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Discussion in 'SN95 Cobras' started by N/Angel, Apr 7, 2021.

  1. N/Angel

    N/Angel Crazy Swiss Chick! Premium Member Established Member

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    I have a Ford 95 Cobra R hood on my Cobra. Which are the best hood struts for this hood?
    I have Redline on the fox and the S550, MRT on the new edge with carbon fiber hood.

    Would hate to drill holes into the hood just for hood struts, any no drill kit that will work?
     
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    delvin.a Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    A set of MRT struts came on my 95 and I sold them asap. They don’t let the hood open enough to work on the engine, felt cramped.


    Interested in others thoughts because the rod stinks
     
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    MRT
     
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    Dirks9901 Paint>Vinyl Premium Member Established Member

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    I had MRT's on both my 01 Cobra and 04. Loved them. 10 min install and no drilling.
     
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    Did the hood open to the same level as the rod gets it?
     
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    I have MRT on my 98 Cobra with a HO Fibertrends (original company to make the hood) Cobra R hood. They fit fine under my factory hood but are not a direct fit under the said Cobra R hood. I had to cut the brackets down a lot and to get it to work. Now they fit like factory. But I also had to modify my CC plates to work with the R hood. In response to a previous post, my hood does open as high as it did with a hood prop. Maybe higher.
     
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    N/Angel Crazy Swiss Chick! Premium Member Established Member

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    Great info, thanks. Would you mind sharing pics of the installed brackets and how much they had to be modified? I'm not running CC plates so I should be fine on that side.
    Also, did you order the standard set for the stock hood weight or custom valving?
     
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    Same or very very close.

    Now I ended up buying the Ford Performance ones for my GT500 and they definitely do not raise the hood as high as the prop rod does but its sufficient I guess. Can't really speak to the MRT's for SN97's.
     
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    I just ordered the MRTs. Provided them the hood weight I found on the HO Fiber Trends site for custom gas cylinders. Hope it works out well.
     

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