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Ford Performance Dynamic Shock & Strut Kit (05-14 GT, V6)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Improves Handling Performance
    • Complements Ford Racing Springs and Swaybars
    • Designed Specifically for Lowered Vehicles
    • Includes Two Rear Shocks and Two Front Struts
    • Fits 2005-2014 GT and V6 Mustangs

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    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.

    Improves Handling Performance. Improve the ride and handling performance of your Mustang with a Ford Racing Dynamic Strut and Shock kit. These Ford Racing Shocks and Struts are specifically engineered to improve the handling of lowered S197 Mustangs

    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), with Anti-roll Sway Bar Kit (M-5490-A).

    Recommended V6 Upgrades. To get the most out of your V6 we recommend a set of Ford Racing Lowering Springs (M-5300-N) with Anti-roll Sway Bar Kit (M-5490-C).

    Application. This Ford Racing Dynamic Shock & Strut Kit is designed to fit on the 2005-2010 GT and V6 Mustangs. It will also fit 2011-2014 GT and V6 Mustangs when used in combination with Ford Racing Springs and M-18183-C upper strut mounts (sold separately).

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

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    What's in the Box
    • (2) Front Struts
    • (2) Rear Shocks
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Placement: Struts - Front
    Shocks - Rear
    Adjustable: No
    Year: 2005-2014 Model: GT and V6
    Manufacture: Ford Racing/Dynamic Suspension Material: Steel
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    Questions & Answers (20)

    5 Top Rated Questions

    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.

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    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

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    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

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    Will this work with J M adjustable caster camber plates ?

    • The Ford Performance Dynamic Shock & Strut Kit can be used with J&M Caster Camber plates designed for 2005-2010 Mustangs.

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    Hello. When installing on Mustang V6 (2013) will need to buy anything else? What advise springs for drop with this kit? Also I will be grateful to all the recommendations for updating the suspension! Thank you. P.S. Sorry for my bad English.

    • 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.

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    10 More Questions
    Are these an upgrade over the 13-14 track package? 1 answer
    Will this kit work with maximum motorsports caster camber plates? along with sr springs? 1 answer
    I have a 2007 Roush GT would these be the same set up that it came out with from Roush? If not which ones would you recommend for my car to replace what is on it? 1 answer
    Ordering this kit for base 2012 v6 with stock front springs and 1 inch lowered roush rear springs. I know I also need to order the gt500 strut mounts, but do I need anything else for caster/camber adjustment? ( I am thinking no because I am not changing the front springs) 1 answer
    Will these work on a 2007 GT/CS. I believe the CS model sits lower then the regular GT model. 1 answer
    I have Ford Racing K springs on my car already, will I need GT500 strut mounts? Or can I use Caster/camber plates instead? 1 answer
    Will these fit a Mustang 2006 GT convertible 1 answer
    These seem like a great option but will they work with the Eibach Sportline Spring Kit? 1 answer
    will these work with the RTR lowering spirngs? 1 answer
    Can these be installed on the mustang V6 convertible? 1 answer

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    Customer Reviews (26) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.7

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Full Day

    Installation Cost:$100-$250

    • Handling Improvement 4.84 4.8
    • Ride Quality 4.44 4.4
    • Fit 5 5
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.6 4.6



    • 5/5

      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.

      GTH1

      Year: 2008 Submodel: Bullitt

      Helpful (4)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      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.

      CarlosO

      Year: 2009 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      February 23, 2018

      Ford racing kit

      Great ktit, they are a stronger design, cant go wrong with these .

      FordStanglover

      Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (4)

    • 5/5

      December 27, 2017

      Luv the struts

      Great really firms up the ride. Great value. Well worth it

      JessP

      Year: 2008 Submodel: Bullitt

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      December 23, 2017

      Great upgrade

      Great upgrade for my 05 GT Paired these with BMR lowering springs, for just the right drop and great performance. Tried generic ones from ebay, returned and bought these. These were great.

      MichaelM

      Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      August 31, 2017

      Can't go wrong with Ford Performance

      Nice compliment to my other Ford Performance suspension parts. Couple hour instal and out on the track a few days later for some fun laps. These along with the FFRP swaybars and K Springs is how the car should of came from the factory.

      DouglasG

      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

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    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Weekend

      July 03, 2017

      Mixed results . . . and thoughts from me . . .

      Like many here, I installed this Kit with my Eibach Pro Springs, which resulted in a 1.5" drop. These components ended up being complete opposites for me! The improvement in the Front end from the Strut and spring combination was instantly apparent and exactly what I was hoping for. The front end was fixed!!! The Rear end was a different tale. The shocks damping was just hard. The lowered rear end did easily stick to the road, but the ride was jarring at anything other than "Ford Racing" speeds! I decided to wait until I had a few thousand miles on the shocks until reviewing here. I now have over 5,000 miles and the shocks never felt supple, just harsh, especially at slower, daily driver speeds and pavement here in New England. I finally installed the QA1 adjustable shocks. That fixed it!! Ford Racing Rear shock would probably be awesome if it just had some adjustability. In conclusion, the Front Strut upgrade was great. The Rear Shock was bad.

      Ramsey

      Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      May 08, 2017

      Awesome shocks!

      Have these paired with gt500 stut mounts and vogtland springs on my 2014 convertible. Takes away the floating feeling that the vert gives and the handling is night and day. It firms things up bit( which is why we go with these type of shocks/struts, am I right?) but it's very good for daily driving. Even the wife likes it lol. It gives a very confident feeling on the road. No regrets!

      MarioA

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      March 07, 2017

      Great Set Up

      I put K Springs with these, and together , made my car handle and drive like a whole new car. 1.5" was perfect. I also installed the RTR pan hard bar and it also fit well. Well worth every penny. Corners and curves don't take much effort with this set up. I highly recommend these if your lowering your car. Also spend the xtra $$$ and get the gt500 strut mounts. I needed no camber plates. My mechanic had everything installed in less then 2 hrs.

      Tazmaniac

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      February 27, 2017

      A must have for lowered Mustangs

      I had lowering springs only for a while and the ride and handling was ok, but after installing these with the GT500 mounts the ride is a lot better and the handling is fantastic. The bouncy feel over bumps is gone! You will have more confidence driving fast. You can feel the car has better turn in and grip around corners.

      Raeford50

      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      December 14, 2016

      Amazing

      Easy to install, and overall big improvement from stock

      silviano

      Year: 2005 Submodel: V6

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    • 1/5

      July 27, 2016

      Ford Racing Dynamic Shock Strut

      Love this set with my Eibach Pro plus kit. It really complements well with my set up. I would recommend not buyingcthe Eibach pro plus kit but buying each item separately. Eibach strus and shocks suck!!!

      infantry

      Year: 2011 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (5)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 09, 2016

      Phenomenal upgrade!

      I installed the Ford Racing K-lowering springs the beginning of last year. The ride was what you would expect with lowering springs and stock strits. Not the best ride in the world. But when i finally upgraded to these nad boys... it was a whole other story! The ride immediately smoothed out. No more harsh noises from the suspension taking a hit from pot holes! My 2010 GT ride better now then it ever dod! And with all the extra suspension mods ove made, she'll ride great for years to come!

      Goochieboy

      Year: 2010 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      February 03, 2016

      FR shocks struts with FR springs

      The install was easier than I thought. All the parts went in easy and fit perfectly. Received all my parts the same week, good job AM. I would recommend these parts to anyone but with the understanding that the ride quality might not be what you may expect. Don't get me wrong, ride quality is a lot better then before just not what I expected. My wife notice the different right away and say it's like night and day. Maybe that's because she doesn't ride in it everyday like me. My '07 has over 100k miles and needs a lot of suspension updates before I'm truly satisfied. AM is a great site to order parts and they ships those parts quickly. Again great job AM, I'll be a returning customer for sure.

      Frank28146

      Year: 2007 Houston,Tx

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      September 26, 2015

      Perfect fit

      My plan was to simply use the SR lowering springs and nothing else, however, once I got into the install, the upper strut mounts came apart. Instead of putting them back together, I chose to go with the GT500 strut mounts, and these Ford Racing struts and shocks were needed for that setup. It wasn't just a perfect fit for the project, I'm glad I put out the money for this product: the handling is much improved, preventing almost all the body roll that the stock suspension had, and keeping the car firm through the corners at speed. With this being the first suspension modification I've made on this car, I can see the difference that this particular shock/strut setup makes, and it is a DRASTIC improvement!

      Tjfreeman7

      Year: 2014 Submodel: V6 Houston, Tx

      Helpful (9)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      September 18, 2015

      Well worth the time.

      This set is well worth the time and effort. I installed them with a set of Ford Racing springs and I got the handling and ride I was looking for.

      Stanghank

      Year: 2006 Submodel: GT Valencia California

      Helpful (6)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      January 20, 2015

      track machine! !!

      Huge improvement on my ride after I installed this kit, awesome on the track and still good as a daily drive acually I commute on mine Monday to friday.

      zurdo90

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT Miami, FL, USA

      Helpful (6)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      September 23, 2014

      biggest bang for your buck

      My strut gave out at 50k. This offered me a cheap excuse to upgrade my suspension.

      cornerstoreman

      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      September 22, 2014

      Ford Racing K springs with Dynamic Shock & Strut kit

      After reading a bunch of reviews on all the different springs for the 2013 Mustang GT I decided to go with the FR K Springs, and the FR Dynamic shock with FR M-18183-C upper strut mounts. The FR strut and shock kit comes with all new hardware, and camber adjusting bolts. The FR website tells you how to slot the lower bolt hole to achieve camber adjustment. Because they came with hardware I assembled the struts the night before with the new upper strut mounts. Installation took all of two and half hours, on a gravel drive way. I also installed a J&M adjustable panhard bar. I took the car for a nice drive, and let the car settle in before I took any real curves. I have read were some say the ride is rough. To me it is not much stiffer then my stock GT suspension. The car rides nice, and does plant better in the corners. No where near as stiff as my race car.... which I was a bit worried about after some reviews. I highly recommend this set up.

      Qckslvr240

      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (7)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      August 26, 2014

      Dynamic shock/strut on my 05 Mustang Gt

      Installed this setup on my 06 mustang gt and the performance is night and day compared to stock. I have to say for how low the car sits (which looks amazing) the ride is superb. Definitely recommend for anyone looking for a fantastic performance suspension with a nice ride!

      Jmanrugby

      Year: 2006 Submodel: GT Los Angeles, CA, USA

      Helpful (6)

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