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Bilstein HD Series Front Strut (87-04 All)

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Features & Details

  • Improves Handling Performance
  • Heavy Duty Replacement Upgrade
  • Monotube Gas Pressure Design
  • Front Strut
  • Sold Individually
  • Fits All 1987-2004 Mustangs
Improves Driving Performance. Upgrade your Mustangs suspension for improved driving performance with Bilstein B6 Series Heavy Duty Front struts. The Bilstein B6 Series will provide unbelievable control and precise handling all without sacrificing ride comfort.

Heavy Duty Design. The Bilstein B6 Series is a heavy duty replacement upgrade front strut for the Mustang that features a gas pressurized monotube construction. This unique design provides added traction for enhanced stability and improved safety.

Application. This Bilstein Heavy Duty Series Front Strut is designed for use on the 1987 to 2004 Ford Mustangs, including the LX 5.0, V6, GT, Bullitt, Mach 1 and SVT Cobra models. Sold individually.

Fitment: 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Details

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  • (1) Strut
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Strut Specifications
Placement: Front Adjustable: No
Year: 1987-2004 Model: LX 5.0, V6, GT, Bullitt, Mach 1, Cobra
Manufacture: Bilstein Material: Steel
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • Bullitt - 01
  • Foxbody - 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93
  • Mach 1 - 03, 04
  • V6 - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04
  • Cobra - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 01, 03, 04
  • GT - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04

Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Well Worth The Money I Paid!

This may be an expensive strut, but it's worth every penny. The ride is firm, yet not harsh, and the handling improvement alone with this is significant. The bumps are absorbed much better and I feel more ...

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5/5
great choice

I replace my tokico hp shocks with these bilsteins. its like that saying you get what you pay for. I'm lowered on h&r supersport springs . The ride is comfortable but sporty. They help grip the road. They ...

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Helpful (5)

Overall Rating 5 out of 5 stars
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suspension I have a 95 with a saleen body kit with low pro.tires. the car is looww. What should I do to make it handle better in the canyons?. And ofor streeet ruts

crimes

  • The Bilstein HD Struts & shocks will help you handle carving the canyons, and smoothing out the street divots with a smile.

    VinnieG37

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Would this strut be a direct replacement for the Saleen racecraft n2 struts? I have an '02 convertible GT with a saleen racecraft n2 suspension kit and needed to replace the struts. I was just wondering if these would work with that kit.

Kreivan

  • Yes they will work just fine bilstein actually makes the racecraft suspension for Saleen. Currently running these struts on my '03 Saleen and they feel almost identical.

    Saleen67

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Will these fit an 86 GT convertible with stock suspension? Have SR caster/camber plates but otherwise stock.

twistedwankel

  • The Bilstein HD Series Front Strut (87-04 All) will work out very nicely on your car. You will have no problems installing these struts.

    Ricky36

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Question Resolved

Does my Mustang need to be lowered to see an improvement? If I buy Bilstein shocks to go with these struts and nothing else (my mustang's suspension is completely stock right now) will that bring a noticeable enough difference in handling? Or are there more parts you would suggest adding along with this?

Jimmy54

  • You should combine these with springs, but it is not necessary. You will see improvements with just the struts/shocks, but if you are looking to take corners then you should get springs with the struts/shocks. I would not buy them piece by piece, do it all at once and you will not need to go back and do alignment every time. My suggestion is: Struts/Shocks, Springs, Caster/Camber plates, panhard bar (too keep alignment) then get your alignment done. If you want to go further, bumpsteer kit, X5 ball joints, sway bar, strut tower brace, lower control arms, upper control arms, etc... I did this on my Mustang and couldn't be happier going around the bends and twists.

    ChrisXStang

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Customer Reviews (23) Write a Review

Overall Rating 5.0

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Afternoon

Installation Cost:$250-$500

  • Handling Improvement 4.909091 4.9
  • Ride Quality 4.818182 4.8
  • Fit 5 5
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.636364 4.6



  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    November 26, 2015

    Well Worth The Money I Paid!

    This may be an expensive strut, but it's worth every penny. The ride is firm, yet not harsh, and the handling improvement alone with this is significant. The bumps are absorbed much better and I feel more confident in the corners. I'm sure when I install my HandR SS Springs it'll work even better.

    TheJigShow

    Year: 2003 Submodel: GT Glendora, NJ

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    February 15, 2013

    great choice

    I replace my tokico hp shocks with these bilsteins. its like that saying you get what you pay for. I'm lowered on h&r supersport springs . The ride is comfortable but sporty. They help grip the road. They don't bottom out. I'm glad I bought these dampers. At first install your ride height will raise then the suspension settles

    manster

    Year: 2002 Submodel: GT Phoenix, AZ, USA

    Helpful (5) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 14, 2012

    love these struts

    Had them for years now and still ride like new. For a non adjustable strut I would recommend these to anyone who is looking for a better than stock strut.

    mtr351

    Year: 1994 Submodel: GT LA

    Helpful (3) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    September 14, 2013

    Great mod over stock

    Prepare for this to take a few hours. Just relax and take your time. Otherwise these struts are a great improvement over stock and for any lowered mustang. They ride smoother and handle better. I would recommend these to anyone looking for an improved strut

    PatW

    Year: 1996 Submodel: Cobra Cinnaminson NJ

    Helpful (2) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 21, 2013

    Great quality

    Stiff but smooth when cruising. Had them on for about 3 weeks no complaints, better than other products!

    bruce831

    Year: 1985 Submodel: Other Santa Cruz, CA, USA

    Helpful (3) (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    July 25, 2012

    '99 Cobra Bilstein HD Series Front Strut

    Install was easy and the improvement to ride and handling was as good as expected from Bilsteins. I definitly recommend Bilsten HD's all around on IRS Cobras.

    skwalker367

    Year: 1999 Submodel: Cobra Marion, IL

    Helpful (3) (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    December 05, 2011

    Best bang for your buck

    I bought these last year from another company, but none-the-less, these shocks & struts are absolutely amazing. Paired with Steeda subframe connectors and a decent set of wheels and you can take corners barely phased. Over a year, and I have no regrets. Only thing is rougher ride, but like always if you go stiffer, it gets rougher. I would recommend this to anyone.

    Kynan

    Year: 2002 Submodel: GT Montana

    Helpful (3) (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    November 22, 2013

    The best Buy for the dollar

    Ones they were install and i did a front tire line up by eye. The test ride was awesome! The front control and ride and they also help stop my rear end wheel hop.

    Saleen178

    Year: 1999 Submodel: GT York Pennsylvania

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    August 26, 2013

    Strut Work

    These struts are awesome they were installed in about an hour and half on my 2003 Saleen 281 ride quality is great almost exact to the race craft struts that I had previous to the install. One of the best aftermarket parts I have purchased in a long time I have no more excessive suspension noise the struts will provide a nice solid and quiet ride. I WOULD DEFINEY RECOMMEND THESE STRUTS!!!

    Saleen67

    Year: 2003 Submodel: Other Flowery Branch, GA, USA

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    March 16, 2012

    Bilstein

    Great product. Drastic improvement in handling! Big improvement on my 01 Cobra.

    Steve01

    Year: 2001 Submodel: Cobra Bardstown KY

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 29, 2012

    Great strut!

    I bought these to replace the almost 10 year old bilsteins that were on my 02 GT. I like bilstein's quality and have them on most of my vehicles (mustang, tacoma, is250). The ride quality is great, of course I only have had the stock shocks and struts which I replaced with the bilsteins when my car was less than 6 months old.

    xmenrstang

    Year: 2002 Submodel: GT California

    Helpful (0) (1)

  • 5/5

    July 26, 2016

    1998 Mustang Suspension Upgrade

    Awesome ride and feel. Works great with adjustable suspension and subframe connector. Expensive, but worth it.

    Runningsmooth

    Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (0) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $250-$500

    April 13, 2016

    Road Gripping

    If you like to stay planed to the ground buy these and the rear shocks with a set of springs. You will lose the floaty feel of the stock suspension and have a much firmer more "race" feel to the suspension. I had my local Mustang shop install these parts as I did not have the proper tools at the time of purchase.

    Rhino

    Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (0) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    October 08, 2015

    Well worth the money.

    I started with a bone stock '97 Cobra, and wanted to build a great handling car. I had the tokico blue kit on an '04 GT and liked it but honestly these struts / shocks work better. Cornering is very flat, brake dive is gone and the ride is firm but livable with the HandR springs ( all purchased here. ) I topped 'em off with the MM caster/camber plates for a proper alignment. They're worth the money, get em.

    nickyb

    Year: 1997 Submodel: Cobra Long Island NY

    Helpful (0) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    August 22, 2015

    You won't be disappointed

    I bought these to complete my set after I installed the Bilsteins in the rear last summer. The car now has a perfect balance of ride quality and great handling. The car is lowered and I'm shocked at how much these shocks made a difference over the factory ones. My cobra is much more composed through corners and a lot less drama over bumps. They are a little expensive but they are the best none adjustable shock you can put on your car period!

    TheDman25

    Year: 1997 Submodel: Cobra Richmond, Michigan

    Helpful (0) (0)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 26, 2014

    bilsteins

    I have a beater 99 cobra that I used for track days. It had a set of worn out Bilsteins on it and I replaced them with Tokico blues. I didn't like the performance of the blues so I went back to Bilsteins.

    presidentobummer

    Year: 1999 Submodel: Cobra ocalafla

    Helpful (0) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Weekend

    September 02, 2014

    Nice improvement!

    I installed these in conjunction with a matching set in the back. Up front these replaced a worn out set of Monroe Formula GP's. Needless to say, the improvement was significant. I would suggest an upgraded sway bar to help control the front end. These were a little pricey, but you should only have to buy one set.

    Zooban

    Year: 1991 Submodel: GT Bradenton, FL, USA

    Helpful (0) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $250-$500

    April 22, 2014

    Saleen Factory Suspension

    I'm in the process of replacing and restoring the original suspension components on my 2000 Saleen S281 (14 year old car with 73k miles). I wanted to keep everything original on the car so I went with Bilstein.

    Charleston

    Year: 2000 Submodel: Other Mount Pleasant, SC, USA

    Helpful (0) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $100-$250

    April 21, 2014

    Directed steering

    What a difference! There is no more sway and bouncy loose feeling in turns. It drives like it's on rails! You give up very little comfort to have such a difference in steering. It feels like a race car now! Get them!

    Susheelover

    Year: 2001 Submodel: V6 Smyrna, GA, USA

    Helpful (0) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    March 31, 2014

    No comparison! Superior to OEM (Ride AND handling)

    Can't believe I waited this long! I had KYB GR2 in there with Eibach lowering springs. The ride has always been underdampened and somewhat bouncy. The gr2s still rebound when I removed them, if very slowly. Upon inspection, Bilstein appears to weigh a little less, but very heavy duty. I was worried about ride quality. I am comfortable with driving this daily on this setup. Bilsteins do much more to provide a decent ride. They have much better valving. I was getting cupping/scalloping with the kybs as well. Even with new tires and MM C&C plates. YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR! :)

    Luke88

    Year: 1988 Submodel: GT Lake George, New York

    Helpful (0) (0)

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