(approx) 4 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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Hey, guys, Stephanie with americanmuscle.com, here with the review and install of this handling pack that pairs KONI's STR.T Shocks and Struts with Eibach's Pro-Kit Lowering Springs for 2011 to '14 GTs, V6s, and Boss Mustangs.In this video, we're gonna talk about a few different topics when it come to this handling kit. We're gonna talk about the performance and handling benefits of the kit, and, of course, we'll cover the install. I'll go over the install in more detail later on, but I can tell you right now that the install for this kit is easy and straightforward, but it is a little bit of work. So I'm gonna call it a two out of three wrenches in the difficulty meter. The KONI STR.T Shock and Strut, and Eibach Pro-Kit handling package is going to be for those of you out there that are looking for a handling package that'll give you an entry level upgrade with non-adjustable shocks and struts and a set of progressive springs that'll drop the car up to an inch in the front and one and half inches in the rear. This kit is perfect for those daily drivers that are performance-minded and want a little bit more from their handling.For guys who are looking for more of an upgrade or to upgrade maybe some other handling components, there are some other kits that you can check out that will give you a little bit more depending on what you're looking for here. We do have a couple of things to talk about here since we are looking at a big kit, but the first thing that I wanted to talk about is the KONI STR.T Shocks and Struts. These are considered the entry level option, and I mean entry level in both price and performance. These are KONI Orange, which is one step below the KONI Sports or the KONI Yellows. Even though this is entry level kit, you are getting a bump in performance over your stock components. Now, while these are performance-oriented, you aren't getting the most performance-based kit with these here. These are non-adjustable as opposed to the adjustable options that you have. That means that they have a fixed rate of dampening, and these have the standard twin-tube gas-pressure design and steel body. Well, like I said, these are still an upgrade over the factory shocks and struts.If we move on to the Eibach springs, these are the Pro-Kit springs, and they are a progressive spring, which is gonna make them a good option for the street cars that are out there. The springs do offer a range of drop depending on your exact model. If you have a GT, no matter if it's a coupe or convertible, you're looking at a drop of one inch in the front and one and half inches in the rear. The V6s can expect 0.8 in the front and 1.2 in the rear, and the Boss Mustangs can expect 0.6 in the front and one inch in the rear. I will say that it's normal to have a settling period with lowering springs. So if the initial drop is less than what you'd expected to be, just know that these springs will settle a bit with some time, and the car will drop a little bit lower.The springs, and shocks, and struts work hand in hand together. And, normally, if you're upgrading one, you are upgrading the other. So having a kit like this one here, with two well-known brand names, is always a plus. And any quick research on the forms will tell you that this kit is a popular kit and that these things really do work well together. If you wanna take things a step further, you can always upgrade your strut mounts, and you'll have a car that feels totally different. As far as price, you're looking at spending under $750 for this kit. You do save a little bit by purchasing these together in a kit, but you can always buy the parts separately as well if you don't wanna spend everything all at once. And this is price lower than the kit with the adjustable shocks and struts, but keep in mind that this is your base upgrade. There are a ton of different handling kits that offer different components depending on what you're looking for. So if you need something more than
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Fitment: 2011 2012 2013 2014 Details
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January 25, 2020
I bought my struts about a month and a half, and now my left front strut rattles like crazy. Am not sure if I will be able to return it or just replace it, but after much money I have spent to try and fix the problem who would have thought it was a brand new part.Helpful (0)
December 18, 2019
It has been a month since I install the kit, I have no complains and adds a different feel to my every day drivingHelpful (0)
October 22, 2019
Easy install, fits great!
Easy install. Car rides great, and handles much better than with the OEM suspension.Helpful (0)
July 07, 2019
Easy install ride height is perfect
Straight forward install about 4 hours for both front and rear. The ride is excellent and the ride height is perfect with 20" SVE wheels .Helpful (0)
June 08, 2019
I had a mechanic install these. The difference over stock is surprising. car doesn't bounce around over bumps. turning is simple. the car doesn't fight you. Just feels tighter all around.Helpful (1)
May 29, 2019
KONI STR.T shock/strut EIBACH springs
I read a lot of reviews before purchasing this suspension set up. I was looking for a good ride and lower stance. It took about 3-4 hours for removal and installation of springs, shocks and struts. Luckily I was able to use a friends lift. The ride is greatly improved over stock and the stance looks good. I’m hoping that the rear will settle down a little more over time. Overall I’m happy with the set up and the ride. I would definitely recommend this product!!!Helpful (1)
March 18, 2019
Awesome product. Shocks and struts look amazing under the car and the drop from the springs is perfect. Ride quality is the best. Recommend it to any Base GT ownersHelpful (0)
January 02, 2019
Very composed, confident and balanced car now. Almost zero nose dive in hard braking, either. Huge improvement over my worn out stock susp. The mild drop (.8 in front and 1.2 in rear) was perfect for me since I have 20 inch wheels. No issues at all. Just remember to get the longer camber bolts and a new camber kit too.Helpful (5)
October 02, 2018
A great change for a small price
This really made a difference in the stance and handling of my14' GT convert. Install was straight forward and would have given 5 stars but the package does not contain the longer Camber bolts needed and had to order seperately.Helpful (3)
August 15, 2018
Love driving the car again
Read a lot of reviews and they were accurate. Fixed the "floaty" rear end feeling, car doesn't seesaw down the track anymore or nose dive, much more comfortable between 120-140mph. The car just grabs more and I love driving it. Had 116k miles on my old suspension and after doing a rally this summer I knew I wanted to upgrade. I was worried this was gonna be too cheap of a kit but it's perfect. Only complaint I have is that you have to reuse a lot of from the old suspension. The turret mounts from my old suspension blew apart when I took them out and then I had to wait several days to get new ones. Then I forgot to transfer over the bump stops from the old shocks until half way through so keep that in mind when doing your suspension. Wish the kit included the turret mounts since they recommend you replace those anyways otherwise would be 5 stars. Overall love driving the car with this new set up.Helpful (6)
Hello, I have a 2014 V6 and I was wondering if this is all I need. Do I need camber plates or a panhand bar? I just want my car to be comfortable but lowered. Thank you! :)
Hello, Caster cambers or panhand bar are not required but is not a bad idea. Camber plates will eliminate any squeak you may receive if you do receive any, the panhand bar is not recommended for install but is a good idea to purchase when lowering the car to help align the rear end, also a full alignment once installed.
Would the Camber Bolts do the job for the alignment for this kit or would the Caster/Camber plates do better? But I also don't want to spend more then what I have to.
Hello, As a general rule of thumb, any drop 0" - 1" camber bolts should be sufficient to correct the alignment. 1"+ drop it would be recommended to purchase caster/camber plates. With that said, it can be difficult to say exactly whether or not you will need caster camber plates for your application, to correct the alignment. This is because the estimated drop for each model varies slightly. Lowers 2011-2014 GT Coupe: Front - 1.0”, Rear - 1.5” Lowers 2011-2014 GT Convertible: Front - 1.0”, Rear - 1.5” Lowers 2012-2013 BOSS Coupe: Front - 0.6”, Rear - 1.0” Lowers 2011-2014 V6 Coupe: Front - 0.8”, Rear - 1.2” Lowers 2011-2014 V6 Convertible: Front - 0.8”, Rear - 1.2” I can say for certain that caster/camber plates are not required to install the kit, and therefore you may use the camber bolts. However, if the car is unable to be returned to an acceptable caster/camber spec. Then you would want to invest in caster/camber plates to give you the additional adjustment needed.
Sir this kit is the kit just for the 2011-2014 Mustangs? Correct? So I can use my Stock Strut Mounts? Thanks
You can use your stock strut mounts with this shock, strut and Eibach pro-kit.
There are a couple of reviews that say you need longer camber bolts (than stock) and the shocks do not come with bushings. Do you sell these items? I don't see them on your site.
What longer bolts is everyone talking about needing in the reviews?
That would depend on what wheels you are running and the offset/backspacing of those wheels. Please contact our customer service department so that we may directly assist you with your set up! Our contact information can be found here: https://www.americanmuscle.com/contact.html.
The 2011-2014 Mustangs require the use 2005-2010 Ford Performance lower springs and struts/shocks for proper installation. The KONI STR.T Shock, Strut & Eibach Pro-Kit Lowering Spring Kit will not work with the GT500 Strut Mounts.
The KONI STR.T Shock, Strut & Eibach Pro-Kit Lowering Spring Kit will not require the addition of any additional components. We would recommend the Eibach Pro-Alignment Camber Adjustment Bolts, Item 47815 for an increase range of adjust-ability when the vehicle is being aligned. http://www.americanmuscle.com/eibach-proalign-bolts-0512.html
A panhard bar would not be needed for the installation but is highly recommend when lowering the car to help realign the rear end.
(approx) 4 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
What's in the Box
|Spring Rate:||Front: NA lb/in. |
Rear: NA lb/in.
|Year:||2011-2014 GT, V6, BOSS||Model:||Coupe & Convertible|
|Progressive or Standard:||Progressive||Estimated Drop:||1.0" F / 1.5" R|
0.8" F / 1.2" R
0.6" F / 1.0" R
Not Compatible with GT500