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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

    CA Residents: Warning: California's Proposition 65

    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 (18)

    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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    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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    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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    passenger side lower bracket will not fit correctly, 10mm bolt will not thread to tighten ...too short?

    • If, during the install of the MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit, one of the bolts isn't tightening, we recommend checking the threads in both the hole and on the bolt to ensure no thread damage has occurred. Bolt length should not be effected by the brackets.

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    10 More Questions
    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
    Will this hood kit keep a modified hood (MMD by Foose hood scoop) open, with the added weight? 1 answer
    After installation, I went to close my hood and it would not close the final ~6 inches. After looking into why for a bit, i found that the bracket that mounts to the hood was hitting the strut, hard stopping it from closing. The hood all seemed to be aligned correctly, and i followed the vague instructions, but i was hitting this problem on both sides. Tried twice until I gave up. Any ideas what is going on? Would this happen if the balls aren't fully into the socket or something? 1 answer
    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
    Does your bolt on hood strut kit fit on the GT350 Shelby 2016 Mustang? 1 answer
    Do the struts interfere with accessing the battery for jump starts? 1 answer

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    Overall Rating 4.1

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    • 4/5

      November 16, 2018

      Nice

      It would have taken under an hour if I didn't drop the ratchet behind the fender. (And a hood bolt) Boom. Watch the little cotter pin clips that disappear when you drop them. Mr. Fumble hands over here. Good stuff though. Get it. Adjust he hood with struts off. Going to spray Stickum on my hands.

      SteveB

      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (0)

    • 1/5

      November 15, 2018

      Mmd hood struts

      The brackets that hold the struts in place kept coming loose when opening the hood. Also the locking clips come off easy. Landed up returning them.

      LisaM

      Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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    • 3/5

      November 06, 2018

      OK, but not great...

      Overall the design and installation of this product is OK, but here are three criticisms I have: 1) The ones I received had the ball studs painted, not as shown on the factory pictures. This must be removed for a good fit of the strut ends. 2) The strut ends should have the "pins" removed prior to installation so as not to bend them when installing the struts. This should have been mentioned in the installation guide. 3) I actually notched the lower strut mount to fit around the fender brace. If I didn't, one of the sides would not align with the fender bolt hole, and it makes for a better looking installation. This requires painting of the bracket after modification. Pay attention to the warning about the hood alignment as mine moved quite a bit in spite of me being careful to prevent that from happening. I removed the hood latch loop so I could allow the hood to rest in place while I realigned it. Then I reinstalled the loop when the alignment was complete. Good Luck...

      OldCarGuy

      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      October 05, 2018

      Good price

      They work well had to make minor adjustments also make sure you have the hood brackets on the correct side, I didn’t at first and had problems after changing they worked great..

      StaceySr

      Year: 2016 Submodel: EcoBoost

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      October 04, 2018

      Good buy

      Good figment happy whit purchase delivered on time highly recommend this product.

      Jose

      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      October 04, 2018

      MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit

      Easy to install. Parts seem solid. Affordable upgrade to delete that pesky hood prop. Gives the engine a much cleaner look.

      RyanS

      Year: 2017 Submodel: EcoBoost

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      October 02, 2018

      Hood Strut Kit

      They fit perfect and look great. Easy to install. You just have to be careful when opening the hood, so that it doesn't open to fast. I always keep my hands on the hood when opening it.

      Happy

      Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 3/5

      September 28, 2018

      Hood piston kit

      Well the brackets that attach to the fender don’t lay flat . Had to cut out back of bracket so it would lay flat on fender edge . And attaching the hood pistons to brackets was next to impossible. You have to remove these tiny clips that secure the piston to the bottom and top brackets and the try to install where there is no room . Had to remove fender bracket install piston the attach back on fender !!!

      PaulN

      Year: 2017 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      September 20, 2018

      A must for every new mustang

      This is my fourth mustang and this is one the first things I have to do. The rod prop is so annoying while working under the hood. My only beef with this strut kit is that you need a helping hand so the hood doesn't move on you and then spend lots of times realigning the hood. Overall highly recommended.

      Knight721

      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 3/5

      September 19, 2018

      First MMD modification

      I like the concept of the product and it does what it was intended to do (hold the hood open). The installation took under an hour to complete doing it by yourself. Cons with the kit: The lower strut mounting bracket don't overlap the inter fender correctly it appears to be to narrow which causing the bracket to sit on an angle. The struts are very powerful (which is a good thing), But they cause the hood to open to quickly if you don’t keep a hand on it. It would be nice if there were some type of damper adjustment on the struts to adjust the opening speed.

      GlennB

      Year: 2015 Submodel: V6

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    • 3/5

      September 17, 2018

      Hood strut appearance and mold

      Not a complete flush fit. When you put the product on it does not look like a factory install. The base sits off the sides on the inside fender at a weird angle and you have to realign the hood to not factory bolts. It’s a few mm off from original hood bolts.

      EricE

      Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 1/5

      September 13, 2018

      Short bolts

      Easy install but fender bolt should be replaced with longer one. Used factory bolt and with thickness of new lower plate threads got wiped out even with just a loose tightening. Also cant get good to drop down on driver side after 1 hr of trying to adjust.

      JoeZ

      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      September 13, 2018

      hood strut review

      great way to open and close hood. works well.easy to install

      AngelaM

      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      September 09, 2018

      works great!

      The kit was easy to install. I had to elongate the hole in one of the lower brackets but no big deal. Took about 45 minutes.

      DougB

      Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      August 30, 2018

      mmd hood struts

      very nice out of the box, instructions easy to follow, and something that should have come stock. thanks great product.

      milenko

      Year: 2018 Submodel: GT

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    • 3/5

      August 30, 2018

      Brackets dont fit

      Had to notch out brackets for the fenders but other than work good. 15-18 may not need notched but my 19 did

      NicholasB

      Year: 2018 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      August 29, 2018

      Bolt on Hood Struts by MMD

      Just installed the MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit on our 2018 Mustang GT. Kudos to Bob and Dave @ Century 3 Automotive in Davie, Florida. Definitely a two person install..........that hood is heavy. Ford should have done this at the factory. We are very pleased with the product. A definite do.

      WilliamR

      Year: 2018 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      August 28, 2018

      Good Struts

      Love the lift! No more annoying prop bar in the way! Really wants to through the hood up!

      Rustang

      Year: 2015 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (1)

    • 2/5

      August 28, 2018

      Wouldn't fit

      I couldn't get this to for my hood on either side.

      DylanP

      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      August 24, 2018

      Byb Bye Hood Rod

      The hood hold up bar works, but it does get in the way. Now I have full access to the engine, air intake, etc.

      FrankR

      Year: 2015 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (1)

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