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

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      Review & Installation Video

      Hey, everybody. I'm Justin with, 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

      Product Information

      Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation


      • 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


      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

      MPN# M-18000-A

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      Customer Reviews (34)

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      Ratings Summary

      4.7 out of 5 overall rating from 34 customers

      Installation Time: Full Day

      Installation Cost: $250-$500

      • February 18, 2020

        5 2006 GT - MI619 Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        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

        4 2007 GT - SethT Installation Time: Afternoon

        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

        5 2014 V6 - battlezack Installation Time: Shop Install


        Car feels more stable handling is more improved hugs corners more tightly performance is more enhanced nice upgrade

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      • March 12, 2019

        5 2017 EcoBoost - SSGColon Installation Time: Afternoon

        Easy to install

        Work great, and give a great look my mustang. No expensive and preformace wide is great.

        Helpful (0)
      • March 02, 2019

        5 2014 GT - AngelG Installation Time: Shop Install Installation Cost: $500-$1000


        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 amazing

        Helpful (1)
      • February 28, 2019

        4 2014 GT - Averagedude Installation Time: Full Day

        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.

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      • January 13, 2019

        5 2010 V6 - Erw0171

        Perfect ride

        this has added improved handling, and stability. this is the way mustangs should ride brand new of the showroom floor

        Helpful (5)
      • January 01, 2019

        5 2009 Bullitt - Franck


        Improved road grip Very satisfied of it Associated with shorter spring for a nice look

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      • April 29, 2018

        5 2008 Bullitt - GTH1

        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.

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      • February 24, 2018

        5 2009 V6 - CarlosO Installation Time: Afternoon

        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)

      Questions & Answers (22 answers)

      5 Top Rated Questions

      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.

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      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 ( and GT500 strut mounts (

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      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.

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      10 More Questions
      Will this work with J M adjustable caster camber plates ? 1 answer
      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. 1 answer
      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

      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      What's in the Box

      • (2) Front Struts
      • (2) Rear Shocks

      Tech Specs

      Placement:Struts - Front
      Shocks - Rear
      Year:2005-2014Model:GT and V6
      Manufacture:Ford Racing/Dynamic SuspensionMaterial:Steel

      Will It Fit My Mustang

      • Bullitt - 08, 09
      • GT - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
      • V6 - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

      2011-2014 GT and V6 Mustangs require Ford Racing Springs and M-18183-C upper strut mounts (sold separately)

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