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MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit - Black (05-09 All)

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    Features & Details

    • Clean Styling
    • Deletes Stock Prop Rod
    • Gas Powered Struts
    • No Drilling Required
    • Black Powder Coat Finish
    • Fits All 2005-2009 Mustangs
    Prop Rod? Are you still using that old style factory prop rod that Ford installed in your S197 Mustang? Well then join the new millennium with a set of Modern Muscle Design Hood Struts from AmericanMuscle for clean modern looks and convenience.

    Style And Strength. Designed to get rid of that old ugly prop rod, this set of two powerful yet sleek MMD gas struts not only makes opening your Pony's hood much easier, but also holds it securely in place. Made from lightweight steel and aluminum, they have a black powercoated 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.

    Installation. Taking approximately one hour to install, this kit includes two black gas powered struts, mounting brackets, and all the required mounting hardware.

    Application. This Modern Muscle Design Hood Strut Kit is specifically designed for use on the 2005 to 2009 Ford Mustangs, including the V6, GT, Bullitt and Shelby GT500 models.

    Fitment: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Details

    What's in the Box
    • (2) Black Powder Coated Upper Brackets
    • (2) Black Powder Coated Lower Brackets
    • (2) Gas Struts
    • (1) Instruction Sheet
    Installation Info
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    29 Questions / 195 Answers

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    Mounting require hood removal? With bolt on install, can you leave hood in place with prop rod & install one side at a time or is this a 2 man job with hood removal? Thanx

    Pete13

    • You can do it by yourself, I did, however it would be easier if you had another set of hands. just follow the instructions and do not fully remove the bolts holding the hood, remove the front bolt and then loosen the back bolt. You will have to push the hood away from the factory bracket to get the hood strut bracket sandwiched in between, then tighten the bolt and then then reinstall the front bolt. The one thing that happened on both sides is the bolts on the fender appeared to strip as they could not be tightened fully but they do hold and I have not had a problem with them. Good luck and one of the better mods I made as no prop rod to get in the way.

      05GTHI

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    Strength? Are these strong enough to hold up a fiberglass hood? My hood is heavy and the Drake struts are not able to hold..

    NIKI73

    • I have a Tru-Fiber hood on my '11 and these struts work wonderful. I don't think you will have any problems.

      Pegasus

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    Are there replacement struts? After just a couple of years they struts that came with this kit will no longer hold up my hood. Are the struts Vehicle specific?

    Jtro

    • Unfortunately there is no warranty on these hood struts so the only way to get a replacement would be to buy another pair, although it never hurts to call in and speak with a customer service representative to see if there is anything they can do. And yes, these struts are specifically designed for 05-14 Mustangs.

      JeffAM

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    Can these mount even though I have a strut tower bar?

    RobertS

    • The MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit will still work with the strut tower brace.

      AMRickyD

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    Hello, the strut when they need to be changed, can I find them in any autozone? Thank you.

    MonicaN

    • We are unaware of replacement struts for the MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit available at this time.

      AMRobD

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    I bought a set of these I think spring of 2015. Probably have had my hood up and down about 10 Times. They already last fall before I put it away wouldn’t hold the hood up. Is there any warranty?

    Pat

    • The MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit will carry a 1 year warranty.

      Rob D

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    Customer Reviews (100+) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.6

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

    • Fit 4.421052 4.4
    • Appearance 4.596491 4.6
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.210526 4.2



    • 1/5

      June 13, 2018

      Review from MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit - Black (05-14 All)

      Waste of money

      The shocks are not powerful enough to hold the hood up. Installed on my '09 GT in 2015 and now have lost all their holding power. Going to have to replace them or go back to the OEM hood stand.

      JerryS

      Year: 2009 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 12, 2018

      Review from MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit - Black (10-14 All)

      Nice!

      Adds a nice touch to the underhood appearance plus more room to work!

      CurtisK

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 10, 2018

      Review from MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit - Black (10-14 All)

      Hood strut kit

      Adding the hood struts makes working under the car hood a easier it opens the hood higher than you would using the prop rod and it's so nice and easy just lift it up and you're done

      GeorgeR

      Year: 2014 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 08, 2018

      Review from MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit - Black (10-14 All)

      Best bang for your buck

      Love the hood struts they worked great and easy install

      mamo1216

      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 05, 2018

      Review from MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit - Black (10-14 All)

      Better than prop rod

      Easy to install. Will have to refit hood after installation to obtain the correct fender to hood margins.

      JR

      Year: 2010 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 23, 2018

      Review from MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit - Black (10-14 All)

      Hood Strut Kit

      The only negative is having to buy the whole kit just to replace the struts.

      WilliamC

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 20, 2018

      Review from MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit - Black (05-14 All)

      Very Good

      would recommend, instructions make it easy to install and makes under the hood work very easy, also look wise is way better.

      Ethan

      Year: 2009 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 18, 2018

      Retaining Clips

      The instructions don't mention the retaining clips that must be removed from the socket on the strut before inserting it into ball on the backet. They are little pieces of wire that go across the side of socket opening. Don't drop them into engine bay like I did. Side note: The strut is staying on without the lost retaining pin so far.

      JamesW

      Year: 2008 Submodel: GT500

      Helpful (1)

    • 2/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      May 17, 2018

      05 convertible

      It works.. but what a hassle trying to “pop” the rod onto the brackets. I ended up using channel locks to man handle the ends on, but not until I scratched the ends pretty good. Took me about an hour and a bit of cursing. I think maybe the more expensive ones would have been easier. I’m not sure about doing any more “ little things” to the car. American Muscle is great, but I’m not thrilled with the product. It took over an hour to install. Thanks for listening.

      ScottS

      Year: 2005 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 17, 2018

      MMD Hood Struts

      overall nice set of hood struts easy install only thing directions failed to mentioned is that you have to remove the pin in order for the strut to snap on

      JamesD

      Year: 2009 Submodel: Bullitt

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      May 16, 2018

      Review from MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit - Black (10-14 All)

      Quick and easy, great look!

      Product fits well and looks great. The only issue is that the wiper fluid hose had to be moved slightly, but not that big of an issue at all.

      JacobS

      Year: 2010 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 2/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 12, 2018

      Review from MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit - Black (05-14 All)

      Must have got a bad set

      Gave it 2 stars because the quality and install were nice and straight forward, but after a year or so i noticed it started losing the ability to stay up, to be honest I meant to wrote a review a long time ago, but it wasn’t until today while installing a new battery I remembered that it wasn’t working. Will be trying to Ford Performance or other brands.

      Arnie

      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 07, 2018

      Review from MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit - Black (10-14 All)

      Sweet upgrade!

      Fairly easy install. Working well so far. Raises hood much further then stock prop rod. It’s the way the Mustang should be equipped from the factory.

      PatrickW

      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 03, 2018

      Review from MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit - Black (05-14 All)

      07’ White Mustang got

      Easy installation. Had a little trouble re-screwing the bolt back into the strut hole and into the car but nothing a power drill couldn’t handle.

      stevo

      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      April 27, 2018

      Review from MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit - Black (10-14 All)

      Efficient and stylish.

      It was mostly a breeze to install. The instructions could have been a little more detailed. Nothing a little perceptiveness can’t solve. Definitely going to get some complements next time I pop the hood

      James

      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 22, 2018

      Review from MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit - Black (05-14 All)

      Great product

      Easy install and work great. Opens the hood a little higher for more room in the engine bay

      KoryW

      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 3/5

      April 19, 2018

      Review from MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit - Black (10-14 All)

      Love them, but not in the cold.

      When warm they function great, and make it look 10x better then the hood prop. However, and maybe I just have a defective set, but when it’s cold they do not work as good. I have to lift it fully open for it to stay up, or else it’ll just close. Where in the warmth it’ll spring open even if you let it go about halfway open. I have owned them for about 2 years.

      DerekH

      Year: 2014 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      April 09, 2018

      nice part

      Product is fine, however the instruction for install are incomplete, the last little step "pop the strut" the missing to mention to tale out the little spring!

      Arndt

      Year: 2008 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 31, 2018

      Review from MMD Bolt On Hood Strut Kit - Black (05-14 All)

      Struts

      Fitted perfectly! Took no time at all to install! Would recommend easily

      Irishjay

      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 29, 2018

      Hood Strut

      The last instruction says "Just pop the cylinder on". Not so easy without removing the wire retainers, which I did on the P side. To make it easier to see, and to avoid losing the clip, I assembled everything for the D side on the bench, then bolted to the car. Hank

      HenryB

      Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

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