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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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    • 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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    5 Top Rated Questions

    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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    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 plate...ford 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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    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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    Hi. I have a 08 gt with lowered springs and koni yellow struts and I was wondering if this would lift the car? They look taller then my stock mounts . Thank you

    • From my understanding, the strut mounts will not lift the vehicle.

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    10 More Questions
    will this fit an 2008 v6 mustang with OEM strust and spring. And it come in pairs or thats the price for each strut? 1 answer
    Will these work on a 2008 mustang gt with Koni adjustable shocks? 1 answer
    I’ll be purchasing the Koni STR. T shock and strut kit along with BMR performance lowering springs. Are these strut mounts recommended or should I go with J M camber plates for a better wheel alignment when lowering the center of gravity? 1 answer
    Can I install KONI 2011-2014 struts with these mounts or would I have to get the 2010-2005 struts? 1 answer
    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! 1 answer
    Will these work with FRPP lowering springs and Koni adjustable struts? 1 answer
    I am wanting to get these for my 2012. I am going to use Boss 302 springs and Koni yellow. I know the Boss 302 spring lowers by 1/2 inch. Will the combination of the GT500 mount and Koni yellow lower it more as I have heard? 1 answer
    I bought these along with the koni orange shocks and struts, upon installation the strut mount didnt seem to slide in all the way so that i could screw the bolt on. im a bit confused since it said these are frequently bought together. 1 answer
    Will these work with SR performance springs and stock struts on a 2014 mustang GT? 1 answer
    Hi! Does these strut mount will fit with no modification on a 2014 V6 mustang with stock springs and Bilstein B6 HD struts designed for the 05-10 mustang? 1 answer

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    Overall Rating 4.7

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Afternoon

    Installation Cost:$100-$250

    • Performance Gain 4.236181 4.2
    • Fit 4.859296 4.9



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      November 12, 2018

      Firm ride

      Installed with SR struts. Nice firm ride ocompared to stock on my 2007 GT. If you are replacing struts, add these to your install.

      Frank

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      November 11, 2018

      Strut mounts.

      Easy to install , improved the feel of car and is well made.

      wildwilly

      Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      November 07, 2018

      So far so good

      I installed these same time with Eibach handling kit for refleshing whole suspension system. I can't realize how this mount works by itself. But including Eibach handling kit, the feeling is totally different than previous warned components. Very comfortable and sharp handling in same time. No concerns so far.

      KazuakiI

      Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      October 29, 2018

      As advertised

      Works good. There a great replacement for stock GT mounts. I noticed a deferance just by looking at them and some improvements in performance.

      JamesB

      Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      October 23, 2018

      Mustang Heaven

      Got these to replace my OEM uppers (replaced my OEM front struts w\ Koni Strts) on my '09 GT. Fit was spot on. After finish of install took her out on a run to settle the struts in and then went down a back road that I knew has some fairly tight turns and twisties to test them out. I can really pick up the increased road feel (and a little more NVH as well) thru the front suspension that these GT500 upper strut mounts provide due to the harder durometer spring perches but some of this should go away after sufficient drive time to fully wear these perches into the spring coil. Wheel rotation is very tight and solid so all is good at this time. Gonna road her a little bit more before I take her in for an alignment check (I put alignment marks on the spindles before I removed the old struts to use to "realign" the Konis upon install....all feels\drives the same as before) but all in all I'm very pleased w\ these upper mounts!

      DaleL

      Year: 2009 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      October 10, 2018

      Bang fo your buck!

      Great product, feel the difference before and after no more noise and sounds. I combine it with Sr strut and stock springs the car is more comfortable as well thx american muscle !

      SydneyM

      Year: 2009 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      October 04, 2018

      No more clunk/creak

      The front end of my 2008 Mustang GT started to clunk and creak on slow turns into parking spaces or pulling into/out of my driveway. My old ones literally fell apart as I was removing them (ball bearings everywhere). These brought a newness back to the front end and a bit of accuracy with the steering as well. Installation was not difficult either.

      ModularCal

      Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 28, 2018

      Gt500 conversion

      Great product price was right. Took minimal time to install.

      AdamS

      Year: 2007 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 18, 2018

      Great product

      These strut mounts look a lot like the stock strut mounts they were easy to install if you have a spring compressor and basic tools I installed them to get rid of a negative camber problem which along with eibach camber bolts worked I am very happy with them they provide a little bit of a tighter front end as well

      joe

      Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 10, 2018

      Very durable

      Very bulky and nice. One of them came separated in the packaging but I put the bearings back in and got it back together no problem. A must for aftermarket struts!

      BrandonL

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 08, 2018

      Excellent product

      Perfect upgrade to you 05-10 mustang a must do when replacing your original struts.

      CodyJ

      Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      September 06, 2018

      Strut Mounts

      Awesome product better than stock great Performance

      Enoc

      Year: 2010 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      August 31, 2018

      No more noise

      These gt500 style strut mounts make road noise not even noticable. They are a big upgrade from the stock strut mounts as my 2012 gt strut mounts split in half when I took the strut apart and the bearings rolled everywhere. I would recommend these gt500 style strut mounts to anyone with a 11 to 14 gt with a 05 to 10 gt shock and strut kit.

      Dalton

      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      August 27, 2018

      Good OEM replacment

      I replaced my OEM mounts with these when i replaced the struts (installed SR performance) on my 08 GT vert. When I removed the original drivers side i discovered several of the bearings were not captured in the race. I don’t know what makes these better than OEM, but replacing the broken one eliminated front end noise and tightened the steering. About 2 hour install for both sides.

      ThomasS

      Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

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    • 1/5

      August 25, 2018

      defective parts

      I received my ford performance gt500 strut mounts and one was in pieces with bearing pieces MISSING.

      ThomasS

      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      August 04, 2018

      Perfect fit

      I don’t know why I waited so long to swap out my factory mounts. Such a huge difference. Smooth ride now.

      DC

      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

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    • 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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