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OPR Convertible Top Hydraulic Lift Cylinder (99-04 All)

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Features & Details

  • Fix Your Malfunctioning Top
  • Brand New Direct Fit Replacement
  • Sold Individually
  • Fits All 1999-2004 Convertible Mustangs
Fixes Malfunctioning Tops. Is your Mustangs convertible top struggling to go up and down? Then it may be time to replace those old worn out factory hydraulic cylinders with brand new replacements from OPR.

100% New. Not re-manufactured like the ones other companies sell, this replacement Convertible Top hydraulic cylinder is 100% brand new. It is highly recommended to use Royal Purple Max ATF Transmission Fluid to prolong the life of your new cylinders seals.

Application. This OPR Hydraulic Cylinder is designed to be direct fit replacement for use on 1999-2004 convertible Mustangs, including the V6, GT and SVT Cobra models. Sold individually, (2) used per vehicle.

Fitment: 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Details

What's in the Box
  • (1) Convertible Top Hydraulic Cylinder
Installation Info
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • Cobra - 99, 01, 03
  • GT - 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04
  • V6 - 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04

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Great Quality

I've used these cylinders on several Mustangs. They're better than the original. Love em!

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Convert Hyd Cylinder

Installed perfectly in about a hour top goes up and down great!!!!!

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Overall Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars
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is there any warranty


  • The OPR Convertible Top Hydraulic Lift Cylinder does not have a manufacturer's warranty. However, it is covered under our 30 Day Return Policy.


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Is there a warranty on these cylinders. Installed 2 last month and they have failed. Took to shop and had pump checked. They are pretty confident these after market rams are the issue


  • There is no expressed warranty on the OPR Convertible Top Hydraulic Lift Cylinder. However we do have a 30 day return policy and maybe able to exchange your defective units with a proper shop report. Please feel free to call or chat in and we can go over options to exchange or replace your cylinders.

    Pat K

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I have an 02 mustang gt convertible and I'm going to replace the lift pistons on it. The manufacture suggest I add purple max trans fluid to perserve the seals. Can I add this to the exsisting system, or should I add the original fluid? What was the original fluid used? I purchased pistons from LMR.


I bought an '01 GT convertible for my first car and the convertible top doesn't go down unless I put it down by hand. The button for the convertible does absolutely nothing when I press it and I'm wondering if this could possibly be an electrical issue or if replacing the cylinders would fix this problem. When I first got the car, the convertible top button sort of worked, but after putting it up and down a couple of times, I noticed that the problem got worse and worse until it just stopped working. Thank you


  • Your problem could be due to the lift cylinder or the actual convertible top motor. When you press the button and you do not hear anything and nothing happens it may be the convertible top motor. However you will want a shop to look at this to see exactly the problem you are having.


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Would this OPR convertible top hydraulic lift cylinder fit my 1996 mustang-GT?


  • This will not as the cylinder is thinner and longer than the one that is used on the 1994-1998 Mustangs. We have the correct one available under item #101814 found here (


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My top rises what, to me, seems very slow. It takes maybe 30 seconds or so. Is this actually slow? Will replacing the hydraulics speed this up at all or is this the normal speed for a convertible top to raise?


  • It does take a few seconds for the top to rise and fall. Though, the cylinders do wear out after time. It would be a good idea to get a new pair after a while.


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Overall Rating 4.4

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  • 1/5

    February 18, 2017

    Short-lived product

    Bought and installed this part in August of 2016. In late October I put my car into winter storage and at the time everything was working fine. I took my car out of storage today (February 18, 2017) and found out that the cylinder has failed. I can't even find any info on the company through Google (no warranty info, not even any contact info). AM support was not helpful at all. They didn't even have the contact info for the vendor that sells this product. I'll be getting a replacement from a salvage yard soon, like I probably should have done in the first place.


    Year: 2000 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    December 01, 2016

    Great Quality

    I've used these cylinders on several Mustangs. They're better than the original. Love em!


    Year: 2000 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    June 07, 2016

    Convert Hyd Cylinder

    Installed perfectly in about a hour top goes up and down great!!!!!


    Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    May 02, 2016

    works just lile the description says

    easy install and fixed my vert top from opening and closing suuuuuper slow thanks am


    Year: 2001 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    June 25, 2015

    mustang convertible soft top hydraulic lift

    FANTASTIC! Exact fit, easy to install. The soft top has never worked better. Hydraulic fluid inexpensive and easy to place . This is my kids 2000 mustang which they LOVE- the dealership wanted $1200 to fix the problem. We found what we were looking for at American Muscle at a reasonable price of $200 The instructions were precise in so much that we were able to replace both lifts in less time than we expected. We are NOT mechanically inclined. Very thankful we found this site- fast shipping great product!


    Year: 2000 Submodel: V6 Minneapolis

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  • 5/5

    June 09, 2015

    great product

    fast shipping, good packaging and the new arm looks great and makes the top function like new


    Year: 2002 Submodel: GT Lancaster sc

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  • 1/5

    February 26, 2017

    not good

    these cylinders worked a few times then started by passing. I would not recommend I am very disappointed.


    Year: 2001 Submodel: GT

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  • 4/5

    August 25, 2016

    Perfect fit

    Easy to install. Fit perfectly like the original factory cylinders. Work smooth and evenly. I give them four stars after 2 weeks of being in the car. Will bump that up to 5 if they continue to operate for the next three years without leaking.


    Year: 2000 Submodel: Other

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  • 5/5

    July 29, 2016

    Worked great!

    Installation was a snap! New cylinders work great and fit perfectly. Very happy with all aspects, customer service, delivery, parts and ease of installation.


    Year: 2002 Submodel: V6

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  • 4/5

    June 14, 2015

    Great shopping experience.

    Fast shipping. Fairly easy replacement install. In my opinion, the lift cylinders are inflated in price, but still the cheapest I'd found on the Internet. (The dollar doesn't go far anymore in this volatile economy). I'm glad to be able to use the convertible again. The only small negative regarding the replacement product is the lift cylinders work too well; that is, they lift the top, and slap it down hard on the frame. Have to release the button just before the top gets to the frame, and then slowly lower the last couple of inches. I'm still pleased overall. Thank you, AM.


    Year: 2001 Submodel: V6 Dover, De

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  • 5/5

    December 23, 2014

    easy install!

    Well there's really not to much to say, The speed of delivery was great and the actual installation is pretty straight forward with no real surprises. One suggestion that I will make is when it comes to filling the fluid chamber I found that using one of the squeeze type oiler cans with the flexible tip really made the filling easy and not all that messy! I will try to ad pictures later on if possible. Good Luck and Merry Christmas!!!


    Year: 2003 Submodel: V6 New Port Richey, FL, USA

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  • 5/5

    December 22, 2014


    I bought these due to being advertised as brand new and being 10$ more expensive than the cheapest I was able to find. They appear and seem to be as advertised. These function flawlessly and was a direct bolt in. No thread chasing or mods necessary. I would recommend that AM stock the hoses as well. had to go to another vendor the get them :/


    Year: 2001 Submodel: Cobra Tampa FL

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  • 5/5

    December 18, 2014

    Do it yourself...

    I did not call the dealer to get a price on replacing these cylinders, but I am sure it would have been ridiculously expensive. If you have enough mechanical ability to feel comfortable doing it yourself then I would advise you that these cylinders worked out great for me. The job was made a little more challenging for me as I had installed a styling bar previously on this car and this had to come off to replace the cylinders. The styling bar was a more challenging install, but that is another story. FYI, I found plenty of videos on YouTube on how to access and re-fill the hydraulic pump reservoir that powers these cylinders as well as one demonstrating how to prop up the convertible top while replacing the cylinders. Just one note I would share about these cylinders and that is that the fittings on the original hoses went much further into these cylinders than the original cylinders. So much so that I was concerned if they were tight enough, however it have been several months now and everything worked out great. Once I filled the power unit with oil and started cycling the top up and down the air was soon bled out and the top now goes up and down very smoothly. BTW, I only had one cylinder leaking (I found red oil on my garage floor coming out just in front of the driver's side rear wheel), but I would strongly recommend replacing both cylinders at the same time.


    Year: 2002 Submodel: GT Florida, USA

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  • 5/5

    August 22, 2014

    Exactly as promised.

    I didn't think these thngs would be so hard to find. Not even our local Ford dealership could get their hands on a pair. A friend of mine, who was restoring his 65 fastback, recommended American Muscle. The hydraulics hooked right up, plug and play. No tweaking, no muss, no fuss.


    Year: 2003 Submodel: V6 Missouri, USA

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  • 4/5

    July 18, 2014

    Convertible hydraulic cylinders

    Replaced both cylinders last weekend. These fit perfectly. Up and down about 20 times now with no problems. Too early to say how they'll last but I have no reason to suspect anything but a quality product.


    Year: 2002 Submodel: V6 North Carolina - God's Country

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  • 1/5

    September 14, 2017


    Replaced both left and right cylinders and the left cylinder is total junk. Worked fine for 2 weeks now we have to yank it up! Very disappointed as these were 100 each!


    Year: 2003 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    September 06, 2017

    Great Product

    Replaced the 2 in my stang. ford told me they do not make this part anymore and if they did it would be $250 per lift cylinder. Installed perfectly no issues.


    Year: 2001 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    September 02, 2017

    Works Great

    I saw some pretty slit reviews but decided to buy these anyways, install was simple and they are working just as they should. I have had them for a couple months only so far but I'm glad i can use my convertible again!


    Year: 2000 Submodel: V6

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  • 1/5

    August 23, 2017


    Worked great for a couple months. Now both new cylinders are dead. No warranty. This is the last time they will get my money.


    Year: 2001 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    August 19, 2017

    Easy peasy

    The lift cylinders were a direct bolt on. I replaced both and they work perfect. I just installed them so I'm not sure how long they will last. Currently i would recommend this product. It took about 45 minutes with me teaching a 15 year old.


    Year: 2004 Submodel: V6

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