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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

    Hey everybody, I'm Justin with 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

    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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    • 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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    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?


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


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


    • 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.


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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


    • 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 ;)


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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?


    • 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.


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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?


    • 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!


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    I have koni star non adjustable front struts with roush lowering springs on my 2007 mustang gt. Will this work and fit correctly with this set up?


    • Yes, The Ford Performance GT500 Style Strut Mount Upgrade will work with 2005-2010 Koni Orange shocks and struts.


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    Overall Rating 4.8

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Afternoon

    Installation Cost:$100-$250

    • Performance Gain 4.281046 4.3
    • Fit 4.895425 4.9

    • 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.


      Year: 2009 Submodel: GT

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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.


      Year: 2009 Submodel: V6 Germany

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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.


      Year: 2005 Submodel: GT Chicago, IL, USA

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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


      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Atlanta, GA

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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.


      Year: 2005 Submodel: V6 Omaha, NE

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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.


      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Seattle,WA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 14, 2017

      very good

      had to change my suspention t0 2009 but result is very good


      Year: 2014 Submodel: V6

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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.


      Year: 2007 Submodel: V6 Trumbull, CT

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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.


      Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

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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.


      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT Florida, USA

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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.


      Year: 2006 Submodel: GT New York

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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.


      Year: 2005 Submodel: GT Ottawa, ON, Canada

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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.


      Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

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    • 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!


      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

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    • 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


      Year: 2011 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 05, 2015


      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.


      Year: 2008 Submodel: GT Williamstown, NJ

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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


      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.


      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT pa

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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!!!!


      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Lebanon OH

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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


      Year: 2008 Submodel: GT500

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