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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

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    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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        Questions & Answers (20)

        5 Top Rated Questions

        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?

        • 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.

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

        • 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.

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        Will this work on the 2005 GT Convertible as well?

        • Yes, these will fit all coupe and convertible models from 2005-2010.

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        I see pictured the rear shock with the dust boot. Does this shock come with it or am I to reuse the factory boot?

        • The KONI STR.T Shock & Strut Kit does not include new dust boots.

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        Will the Eibach camber adjustment bolts fit through the holes in these struts? Thank you.

        • The Eibach Camber Bolt will work in relationship with the Koni STR.T Front Struts. 

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        10 More Questions
        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. 1 answer
        Do the struts come with dust covers? 1 answer
        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? 1 answer
        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! 1 answer
        Will these fit my 14gt I currently purchase the Ford performance k lowering springs along with the gt500mounts? Are the back shocks the same for 05-14 1 answer
        I'm seeing some reviews saying the kit does not come with the required mounting hardware. Is that something we can purchase separately from American Muscle? If not, where would you recommend picking it up at? 1 answer
        If I don't get lowering springs, how will my ride feel with the stock springs and the Koni STR.Ts? Will it be the same as the stock shocks and struts or smoother etc? 1 answer
        Does this come with mounting hardware? 1 answer
        Does the Koni strut and shocks come with a mounting hardware kit?? One of the comments on 2/17/17 epeer said it did not come with a mounting hardware kit. 1 answer
        I have the gt500 strut mounts on my 2014 gt. Will these fit? Since they won't fit on the konis designed for my year with the gt500 strut mounts 1 answer

          Customer Reviews (96) Write a Review

          Overall Rating 4.5

          out of 5 stars

          Installation Time:Full Day

          Installation Cost:$250-$500

          • Handling Improvement 4.561798 4.6
          • Ride Quality 4.595506 4.6
          • Fit 4.797753 4.8
          • Bang For Your Buck 4.573034 4.6



          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Shop Install

            Installation Cost: 0-$100

            May 30, 2019

            nice struts

            nice oem replacement, at a nice price, installed with lowering . springs, nice combo....

            STANGSTEVE

            Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 3/5

            Installation Time: Full Day

            May 09, 2019

            Sqeaky Strut?

            The fit and handling improvement are great. The rear shocks were changed along with Ford Performance lower control arms. The front struts were an easy RandR of the originals. The after install test drive produced a slight squeak at the left front strut. Took it back apart and made sure all the contact points were lubed and it still exists. I'm hoping it will wear in after some miles are put on the car.

            08B

            Year: 2008 Submodel: Bullitt

            Helpful (0)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            May 01, 2019

            Pertty good

            Over all a good set just missing some hardware but good quality and good paint and color

            Azec

            Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            April 26, 2019

            Koni kit

            Lowerd my s197 and paired with these koni strut and shock kit for entry level was quit surprised how well they have changed my driving experiance

            Cjf

            Year: 2008 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (0)

          • 1/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            April 24, 2019

            Shocks without nuts

            While the quality of the ride in these is acceptable, not coming with any nuts for the install is a royal pain in the rear! Having to make a special trip to the parts store was not anticipated.

            2007GT

            Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Shop Install

            Installation Cost: $1000+

            April 17, 2019

            2007 gt

            Got them put on, wow what a difference. The noise is gone and it rides so good, love the product.

            Fuzzyfoony

            Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            April 11, 2019

            Bang for Buck

            Nothing better out there for this price. Decided to go with these instead of the SR performance ones. Happy I went with these. These are a little better than stock ride. Stiffer but more planted when paired with lowering springs. Installed them myself. Job was kind of a pain when it came to compressing the springs as i do not have an impact gun, but if i can do it anyone can. Just takes elbow grease.

            JordanA

            Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (1)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            April 08, 2019

            Great ride

            Finally decided to replace my suspension and this rides great. Rides surprisingly smooth. Paired with new lower springs there is a noticeable difference in dive when braking roll when turning. I would definitely recommend.

            BennettD

            Year: 2010 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (1)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            April 04, 2019

            Solid high quality

            High quality shocks and struts. Flimsy packaging will probably show up damaged but the parts don’t mind. Great price too!!

            SKISMO

            Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            March 22, 2019

            Suspension Koni

            Really a good sporty ride. Doesn’t bounce around. Really nice

            Boone

            Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (2)

          • 5/5

            March 18, 2019

            Price Point Perfect

            Great product, installed on a 2006 Roush mustang and overall a quality item

            GARRYH

            Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            March 06, 2019

            Koni str.t shock an strut kit

            Koni str.t shock an strut kit has been nothing but an add on to my 07 gt. It corrected all the sloppy play I also paired it up with bmr’s lowering performance springs

            Tylan

            Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (2)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            March 03, 2019

            Koni STR.T

            Huge improvement over stock shocks and struts! Firmer ride but still good for daily driver.

            Rob

            Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 1/5

            February 23, 2019

            Owner of 2006 mustang Gt

            The parts that I bought had no Hardware in came half of it no tubes for the rear shocks no Hardware whatsoever not really happy

            Anonymous

            Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (6)

          • 3/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            February 15, 2019

            Koni Kit 05 -09

            The kit has great potential however ran into a small issue with mine. This is a kit that supposed to help suspension components and create a more reliable vehicle experience.

            Stang05

            Year: 2005 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (1)

          • 3/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            January 27, 2019

            Didn't make a difference really

            First off, thanks to AM for a quick delivery. However, I needed a new set of shocks/struts because the old ride quality was unbelievable in NYC with the roads not being smooth/paved very well. Really unbelievable. Brash, loud smash noises when going over potholes, any little imperfection you can feel. I heard great things about this. But after I installed them, it didn't make a dramatic difference. I thought my ride would be at least smoother. It made a 20 difference I'd say. The brash noice hitting a pothole sort of went away, but in general the imperfect streets are still hitting back.

            RM

            Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (2)

          • 2/5

            January 24, 2019

            Loose

            There is too much play in the steering knuckle where the 2 bolts go, and theres a clunk from it when i go to stop or pull out of my drive way.

            RICKEYBOBBY06GT

            Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (4)

          • 2/5

            January 22, 2019

            Sheared Bolt

            I got these with the SR lowering springs and JandM camber plates and as I was torquing the bolt down to 148 lb-ft the smaller bolt sheared clean off. The spring and camber plate are stuck on there now.

            DanielB

            Year: 2005 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (2)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            January 07, 2019

            New shocks/struts for OLD YELLER

            second set of these on pony. I love the ride, nice and firm. Car handles good. Only problem shocks need to include new bushing kit.

            MitchellW

            Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (2)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            December 29, 2018

            Great upgrade or replacement

            The traction in cornering is a major improvement over OEM shocks. The install requires the spring compressor which can be borrowed for free from your local car parts stores. Simple install using floor jack and stands. I highly recommend this for your first shock replacement.

            BruceD

            Year: 2008 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (3)

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