The world of struts has come a long way since the implementation of those barbaric struts installed back in the 80’s. Offerings from Bilstein, Lakewood, Tokico and KYB are widely popular replacement struts and range from an economical basic strut to an all-out road warrior piece. These aftermarket companies produce high quality struts for every type of application.
KYB offers 2 models of front struts – the AGX series and GR2 series. The GR2 are rated as an OE-quality replacement, perfect for those looking to improve their ride without breaking the bank. The AGX series is their higher end version. It offers improved performance over the basic GR2 and boasts full adjustability to fine-tune the struts dampening effect dependent on your preference.
Similar to KYB, Tokico employs a two stage offering. Commonly referred to as Tokico ‘Blues’ (hence their blue color), Tokico’s HP series is an entry-level performance strut designed to maximize stock ride like characteristics but add an additional edge when tracking through curves. Their next level is the D-Specs, also featuring an adjustable dampening system. This allows for the driver fully customize the performance characteristics of the strut. Dampening rates fit for comfort to drag racing can be activated, all thanks to the well-engineered valves inside the strut.
Lakewood is largely known in amongst the drag racing pool, but they too have developed a mild street/strip strut for the Foxbody. Lakewood has engineered a nice blend of performance without sacrificing comfort or poise with their 70/30 labeled struts.
All of the aforementioned struts range in price from a mild $60/piece to a moderate $140/piece, offering varying levels of performance in parallel with price. The next set of struts can cost as much as those listed above. However, these struts are considered to be a popular option amongst Mustang modifiers.