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Ford Performance GT500 Style Strut Mount Upgrade (05-14 All)

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  • Improves Handling and Performance
  • Upgrade Replacement
  • Original Equipment on 2011-2014 Shelby GT500 Coupes
  • Increased Durometer (Hardness)
  • Sold as a Set of Two
  • Direct fit on 2005-2010 GT, V6 and 2007-2014 Shelby GT500
  • Optional fit on 2011-2014 GT and V6 when installed with 2005-2010 Ford Racing Lowering Struts/Springs

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Review & Install Video

Improves Handling. Improve the handling and performance of your Mustang by replacing those soft factory front strut mounts with an upgraded harder pair that were featured as original equipment on the 2011-2014 Shelby GT500 Coupe Mustangs.

Ford Racing Quality. When adding performance suspension parts to your Pony, trust the folks that know it best to provide top quality components that are made to out perform and out last the competition.

Application. This pair of Ford Racing Strut Mounts are a direct fit upgrade for the 2005-2010 GT, V6, and 2007-2014 Shelby GT500. They will also fit 2011-2014 GT and V6 models, but will require 2005-2010 Ford Racing lowering springs and struts/shocks for proper installation.

Fitment: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Details

What's in the Box
  • (2) Strut Mounts
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • Boss 302 - 12, 13
  • V6 - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
  • Bullitt - 08, 09
  • GT - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
  • GT500 - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

2011-2014 GT and V6 models will require 2005-2010 Ford Racing lowering springs and struts/shocks for installation

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5/5
Cure for the Clunk

After slamming my car a full two inches and installing thicker diameter GT500 sway bars, my 07 mustang developed a loud clunk coming from the shock towers. me and my 13 year old brother installed them ...

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5/5
Solid upgrade

Bought a pair of these with new struts to upgrade my 2011 stock upper strut mounts. I'm surprised that Ford stopped using these as mounts for all versions of mustangs as they're clearly built a lot better ...

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Helpful (1)

Overall Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars
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Can you use these with caster camber adjustment plate? I am doing some suspension upgrades and would like to know if its a good idea to use these with a caster camber plate?

Dawghouse

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  • Don't see why not, had friends do it, just replace top plate with CC plate...ford even says its cool lol ;)

    roush05

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P Springs and Tokiko D spec If I use the Ford Racing P springs and the Tokiko D spec shocks/struts will I be able to get a correct alignment? Just wondering if the D specs would work with these and if I would have to use camber bolts or not. Thanks

ninja920

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  • Yes they will work, and here is a PROVEN trick for + .5 positive degrees camber...point the arrow/notch TOWARDS the engine instead of away as usual. This will most likely get you in spec. As far as the cc plates, not sure on the j&ms, but with maximum motorsports cc plates is as simple as remove the top plate,replace and you have both...probably the same with those,not sure 100%, but most companies copy each other lol ;)

    roush05

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Fitment with SR lowering springs and struts? Do these strut mounts work well with SR lowering springs? Also will I need to upgrade my struts to eliminate that annoying front end popping sound after car is lowered?

Kakorot40

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  • Your OEM struts are not the problem regarding the popping. Your MOUNTS are the problem. These mounts have high grade ball bearings, and the insulators fit the springs perfectly, which the OEM mounts don't. Not only will the SR springs fit the mounts, you can keep your stock struts, and use the mount and springs together. I fitted this mount with Ford M-5300-P springs, and it is ultra quiet under all conditions, and the steering is smooth as glass. THE PROBLEMS ARE NOT THE SPRINGS (LOWERED OR NOT), NOR IS IT THE STRUTS. IT IS THE STOCK MOUNTS. THEY ARE JUNK. GET A PAIR, AND YOU WILL REALLY LIKE IT.

    MerlinGT

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i have an 06 GT and recently bought Koni shocks and struts, i'm planning on buying lowering springs next, my question is, is there any springs that GT500 struts won't fit especially using the Koni Shocks and struts?

jgt

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  • This pair of Ford Racing Strut Mounts are a direct fit upgrade for the 2005-2010 GT, V6, and 2007-2014 Shelby GT500. They will also fit 2011-2014 GT and V6 models, but will require 2005-2010 Ford Racing lowering springs and struts/shocks for proper installation.

    JeffAM

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Hello, is it possible that the ride height could get a little bit more down after installate these strut mounts? Because a friend of mine told that to me, after he had installed them in his GT lowered by Eibach Pro-Kit-struts... He said it was about 1/4inch on his ride! Could that be??

Anonymous

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  • These are meant as a stock replacement for the 05-10 front struts. They are not made to change ride height at all.

    AMSam

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Will these work for eibach sport line lowering springs?

piezan76

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  • The Ford Performance GT500 Style Strut Mount Upgrade (05-14 All) will fit with the Eibach sport line springs in a 05-10. However if you have a 11-14 this would not work. You would need Ford Performance springs, shocks, and struts.

    Ricky36

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Overall Rating 4.8

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Afternoon

Installation Cost:$100-$250

  • Performance Gain 4.411215 4.4
  • Fit 4.943925 4.9



  • 5/5

    September 11, 2016

    Great upgrade

    Felt a loose lumber noise on the front end of my 07 Shelby GT. Turns out Shelby factory uses the factory mustang strut mounts with the upgraded Ford Racing struts. Was also able to replace the front jounce bumps as well. Noise is mainly gone (still have a clicking from worn outer tie rods, next weeks project) but the issue was fixed. And the front end feels alot smoother, great product, slightly softer than original, GREAT UPGRADE!! If you have front or rear end noise/ squeaks, don't forget to start with and check the sway bar bushings and sway bay end links, then struts/ strut mounts and finally the ball joints/ bushings for the control arms!

    Swahler1

    Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

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  • 3/5

    July 15, 2016

    Just Ok!

    I have a 2008 gt500 w lower set up and I just installed these struts and noise is gone but not completely, the car still having the noise when it makes close turns like U turns, I'm very sad cause that noise is very frustrating. I was advise by the shop where I installed them that those struts may work 100 on my car, I guess they were right

    Juanrincon

    Year: 2008 Submodel: GT500

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    July 06, 2016

    Solid upgrade

    Bought a pair of these with new struts to upgrade my 2011 stock upper strut mounts. I'm surprised that Ford stopped using these as mounts for all versions of mustangs as they're clearly built a lot better than the upper strut mounts that came with my 2011 V6 mustang. Larger bearings and a lot more rubber material to absorb impacts. Can't say for sure how much they impact the ride quality because I changed other stuff at the same time but it's clear they're built a lot better. Additionally, at $100 bucks or so they don't cost much more than the stock 2011 upper strut mounts but are built much better. It's a really good value upgrade

    red2011mustang

    Year: 2011 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    February 07, 2012

    Fixed the clunk

    One of my stock pieces had failed with less than 40,000 miles on it and these were the ideal replacement since I didn't want to put on adjustable plates. No more clunk clunk clunk...... With the right tools these can be installed in 2-3 hours pretty easily.

    Black06GT

    Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    January 09, 2012

    Cure for the Clunk

    After slamming my car a full two inches and installing thicker diameter GT500 sway bars, my 07 mustang developed a loud clunk coming from the shock towers. me and my 13 year old brother installed them in about 2 and a half hours and after that the car rides much quieter and doesnt sound like its falling apart. definitely reccomend if you're gonna lower your car or if you have a front end clunk

    HotChocolate

    Year: 2007 Submodel: V6 Screwston, TX

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    October 03, 2011

    heavy duty upgrade at an affordable price.

    The GT500 strut mounts allowed me to install a set of Tokiko D-spec struts and shocks that I had on a 2007 Mustang GT, on my 2012 Mustang GT, without spending more money for caster/camber plates. I also used camber bolts to correct alignment after installing lowering springs.

    69boss302

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Seattle,WA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    September 06, 2011

    Well worth the money

    I just recently installed the Eibach Sway Bar kit this past summer and OMG the ride quality was soooo terrible words cannot describe. It handled amazingly however at such an impractical cost. Everything under the car can be felt up front and it was so noisy and clunky, it almost felt like my car was falling apart. Hate to imagine what it would of felt like if I lowered it too. THEN I saw these babies on sale for such a cheap price and the other guys review. Had them installed this past weekend and what joy it is to drive the car again. The rough ride and clunky sounds were almost completely eliminated and made the car much more stable. Its been raining so I cant state how much of a handling gain these offered but I mainly bought them to hush my front end suspension which it did very well. Shop install was a little over 200 including taxes which is for about 2 hours of labor. I'm sure anybody could do these though with proper tools and some time. At this price, you can't go wrong with these. They honestly are the ultimate solution to clunky front ends. If you lowered your car youll deff feel a ride quality difference in these even stock ride heights with minor suspension upgrades like mine will benefit as well.

    Bassy

    Year: 2006 Submodel: GT New York

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  • 5/5

    July 12, 2011

    One of the best mods to do

    the C series strut mounts are the ultimate solution to a clunky front end.

    Joe

    Year: 2009 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    September 30, 2012

    together with Eibach pro handling kit...

    My stock mounts were completely broken after 80000 miles. The ball bearing fell apart when we disassembled the old struts. If you think about lowering your car with new springs and struts, get these mounts and you will not even need the spring compressors which makes the installation quite easy and fast.

    Hellcat

    Year: 2005 Submodel: GT Chicago, IL, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 10, 2012

    Replace those OEM strut mounts!

    If you are going to do SERIOUS track time, I'd go with strut mounts that you can adjust the camber on. These are just excellent replacments for those OEM strut mounts and worked perfectly for me when installing racing springs on replacement struts. Well made, excellent finish.

    HerrPeters

    Year: 2005 Submodel: V6 Omaha, NE

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    January 18, 2012

    GT500 strut mounts

    These mounts work great with Koni sports & frpp P springs. Point the arows in to gain some camber adjustment

    RustyF

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Atlanta, GA

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    November 03, 2015

    Good replacements

    Don't expect big changes installing this mounts, unless the old ones were completely broken. Is always good idea to change the mounts if you change struts, but I frankly didn't see nor feel any difference.

    Aeriosv

    Year: 2007 Submodel: V6 Trumbull, CT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 05, 2015

    Struts

    Installed these at the same time that I installed front struts. The original mounts feel apart when I took them out. The new mounts are perfect. Now squeak or bump noise.

    mylpony

    Year: 2008 Submodel: GT Williamstown, NJ

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  • 3/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 30, 2014

    No noticeable difference

    I bought these strut mounts in an attempt to fix the clunking I have from my front suspension due to the poor design from Ford in 2005. Unfortunately, my car still clunks. In terms of handling I don't notice any difference when compared to my stock mounts with 90,000 miles on them. I'm sure these mounts do what their supposed to, but in my case they didn't fix the problem. I can't hold that against the GT500 mounts. I just can't recommend them since I gained nothing in the end. Your experience may vary.

    FireDude81

    Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    December 28, 2013

    fixed the clunking

    i used to always hear a clunking coming front front end. it would drive me crazy some days on bumpy roads decided. to upgrade my struts went with the koni orange strt and ford racing k springs great inprovment in handling but i reused the stock strut mount.. bad idea still clunking so i ordered these struts mounts and they fixed the problem finally.. love the set up! i would deffinitly recommend this product

    Jsilva

    Year: 2006 Submodel: GT New Jersey, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 04, 2013

    opens possibilities for your suspension

    not many companies make a strut specific for 10+ cars. this allows you to use a front strut from a 05-09 and gives you greater selection for your suspension setup.

    LOUISSIUOL

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT pa

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: 0-$100

    June 18, 2013

    Great handling

    I put these strut mounts on my '05 GT after upgrading my suspension with some Bilstein shocks and struts. What a difference it made! The front end was making a lot of noise, getting very clunky with lots of popping noises when steering at low speeds. These strut mounts smoothed everything out and gave much better road feel. It's amazing how much more fun the car is to drive all of a sudden. Highly recommended.

    Andrew1964

    Year: 2005 Submodel: GT Ottawa, ON, Canada

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  • 3/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    May 18, 2013

    05-10 gt500 style strut mounts

    A must have if using 05-10 style/spec front struts on a 2011 or new s197. The stock 2011-14 stock mounts are ONE TIME USE ONLY! I installed these with the koni srt.t's and SR springs and couldn't be happier. These mounts a lot heavier duty than the stock mounts and do what there supposed to do! I have the springs installed a few months before installing the 05-10 mounts and struts. After installing the new mounts and struts the car sat about another 0.5 inches lower in the front?? I have a few friends with 2011 and newer cars with similar set ups and noticed the same 0.5 inch drop as well after the springs settle in. We all think there's a slight difference in height between the stock struts and mounts verse the 05-10 spec koni's and 05-10 mounts on 2011-14 cars. Either way the stance is KILLER and the ride quality is GREAT! And the car handles like a DREAM!!!!

    ddinn25

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Lebanon OH

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  • 3/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 13, 2013

    I'm somewhat iffy on these

    I needed new Strut mounts because I lowered the car using SR Performance Lowering springs, and because I kept reading that the clunk in the front end would be gone after putting these on. They didn't work at all, they seem almost exactly like stock. Not really anyone's fault but my own that the clunk is there, but I'm hoping that when I finally add struts and dampers that the clunk will finally go away.

    Crackhutch

    Year: 2009 Submodel: V6 Germany

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    April 26, 2013

    Played with the rules a bit...

    I found myself in a bit of a jam by not paying attention when ordering suspension parts. I bought the 2011 GT Eibach sport line lowering kit, and the 2010 J&M adjustable caster camber plates, which won't work... The threaded area on the 2011 struts is too short and there is no reusable bushing from the old factory strut plate... I used the bushing from the GT500 plates on the J&M plates and it worked perfectly... The longer of the two adapters for the J&M plates had to be cut down, but otherwise, a solid solution to my issue... Moral of the story is order your parts carefully.

    vixr

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT Florida, USA

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