutes to complete but I am slow. These struts operate very well and provide exceptional lift with my aftermarket hood.


    Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

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  • 4/5

    June 23, 2015

    Easy install

    Directions say it takes an hour. Took me only 12 minutes to install! Very easy and looks great. Only downside I see is the struts come to full extension way to fast. They need to slow down the last few degrees. Hood bounces otherwise.


    Year: 1996 Submodel: Cobra Billings, MT

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  • 5/5

    June 10, 2014

    Looks great on car

    great product, great improvement, and was an easy installation, great for any restoration


    Year: 1994 Submodel: GT Jackson, TN, USA

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  • 4/5

    December 29, 2013

    Hood Bracket Required Some Grinding to Fit

    Once installed, the chrome MMD Hood Strut Kit looks and works great. Although I order the correct 94-98 kit for my 96 Cobra, and the box label read 94-98, I did have to cut and grind approximately 3/16" of material off of the chrome hood bracket, locally in the area of the strut mounting ball, to get the bracket to bolt-up flush with the stock '96 Cobra hood frame. It is important to check this fit-up prior to torqueing down the hood mounting nuts! It would be very easy to over torque the mounting nuts in an attempt to pull the bracket flush with the hood frame and risk pulling the hood mounting studs out of your hood and/or reverse 'denting' the top side of your hood from the pressure of the bracket's intruding edge below. Not sure whether this is an issue for the stock 94-98 V6 or GT hoods. I actually purchased two (2) of these 94-98 chrome kits. Interestingly, the second chrome 94-98 kit fit my 03 Cobra perfectly with no modifications needed. Comparing the two cars, I noticed that the hood frame on my 03 Cobra was approximately 1/4" 'taller' than the 96's thereby providing more clearance for the strut's hood bracket... perfect fit! Correspondingly, the fender lip on the '03 is set approximately 1/4' 'deeper' than the '96's. Guess that is another hood/fender difference between the SN95 and New Edge designs. Note: Both of my cars have Maximum Motorsport's 4-bolt caster/camber plates; no interference on either. As others have noted, the strut cylinders themselves are painted silver. i.e., not chrome plated. Bottom line: Once on, these MMD chrome struts work great and are great looking. Thanks, American Muscle. Mark S in Warminster, PA


    Year: 1996 Submodel: Cobra Warminster, PA, USA

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  • 4/5

    December 04, 2013

    Some modification needed

    The listing stated that these struts work with aftermarket hoods. I have a Cervini's hood on my car so decided to buy them. Well they do fit but not without modifying the bracket or using a spacer between the bracket and hood. I chose to modify the brackets which took maybe ten minutes with a flapper wheel on a grinder. They work great.and look awesome. Use caution when opening your hood as they are quite powerful and if you are not holding onto the hood it can slam open with a fair bit of force. The hood opens with very little effort and the loss of the prop rod is a huge plus. I would buy them again if I had to but would use the spacer mod if I did. Thanks American Muscle for another great addition to my car.


    Year: 1995 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    December 18, 2012

    Great hood struts

    American Muscle quickly delivered my hood struts. The installation was simple and took only 40 minutes. I would recommend this product to those who want function and convenience.


    Year: 1997 Submodel: Cobra

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  • 5/5

    April 27, 2012

    Easy and better than that prop rod

    Awesome and makes it easier to get at under the hood. Only snag i had was stripping out one of the clip nuts and screws. other wise works real great.


    Year: 1997 Submodel: GT

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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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