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Hey I’m Justin with AmericanMuscle.com, and I’m checking out an aggressive 2013 inspired part for your early S197, I’m talking about MMD’s hood vent louvers available pre painted, or matte black, fitting all 05-09 Mustangs. Whether you’re looking for an over the top show part for your car or a functional factory inspired part like these hood vents, MMD definitely has you covered, they’re the leader in producing unique styling parts specifically for your late model Mustang. To check out more stuff from MMD including their 2013 GT project car, you have to subscribe to our YouTube channel if you haven’t done so already, simply by clicking on the banner below. When you ask a lot of Mustang fans what they prefer most with the new 13 and 14 Mustangs, of course a lot of people point to the addition of the new cool tail lights, but a lot of people point out the functional hood vents on the 13 and 14 GTs. Raxiom took care of the need with the 05-09 tail lights modelled after the 13-14 tail lights, and now MMD has answered the call with these functional hood vents available for all 05-09 Mustangs. The vents are sold in sets of two and are made from extremely durable automotive grade ABS plastic. As I mentioned at the beginning of this video, you do have the option of picking up these vents in a color matched pre painted version, like the grabber blue vents here, or if you want the vents to stand out a little bit more, you can pick up the matte black version which is currently installed on our 06 GT behind me. You guys should all know the deal by now with our pre painted parts, our in house paint booth uses the same base and clear coat that Ford uses in their factories, making for an excellent color match right out of the box. We do carry about every color available for the 05-09 cars but if you do just want to make sure we have your color available and in stock then go ahead and click the link below to head back to the product page at AmericanMuscle.com. Besides the awesome appearance upgrade these vents give your factory hood, it should be mentioned that they are actually functional hood vents allowing all that trapped, hot engine bay air to escape, just like on the 13 and 14 GTs. Opening up the package for the first time you will of course find the vents themselves, in addition to the honeycomb inserts, and all the tape, directions, and supplies needed for the installation. As you may have guessed you will need to do some cutting to fit these vents properly into your factory hood, I know cutting into your hood does sound a little scary but we actually installed these vents into our 06 GT project car behind me, and it really wasn’t that bad at all. You will need to get an angle grinder to make the proper cuts but if you take your time, follow the detailed instructions, you should be wrapped up in a couple of hours from start to finish. As always, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our award winning customer service team, whether it’s about the vents themselves, the pre painting process, or about the actual install they’re only an email or a phone call away. So if you really dig the functional styling of the 13 and up GT hood, and want that same aggressive style for your 05-09 Mustang, then be sure to check out MMD’s hood vent louvers, available pre painted or matte black, right here at AmericanMuscle.com.
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February 08, 2019
Looks good, really adds to appearance and and can feel heat come through. Just tape off hood good and be sure of measurements.Helpful (1)
January 24, 2019
MMD hood vents
I bought the MMD hood vents for my 2002 Mustang GT can't wait to install them on my GTHelpful (0)
September 21, 2018
The hood vents are great and totally functional great productHelpful (0)
August 07, 2018
The Vents sure make my Stang look good. Took about a day to install, My son installed them for me. Great product. Not sure how to post a pic.Helpful (0)
July 11, 2018
Good fit and great look
Self installation took about 2 hours, but love the aggressive look it gives the car! Definitely worth itHelpful (0)
May 26, 2018
MMD Hood vents
Had the vents shop installed, should keep the engine bay cooler, and cool off will be faster.Helpful (0)
April 21, 2018
Perfect product and paint match was outstanding but had shop installationHelpful (14)
April 14, 2018
Better in person
These look great in person! Take your time with this install. I don't know about the 05-09 hoods but in the 10-12 hoods you have to cut through multiple layers as you will be cutting through some of hood bracing. This will not affect the structure of the hood though. I also had to trim some of the bottom outside of the vents to be able to shut the hood properly. This isn't a problem as they give you plenty of material to trim off. It works on the 10-12 hoods but you will have to do a bit of extra as they aren't a drop in item but so worth it when installed.Helpful (13)
April 02, 2018
These hood vents really made my 06 GT stand apart from the rest. The insulation was not hard but take your time and follow the directions.Helpful (1)
March 08, 2018
Great item, the color match perfectly, installation in less an hourHelpful (0)
rain I am concerned that when it rains, the rain water will soak the engine compartment. Is there any sort of design with these that will prevent rain/car wash from getting into the engine compartment?
There is no danger of water damage with these hood vents. The water will simply drain between the rocker covers and strut towers. They are also installed far enough up on the hood to avoid the air filter. Hope this helps!
Hello I have a 2013 3.7L and was wondering if this product can fit my hood because I want a 5.0 look.
They are not designed to fit your 2013. The MMD Hood Vent Louvers are designed to fit the 05-12 GT.
Are you supposed to to cut the hood insulation during install?
Trimming the hood instualtion would be required for a proper install of the MMD Hood Vent Louvers.
Would cutting out the rectangle through both hood layers in a 05 cause the hood to be unstable or lose strength
In theory I can see how someone could argue that, but it won't be to an significant margin with worrying about.
Can the honeycomb inserts be bought seperately? I bought some that didnt have them and really need them to keep debris out of my engine bay
Unfortunately the inserts are not currently offered separately.
We have only tested these vents on the upper part of the hood where its close to the windshield. However, with custom work, you should be able toget this installed where you would like. Depending on where the vents are and what they are open over, may be an issue but as long as the parts are not being drenched in water there should not be an issue.
Unfortunately, this hood vent would not work with the 13-14 hoods due to the difference in design and would require modification to get it installed on the 2013-2014Musangs.
The MMD Hood Vent Louvers were designed specifically for the 05-12 hoods, and are not recommended for 99-04 hoods.
We have not experienced any stability issues with the MMD Hood Vent Louvers when used on a 2010-2012 model year hood, nor any other appropriate year model hood.
The hood vents will not add any extra clearance for a strut tower brace.
Hello! Although nothing in particular warns that your setup won't fit, the manufacturer warns of several different items that it will not fit with, so I definitely think it could have a small clearance issue, however you are able to trim the bottom of the louver to give more clearance under the hood.
These louvers will allow some rain to get in. Though, it will not be an excessive amount so there should not be any damage to the engine.
We don't offer on our site but a quick google search and I saw a blue stang with the hood up...
These hood vents may not be a completely perfect fit with a S281 hood. You may need to shape the hood slightly in order to have a proper fit.
Hi, These Pre-painted MMD Hood Vent Louvers will not fit on your 2013 Mustang they are designed around the 05-12 Mustangs hoods shape.
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