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

Item 389145
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    Review & Installation Video

    Hey guys, Justin with, 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

    Product Information

    Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation


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


    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.

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    Fitment: Details

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    Customer Reviews (100+)

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    Ratings Summary

    4.1 out of 5 overall rating from 100+ customers

    • February 24, 2020

      1 2016 GT - DennisW

      strut kit

      original installed only lasted less than 2 years ,not very good ,this was a replacement

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    • February 16, 2020

      4 2015 GT - Camada

      Super easy install, seems to work well!

      These are the perfect must had mod for your Mustang, or really, any vehicle that has the silly hood prop. The only reason I down graded it from 5/5 to 4/5 was that the little retaining C clips to hold the piston onto the bracket like to jump out of your hand / pliers and fall down your fender when trying to insert them. Perhaps I should've been smarter and tried to assemble them on a flat surface before installing it, or as the guys at AM told me when I called for replacement parts, a good idea is to use a blanket or something to cover the engine bay so you don't launch the little things into your fender.

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    • February 03, 2020

      5 2016 EcoBoost - Americanmuscle

      MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit

      received this mod quickly , installs easily ,really cleans up my Stangs engine bay. Thanks MMD

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    • January 26, 2020

      5 2017 GT - ELD

      recomended upgrade

      Not a hard install, did mine by myself but would be easier with another set of hands. Would recommend some towels to protect the windshield just in case anything slips. Also attach prop rod to hood side before fender side as you are working in a tight spot with a very small clip and this makes it easier to see the hole where the clip goes. Also use a sharpie to mark the stock hood mount location, it will move when you remove the retaining nuts and this lets you line everything back up perfectly.

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    • January 25, 2020

      5 2017 GT - Qdb23

      Great addition

      Easy to install and was quick to with the delivery process. No alterations need to do to the vehicle. Very satisfied

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    • January 24, 2020

      2 2016 GT - Michael

      Poor quality control

      I only ordered these because Ford went dreidel spinner and used a prop rod instead of struts like they should have. Install should've taken 15 mins tops. Had to scrape the paint of all four balls and STILL needed a hammer and penetrating oil to get the cups to fit on. Took two hours. The two stars I gave it are charity and only because they DO actually work once you re-engineer them.

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    • January 24, 2020

      5 2015 GT - Abraham

      Fits great

      It’s a simple upgrade but looks a lot better than having the pop rod

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    • January 19, 2020

      1 2016 GT - 96Mystic16GT

      Christmas Challenge

      Great concept, fair product, very poor instructions. Took myself,son, (2) grandsons (2) hours to install,disassemble,and reassemble, then another hour to locate and drill new holes for wiring and ww hose and hour to realign hood. We are not mechanics but have restored 4 cars,this should be a 30-45 min job for 2 people. Recommend one of the more expensive units like the ford performance or Roush

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    • December 11, 2019

      5 2016 GT - Morales

      Hood strud

      Very satisfied with it looks awesome would recommend to my mustang friends

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    • December 11, 2019

      5 2015 GT - Redertstang


      I wanted a kit that didn’t utilize the existing upper fender holds and this kit was perfect for the job.

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    Questions & Answers (24 answers)

    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
    Is there any kind of warranty for it? I bought mine 2-8-2017 and they aren’t supporting the hood up anymore 1 answer
    Will the right side hood strut need to be taken off if the battery needs to be replaced? 0 answer
    why it doesn´t fit european models? 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

    Installation & What's in the Box

    Installation Info

    What's in the Box

    • (2) Gas Struts
    • (2) Large Upper Brackets
    • (2) Small Lower Brackets
    • Instructions

    Will It Fit My Mustang

    • EcoBoost - 15, 16, 17
    • GT - 15, 16, 17
    • V6 - 15, 16, 17

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