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Bilstein HD Series Front Strut (87-93 5.0L; 94-04 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.
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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

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I have a 2002 roush mustang stage 2. Looking to replace the front struts would these be compatible with the rest of the roush suspension kit?

TonyM

  • While we cannot confirm fitment on specialty vehicles, such as your Roush Stage 2, the mounting points are the same. The valving for the spring rates may be different from the stock struts. For the exact same drive-ability, we would recommend speaking with Roush regarding the appropriate struts for their set-up.

    AMJEFF

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I am planning on going coil over in the future. Can these be changed to suite that upgrade or would I have to by coil over specific bilstiens?

TreyQ

  • Hello! Coil overs would replace your struts. So, when you did move to coil overs you would remove the Bilstein's entirely.

    VincentV

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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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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

  • A difinite improvement over stock/oem units. This would help, as well as an updated sway bar.

    95GTSteve

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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, this is a direct replacement. This is what came on the car from Saleen. All they did was put Saleen decals on the shocks and struts.

    Charleston

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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 (30) Write a Review

Overall Rating 4.9

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Afternoon

Installation Cost:$250-$500

  • Handling Improvement 4.931035 4.9
  • Ride Quality 4.862069 4.9
  • Fit 4.965517 5.0
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.724138 4.7



  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    August 29, 2017

    Definitely worth having.

    Bought these to replace worn out struts. Compared to my previous struts, these are amazing. Can definitely see that it's a high quality part! I definitely feel more confident in my car with these installed, and the front didn't squat as much during hard breaking, cornering feels more stable, and road harshness frightfully decreased. Glad I was finally able to get these! Can't wait to get the rear setup now.

    DarkAffinity

    Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 08, 2017

    I love them

    They look really nice with the coilovers! Lower the Car 4 inches too

    OmarR

    Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    June 26, 2017

    Front Strut

    Was a little to stiff for me.. Wanted a more smooth/comfort ride.

    JeffN

    Year: 1995 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    June 26, 2017

    Fixed my issue

    Excellent ride quality over the blown factory struts. Previous owner neglected this car.

    Ron

    Year: 1999 Submodel: Cobra

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $100-$250

    June 20, 2017

    JUST AWESOME!

    These struts are monster compared to any struts in the market. It's expensive but smile on my face taking turns every time I drive it is PRICELESS. I say this is a must for all SN95. Fitment needs some muscle but not a biggie. Also, alignment is recommended.

    Ryan

    Year: 1994 Submodel: Cobra

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 04, 2017

    Rodrigog

    Put them on my 02 mustang gt the ride is a lot better

    RodrigoG

    Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    March 15, 2017

    Best struts for street

    I replaced my 130k mile worn out factory struts with these and the difference was massive. My car is lowered with Eiback Pro Sport springs and I was constantly bottoming out the factory struts, avoiding potholes and rough roads, and even learned what roads to avoid all together. These struts completely changed that. The bone jarring, back breaking feel is gone and now I don't have to avoid the potholes and rough roads like I used to. The car handles beautifully, and is so on point now the car goes exactly where I tell it and doesn't skip a beat. The car is a little bit more bouncy on normal roads but the handling and overall ride improvements outweigh this. If you want the best struts for a street car then look no further, these are it.

    Bryan

    Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (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 (3)

  • 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 (3)

  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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 (2)

  • 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 (3)

  • 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 (2)

  • 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 (4)

  • 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

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  • 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 (3)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    March 25, 2014

    Best Strut Out There

    Bilstein is the best quality strut you can go with .its worth it to install these in your mustang .you will immediately feel a difference .there is virtually no body roll .when you hit bumps it is a positive feel. If you want to do the job once you cant go wrong with bilstein.

    Tims

    Year: 1990 Submodel: Cobra NEWJERSEY

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $250-$500

    March 21, 2014

    Very Good Shocks and Struts

    I had them installed with the Camber Plates and the car rides like it should. A very good product.

    bamajag2006

    Year: 2004 Submodel: GT The 904

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    February 26, 2014

    Bilstein HD's

    I recently purchased these all the way around for my 03 GT. The quality and fit of the Bilsteins are top notch. I was on the fence between these and the Koni STR.T set. I can't speak for the Koni shocks, but I think they'd be hard pressed to out do these. The ride is firm yet comfortable. It has a "sporty" feel to it and you feel like you're really in control (one with the car) of what's going on. When I installed these, I installed them with a set of Steeda sport springs and the difference was night and day over my stockers. Even with my upper and lowers and subframe connectors already installed, these made a difference in how the car hooks and corners. I know there's a lot of talk on the forums out there about what's the "best" shock/strut combo for our new edge ponies. Some swear up and down that there's better or just as good for less, but to honest, I don't think you're gonna find a better non adjustable than the Bilstein HD.

    gymrat452

    Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (2)

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