(approx) 1 Hour
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
$515.99+ $99.00 Handling Fee with FREE Shipping
Hey I’m Justin with AmericanMuscle.com, and I’m taking a closer look at our AmericanMuscle heat extractor style hood, fitting all 99-04 Mustangs. This functioning heat extractor hood from AmericanMuscle is modelled after the same hood found on the crazy S281 Saleen style Mustangs and it’s designed to give your New Edge that same aggressive look. Our version utilizes a thick, wave free fiberglass construction, that should make the prep work and paint that much easier. I say that because our hoods do ship unpainted, meaning you’re going to have to go to your local body shop to get it color matched to your ride, like we did with our 2000 V6 here. That is unless you have the ability to spray the hood yourself. As for the heat extraction feature, that is made possible thanks to these two functional vents, located on the front portion of the hood here. The idea for this being, whenever the car is moving, the air is going to enter the front portion of the grille, move through the engine and out these vents releasing any hot or trapped engine bay air that could otherwise hurt performance, especially on one of the cars equipped with blowers like the S281’s were. Getting the new hood installed should be a piece of cake thanks to the fact that it utilizes both the factory locations making it a simple bolt on job that should only take you about an hour start to finish. I will say it will definitely help to have an extra set of hands with you whenever you’re doing the job, because removing your factory hood and installing your new hood can be a little awkward if you try it yourself, and most importantly, you don’t want to scratch that new paint. By now you’ve probably noticed these AmericanMuscle hoods do not include holes to use with your factory squirter nozzles, just to maintain a cleaner look. If this is something you can’t live without, CDC makes a kit which actually relocates those nozzles to the wiper arms here, which solves that dilemma while still maintaining a clean look. So if you’re a big fan of the S281 Saleen and you wan to introduce a little of that functional styling on your New Edge, then be sure to check out this hood from AmericanMuscle.com
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September 12, 2018
Cool looking hood
Looked super awesome. Not much on heat extraction, but I just got it for the look.Helpful (4)
July 21, 2018
Heat extractor hood
Looks grate material is smoooth not wavy so it is ready to paint and fits ok hood latch hat to be slotted to fit for front of the hood to sit a little low because it sat high but that’s itHelpful (6)
April 27, 2018
WORSE PURCHASE I EVER MADE
not only did it took a week and half longer then it said it would but when I got the hood I had all kinds of fitment issues ....... and when I get it on right there is a ding on the hood I didn't see while installing guess from the terrible shipping... paid a extra 100$ to ship 615 total for a hood and it was garbage I spent about 2000$ in parts including this hoodHelpful (6)
November 18, 2017
I love my new hood...it fits my stang perfectly. I was in a car wreck and needed a hood desperately...the hood was what i wanted on the car in the first place. And it looks amazing.Helpful (6)
October 01, 2017
Good doesn't fit. May be bent. Needs major adjusting.Helpful (8)
March 20, 2017
Shipped fairly quick,great finish.Not much for complaints,had to drill hinge bolt holes out to larger size.I will easily recommend this companies hood.Helpful (7)
November 28, 2016
Gives my mustang more muscular look. Love it great quality light weight and wonderful. Just wish came with liner.Helpful (7)
December 22, 2012
The Hood is beautiful.
AmericanMuscle shipped the merchandise in a timely manner. It was received in perfect order. The hood fit the Mustang perfectly. I am exceedingly pleased with the service I received.Helpful (9)
August 04, 2009
This hood fit great, and looks just as good. Highly recommended!Helpful (17)
Why did they make a hood so nice but make the holes open all the time. Looks good but wouldn't have one like that PERIOD.And anyone that care about water cracking hot coils and sensors would leave this hood alone. A 35 year Mechanic.
There's always the option of making custom duct work to channel the water to a different location. Water can be a hassle when having this hood. Though, the heat from the engine should evaporate in coming water. Unless it is severely down pouring, you should not come across may issues.
Does this hood have more clearance underside than the stock 2000 GT hood? I need about 2 inches... Especially for my camber plates.
The Heat Extractor Style Hood will have additional clearance but this will be toward the center, and will not increase clearance above your camber plates.
I want to upgrade my hoos but not take away from wgat it came with like the windshield sprayer nozzlea. What kit do I need to relocate my washer nozzles and where can I get them??
The Heat Extractor Style Hood will not come in contact or remove the windshield spray nozzles. The nozzles will stay located in the factory locations on the cowl panel between the hood and windshield.
How does under hood engine clearance compare with this hood compared to a stock 1999 cobra hood?
The Heat Extractor Style Hood will have about the same amount of clearance as the stock 99 Cobra hood.
Is it ok to drive in the rain? Since it does have the openings and rain can get into the engine, is it ok to drive in the rain? And also when you wash it is it ok if like soap gets in it?
unless your driving through a pond the openings will be fine the heat of the engine will evaporate any incoming water quickly and with ease
You no longer need it and do not use it for this hood
The Heat Extractor Style Hood - Unpainted (99-04 All) does not seem too leave the large gap you were speaking of, however if you want you can take a look at the customer photos and see if the hood, once installed, sits on the car to your liking!
(approx) 1 Hour
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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