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Ford Performance Dynamic Shock & Strut Kit (05-14 GT, V6)

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  • Improves Handling Performance
  • Complements Ford Racing Springs and Swaybars
  • Designed Specifically for Lowered Vehicles
  • Includes Two Rear Shocks and Two Front Struts
  • Fits 2005-2014 GT and V6 Mustangs

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

Hey, everybody. I'm Justin with, and this is my detailed overview of the Ford Racing Dynamic Shock & Strut Kit available for your 2005 to 2014 Mustang V6 and GT. You should be checking out the Ford Racing Dynamic Shock & Strut Kit if you're looking to replace or upgrade the factory dampers in your S197 with a non-adjustable set from a trusted name like Ford Racing, and a set that's designed to work specifically with the lower ride height and the firmer spring rate of an aftermarket lowering spring, more specifically the Ford Racing P or K springs. These are definitely gonna appeal to the owners out there who have a "set it and forget it" mentality. Basically they wanna take what Ford Racing gives them right out of the box, as opposed to the other people who like to play with the their desired settings or adjustable settings, like you would with an adjustable Shock & Strut. So what is Ford Racing giving you then essentially with their Dynamic Shock & Strut Kit? Well, according to our customer review section, they're giving you a damper that's gonna perform far better than you factory dampers when paired with an aftermarket spring of your choice, and a set that's going to ride only slightly firmer than stock. And along with those aftermarket lowering springs, this package from Ford Racing is going to improve several different areas of your car's performance. It's gonna reduce squatting on hard launches, help reduce your brake dive or nose dive under hard braking, and most importantly it's gonna drastically reduce your body roll when cornering hard. Basically, as one reviewer put it, this is what it should have come on the car from the factory. Now, what I do like about these kits from Ford Racing is that they're essentially taking all of the gas work out of it and giving you the recipe for a better handling, better performing car, using their recommendations. For instance, again for the GT owners out there, we're gonna recommend using the P or K lowering springs, along with the Dynamic Shock & Strut kit, along with their Ford Racing Sway Bar Kit. As for V6 owners, Ford Racing does recommend use of their N or C spring, along with that same aftermarket Sway Bar Kit from Ford Racing I just mentioned. Now, does this mean these are the only springs you can use with this particular set of dampers? Absolutely not. However, it does make sense that Ford Racing wants to recommend use of their own products, along with the Dynamic Shock & Strut Kit. However, a lot of our customers have pointed out that they use this same Shock & Strut Kit with different aftermarket lowering springs, and have still achieved great results. Something really cool to point out here, guys, is that this suspension kit from Ford Racing has actually been designed, tested, and even tuned by the same manufacturer that produces all the suspension goodies for the FR500C. Now, this is Ford Racing's purpose-built road race platform, so obviously the construction, the design, the fitment is all gonna be top-notch along with the performance. On the topic of fitment there are a couple of things to point out. Now, for the early S197s, I'm talking '05 to '10 cars, the Dynamic Shock & Strut Kit will both ride onto your ride without any modification or without the need for any additional parts. However, all 2011 through 2014 V6 and GT Mustangs, you're gonna need the optional Ford Racing GT500 Upper Strut Mounts. You can pick those up here at AM for an additional $100, but again, you will need those to bolt this kit up to your '11 to '14 Mustang. When it does come time for the install, just make sure you have everything you need before getting started. Of course that means springs, there's upper strut mounts if you need them, a caster camber plate or camber bolts, while not required, would not be a bad idea, and last, but not least, a spring compressor. Now, doing the springs, the struts, and all that good stuff on your S197 really isn't all that difficult, it's just a little time consuming. You're definitely gonna need a solid set of tools along with that spring compressor I mentioned a little earlier. If you've never done this before just leave yourself a full day in the garage, although if you have tackled something like this I'd say a half day is really all you're looking at here. I'm going to give this one a very, very soft 2/3 on my overall difficulty meter. Of course a lift would make the job a whole lot easier, but you can definitely tackle this one on jack and jack stands if need be. And finally, guys, when you tackle this munch of your car suspension, especially if you lowered a good amount, you're going to want to take your car to the local alignment shop, just to make sure everything's within spec. As for my final thoughts on the Ford Racing Dynamic Shock & Strut Kit guys, well here you go: If you're OK with having a non-adjustable set, the Ford Racing Kit is gonna offer solid performance right out of the box, along with a pretty decent ride quality for around the $600 price point. However, if you're dead set on having the ability to adjust the firmness of your ride, you might wanna spend a couple of hundred bucks extra and get the Ford Racing adjustable options. Either way, that's gonna wrap up my overview of the Ford Racing Dynamic Shock & Strut Kit which you can find right here at

Improves Handling Performance. Improve the ride and handling performance of your Mustang with a Ford Racing Dynamic Strut and Shock kit. These Ford Racing Shocks and Struts are specifically engineered to improve the handling of lowered S197 Mustangs

Recommended GT Upgrades. To get the most out of your GT we recommend a set of Ford Racing Lowering Springs (M-5300-P) or (M-5300-K), with Anti-roll Sway Bar Kit (M-5490-A).

Recommended V6 Upgrades. To get the most out of your V6 we recommend a set of Ford Racing Lowering Springs (M-5300-N) with Anti-roll Sway Bar Kit (M-5490-C).

Application. This Ford Racing Dynamic Shock & Strut Kit is designed to fit on the 2005-2010 GT and V6 Mustangs. It will also fit 2011-2014 GT and V6 Mustangs when used in combination with Ford Racing Springs and M-18183-C upper strut mounts (sold separately).

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

What's in the Box
  • (2) Front Struts
  • (2) Rear Shocks
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Placement: Struts - Front
Shocks - Rear
Adjustable: No
Year: 2005-2014 Model: GT and V6
Manufacture: Ford Racing/Dynamic Suspension Material: Steel
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • Bullitt - 08, 09
  • V6 - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
  • GT - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

2011-2014 GT and V6 Mustangs require Ford Racing Springs and M-18183-C upper strut mounts (sold separately)

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Easy to install, and overall big improvement from stock

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Purchased these Ford Racing Dynamic Shock & Strut Kit with SR Springs and Steed PHB. The look has completely change my car, The rides is a little stiffer but not nothing serious. Really enhanced the driving ...

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Overall Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars
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I have Ford Racing K springs on my car already, will I need GT500 strut mounts? Or can I use Caster/camber plates instead?


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  • You will not need the GT500 strut mounts if you have a 2005-2010 model mustang. If you have a 2011-2014 model Mustang, you will need the GT500 strut mounts.


Will these fit a Mustang 2006 GT convertible


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  • Yes these will fit convertibles.


These seem like a great option but will they work with the Eibach Sportline Spring Kit?


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  • The Ford Performance Dynamic Shock & Strut Kit and the Eibach Sportline kit should work on a 2005-2010 GT/V6, however, the valving of the shocks and struts are specific to the Ford Racing Lower Springs. We would recommend the springs that are designed to work the the shocks and struts. If this were for a 2011-2014 GT/V6, Ford Racing Springs would be required.


will these work with the RTR lowering spirngs?


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  • The Ford Performance Dynamic Shock & Strut Kit (05-14 GT, V6) will work with the RTR Tactical Performance Lowering Springs - Coupe (05-14 GT, V6) item number 383790 if you have a 2005-2010. If you have a 2011-2014 you will need to use the Ford Racing upper strut mounts and the Ford Racing lowering springs.


Can these be installed on the mustang V6 convertible?


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  • The Ford Performance Dynamic Shock & Strut Kit (05-14 GT, V6) will be able to work on a V6 convertible. However, this kit requires the Ford Performance Lowering N-Springs - Coupe (05-14 V6) item #50152 ( and Ford Performance GT500 Style Strut Mount Upgrade (05-14 All) item #50273 (


is thie work with roush spring ? thanks


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  • Hi, This Ford Performance Dynamic Shock & Strut Kit can be used with Roush springs but i recommend this kit being used with Ford Performance Lowering P-Springs Item #50153 or Ford Performance Lowering K-Springs Item #24022. Here are the links.

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Overall Rating 4.6

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Full Day

Installation Cost:$100-$250

  • Handling Improvement 4.823529 4.8
  • Ride Quality 4.411765 4.4
  • Fit 5 5
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.647059 4.6

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $100-$250

    February 27, 2017

    A must have for lowered Mustangs

    I had lowering springs only for a while and the ride and handling was ok, but after installing these with the GT500 mounts the ride is a lot better and the handling is fantastic. The bouncy feel over bumps is gone! You will have more confidence driving fast. You can feel the car has better turn in and grip around corners.


    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    December 14, 2016


    Easy to install, and overall big improvement from stock


    Year: 2005 Submodel: V6

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  • 1/5

    July 27, 2016

    Ford Racing Dynamic Shock Strut

    Love this set with my Eibach Pro plus kit. It really complements well with my set up. I would recommend not buyingcthe Eibach pro plus kit but buying each item separately. Eibach strus and shocks suck!!!


    Year: 2011 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    September 18, 2015

    Well worth the time.

    This set is well worth the time and effort. I installed them with a set of Ford Racing springs and I got the handling and ride I was looking for.


    Year: 2006 Submodel: GT Valencia California

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    March 11, 2014


    Purchased these Ford Racing Dynamic Shock & Strut Kit with SR Springs and Steed PHB. The look has completely change my car, The rides is a little stiffer but not nothing serious. Really enhanced the driving performance. THANKS AM!


    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT Fort Lee, VA, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    August 27, 2013

    Awesome shock

    Have this strut / shock paired up with : 1) 5300-K springs 2) M-18183-C strunt mounts 3) Bumper Kit - Ford Racing M-5570-A 4) Eibach Camber Bolt The set up is awesome. This is how the car should've come from the factory. Ride is for car enthusiast who don't mind giving up a little confort for performance. I recommend this set up. The 1.5 inch drop makes the car look awesome!


    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Vienna, VA, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $250-$500

    March 11, 2014

    great item.

    The shock and strut kit was Installed on my 2012 mustang GT brembo. I used the k springs and gt500 strut mounts with the kit. Handling is responsive and tight. No camber bolts or camber plates were needed. The alignment was off a tad but was corrected with an alignment.


    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    August 26, 2013

    Great buy for regular road use

    I found my shocks and struts were all blown when I installed some new lowering springs from American Muscle, I bought this set thinking they were gonna make my lowered 2005 Mustang GT super smooth. False, this set does not make your ride super smooth, you will feel the bumps still, but the handling and ride quality is amazing when turning or driving fast, it compensates very well when driving fast or making quick turns it will keep your ride level and not dip too hard. If you're going for super smooth, don't get this set, if you're looking for a better drive quality (especially if you're mustang is lowered) while cornering or driving highway speeds then this is the set for you.


    Year: 2005 Submodel: GT Colorado Springs, CO, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    March 09, 2016

    Phenomenal upgrade!

    I installed the Ford Racing K-lowering springs the beginning of last year. The ride was what you would expect with lowering springs and stock strits. Not the best ride in the world. But when i finally upgraded to these nad boys... it was a whole other story! The ride immediately smoothed out. No more harsh noises from the suspension taking a hit from pot holes! My 2010 GT ride better now then it ever dod! And with all the extra suspension mods ove made, she'll ride great for years to come!


    Year: 2010 Submodel: GT

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    February 03, 2016

    FR shocks struts with FR springs

    The install was easier than I thought. All the parts went in easy and fit perfectly. Received all my parts the same week, good job AM. I would recommend these parts to anyone but with the understanding that the ride quality might not be what you may expect. Don't get me wrong, ride quality is a lot better then before just not what I expected. My wife notice the different right away and say it's like night and day. Maybe that's because she doesn't ride in it everyday like me. My '07 has over 100k miles and needs a lot of suspension updates before I'm truly satisfied. AM is a great site to order parts and they ships those parts quickly. Again great job AM, I'll be a returning customer for sure.


    Year: 2007 Houston,Tx

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    September 26, 2015

    Perfect fit

    My plan was to simply use the SR lowering springs and nothing else, however, once I got into the install, the upper strut mounts came apart. Instead of putting them back together, I chose to go with the GT500 strut mounts, and these Ford Racing struts and shocks were needed for that setup. It wasn't just a perfect fit for the project, I'm glad I put out the money for this product: the handling is much improved, preventing almost all the body roll that the stock suspension had, and keeping the car firm through the corners at speed. With this being the first suspension modification I've made on this car, I can see the difference that this particular shock/strut setup makes, and it is a DRASTIC improvement!


    Year: 2014 Submodel: V6 Houston, Tx

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    January 20, 2015

    track machine! !!

    Huge improvement on my ride after I installed this kit, awesome on the track and still good as a daily drive acually I commute on mine Monday to friday.


    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT Miami, FL, USA

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $100-$250

    September 23, 2014

    biggest bang for your buck

    My strut gave out at 50k. This offered me a cheap excuse to upgrade my suspension.


    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    September 22, 2014

    Ford Racing K springs with Dynamic Shock & Strut kit

    After reading a bunch of reviews on all the different springs for the 2013 Mustang GT I decided to go with the FR K Springs, and the FR Dynamic shock with FR M-18183-C upper strut mounts. The FR strut and shock kit comes with all new hardware, and camber adjusting bolts. The FR website tells you how to slot the lower bolt hole to achieve camber adjustment. Because they came with hardware I assembled the struts the night before with the new upper strut mounts. Installation took all of two and half hours, on a gravel drive way. I also installed a J&M adjustable panhard bar. I took the car for a nice drive, and let the car settle in before I took any real curves. I have read were some say the ride is rough. To me it is not much stiffer then my stock GT suspension. The car rides nice, and does plant better in the corners. No where near as stiff as my race car.... which I was a bit worried about after some reviews. I highly recommend this set up.


    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    August 26, 2014

    Dynamic shock/strut on my 05 Mustang Gt

    Installed this setup on my 06 mustang gt and the performance is night and day compared to stock. I have to say for how low the car sits (which looks amazing) the ride is superb. Definitely recommend for anyone looking for a fantastic performance suspension with a nice ride!


    Year: 2006 Submodel: GT Los Angeles, CA, USA

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    August 22, 2014

    Best Mod Yet!

    Best mod i have done yet, its night and day! I installed these shocks and struts with Ford Racing N Springs and a Panhard Bar. Completely reduced squatting, nose dive and body roll. Worth every dime and were greatly priced. Thanks American Muscle once again!


    Year: 2005 Submodel: GT Washington, DC, USA

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    February 21, 2014

    Upgrade in performance

    We have a 2007 V6 pony package mustang with 100,000 miles and it was time to replace some suspension parts. We decided to replace everything. You give up a lot in ride comfort on Dallas/FT Worth concrete with these struts and lowering springs but when we drive over asphalt there is not much difference in ride quality. However, the performance the pony package was always good now it's great. Struts and shocks are a direct replacement and that part of the upgrade was quick and easy. If your looking for an upgrade in performance the Ford Racing Dynamic shock and strut set is a great addition. We paired them with 50273 Ford Racing GT500 Style Strut Mount Upgrade (05-14 All), 50152 Ford Racing Lowering N-Springs - Coupe (05-14 V6), 50158 Ford Racing Front Lower Control Arms (05-09 V6, 05-10 GT and 07-09 GT500).


    Year: 2007 Submodel: V6 Arlington, TX, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $100-$250

    March 07, 2017

    Great Set Up

    I put K Springs with these, and together , made my car handle and drive like a whole new car. 1.5" was perfect. I also installed the RTR pan hard bar and it also fit well. Well worth every penny. Corners and curves don't take much effort with this set up. I highly recommend these if your lowering your car. Also spend the xtra $$$ and get the gt500 strut mounts. I needed no camber plates. My mechanic had everything installed in less then 2 hrs.


    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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