(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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- How to Install KONI STR.T Shock & Strut Kit (11-14 GT, V6) on your Ford Mustang
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Hey guys, Stephanie with americanmuscle.com here with an overview of the KONI STR.T Shock & Strut Kit for 2011 to 2014 GT, V6, and Boss Mustangs. In this video, we're gonna over a few topics when it comes to this shock and strut kit. We're gonna talk about the benefits of this kit, the performance you can expect from the kit, and we're also gonna talk about the install as well. I'll get into more detail with the install later, but I can tell you right now that the install for this is going to be a two out of three wrenches in the difficulty meter. The KONI STR.T Shock & Strut Kit is gonna be for the S197 owners out there that are looking for entry-level performance from a nonadjustable shock and strut setup. This kit would be a good option for you if you're looking for an OE replacement, or they can complement a set of lowering springs, or if you're looking for a smaller upgrade and you're on a budget. Now, I say that about lower springs because, usually, when you lower your car with set of springs, you also shop for shocks and struts. If you run your stock shocks and struts with lowering springs, they'll not only wear out the shocks and struts faster, but you also won't get the most performance or the best ride quality from the springs. Shocks and struts like the STR.Ts here are more capable of working better with a lowering spring because they're designed to work with a firmer spring rate and lowered ride height. So it's nice that this kit'll work in both cases, whether you're just looking for a stock upgrade replacement, or you're looking for something that'll work with lowering springs. These are considered the entry-level kit. These are the KONI Orange, which is one step below the KONI Sports or the KONI Yellows. Even though this is an entry-level kit, you are still 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, either. These are nonadjustable, as opposed to an adjustable option that you have. That means that they have a fixed damping rate, and these have a standard twin tube gas pressure design and a steel body. But like I said, these are still upgrades over the factory shocks and struts.When it comes to price, you're looking at spending just south of $500 for this kit. Now if you're just looking for a basic set of shocks and struts and you're really on a budget, there are some other options on the site that are even less expensive, but just know that the KONIs here have been around for decades, so they're tested, proven, and reliable.The install here is gonna be your normal shock and strut install that should take about four hours to complete. I'm gonna call this a two out of three wrenches on the scale. You need a spring compressor and a lift would help you out here as well, but the job can be done with a jack and jack stands. You're gonna need to get down to the spring strut assemblies, so everything like the wheels, the brakes, the ABS lines will need to be moved out of the way so you can pull the assemblies out of the car. A spring compressor will help you remove the spring from the strut and install the new front struts, which install the same way that the factory struts came out. The install's the same for both sides. The rear is where things are a little bit different, but it's nothing crazy here. Just like the front, the rear springs and shocks install the same way that they were uninstalled. No surprises here. Once that's done, you can bolt everything back up and you're ready to go.Wrapping things up here with the KONI STR.T Shock & Strut Kit. This is KONI's entry-level kit, but it's still gonna offer performance benefits over the factory components. This can work as a factory upgrade replacement, or it'll work with a set of lowering springs to give you better handling performance. You can check this kit out more online for yourself, and for all things Mustang, keep it right here at americanmuscle.com.
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Fitment: 2011 2012 2013 2014 Details
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September 20, 2019
Easy to install, rides nice and looks good. Purchase the lowering springs and the suggested GT 500 strut bearings that did not fit. So I went back and discovered that other people had the same issue. Next time I will do better research and not just take the suggested items.Helpful (0)
June 27, 2019
Great upgrade to Stock
I installed these pair of shocks and struts along with BMR rear control arm to my 2011 GT. I still had OE part after 100K and needed to upgrade. I would feel every bump, some bottom out. Wheel hop was horrible on take off and would eat up tires extremely fast. After the install, the BMR control arms complimented and reduced wheel hop completely. the Koni shocks and struts gave a smoother ride. Bumps were not as painful anymore. The car handled better on cornering and reduced dive on stopping. I did an alignment immediately after install and needed a camber bolt kit. The hole for the camber bolts needed to be drilled bigger to fit the tabs of the new camber bolts. The OE strut mounts fit with the Koni struts with no problem.Helpful (3)
May 07, 2019
Fit really good! Everything lined up pretty straight and they seem to be a quality product for the money. The ride seems almost stock , not too rough or bouncy. I coupled them with the Ford Racing lowering K- springs and I'm very happy with the results! Also I didn't need the GT500 strut mounts either, those are only needed if you are using the 2005-2010 shock and strut kit on a 2011-2014 mustang.Helpful (2)
April 21, 2019
awesome quality parts equals nice, low , quality rideHelpful (1)
March 30, 2019
Just what i wanted
Struts and shocks give a firmer ride than stock. Handling is greatly improved.. front end bounce gone, and.steering feel much improved.. would recommend them for someone looking for a step up from stock..Helpful (2)
March 13, 2019
Feels as close to stock ride with all the handling benefits of upgraded suspension! Tied all my aftermarket suspension components together so now I can push it faster around corners without the feeling of spinning out. Doesn’t ride harsh either with the car being a fairly driver as well.Helpful (0)
March 07, 2019
Perfect with Eibach Sportlines!
My GT was still on factory shocks and struts at 105k miles and paired with the Eibach Sportlines, the ride quality was terrible to say the least. I installed the Konis about a week ago and the ride quality is way better. When you hit a bump you no longer hear the whole car shake and rattle. You still feel the bumps but they're nowhere near as violent now. The handling has improved some too! I didn't have any major body roll beforehand but now it feels a little more confidence inspiring (even for a Mustang!) the install is also pretty easy. Doing all 4 took about 2 hours and didn't give me any major problems. Only time will tell how they hold up but so far I highly recommend these! The only con is when going over some bumps you can hear the plastic dust cover on the rear shock rattle.Helpful (3)
February 22, 2019
I received my konis.. str’s.. struts and shocks.. they look amazing.. but havent put them on the car yet.. will review in the Spring!Helpful (2)
February 19, 2019
Installed the Koni shocks and struts along with the SR lowering springs. I got the look and ride I was hoping for. Thanks AM for the quality products and informative videos.Helpful (1)
February 03, 2019
Get choice for anyone tryna get rid of that crazy bounce with the stock suspension! Worth every penny.Helpful (2)
Will these work with the Steeda Mustang Heavy Duty Upper Strut Mounts (11-14)?
Yes, the Steeda Mustang Heavy Duty Upper Strut Mounts can be used with theKONI STR.T Shock & Strut Kit.
Will the SR Performance Lowering Springs (05-14 GT Coupe, V6 Coupe) Work with this set up?
Hello, Yes the SR Performance Lowering Springs are compatible with the KONI STR.T Shock & Strut Kit.
Using this kit, well it drop my car or keep it the same?
This KONI STR.T Shock & Strut Kit is designed to be used with lowering springs, however they can be used with factory springs which will keep your ride height the same.
Where can I can spring noise isolators for these?
Would these fit a 07 v6 mustang?
These will not fit 2007 models.
Yes, an alignment is required after install.
You can certainly utilize the stock strut mounts with these Koni struts.
Caster camber plates do not need to be upgraded when installing these.
Yes, the Koni shocks and struts will compliment the lowering springs.
Yes, this will fit all 11-14 Mustang GT/V6 models.
They are not compatible with the Ford Performance Lowering K-Springs (item 24022), as the springs will only fit 2011 and newer GT Coupes when used in combination with Ford Racing M-18183-C upper strut mounts and M-18000-A dampers.
Yes, these shocks would reuse the factory upper bushings.
The KONI STR.T Shock and Strut Kit will not accept the GT500 strut mounts, but will work with the Eibach Camber bolts.
The KONI STR.T Shock & Strut Kit will work with the Ford Performance 2013 Cobra Jet Drag Spring Kit on a 2014 GT
These KONI STR.T Shock & Strut Kit, will not be compatible with the GT500 Strut mounts.
(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
What's in the Box
|Placement:||Front & Rear||Adjustable:||No|
|Year:||2011-2014||Model:||GT, V6, BOSS|
Not Compatible with GT500