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

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    Features, Video & Details

    • 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

    Hey everybody, I'm Justin with AmericanMuscle.com with my detailed review of the Ford Racing GT500 Style Strut Mount Upgrades available for your 2005 to 2014 Mustang. Now there's a couple of reasons why you should be checking out the GT500 Style Strut Mounts from Ford Racing. First and foremost, they are a necessary upgrade if you do plan on running '05 to '10 style struts on your '11 to '14 Mustang. Now this is a common issue, as anyone with a lowered S197 will tell you. In addition to that, the Ford Racing GT500 Style Strut Mounts will be an affordable upgrade and replacement for a set of damaged, worn out or noisy factory strut mounts on your S197. Now first up guys, what is a strut mount? Well, as the name implies, it's basically something that's going to connect the front strut to the actual vehicle. Now typically it's constructed like a sandwich. We have a metal top plate here with the studs that go through the strut tower. Generally you're going to have some kind of rubber material here in the middle which is going to help isolate or dampen any road noise. And then finally on the bottom we have some sort of bearing plate here which acts like a steering pivot, and typically it's that bearing that wears out. This is a simple part again guys that will appeal to two different groups of people. Now first and foremost, again, this will be affordable upgrade or replacement for a set of beat factory strut mounts like we talked about a little bit earlier. And this statement is definitely geared more towards the older S197s or even the higher mileage S197s who might be experiencing some of the symptoms of a damaged or worn out strut mount. Some of the big symptoms of a worn out front strut mount include excess steering play, improper tire wear, or probably the most common symptom I guess you could say, would be a lot of clunking from the front end. Especially when you go over speed bumps and things like that. Now, a good way to determine if your strut mount is actually causing the noise instead of a beat end link for instance, is to put your hand on top of the actual strut in the engine bay, with the hood open of course, and have someone carefully lift up and down on the fender nearest the strut. Now if it is a damaged strut mount, then you should actually feel that clunking or the vibration through your hand here, which is usually a dead giveaway of a bad strut mount. Now if that sounds like your ride, then chances are it's probably time to replace those front strut mounts. Now these guys are going to be a solid upgrade not only because they're fresh, they're brand new, but also because of the original purpose they were intended for. These were actually original equipment on all '11 to '14 Shelby GT500 which, as we all know, were the king of the production Mustang for that particular generation, and as such, were built just a little bit better in regards to performance-oriented parts, the strut mounts being one of them. Now these guys were actually built with a slightly firmer or harder durometer for the rubber bushing here, which is going to result in slightly improved handling and steering response. Now, with that said, will bolt in these things up to your S197 make it turn over a G on the skid pad by themselves? Well, obviously not here, guys. However, they will offer an improvement through tighter steering feel again, along with a better build quality and materials. So that's one reason why you might want to check these things out from a replacement or upgrade aspect. Let's talk about the second reason real quick, and that is basically using the older S197 suspension components on your later gen. Basically using the '05 to '10 stuff on your '11 to '14 Mustang. Now this isn't as big of an issue now as it was a couple of years ago, because a lot of these suspension companies have already released their '11 to '14 specific components. However, it still is a common issue that people go through for one reason or another. The reason for the issue is that the piston rod or strut shaft on the actual strut, whatever you want to call it, is slightly different between the two cars, and that's why you can't use the '05 to '10 struts with an '11 to '14 factory strut mount. However, picking up a set of these Ford Racing GT500 Style Strut Mounts will allow you to bolt up those older style struts to your '11 to '14 Mustang. Now generally this is going to be the more cost effective or more affordable way of doing this. Your other option would be to go with an aftermarket caster camber plate, which are a little bit more dough than these but they do offer some additional adjustment in the end. Speaking of dough, these are definitely again going to be your most affordable option when it comes to bolting up the older struts to your newer gen S197, coming in right around the hundred dollar price point. A far cry from those aftermarket caster camber plates which can range anywhere from $200 to $300. As far as the install, guys, obviously you will need to remove those front struts in order to gain access to the actual strut mounts here, but overall really not that difficult. Just make sure you have a decent socket set and wrenches on hand, along with a spring compressor, and finally a way to get the car off the ground whether it be a lift, jack, jack stands, whatever. Now, if you've done suspension work in the past, then you know this really isn't all that difficult, guys, just a few nuts and bolts is really all you're tackling here. So let's call it one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter, maybe a few hours in the garage or driveway to get everything installed. Overall guys, the GT500 Style Strut Mounts from Ford Racing are going to be beneficial to a couple of different people as we already discussed. Whether you're replacing some worn out stockers or you want to use the older suspension on your '11 to '14 S197, this will definitely be an affordable fix that will offer some additional benefits as well. So be sure to check out a set for your S197 right here at AmericanMuscle.com.

    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

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    • (2) Strut Mounts
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    Will it fit my Mustang?
    • Boss 302 - 12, 13
    • Bullitt - 08, 09
    • GT - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
    • GT500 - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
    • V6 - 05, 06, 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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    66 Questions / 79 Answers

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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

    • 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

    • 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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    will these not work if you have eibach springs and koni shocks for 11-14 gt?

    snowhite

    • The Ford Performance GT500 Style Strut Mount Upgrade will require Ford Racing Springs and Struts from a 2005-2010 Mustang to fit on a 2011-2014 GT properly. Eibach springs and Koni shocks will not support these strut mounts.

      AMJEFF

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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

    • 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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    will this fit an 2008 v6 mustang with OEM strust and spring. And it come in pairs or thats the price for each strut?

    GilbertoC

    • This pair of Ford Racing Strut Mounts are a direct fit upgrade for the 2005-2010 GT and V6 Mustang with factory struts and springs. This is a kit sold in a pair of two!

      AMKody

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    I see a TON of confusion and mixed responses on this. So I have a 2013 Mustang GT with Brembo pkg. Can I upgrade to these mounts and get a set of 05-09 Koni Struts and reuse my factory springs. I once read that the ONLY difference between the 05-09 and the 10-14 was the strut rod length. But I see so many responses to this similar question say "you need lowering springs and struts, or you need ford racing springs etc." Yet every spring kit listed on the site is for 05-14 and front struts are separated for the years. Am I right in that all I need is a set of these gt500 mounts and 05-09 struts and retain my factory 2013 springs to retain factory ride height? Thanks AM!

    KaraG

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    Overall Rating 4.8

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Afternoon

    Installation Cost:$100-$250

    • Performance Gain 4.229508 4.2
    • Fit 4.846994 4.8



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 04, 2018

      Must have upgrade for your new springs or struts

      Aside from making your installation of new struts and springs easier, these are a noticeable upgrade from the stock mounts. I had an aftermarket spring snap due to the factory mount Faling to complete its rotations so when I replaced them I went with the FR strut mounts. I have been continually impressed by the FRP parts I’ve added to compliment other aftermarket mods. Worth the money.

      Oemnotme

      Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 03, 2018

      Better choice then OEM

      I installed the Ford Perf. GT500 strut mounts along with FP lowering springs and Panhard rod. It took about an afternoon by the GT500 mounts were a good choice as part of the upgrade to my suspension changes. I really wasn't planning to get them but I'm glad I did because the old ones (106,000 miles) fell apart in my hands, with bearings going all over. I recommend making these mounts as part of a spring or strut change. The "afternoon" time to install is due to the time to do the complete suspension/spring change. The mounts were really quite quick on their own.

      VistaBlue

      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

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    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 03, 2018

      2nd one

      So I bought a pair of these GT500 strut mounts about one year ago. They were paired with Billstein HD struts and shocks in back, Ford Racing P springs, Moog inner tie rods and sway bar links, and OPR outer tie rods. Recently, that first pair produced a clunking noise. Yeah...I know you get these to reduce clunking noises too correct? Anyway, replaced it with a new pair a few weeks ago. No more clunking noise. I'm think something internal like the GT500 mount's bearings came loose or something...not sure. But since no more clunk, its was obviously the old GT500 strut mounts which apparently lasted a whopping one year. And Ford Performance does not have a warranty. Time will tell if the new pair lasts. So i am indifferent at the moment. Luckily, these are not goo expensive. So 3 stars only. Hope this helps.

      JamesL

      Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 30, 2018

      Easy install

      I’ve just put these in and the install was extremely easy. They seem to swivel much nicer than the factory gt ones I took out. Can’t wait to drive it to see if there’s a difference. I had a factory one bad that was coming apart.

      RonnieW

      Year: 2009 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      June 27, 2018

      Great part

      No installation problems, great stock replacement for your worn out pieces. I’m hoping these heavy duty ones last longer than the originals.

      SalE

      Year: 2010 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      June 22, 2018

      Nice!

      Added these with some other upgrades with Koni orange struts, shocks and some Roush springs. Rides great now!

      Ragtopman

      Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      June 20, 2018

      Awesome!

      Great product I recommend this to anyone upgrading there struts, you can feel the difference in the ride!

      toomando

      Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

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    • 1/5

      June 19, 2018

      Don't Waste Your Money!

      Bought these for my 2011 when I purchased a set of Ford Performace Racing springs. They say that you need these with those springs. Guess what? They didn't fit! And the stock mounts worked fine! Have a 2012 now and ordered Koni SRT struts and BMR lowering springs and guess what? THEY STILL DON'T FIT!!! $100 down the toilet!!! Don't waste your money unless you have a GT500!

      DavidA

      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      June 16, 2018

      OEM fit, simple installation

      They say these are GT500 "style" and are better than OEM. Not sure if these were OEM in 2005 for convertibles, but I'm at a loss to see what the difference between old and new is - they even have the same part number. (posting a photo showing old/new here, you decide) That being said, the strut mount fits perfectly and works well, I can't attest to any performance upgrade, since I installed these with new tie rod ends, swaybar end links, and LCAs at the same time. Price was fine and AM sent them quickly, so I am happy with the part and their service. Installation isn't too bad, it's the same as removing/replacing your front strut. Four 13mm bolts in the shock tower, two 18mm bolts from the knuckle, and one 10mm bolt for the brake line, and the strut is out. Compress the spring (be careful!) and remove the 21mm top bolt to RandR the strut mount. Be sure to seat the spring properly in the notch! Installation is the reverse of removal. This took an afternoon with hand tools. Pro tip: Change the strut mount AT THE SAME TIME you change your struts. (I didn't - wry grimace!)

      MrKABC

      Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      June 09, 2018

      Exactly what I needed

      I used these to replace my factory ones after the drivers side one went out and started popping. It fixed the issue.

      RobertG

      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      June 09, 2018

      Smooth ride

      Had a clatter noise front struts mounts ,upgraded to gt500,smooth operator no need for shocks yet.

      JoseG

      Year: 2006 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      June 06, 2018

      Worked for me

      I decided to get these after I lowered my 2014 gt and the stock mounts came apart. I didn’t read the everything and saw after I bought these that they didn’t fit the 11-14 struts so I bought 05-10 KONI struts. I have Roush lowering springs and everything fit perfectly and I have not had any problems so far.

      Bigworm1591

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: 0-$100

      June 05, 2018

      Hunt for the clunk!

      Mounts were definitely beefier than stock. Installed with KYB struts. Ride is way better but they didn’t fix my clunk so I purchased gt500 control arms so we will see how that goes.

      BrianJ

      Year: 2007 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      June 04, 2018

      Strut mount

      They look like my factory ones. I had a busted kne so I had to replace anyway.

      CharlesH

      Year: 2010 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      May 29, 2018

      Great upgrade and easy install

      Installed these while installing new Motorcraft Struts and Eibach Sportline springs. Installation is easy but remember to pay attention when removing the old to verify the direction of the arrow/notch. Mine pointed directly out toward the fender. Installing these stopped the "knock" when driving over rough roads.

      David

      Year: 2009 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 28, 2018

      Ford Performance GT500 Style Strut Mounts.

      These are a must have, I spent $300.00 on BBK Cambers, and they were the worst. you heard a knocking noise every time you hit a bump. no matter how big or small the bump is. I bought the Ford Performance GT500 Strut Mounts, and my car rides so much better. without the noise, and it was a lot cheaper.

      CoryJ

      Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

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    • 1/5

      May 14, 2018

      Item looked used

      Item was all beat up and to top it off it did not fit

      SaulG

      Year: 2013 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 11, 2018

      Good Upgrade

      Gets the job done for my needs. good value for hactory upgrade. I was not ready for Camber plates and these mounts installed arrow pointed out to fender put my S197 at 1.5-.1.8 neg camber.with a 1 inch suspension drop. Great if you are entry level road course or autocross. without killing your tires.

      08GT

      Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      May 11, 2018

      2011 v6 mustang

      Improved steering and handling a great deal im happy with the product and was shipped within a week

      MichaelM

      Year: 2011 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $250-$500

      May 04, 2018

      They work

      After I got an alignment the handling feels Tighter

      EverettL

      Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

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