(approx) 2 Hours
Mechanical expertise or professional installation required.
Hey, guys. Stephanie with AmericanMuscle.com here with these Eibach Pro-Damper Shocks and Struts for '79 to '04 V8s, minus the '99 to '04 Cobras and the '94 to '04 V6 Mustangs. And we're gonna go over the benefits that these offer, how much they cost, and what things are looking like install-wise. And I can tell you right now that I'm going to rate these as a two out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. The Pro-Damper Shocks and Struts are going to be a good option for anyone looking for a set of shocks and struts to work with a set of Eibach's lowering springs and sway bars. When you start doing handling upgrades, you want to make sure that all of the components are gonna work together, and shocks and struts are gonna work very closely with the lowering springs. There are a few different shock and strut kits on the site, but usually you want to make sure that your setup is designed for the performance that you want. So while these will work with other lowering springs, they'll work best with Eibach components. Across the board, I'd say that the factory suspension is set up more for having a comfortable ride quality and being easy to drive than anything else. Now that means that there's a lot of room for improvement in the minds of some. If you have a performance-based mind, you probably want something more than comfortable. You're gonna want effective, which leads you to upgrades like lowering springs. Where you can run into issues is if you leave a component out, and if you upgrade lowering springs you really need to also looks into new shocks and struts that are designed to work with lowering springs like these Pro-Dampers are. If you don't, you're gonna be missing out on the full effectiveness of the springs and on some ride quality. Now a lot of times you can get away with running your stock components if they're not already blown, or they don't have high miles on them, at least for a little while, anyway. You're not gonna to be damaging anything, per se. Maybe not getting the best results, but you're not ruining anything besides the shocks and struts themselves, you'll be shortening their lives. What it comes down to is the fact that the internals are not set up to take the abuse of the lowered ride height. These, however, are. They're made to take full advantage of the increased spring rate in the Eibach after market springs, and the lower center of gravity that the springs will create. These are tuned, which means that dampening characteristics have been changed to work with lowering springs, and so that they can be a high performance shock and strut without having to be overly harsh.Taking a step back for a second, usually in order to get better suspension performance you need to take away some ride quality. You need to make things stiffer so they perform better, which means no more flexible components like soft rubber bushings or components that allow for twisting. Taking away too much comfort, however, leads to a large amount of NVH and a harsh and uncomfortable ride. The goal tends to be finding the middle, where you have parts that will perform but won't give you too much of an uncomfortable ride quality, and that's where Eibach places these shocks and struts when paired with their lowering springs and their sway bars. They're made to give you the best of both worlds between comfortable and functional. When it comes to price, you can expect to spend just over $400 for the set. This is pretty much right in the middle of the road for price. You can find a stuff that costs a little bit less and a little bit more, and you can purchase individual pieces if you want to as well. But I will say that these are specifically designed and tuned to work with the spring rates of Eibach's lowering springs, so you're gonna get the best results from these suspension upgrades if you pair them correctly. So the install here is a lot of work, but I wouldn't say that it's a difficult install. It's all straightforward and you won't need any tools out of the ordinary, besides the spring compressor for your springs. These do fit a wide range of Mustangs, but the install will be nearly the same. You need an assortment of different sockets and wrenches, and if you decide to tackle this yourself you can expect to spend about two hours. Wrapping things up here, the Eiback Pro-Damper Shocks and Struts are specifically designed to work with Eibach's lowering springs and sway bars to make for a nice handling package. These shocks and struts are precision-tuned to be effective without providing a harsh ride quality. And, as always, I suggest you check this kit out more online for yourself. And for all things Mustang, keep it right here at AmericanMuscle.com.
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September 14, 2019
just installed these, after having done a lowing spring kit and aftermarket links for rear. had stock shocks at first but they made alot of noise after the lowering, changed out to these and a nice factory quiet ride again. steering feels tighter less body roll as for instruction only thing I would add is put a little lube or dish soap inside hole of bump stops for rear to get them all the way down.Helpful (1)
August 22, 2019
I installed SR Springs and castor plates with these. works awesome.Helpful (0)
May 15, 2019
Much better ride
Slowly rebuilding an '86 Fox and this was one of the many upgrades.Helpful (0)
April 19, 2019
Good quality; nothing special
Solid factory replacement and a good swap after lowering with progressive rate springs. Better than OEM, but not exceptionally performant. The kit actually spans MANY years/generations of Mustangs (79-04) so it comes with parts for all applications. The problem is they don't tell you what to use for which application or year, and there are a lot of likely combinations. Directions were minimal at best. You have to assemble the strut stops and it is not entirely clear how to orient them. Once you figure it out, you're set. They work well under pressure and are a solid choice for value.Helpful (1)
December 09, 2018
Was semi easy to install. Went and did most of the suspension on my 2000 gt with all eibach products. Pro-kit springs were used.Helpful (3)
November 27, 2018
Firm but comfortable ride...
I was looking for something a bit more firm than stock parts, this set fits the bill perfectly. Still retains a comfortable ride even when paired with Eibach progressive rate springs.Helpful (3)
November 02, 2018
Night and day difference
After installing the shocks and struts the car has very little body roll and is solid around curves.Helpful (3)
August 28, 2018
Great product from eibach
My 04 gt rides so much better with this eibach pro damper shock and struts. Night and day difference. Thank you A.M.Helpful (3)
March 17, 2018
Gives a nice sporty feel
Replaced the rusted shocks/struts/springs my mustang had when I bought it with these and Eibach 2.5" lowering springs at the same time. Rode like an old Cadillac before and now it rides nice and sporty.Helpful (6)
December 31, 2017
These shocks and struts with Vogtland lowering springs give me the perfect ride and stability. Added BBK caster camber plates for ease of front end alignment.Helpful (6)
Sport Line springs I just bought some sport line springs 1.7 in front and 1.5 in rear i would Like to know if these struts and shocks would be rite for my set up or what other options do I have i don't want my ride to be hard that I don't injoy rideing it but I don't want to feel every bump on the road either thanks!!!
Yes they would work fine and they perform nicely. I have a set with the Pro-kit springs and like it.
Can you use a different brand of springs? I bought some new springs a while back, and I'm wanting to get some new shocks and struts. I saw that these are specially designed for the eibach lowering springs, so I was wondering if these would work because the new springs didn't lower it much.
Although Eibach sets up their shocks to work best with their other products, using a different manufacturer's springs will not hinder them from doing a great job! You should not experience any problems mixing.
I am actually looking to raise my 98. Putting in long headers and I am running on cut springs that have my front end dropped 2 1/4in. Looking to lift with a good ride any thoughts? Looking at new springs and this set of Eibach. Thanks to all.
Is this set only for the front or is it for all 4's? (Newbie, sorry)
This contains both front struts, and both rear shocks. This kit is sufficient for one vehicle.
Will the struts work with my UPR front K-Member Coil Over kit?
No, as you would be effectively removing your coil over kit to install those struts. The coil over kits include shocks and struts within the application.
These would work just fine with a staggered set of wheels and tires depending on the tire size.
The Eibach Pro-Damper Shock & Strut kit can be paired with your original OEM factory springs. These shocks and struts will allow you to dial in a softer or harder ride depending on your exact desire.
The Eibach Pro-Damper Shock & Struts do include bump stops as well as a dust boot/cover for both the front and the rear. The front mentions the cover and bump stop in step three and the rear mentions the bump stops and dust boots in step one.
If you are looking to purchase lowering springs to work with these shocks and struts, I would recommend purchasing some of the Eibach Pro-Kit springs which are item #47500 on our site as these springs are made for those shocks and struts.
Yes, these are compatible with what you have going on. You would have no problem with this setup.
Yes this kit will reduce bouncing (after hitting a bum)p and aid in stability when cornering - when coupled with lowering springs, the lower center of gravity will also help dramatically in corners, launching, stopping, and over-all handing. I installed the kit on a 2006 GT and the difference from stick shocks/struts was incredible.
The Eibach Pro-Damper Shock & Struts (79-04 V8; 94-04 V6; Excludes 99-04 Cobra) will most certainly work with your stock springs.
We installed the Eibach Pro-Damper kit #3514.840 on my 02 and the kit came with everything that you may need. I would recommend the caster/camber plates to make your front end adjustment a lot easier. Your alignment shop will love you for this installation. AM has several to choose from. I installed a set from Gripp polished aluminum and they look great.
These are designed to work with lowering springs but they will work with stock springs.
You may install the Eibach Pro-Damper shock and struts with out lowered springs. Your handling is much improved, more so on cornering. I love my kit..
(approx) 2 Hours
Mechanical expertise or professional installation required.
What's in the Box
|Placement:||Struts - Front |
Shocks - Rear
|Year:||1979-2004||Model:||94-04 V6, 79-04 V8 excludes IRS Cobras|
Does not fit 1999-2004 SVT Cobra's with Independent Rear Suspension (IRS)