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Ford Performance Adjustable Shock & Strut Kit (05-14 GT, GT500)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Improves Handling Performance
    • Complements Ford Racing Springs and Swaybars
    • Single Adjustment with Two-Way Response
    • Includes Two Rear Shocks and Two Front Struts
    • Fits 2005-2014 GT and Shelby GT500 Mustangs

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    Hey, guys, Stephanie with americanmuscle.com, here with the review and the install of the Ford Performance Adjustable Shock and Strut Kit for 2005 to 2014 GT and GT500 Mustangs. The Ford Performance Adjustable shocks and struts can either be used with the stocks springs or with a set of lowering springs, while most other options out there are better suited to be used with lowering springs. This means that they can be paired with the stock springs for those of you out there that are looking to keep the stock ride height and ride quality, but that want a little bit more performance handling. Or they can be paired with lowering springs that have both ride height and handling performance improvements.Either way, a set of adjustable shocks and struts like this kit here, can really change the way a car handles. To be clear, of course, these shocks and struts will complement Ford's racing springs and sway bars, but to be perfectly honest, any set of adjustable shocks and struts will always compliment other supporting mods like springs and sway bars. What's nice about these is that they'll still have an impact on handling performance without the help of other supporting mods and it's really good news for those of you out there that aren't looking to run lowering springs.Ford does have some specific recommendations though if you're looking to get the most out of this kit. Your supporting mods will include a set of lowering springs, an anti-roll bar, and a strut tower brace. The exact items will change depending on if you're shopping for a GT or GT500, but the exact product numbers are listed on the product page if you're interested. These were designed to fit the 2005 to '10 GT and the '07 to '14 GT500. They will also fit the 2011 to '14 GT Mustangs if they're used with Ford performance upper strut mounts, which are sold separately. These are adjustable components and what that means is that you can adjust the rebound and dampening to make it stiffer or softer. And these are all on-car adjustable, so you can do this without having to take things apart. Your adjustment points are gonna be right here at the top. The cool thing about this is if you have a streetcar that you wanna take to the track, or the strip, or autocross with, whatever it may be, you can have one setting for street driving and another for performance driving.When it comes to price, you can expect to pay a touch over the $800 mark for these shocks and struts. For a set of adjustable shocks and struts, this is pretty close to the competition. The KONI Yellows are adjustable and are less expensive, and close in performance to this kit here so they're always an option if you don't want to spend this much.And the install here is going to be your normal shock and strut install which should take about four hours to complete. I'm gonna call this a two out of the three wrenches on the scale. You will need a spring compressor, and a lift would help you out here as well, but the job can be done on a jack and jack stands. You need to get down to the spring and strut assembly, so everything like the wheels, the brakes, and ABS lines need to be moved out of the way, so you can pull the assemblies out of the car. You have to unbolt the calipers, and slide them off the rotors, and tie them up, so they aren't hanging on the brake line. Then you can unbolt the strut at the knuckle.Next, you can unbolt the strut at the strut tower. You can then slide the strut out of the car. Once you have the fronts out, you can remove the spring from the strut. You wanna compress the new spring so you can install it onto the new strut, and bolt it down into place. Once the spring is on the strut, it's ready to be installed back into the car the same way you uninstalled your stock ones. Slide the strut into place, bolt it down at the strut tower, and then at the knuckle. After that, your calipers can be reinstalled.Once you're done with the fronts, you'll start the rears off the same way, by removing the wheel and dropping the brake system out of the way to access the factory shocks. You may need to drop the rear sway bar out of the way because it may interfere with your access to the lower shock bolt. Once you remove the rear sway bar, you'll have access, and you can unbolt the rear shock. The top bolt you'll tackle next which can be found by moving the trunk liner out the way on the bottom and the sides. You'll also support the differential housing during the next process. Then lower the jack just enough to remove the rear springs. At this point, you can reinstall the new shocks and your springs in the reverse order using the same torque spec, and you're good to go.Just remember that you will need a full alignment after the install to realign your car, and get everything back in spec. Wrapping things up here with the Ford Performance Adjustable Shock and Strut Kit. This kit fits 2005 to 2014 GT and GT500s, and you can check it out more online right here at americanmuscle.com.

    Improves Handling Performance. Improve the ride and handling performance of your Mustang with a Ford Racing Adjustable Strut and Shock kit. These Ford Racing Shocks and Struts are specifically engineered to improve the handling on both stock ride height or lowered S197 V8 Mustangs.

    Recommended GT500 Upgrades. To get the most out of your Shelby GT500 we recommend a set of Ford Racing Lowering Springs (M-5300-L), a Anti-roll Bar (M-5490-B) and a Strut Tower Brace (M-20201-C).

    Recommended GT Upgrades. To get the most out of your GT we recommend a set of Ford Racing Lowering Springs (M-5300-P) or (M-5300-K), a Anti-roll Bar (M-5490-A) and a Strut Tower Brace (M-20201-S197).

    Application. This Ford Racing Adjustable Shock & Strut Kit is designed to fit on the 2005-2010 GT and 2007-2014 Shelby GT500 Mustangs. It will also fit 2011-2014 GT Mustangs when used in combination with Ford Racing Springs and M-18183-C upper strut mounts (sold separately). Does not fit V6 models.

    Fitment: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Details

    What's in the Box
    • (2) Front Struts
    • (2) Rear Shocks
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Placement: Struts - Front
    Shocks - Rear
    Adjustable: Yes
    Year: 2005-2014 Model: GT and GT500
    Manufacture: Ford Racing Material: Steel
    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

    2011-2014 GT Mustangs require Ford Racing Springs and M-18183-C upper strut mounts (sold separately)

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    13 Questions / 14 Answers

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    Will Eibach Sportline springs work with these? I very much like the idea of having adjustable shocks and struts, but these are the only ones you seem to have for a '12 Mustang.

    parker11

    • I have a 2011 GT with Brembo Package. I have Eibach sportline springs and sway bars installed. I recently added the Eibach Pro-damper kit, but I did not like the ride or the noise they made. I just had the Ford Racing Adj. Shock & strut kit installed. Much better ride and no noises from the front end. I spoke with Ford racing about the install and the use of the Eibach springs. They said as long as the springs were the same drop as the Ford K-springs(1.5 inch), you will be fine. You will need the Ford Racing GT500 STrut Mounts to mount the Ford Racing front struts, part # M-18183-C. Very Pleased.

      OSUPaul

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    How do you adjust the shocks and struts??

    AndyS

    • The Ford Performance Adjustable Shock & Strut Kit are adjusted at the top of the strut shaft via the included adjuster tool, or an allen key.

      AMRobD

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    Is it possible I can only purchase the front shocks only?

    HassanT

    • Unfortunately we currently only offer the Ford Performance Adjustable Shock and Strut Kit as a full kit.

      AMJustinH

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    hello, i have a mustang 2011 3.7L V6. I would like upgrade my mustang with this kit. it's possible? if i mount with : Strut Mount Upgrade M-18183-C best regards. romain

    romainl

    • The Ford Performance Adjustable Shock and Strut Kit will not work with the V6 Mustang.

      AMRobD

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    helo, i have a mustang 2011 3.7L V6. I would like upgrade my mustang with this kit. it's possible? if i mount with : Strut Mount Upgrade M-18183-C best regards. romain

    romainl

    • The Ford Performance Adjustable Shock and Strut Kit will not work with the V6 Mustang.

      AMRobD

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    Would these be ideal on a 2010 GT with the 2013 Cobra Jet spring kit from frpp

    speedfreak89

    • Yes, this ford performance strut and shock kit would be a good combination with the 2013 cobra jet drag spring kit.

      AMjordan

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    Customer Reviews (17) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.6

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Full Day

    Installation Cost:$100-$250

    • Handling Improvement 5 5
    • Ride Quality 4.764706 4.8
    • Fit 5 5
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.647059 4.6



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $250-$500

      May 13, 2018

      Super great addition to my 2005 Foose mustang GT

      I'm not sure if the struts and shocks needed replaced or not but they sure made a great difference. Pulse now when the wife ride with me i can soften the ride for her and return to the ride and handling I prefer.

      GeorgeK

      Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      March 06, 2018

      Great!

      I bought my stang slammed and after a year I finally decided to do something about it. I paired these with Roush lowering springs and I love it, I have them on the 3rd stiffest setting and there’s no excessive body roll or nose diving but it’s still a comfortable ride

      JacobT

      Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 3/5

      January 12, 2018

      On the fence

      Im on the fence with these shocks so far. As we all know these are tokico made shocks with that ford has placed there nifty ford racing stickers on, which by the way arrived half falling off as the other reviewer sighted. I hand compressed the both rear and front shocks. The rears on full stiff arent very stiff by by hand but I have yet to install these so we will see. The fronts however feel very firm by hand and it was near impossible to compress them by hand. When I tried out the adjustment feature all you do is remove the cap from the top of the shock or strut piston and insert the allen key tool and turn in either direction to increase or decrease firmness. However there is no clicks or stops in the adjustments. The screw just free turns with very little resistance. There is grease packed into the hole Im assuming to keep the adjuster screw from moving but cmon tokico and ford... for 800$ what the heck. When making adjustments to the rears and compressing by hand I can feel no difference. I was worried I may have had the wrong shocks but after checking part numbers they appear to be correct. Im hoping once on the vehicle I will be able to notice the changes in adjustment as others have claimed. I will update after giving them a try.

      ShaneD

      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 28, 2017

      Best shock strut kit for a 05-14

      What a big difference from stock. I noticed the ride quality immediately. Definitely worth the money.

      Larry

      Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

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    • 1/5

      September 25, 2017

      AMService

      There is Ford Performance stickers on shock/struts, they came half peeled off. Called AM they said they would send new one's, a week went by someone called asked for pictures to be sent by text, did so, that was over a month ago. No Stickers...

      MarvinW

      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      September 13, 2017

      Great product

      I went through 2 set's if Koni's on Michigan roads in 2 year's, I'm much happier with this set of Ford Performance Shock's and Struts! Definitely worth the money!

      klumetta

      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      August 11, 2017

      Great Kit!

      The kit is adjustable it comes with the tool to adjust when mounted. You can adjust from firm to soft. Depending on your driving style. Since stock grade looks cheap.

      JoseL

      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      June 06, 2017

      Fords adjustable struts n shocks

      Installed on my 2013 gt500 installation wasnt bad took my time all day. Rides excellent to adjust it takes 2 to 4 minutes to completely change front and back from soft for drag racing to stiff race track ready in a few adjustments. I didnt bother with reviews on other brands i like ford motorsports products. It improved handling and my 60 ft launches at track. My money was well spent..

      FastOne

      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT500

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      May 23, 2017

      2010 Ford Mustang gt

      Excellent price easy to install I love the way it drives!!!

      Cougar0666

      Year: 2010 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      October 18, 2016

      Nice upgrade

      No instructions for the installation of the rears and will only get instructions for the front if you purchase the Maximum Motorsport Caster/Camber plates so head to youtube for all you DIYr's. Really makes my GT500 feel more planted and responsive around the curves. Wide range of adjustability and easy to adjust as long as you do not have the Shaker 1000 sound system...by by subs and amps...if it don't make it faster get rid of it!!!

      Scott

      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT500

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      November 04, 2015

      Good upgrade!

      Shocks feel way better than stock ones! I also purchased the sway bar kit with poly bushings and that really brings out the cars sporty feeling! No more cruise ship like handling!

      V8Fever

      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT500

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      October 23, 2014

      M-18000-C: The stance you want!

      I essentially had the M-FR3-MSVTA performance kit put on my 2011 Shelby GT500. The installation took less than 8 hours to complete everything. However, you will need an alignment if you opt to hone out the pre-drilled bolt guide (to the specs of the manufacture) so that camber could be added to the front end. This mill work will also require additional hardware (bolts) to complete the modification. I love the stance of the car and it corners like a rocket now!

      Wa2wa

      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT500 Az

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      November 21, 2013

      Great product

      After 80K miles on the stock suspension it was way past time to upgrade! I was unable to get the Tokicos (which these are based off anyway) and didn't want to go with something that didn't have the ability to be adjusted. Previous reviews were very favorable and I decided to give these a try. Also decided not to drop it at this time and used the stock springs. I'm three weeks in and couldn't be happier. The car drives so much better and eats up rough road like it should. I drove on full hard for a couple days and decided that was too rough for daily driving. I stepped down 2 turns and noticed a difference in rebound right away, however still a little rough for the roads in my area. I tried another 2 turns and it was much softer...almost too soft for my driving style. I'm still trying to find the sweet spot, but somewhere around 3-4 turns to soft is about right. In addition to the shocks/struts I also added the Ford Racing sway bar kit and rear lower control arms which helped with ride quality as well. I'm still getting some noise out of the front end which I originally attributed to the overall weakness of the stock suspension, however now I believe it to be the front control arms, specifically the ball joint. I plan on replacing those this weekend and will leave a separate review on the Ford Racing front lower control arms afterwards. After that I'm hoping my car feels better than new and it holds me off from buying a Boss or GT500 anytime soon! Overall I'm very satisfied with this setup and would definitely recommend it.

      Matt2525

      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT Dallas, TX, USA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      August 17, 2013

      Why did I wait so long

      So my 07 GT had 100k on it and needed shocks and struts. I chose these for the adjustability. All I can say is WOW!!! Why did I wait so long. I put them on full soft and this car is so comfortable. I drive 100 miles a day round trip for work. The car is so much more comfy. Make a couple adjustments and now the car drives like a race car. This is a must purchase if your ready for shocks

      07WhiteTonDUBs

      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT Temecula, CA, USA

      Helpful (7)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      November 23, 2012

      Blue DSpecs?

      These are really nice dampers. The adjustment is easy and half turns are noticeable. The ride quality is great. They did come with DSpec instructions and adjustment tool, so I'm wondering if the big difference isn't the color. Regardless, they work well with FRPP springs, and sway bars.

      DevGittinJr

      Year: 2009 Submodel: Bullitt Longview, TX

      Helpful (5)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      October 17, 2012

      Amazing Shocks and Struts

      I was using the Tokico D-Spec shock and strut kit and swapped those out with this kit. I am very happy that I did too. This kit is the Ford Racing SVT Cobra kit which is also co-manufactured by Tokico with many improvements from the D-Spec design. They are keyed like the D-Specs but the cylinder location is deeper in the front struts so it comes with a longer key for that purpose. The ride quality is much better than the D-Spec and that is amazing to me. I used these in combination with Ford K springs and the Ford Racing lower control arms. What an improvement this technology is over stock. Simply amazing.

      JetPlane

      Year: 2006 Submodel: GT Connecticut, USA

      Helpful (9)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 14, 2012

      Ford Racing Adjustable shock and strut

      These reduced wheel hop out of the hole, and gave the car more confidence in all turns. Vey easy to install on a 2013 GT with the GT500 strut mounts and K-springs. They did come with theTokiko D-Spec instructions, so I'm not sure if they are the same thing or not. The D-specs are almost half price if they are the same thing. Anyway, I love them!!!!

      afox6045

      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (6)

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