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KONI STR.T Shock & Strut Kit (05-10 All)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Entry Level Performance
    • OE Replacement or Upgrade
    • Fixed-Rate Damping
    • Durable Twin-Tube Gas Pressure Design
    • Non-Adjustable
    • Complements Lowering Springs
    • Classic KONI Orange Finish
    • Includes (2) Front Struts and (2) Rear Shocks
    • Fits All 2005-2010 Ford Mustangs

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    Hey, Alex here from americanmuscle.com. Today, I'm bringing you my detailed review and breakdown of the KONI STR.T strut and shock kit, fitting your 2005 through 2010 Mustang. So in this video, I'm gonna talk about who this kit's going to appeal to, what you should be expecting in terms of performance, what you should be expecting to pay, and then we're gonna take a look at the installation. We're gonna be giving this an easy one out of three wrenches in the difficulty meter and about a two to three-hour job to get these onto your car. Then we'll have a little bit more detail for you on that later. So if you're the owner of a 2005 through 2010 Mustang and your struts and shocks are on their way out, which we'll talk about a little bit later, or if you're in the process of lowering your car or just overhauling your suspension, I would definitely take a look at this kit. So before we get in the thick of the video here, guys, we're gonna talk about some common signs of strut and shock failure, and if you've owned an older mustang or even an older car, you're probably pretty familiar with what your suspension's gonna be exhibiting. So first and foremost, one of the signs of strut failure is gonna be excessive nose-diving, which is self-explanatory and it can be characterized when you get on your front brakes, you can honestly feel the front of your car literally dropping down. Now, that's not only bad for corresponding suspension components but it's actually making your front brakes work overtime, which they already are. So you're probably gonna be running through them a little bit faster than you would be under normal circumstances. So, secondly here, guys, it's gonna be a little bit more of a rocking feeling, and I don't mean being characterized as when you're tagging a pothole or going over some railroad tracks, but more of like a swing feel, which on the '05 through '10, the car's a little bit on the nose-heavy side but it does have a tendency to sway as it's gonna have a higher center of gravity. It's not only gonna make you a little bit more disconcerted driving your car but it's not gonna make you a confident driver. Now, on the flip side, if your struts are in good working order and you're just looking to lower your car, it might be a decent idea to look into a complete kit as with brand new struts and shocks that are geared towards a lowered suspension. They're gonna work hand-in-hand with each other to give you the best drive possible. Now to piggyback on what I had just said, pairing a lowering spring with your factory strut isn't the end of the world. You can definitely get away with doing it, but I honestly wouldn't suggest doing it just because if you're gonna pair one with a factory component, you're not gonna get the best driving dynamics out of your car. If you're gonna overhaul everything, it's a really decent idea to do everything at once, as you're not only gonna be lowering your car for good looks, but it's gonna make your handling that much better, which at the end of the day, it's gonna make you a lot more of a confident driver. So on the flip side, some of the premature signs you might pick up if your shocks are failing, just like the struts, it would be nose-dive but it's more characterized by a real loose end bouncing all over the place. Not only that, if they're physically leaking, it's gonna be a great time to swap them out. Last but not least here, if your shocks are failing, they're actually gonna make your tires wear prematurely, which at the end of the day, your car's rear wheel drive. You're already putting a lot of hell to the rear end. It's just gonna make you burn through your tires that much faster. So in terms of performance here, guys, swapping out your factory components for an aftermarket set-up that's gonna be geared towards being a great replacement but something that's gonna work hand-in-hand with lowering springs, you're gonna feel this right off the bat. Take a look at the reviews all over the place, even on the website right here, and you're gonna see that it is going to be night and day in terms of the feel that you're gonna get behind the wheel of your car, as well as running it through its paces. Now, that can be either on a road course, autocross or just hitting the back roads on your way home from work. So one thing I do wanna mention here, guys, is that right out of the box, these are gonna have a fixed dampening rate, which essentially means that they're not adjustable. So if you're running your '05 through '10 on a road course a lot, or if you're gonna be hitting some autocrosses, you may wanna look into a fully adjustable kit as it's gonna give you the ability to custom tailor your set-up for whichever road course or whichever parking lot you're gonna be driving in. All right, guys, so taking a quick look at the pricing here, you should expect to be spending only about 350 bucks for this kit, which in my opinion is a steal. At the end of the day, you're gonna be greatly improving your driving dynamics. And if you're gonna take it a step further and install these with a set of lowering springs, it's just gonna make your drive that much more enjoyable. On the flip side here, there's a slew of other kits out there that we have on the website and you're gonna see that they're definitely gonna run up there in terms of pricing as if they're fully adjustable or based on the brand, it will fluctuate that much higher. All right, guys, so switching gears to the installation portion of the video. Just like I had said up top, you're gonna be looking at a pretty straightforward one out of three wrenches in the difficulty meter and about a two to three-hour job to get these onto your car. All right, guys, so I do wanna mention that this is gonna be a really quick glance at what's entailed to get these installed. A couple steps might be missing here, but this is just gonna give you a decent idea of what's gonna be necessitated to get these pulled off. And if you've ever pulled a strut out of your Mustang or any car, you shouldn't have any trouble with this. But if it's gonna be your first time doing a job like this, might be a good idea just to get a second set of hands in there as it can never hurt to have them onsite with you. All right, guys, so looking ahead, some things I'd make sure to have onsite would be a basic socket set, a breaker bar, and most importantly, a spring compressor when it comes time to pull your struts, and these can be rented pretty easily from a local part store. All right, guys, so first off, you're gonna want to get the car on a set of jack stands, pull your wheels and tires, and then you're gonna need to pull off everything in terms of your brakes. It's gonna be calipers, caliper covers, rotors, you name it, that's gonna have to come off. So after that, you're gonna want to pull your [inaudible 00:05:37] bolts out and then I'd make sure to have a separate stand underneath your A-arm, as once you drop that down, it's essentially gonna be supporting itself and you're not gonna wanna damage any of your brake lines or any other corresponding hardware when you're removing it. So after that, the strut's essentially gonna be loose from the bottom. You're gonna wanna go up top, hold the four bolts holding this into place, and a good idea is to make sure you have a hand or at least you have somebody's that's gonna have a hand on the underside just so it's not gonna drop. All right, guys, so after that, you're gonna wanna move up top and then remove the four bolts holding in your factory strut. Pro tip here. Make sure you have your hand on the underside of the strut so that once you pull that last bolt, it's not gonna fall. So moving to the back of the car, you're gonna want to get into your trunk, pull up your liner in order to access the top of the shock, and then get underneath the car, remove your two bolts, swap them back with the new shocks and you're good to go. All right, guys, so just to wrap things up here, some final thoughts. If you're the '05 through 2010 Mustang owner and you're in the process of replacing your worn out or broken shocks and struts, or if you're in the process of just overhauling your suspension and lowering it, I would definitely check out this kit as it's gonna give you some of the best handling out there possible without burning a hole in your pocket. So that's my detailed review and breakdown of the KONI STR.T shock and strut kit, fitting your 2005 through 2010 Mustang, available right here at americanmuscle.com.

    Improved Road Hold. Give your 2005-2010 Mustang improved handling and on-the-road safety with a KONI STR.T Shock & Strut Kit. With custom, fixed-rate damping that never needs adjusting and durable twin-tube gas pressure construction, you can count on this combo to give you less bounce, roll, sway and dive, while improving stability and overall driving feel.

    Quality and Value. This STR.T Shock & Strut Kit is the entry level performance combination, making it the perfect choice for both quality and value whether you're replacing older OE components or upgrading to complement a set of lowering springs. These non-adjustable Street Series Shocks and Struts feature the classic KONI orange finish and the world-famous KONI logo. Simply put, this kit offers a high quality set of shocks and struts at a budget-minded price point.

    Custom Design. These Shocks and Struts by KONI are custom designed so you can trust that the damping and valving will be flawless for your S197 Mustang. Custom tailoring eliminates the need for ongoing adjustments and the larger diameter piston ensures optimum street performance.

    Application. This KONI STR.T Shock and Strut Kit is specifically designed to fit all 2005-2010 Ford Mustangs, including the V6, GT, Bullitt and GT500 models with stock springs or aftermarket lowering springs.

    Fitment: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Details

    What's in the Box
    • (2) Struts
    • (2) Shocks
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Shock & Strut Specifications
    Placement: Front & Rear Adjustable: No
    Year: 2005-2010 Model: All
    Manufacture: Koni Material: Steel
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    17 Questions / 15 Answers

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    Roughly how many miles should the Koni STR.T (orange) last? I live and drive in Southern California, so I want to know if the costs justify the length of usage that I would get from them. I drive a lot of miles out here. My work commute is currently about 80 miles round trip. Or would the KONI Sport Adjustable Shocks Struts last longer?

    OCLou

    • It would be difficult to gauge how long the KONI STR.T Shock & Strut Kit would last as the life-span of these shocks and struts will vary per user driving style.

      AMJEFF

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    How would these work with Eibach Pro's or Sportline?

    JohnZ

    • The KONI STR.T Shock & Strut Kit will pair up great with any set of lowering springs. They are definitely a great way to help improve your handling and ride quality after lowering your car on a set of lowering springs. I would recommend pairing them up with the Eibach Pro-Kit Springs Item #47503 (http://www.americanmuscle.com/eibach-pro-springs-2005.html) for a nice 1.5" drop, a set of Maximum Motorsports Caster Camber Plates Item #47024 (http://www.americanmuscle.com/maximum-motorsports-caster-camber-plates-05-07.html) to help keep the front of the car aligned properly, and a BMR Adjustable Panhard Bar - Poly/Rod - Hammertone Item #102050 (http://www.americanmuscle.com/bmr-adj-black-panhard-0514.html) to keep that rear axle centered.

      SalC7

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    Will my struts come with new dust boots? I'm assuming they will, no one wants to put old dried up boots on these new parts.

    KenC

    Do the struts come with dust covers?

    KenC

    I have a 2010 GT premium but is the facelifted version (basically 11-12 body style but with modular 3v). There are some suspension parts that the 05-09 and 10-12 shares but also some parts that can't interchange (such as lower control arms). Will these fit on a '10 GT made after 08/09? Or do i have to buy the ones for the 11-14 ones with GT500 strut mount?

    Daniel

    • These KONI STR.T Shock & Strut Kit will work on your 2010 model with no issues yes.

      AMRickyD

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    Would these be a good choice with the Eibach Sportline springs or would you suggest something else? I know the rear drop is 2" on those springs and don't want blow the shocks out. Thanks!

    KJ

    • The KONI STR.T Shock & Strut Kit will be a great fit with the EIbachsportline springs yes.

      AMRickyD

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    Overall Rating 4.6

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Full Day

    Installation Cost:$250-$500

    • Handling Improvement 4.56 4.6
    • Ride Quality 4.52 4.5
    • Fit 4.86 4.9
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.54 4.5



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 21, 2018

      Complete Ride Quality Overhaul

      (IMPORTANT COMPATIBILITY DISCLAIMER at the end w/ TL;DR) To start, I've had the SR Performance lowering springs installed on my Stang for quite a while now but have always had them on with worn factory struts and shocks. I'll tell you, to say the ride quality was absolutely horrendous is an understatement. Any element of the road that wasn't absolutely smooth made it feel and sound like the bump stops were hitting. In comes the Koni STR.T's, these little miracle workers fly in and save the day. The suspension as a whole now is eons beyond what it was in terms of comfort and handling. The STR.T's are stiffer than the factory shocks and struts, so I cannot speak on whether someone would prefer them with stock springs. HOWEVER, with lowering springs these are a must (in hindsight). After installing the lowering springs my ride quality deteriorated drastically. After installing these, it's the closest I've been to stock ride quality. I now only feel 1 out of every 20 bumps driving down the road compared to before. These may be expensive for some people, but are WELL worth it. TL;DR (too long;didn't read): STR.T'S: - Well worth the price - A Must have if your car is lowered - DRASTICALLY improve lowered ride quality - Improves handling/nose dive ! COMPATIBILITY DISCLAIMER ! It is required when lowering for people to purchase camber adjustment parts. Lower car = more negative camber, because of this without aftermarket camber adjustment the car cannot be realigned to factory specs. This is no problem if you buy camber castor mounts, HOWEVER, if you don't have $250 and decide to go with the $35 Eibach Camber Adjustment Bolts, like yours truly, BEWARE! The Eibach bolts DO NOT FIT THROUGH! DO NOT FEAR though, there is a workaround. All that was required to get the adjustment bolts through was to drill out (bore) the hole closest to the front (of the car) that it slides into EVER SO SLIGHTLY; so once on each strut. I reccomend also sealing the exposed metal after drilling to prevent rusting. I now have no issue running the STR.T's with the Eibach Camber Bolts.

      Cody05

      Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 11, 2018

      Koni Struts

      I'm enjoying my Konis,, the ride is firmer than stock but they do pair well with the SR Performance drop springs I installed with them....

      ChrisG

      Year: 2005 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      July 04, 2018

      Solid Upgrade

      Purchased these to replace a set of Salen Racing shocks and struts which I put about 70k in miles on my former daily driver. No that it’s my weekender I decided to replace them. I pairs the KONI’s with a set of Eibach Sportline Springs, Ford Performance Strut month, and SR Performance adjustable End Links which I found to be a must have for optimal sway bay position. There was a very noticeable difference in the ride quality as the car is smoother over bumps and not as hard as my prior set up. There are stiffer than stock but worth the extra stability when launching or taking fast corners. They did not come with a dust boot but your springs should include these. Install is is pretty straight forward just takes time. I would recommend these to anyone looking for a solid upgrade with bang for its buck. Shared photos

      Oemnotme

      Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      June 27, 2018

      Work great

      I removed lowering springs and put the factory springs back on with the installation of these shocks and struts so I cannot elaborate. My car Is fun to drive again.

      DanielP

      Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      June 23, 2018

      Newbie To Suspension Review

      Far from a suspension expert here but here it goes: paired these with the EIbach Sportline springs and there is nearly no difference in the ride quality when compared to stock quality. We live in Dover, DE which is alot of backroads and bumps but you can barely tell. Very well made product to compliment the lowered height. You will not feel the pavement!

      DouglasQuaid

      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $250-$500

      June 22, 2018

      Great!

      Got the Koni orange struts and shocks to go with my rousch springs and boy what a difference. Also added the GT500 strut mounts. Highley recommended!

      Ragtopman

      Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      June 17, 2018

      Just Right

      The ride is just right. Not too stiff not soft. Makes cornering precise.

      JerrydelRosario

      Year: 2007 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      May 19, 2018

      Alot better than expected

      I ordered these shocks/struts to be paired with bmr springs , umi panhard bar and gt500 strut mounts and couldnt be happer, ive read that this setup rides similiar to factory and i could not be more pleased. The comfort level is barely any different than oem. Install took me about half a day to do everything, and with the gt500 strutmounts and eibach camber bolts put me right in oem specs

      JohnT

      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 09, 2018

      Pair great woth Ford K springs

      Ride is great and very tolerable paired with Ford K springs. Have a hoist in my garage and spring compressors so took about an hour to lower and install panhard bar. Night and day handling difference coming from stock suspension.

      02Saleen

      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      April 29, 2018

      Affordable upgrade over stock equipment

      Nice quality for your muscle car dollar. A real noticeable improvement in overall ride quality and handling over the stock shocks/struts. Great painted finish adds to your Mustang's overall look behind your tires.

      Dreamon

      Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      April 22, 2018

      Improved Ride

      These shocks and struts provided a smoother ride. My only wish, the rear shocks came with new bushings.

      Pony23

      Year: 2005 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      April 07, 2018

      Good bye stock

      Definitely worth the money. I could feel the difference right away.

      DevonteP

      Year: 2008 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      April 07, 2018

      Beautiful parts, easy to install

      Perfectly happy with everything about the parts, only complaint is re using my old bushings as I could not find new ones and these did not come with any.

      KyleS

      Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      April 02, 2018

      Easy to install!

      Big change. I no longer feel every bump so much on the road

      JonathanC

      Year: 2005 Submodel: V6

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    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 26, 2018

      Shocks n struts

      They get the job done and look great with my lowering springs

      JasonW

      Year: 2010 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 14, 2018

      Worked as needed

      Handling is improved, does not ride too hard. were easy to install

      DrewH

      Year: 2008 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 14, 2018

      Awesome

      Great balance as well as stability. You can hardly feel a bounce, like a real mustang. Paired these with some eibach lowering springs and “Boom” you got a sweet ride. Thanks AM!

      GabrielE

      Year: 2010 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 12, 2018

      Great Stock Replacement

      I figured it was time to replace my old 108k stock shocks and struts, so I got these with BMR lowering springs and Ford Performance GT500 Style Strut Mount. I have to say that this combo works well and the car handles way better then before.

      TanTin

      Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      March 08, 2018

      Awesome kit and doesn't compromise ride.

      After I installed a BMR strut tower brace, I realized how much the factory struts, shocks, and springs sucked!! I felt like I was driving a boat once the front end was tied together. Sloppy!!! I added this kit along with the K-Springs (1 1/2" drop) from Ford Performance, a Steeda adjustable panhard bar, Eibach camber bolts, and the GT500 strut mounts. Just with these few mods put on, what a freaking difference. I can't lie, I actually giggled like a little kid taking sharp corners for the first time today. Didn't get to drive much because it started to snow. Ohio winters suck!! All in all, a very solid product. If you are lowering your Mustang, you can't go wrong with the Koni STR.T kit. Hats off to AM as well!! As always, fast shipping and great customer service. Can't wait to see what happens with new upper and lower control arms, and sway bar kit.

      ChadD

      Year: 2009 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      February 13, 2018

      Konis for mustang

      Parts provided were fine, but I was surprised that the they did not include a new strut boot, and the nut that goes on top of the strut? Ditto for the bushings and washer that go at the top of the shock. Luckily my old bushings were in fair shape. If I know these parts were not included, I probably would have ordered new ones.

      BN

      Year: 2009 Submodel: V6

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