(approx) 2 Hours
Mechanical expertise or professional installation required.
Hey, everybody. I'm Justin with AmericanMuscle.com, and this is my detailed overview of the Ford Racing Dynamic Shock & Strut Kit available for your 2005 to 2014 Mustang V6 and GT.You should be checking out the Ford Racing Dynamic Shock & Strut Kit if you're looking to replace or upgrade the factory dampers in your S197 with a non-adjustable set from a trusted name like Ford Racing, and a set that's designed to work specifically with the lower ride height and the firmer spring rate of an aftermarket lowering spring, more specifically the Ford Racing P or K springs. These are definitely gonna appeal to the owners out there who have a "set it and forget it" mentality. Basically they wanna take what Ford Racing gives them right out of the box, as opposed to the other people who like to play with the their desired settings or adjustable settings, like you would with an adjustable Shock & Strut.So what is Ford Racing giving you then essentially with their Dynamic Shock & Strut Kit? Well, according to our customer review section, they're giving you a damper that's gonna perform far better than you factory dampers when paired with an aftermarket spring of your choice, and a set that's going to ride only slightly firmer than stock. And along with those aftermarket lowering springs, this package from Ford Racing is going to improve several different areas of your car's performance. It's gonna reduce squatting on hard launches, help reduce your brake dive or nose dive under hard braking, and most importantly it's gonna drastically reduce your body roll when cornering hard. Basically, as one reviewer put it, this is what it should have come on the car from the factory.Now, what I do like about these kits from Ford Racing is that they're essentially taking all of the gas work out of it and giving you the recipe for a better handling, better performing car, using their recommendations. For instance, again for the GT owners out there, we're gonna recommend using the P or K lowering springs, along with the Dynamic Shock & Strut kit, along with their Ford Racing Sway Bar Kit. As for V6 owners, Ford Racing does recommend use of their N or C spring, along with that same aftermarket Sway Bar Kit from Ford Racing I just mentioned.Now, does this mean these are the only springs you can use with this particular set of dampers? Absolutely not. However, it does make sense that Ford Racing wants to recommend use of their own products, along with the Dynamic Shock & Strut Kit. However, a lot of our customers have pointed out that they use this same Shock & Strut Kit with different aftermarket lowering springs, and have still achieved great results. Something really cool to point out here, guys, is that this suspension kit from Ford Racing has actually been designed, tested, and even tuned by the same manufacturer that produces all the suspension goodies for the FR500C. Now, this is Ford Racing's purpose-built road race platform, so obviously the construction, the design, the fitment is all gonna be top-notch along with the performance.On the topic of fitment there are a couple of things to point out. Now, for the early S197s, I'm talking '05 to '10 cars, the Dynamic Shock & Strut Kit will both ride onto your ride without any modification or without the need for any additional parts. However, all 2011 through 2014 V6 and GT Mustangs, you're gonna need the optional Ford Racing GT500 Upper Strut Mounts. You can pick those up here at AM for an additional $100, but again, you will need those to bolt this kit up to your '11 to '14 Mustang.When it does come time for the install, just make sure you have everything you need before getting started. Of course that means springs, there's upper strut mounts if you need them, a caster camber plate or camber bolts, while not required, would not be a bad idea, and last, but not least, a spring compressor. Now, doing the springs, the struts, and all that good stuff on your S197 really isn't all that difficult, it's just a little time consuming. You're definitely gonna need a solid set of tools along with that spring compressor I mentioned a little earlier. If you've never done this before just leave yourself a full day in the garage, although if you have tackled something like this I'd say a half day is really all you're looking at here. I'm going to give this one a very, very soft 2/3 on my overall difficulty meter. Of course a lift would make the job a whole lot easier, but you can definitely tackle this one on jack and jack stands if need be. And finally, guys, when you tackle this munch of your car suspension, especially if you lowered a good amount, you're going to want to take your car to the local alignment shop, just to make sure everything's within spec.As for my final thoughts on the Ford Racing Dynamic Shock & Strut Kit guys, well here you go: If you're OK with having a non-adjustable set, the Ford Racing Kit is gonna offer solid performance right out of the box, along with a pretty decent ride quality for around the $600 price point. However, if you're dead set on having the ability to adjust the firmness of your ride, you might wanna spend a couple of hundred bucks extra and get the Ford Racing adjustable options.Either way, that's gonna wrap up my overview of the Ford Racing Dynamic Shock & Strut Kit which you can find right here at AmericanmMuscle.com.
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February 18, 2020
2006 Mustang GT
Delivered as promised. These struts and shocks, made my car way better than the stock ones. Car has 104k. Feels sturdy and smoother.Helpful (0)
September 25, 2019
Awesome Struts for Lowered Mustangs
Ford tech here. When I bought my 07 GT, it had already been lowered with Eibach springs and stock struts/shocks. This wore out the stock suspension pretty fast, so I wanted something that was designed specifically for lowering springs. Got these bad boys with a set of Ford Performance K Springs and GT500 strut mounts, and later camber bolts. Whole install took roughly around 4 hours at my dealership. The only negatives - the brake line mount on the struts do NOT come threaded, thus you have to thread it yourself. Easy enough, but if you're installing yourself it could present a problem. Also, the hardware included with this kit is strange, and the strut to spindle bolts did not fit. I bought stock 2 stock spindle bolts/nuts and two camber bolts. All other hardware fit as designed. These ride very nice and brought back a great feel to my car.Helpful (0)
March 28, 2019
Car feels more stable handling is more improved hugs corners more tightly performance is more enhanced nice upgradeHelpful (0)
March 12, 2019
Easy to install
Work great, and give a great look my mustang. No expensive and preformace wide is great.Helpful (0)
March 02, 2019
Handling is much better than stock , car feels like it’s on rails, you can feel the road under you every bump every crack it is amazingHelpful (1)
February 28, 2019
Little bouncy in the rear but getting better
I installed these along with the Ford Racing lowering springs on my 14 GT. Not sure if it's the springs or the shocks but the rear feels way too stiff and tends to bounce a bit on regular roads. The front is definitely planted. I'm not sure if it's the springs or shocks but together they don't make a good match. On a track they'd likely be excellent but for street use it's a bit much.Helpful (0)
January 13, 2019
this has added improved handling, and stability. this is the way mustangs should ride brand new of the showroom floorHelpful (5)
January 01, 2019
Improved road grip Very satisfied of it Associated with shorter spring for a nice lookHelpful (2)
April 29, 2018
Suspension upgrades to 2008 Bullitt
At 60,000 suspension was feeling a bit soft and rear end a bit jumpy. Was expecting a return to base, but the improvement in turn-in when combined with new upgraded mounts was quite noticeable. Rear wheel hop also eliminated. Followed up with new BFG tires and upgraded brakes. Totally different handling car.Helpful (13)
February 24, 2018
What a difference
I put this on my wife's 09 V6 and the difference is night and day. it has better turning response and better ride.Helpful (13)
If I am looking to install these, but would like to keep the same ride height, what springs would you recommend with these? Can the stock springs still be used?
We would not have any springs that would keep your factory ride height. However, the stock springs will work with these shocks and struts.
I have a 2014 GT/CS 6spd on Eibach Pro Kit lowering springs on factory shocks/struts, as well as a panhard bar. Everything else in the suspension system is stock. Will these fit? Assuming my factory strut mounts are still ok, would you recommend still with them or upgrading to the GT500 type?
For the 11-14 Mustang GT/V6 models, you'll need the Ford Racing Springs (https://www.americanmuscle.com/fr-2005-k-springs.html) and GT500 strut mounts (https://www.americanmuscle.com/frpp-gt500-strutmount-0512.html).
How many years and miles could i expect to get out of these ? I have a pair now installed on my 2007 Shelby GT , its 10 years old now with 29 k miles ! I was just wondering when is a good time to change these ?
The Ford Performance Dynamic Shock & Strut Kit will have a service lift that varies on a number of factors, including use, weight of the vehicle, and a number of other factors. Replacement is only needed if the shocks or struts have failed, or if performance has been reduced significantly enough to warrant replacement.
I have 2007 gt/cs with Ford K spring. Tokico blues have failed after 8 years do good use.. Lol my questions is that I have gt500 strut mounts on there when I installed the tokico blues. Do I need to replace the strut mounts again? Or are they good? What's the life of a gt500 strut mount?
We would recommend checking the strut mounts for play and for any noise that they may make both in rotation and vertical movement. Strut mounts will not typically have a set lifespan
For the 2011 v6, I can't seem to find "n" springs. What would a suggested replacement with the same drop height or close to it and same quality?
Unfortunately, we no longer sell the Ford Performance N Lowering Springs but you would be able to use another brand. Out of the springs we carry, the Vogtland springs will lower the V6 Mustang the same 1.2" as these N Lowering springs. https://www.americanmuscle.com/vogtland-sport-springs-0514v6.html
The Ford Performance Dynamic Shock & Strut Kit can be used with J&M Caster Camber plates designed for 2005-2010 Mustangs.
The Ford Performance Dynamic Shock & Strut Kit will require GT500 Strut mounts for use on your 2013 V6. We also recommend installing lowering springs with this kit. Spring Selection will depend on your intended use of the car, and how low you want the car to sit.
No, The Ford Performance Dynamic Shock & Strut Kit is what comes on the 13-14 Track Pack.
The Ford Performance Dynamic Shock & Strut Kit can be used with SR springs and Maximum Motorsport Camber plates.
This shock and strut kit by ford performance is similar to what would have been installed on the roush and would be one of the best ways to replace what is currently on your vehicle for optimum handling and performance as that is what that vehicle was setup with.
Thes Ford Performance Dynamic Shock & Strut Kit will not require caster/camber plates as they would replace the strut mounts. If you are looking for some additional adjustability, we would highly recommend camber bolts as they would accompany this kit well! I have attached the links and the item number for the bolts that would work best for you! Ford Performance Caster And Camber Alignment Eccentric Bolt Kit - Item 390218 https://www.americanmuscle.com/frpp-caster-camber-alignment-bolts-0514.html Eibach Pro-Alignment Camber Adjustment Bolts - Item 47815 https://www.americanmuscle.com/eibach-proalign-bolts-0512.html
The Ford Performance Dynamic Shock & Strut Kit is designed to work with stock or lowered Mustangs, and will work with the GT/CS Mustang.
You will not need the GT500 strut mounts if you have a 2005-2010 model mustang. If you have a 2011-2014 model Mustang, you will need the GT500 strut mounts.
Yes these will fit convertibles.
The Ford Performance Dynamic Shock & Strut Kit and the Eibach Sportline kit should work on a 2005-2010 GT/V6, however, the valving of the shocks and struts are specific to the Ford Racing Lower Springs. We would recommend the springs that are designed to work the the shocks and struts. If this were for a 2011-2014 GT/V6, Ford Racing Springs would be required.
(approx) 2 Hours
Mechanical expertise or professional installation required.
What's in the Box
|Placement:||Struts - Front|
Shocks - Rear
|Year:||2005-2014||Model:||GT and V6|
|Manufacture:||Ford Racing/Dynamic Suspension||Material:||Steel|
2011-2014 GT and V6 Mustangs require Ford Racing Springs and M-18183-C upper strut mounts (sold separately)