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MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit - Black (15-17 GT, EcoBoost, V6)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Impressive Underhood Styling
    • Black Powder Coat Finish
    • Deletes Stock Prop Rod
    • Gas Powered Struts
    • No Drilling Required
    • Fits 2015-2017 Mustangs; Excludes GT350

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    Hey guys, Justin with AmericanMuscle.com, here with my quick review of the MMD bolt on hood strut kit, available in your choice of either black or chrome, fitting your 2015 and newer Mustang. So the bolt on kit from MMD should appeal to just about every S550 owner out there for the simple reason of cleaning up the engine bay by removing that factory hood prop. Now it's a simple product that serves a purpose and does so on the cheap, guys, as the black option's coming in under $100. The chrome option's going to be slightly more, but both options are currently the most affordable hood strut option on the site here at AM. So why would you want to ditch that factory prop rod in the first place? Well, like I just talked about, guys, it does make for a much more clean appearance under the hood. So if you're big into the show scene, this would make a great addition to your ride. But even if you're not, even if you're just a casual enthusiast, occasional drag racer, or if you just like wrenching in the first place, the hood strut kit from MMD will make life a lot easier. As far as the construction goes, well, again, as you can see, there's really not a whole lot to talk about here, guys, a couple of stamped steel brackets and the hood struts themselves, making for a pretty simple package overall. Color-wise, here's what you're going to be looking at. Again, the matte black powder coat, going to offer more of that OE look, it's going to cost you a little less when compared to the chrome or nickel-plated option, going to offer a little bit more flash, cost you a little bit more in the process. Now it is worth pointing out here, guys, that you can use the MMD kit with both your factory and after-market hoods, but just use caution when using them on lighter hoods, as these hood struts are pretty powerful and it might come up on you a little quicker than before. As the name suggests, this is a bolt on hood strut kit, meaning there's no drilling or permanent modification needed whatsoever. So, as a result, an easy one out of three wrenches on my difficulty meter. A socket set and about an hour's worth of your time is really all you're going to need here. I will say it wouldn't be a bad idea to have an extra set of hands on hand before getting started as you do have to unbolt one side of the hood at a time to get this thing installed, but nevertheless, it still can be done on your own if need be. All right, so I think we all can agree that Ford really did drop the ball by not installing these things on the newer Mustangs in the factory. With that said, the MMD option here will be an affordable solution to your prop rod problem, and you can grab your set here at AmericanMuscle.com.

    A Prop Rod, Really? It is really hard to believe that Ford is still equipping their all new S550 Mustangs with an old style prop rod. But now you can add the modern convenience and clean good looks of hood struts to your late model Pony with a set of Modern Muscle Design Hood Struts available from AmericanMuscle.

    Style And Strength. Designed to get rid of that ugly prop rod, this set of two powerful yet sleek MMD gas struts not only makes opening your Pony's hood much easier, but they also hold it securely in place. Made from lightweight steel and aluminum, they feature a durable black powder coated 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 2015 to 2017 Ford Mustangs, including the V6, EcoBoost, and GT models. Does not fit Shelby GT350's.

    Technical Note. The MMD Bolt on Hood Strut Kit does not fit European Spec Mustangs.

    Fitment: 2015 2016 2017 Details

    MPN# 389145

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    What's in the Box
    • (2) Gas Struts
    • (2) Large Upper Brackets
    • (2) Small Lower Brackets
    • Instructions
    Installation Info
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        Questions & Answers (21)

        5 Top Rated Questions

        While putting retrainer clip back on strut I dropped it deep into fender well .Where can I. Get a new clip for this # kit item 389145. Thanks William

        • We apologize for the inconvenience you are experiencing. Modern Muscle Design does not have any clips available separately, however, these clips are very common at most hardware stores and are fairly inexpensive. If you continue to have difficulties, please feel free to contact us via phone or email, and we will do our best to assist you.

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        I currently have an MMD hood scoop on my factory GT hood, it makes the good quite a bit heavier than stock. Are the hood struts strong enough to hold the hood open with the added weight of the hood scoop?

        • The MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit is capable of supporting the weight of the stock hood and the MMD Hood scoop.

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        I have a Cervini Stalker hood on my 2015 Mustang, will these fit my hood ?

        • These hood struts were tested to fit only the original position of the factory hood and support the weight of the factory hood. Installing these hood struts on a different aftermarket hood such as the Cervini Stalker hood has not yet been confirmed at this point in time.

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        G'day, I read on the MMD chrome unit, that it doesn't fit RH drive. Do you know why it wouldn't work on a RH drive vehicle?

        • The design of the RHD models sold in Europe and the rest of the world has slightly different mounting points for everything under the hood due to the steering components being on the opposite side. Unfortunately, due to this, the MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit would not be good fits for those cars.

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        The Holiday '18 American Muscle gift guide says this will fit an '18 GT. Your website says it won't. Which is correct?

        • Unfortunately this kit will not fit a 2018-2019 Mustang GT.

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        10 More Questions
        I have an aftermarket fiberglass hood, which is noticeably heavier than the stock hood. It does have all of the correct mounting holes. Will the weight of the hood be too much for the struts? 1 answer
        After installation, I was able to get the hood straight. However, the passenger side sits higher than the driver side, and there is a larger gap between the passenger fender and the passenger side of the hood. How can I lower the passenger side? 1 answer
        I tried installing but I believe I loosened the hood bolts too much and the whole hood is unaligned it wont close properly do you have any advice seems like the middle inside the hood is not sitting properly with the hole in the front where it hooks back to the car 1 answer
        Do you or mmd offer any replacement parts for this kit? 0 answer
        passenger side lower bracket will not fit correctly, 10mm bolt will not thread to tighten ...too short? 1 answer
        During installation I lost one of the strut clips. Can I order more? 1 answer
        Can i put these ona,1951 Chevy Skyline de 1 answer
        Has anyone had an issue where the driver side bottom bracket just doesn't line up correctly and wont the bolt go in far enough to catch the threads? I can get mine maybe one thread on and then it backs off and comes loose. If you did what did you do to fix this? Also did this pop anyone else's hood up a couple MM? not a huge deal but it bothers me but I know i'm the only one who can see it but my hood is deffly not flush with the fenders anymore. 1 answer
        Hello, I have a 2017 Right Hand Drive GT and I am looking for a Bolt on Hood Strut Kit for it preferably in Black. I saw that the MMD kit will not fit a RHD Mustang, Do you carry a kit that will fit my car? Thank You, Mike J 2 answers
        I installed without any issues. Aligned and worked perfectly at first. After maybe six or less hood lifts, they will not hold up the hood. I cannot trust them now. My question is, did I cause this problem by adding a very small amount of white lithium grease to the ball joints and sliding metal shafts that go into the hydraulic section? I can not think of why this would have a deliterious effect on the function, but I'll accept the consequences if I screwed things up. Thx. 1 answer

          Customer Reviews (100+) Write a Review

          Overall Rating 4.1

          out of 5 stars




          • 5/5

            June 14, 2019

            Nice upgrade

            Went on easy, just mark the hood hinges first to make sure you get it aligned back right. Did it by myself in about 20 minutes.

            Cmwoody

            Year: 2015 Submodel: EcoBoost

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          • 5/5

            June 08, 2019

            Easy

            Easy to install with a help of a friend! Or by your self. Took me 40 minutes to do it

            SmexyAnimal

            Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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          • 3/5

            June 05, 2019

            OKAY

            The quality of the kit is ok. Lots of reviews of passenger side lower mount screw hole being off was a problem for me also ( causes a skew on the hood placement ) I wish there was a hole in passenger upper plate to reattach washer line. I'll have about an hour extra of trying to get the hood lines equal. if you have the option of another person to assist with install this extra step can be avoided. Now just to figure out how to adjust hood position. Good ole utube failed to have any videos on this procedure :(

            DMan

            Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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          • 4/5

            May 31, 2019

            It almost fit

            I am overall pleased with the product, but it wasn't a direct bolt in. The drivers side fender mount was perfect, but the passenger side wasn't. The tab that the mount was to bolt into was just a little bit off and I couldn't thread the bolt into the fender. I just trimmed some material off of the bracket, splashed some paint on it and it was good to go. Also, it is helpful to have some assistance when bolting on the hood brackets. I would have been very difficult to attempt this on my own.

            Michael

            Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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          • 5/5

            May 31, 2019

            Good Quality

            Best for the price and easy install took about 30 min

            S550Austin

            Year: 2017 Submodel: EcoBoost

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          • 3/5

            May 30, 2019

            Don't fit GT premium convertible right

            These look really good and might fit most others but it would not fit mine. I tried and tried to get them to fit right, even modified the brackets but could not get the hood to lay flat at hinge's. It seems to raise the hood about a 1/4" high at the rear so body gaps do not line up or look good.

            JasonS

            Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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          • 5/5

            May 30, 2019

            Hood struts

            Bought the hood struts to go with an aftermarket hood and they go really well together. Easy installation and doesn’t take that long.

            AlexxF

            Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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          • 4/5

            May 23, 2019

            Should have came stock

            Easy to install. I installed it alone, took me over an hour, but that's because I'm OCD about body lines. No drilling needed. Just watch out and dont drop a screw, it will go on the inside of the fender. A flexible magnet saved me acouple of time!

            Dsmith

            Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 4/5

            May 22, 2019

            Bolt on Hood Strut Kit

            The product installed easily and worked great on my 2017 Ecoboost Mustang. I would recommend that the instruction sheet show how to attach the struts to the brackets by removing the wire form clips with a caution for dropping the clip. I found it very difficult to align the clip on the passenger side hood bracket strut. The holes are on the rear of the ball (blind) on this attachment. I ended out dropping/loosing that clip inside the fender. If anyone knows a source for these clips I would like to get a replacement.

            kdaby

            Year: 2017 Submodel: EcoBoost

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          • 5/5

            May 20, 2019

            Review from MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit - Chrome (15-17 GT, EcoBoost, V6)

            Awesome product!

            Easy install and looks amazing! I definitely recommend!!

            Vjacinto69

            Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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          • 4/5

            May 20, 2019

            15 minute install

            Easy to install Nice kit for the price the pistons are a little to powerful if you dont Hold it back on the way up it opens very violently. That's my only complaint.

            Jeff954

            Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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          • 5/5

            May 19, 2019

            Looks great

            They are a great buy. Looks way better than the hood prop.

            Struts

            Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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          • 5/5

            May 19, 2019

            Easy instal

            These were the first thing I bought once I get the new to me car. Makes its so much easier to reach all the parts of the engine bay when cleaning or working and really shows off the engine as well.

            Dolphan405

            Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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          • 4/5

            May 19, 2019

            Ok fit

            Not a bad install very quick with clear instructions but like others said it raises the back of the hood.

            Doza

            Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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          • 5/5

            May 11, 2019

            Just as described

            Great product. Installed just as American Muscle described. Works well. Holds the hood in a great position.

            BobJ

            Year: 2017 Submodel: EcoBoost

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          • 1/5

            May 10, 2019

            not a good product

            Don't buy this unless you have just a regular Mustang and are planning to struggle, they definitely not fit the 2015 gt premiums. waste of my time they are going right back where they came from

            AlejandroC

            Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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          • 4/5

            May 09, 2019

            Gets the job done

            The whole clip system is kinda tedious but still a very easy install. Brackets don't sit perfectly flush but didn't affect the fitment install. Honestly, suprised to see how many people had issues installing these. Lol Only complaint with the struts is that if you open it and release the hood, it causes the hood to bounce when it gets to the top of the motion. Minor annoyance but not a biggie. The redlines are definitely better (had some on my 2012 GT) but they are twice better. I can't justify spending $100 on hood struts so I got these. Would buy again

            Boooost

            Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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          • 5/5

            May 09, 2019

            Works Perfect

            Product works great and the install wasn't too bad. The only complaint I have is that is makes the hood sit up slightly near the brackets. This is expected yes, it just wasn't advertised clearly.

            Riley

            Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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          • 5/5

            May 03, 2019

            des blue pony

            these struts are very nice and look very good and easy to install

            MalachiBlake

            Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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          • 5/5

            April 30, 2019

            Why wasn't this stock?

            This should have come stock on the car. Fits and works great. Highly recommend. No more prop rod.

            RichardT

            Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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