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KONI STR.T Shock & Strut Kit (94-04 All, Excluding 99-04 Cobra)

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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 1994-2004 GT, V6, Bullitt, Mach 1 and 1994-1998 Cobra Mustangs

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

Hey, guys. Adam here with Today, I'm bringing you a detailed overview of the KONI STR.T Shocks & Struts Kit, fitting all '94 to '04 GT, V6, and Mach 1s as well as the '94 to '98 Cobras. In this video, I'll be going over the performance and benefits added to your suspension when upgrading to the KONI Shocks & Struts Kit as well as all the materials and construction that goes into the kit. I'll top the video off with the install. Which I'll let you know upfront here gets a two out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter, simply because this isn't the hardest job in the world, but it is a bit more involved than a direct bolt-on. The KONI STR.T Shock & Strut Kit I have with me today will be for any '94 to '04 GT, V6, or Mach 1 owner as well as any '94 to '98 Cobra owner who's looking to pick up a pretty serious suspension upgrade to improve their ride quality overall without picking up something as expensive as a fully adjustable ride setup. So the first things first, I wanna point when exactly it may be a good time to pick up a new set of shock and struts. If you're currently driving your New Edge or early SN95 Mustang and you're feeling a sense of poor ride quality or if you're feeling kind of every bump on the road, it may be time to upgrade those factory shocks and struts. Now, if that's the case, the KONI STR.Ts, otherwise known as the KONI Orange, as you can see by their finish, are a perfect upgrade for the guys out there currently running factory shocks and struts and want a better ride quality without having to feel every bump in the road. You get a sense of more stability, while also getting a sense of better ride comfort. This is even gonna be a really good setup for the guys out there running a daily driver, a weekend warrior, or maybe just the occasional track queen. So the KONI STR.Ts, or the KONI Orange, like I said, are one step below the KONI Sport adjustables, which actually have a full range of adjustability. Now, these KONI STR.Ts do not have that. These are actually a fixed dampening, basically meaning they have the exact same dampening you'd get right out of the box with no adjustability. Now, like I said, this is perfect for the street guys out there, maybe the occasional track queen. If you're looking for a bit more, if you're going to the track a lot more often, or if you're taking hard corners a lot more, you might wanna think about picking up the adjustability option with the KONI Sports, simply because you can actually fine-tune it a lot more to your preference. So I, firsthand, can actually tell you I have this exact kit installed on my '95 Cobra, and you might actually recognize that from the November Hot Lap. But with that said, I can tell you firsthand that this is a very comfortable ride suspension for the front and rear. You don't feel many bumps on the road, and I'm actually very, very happy with their performance. There isn't very much in the world that I'd trade these for. Now, as far as materials and construction goes, this option here, both front and rear, are designed with a gas-pressurized twin-tube design with a larger-diameter piston, which gives this all the more comfort and ride stability. Now, KONI has been making shocks and struts for literally decades now, so it would not be a KONI option without the orange finish with the KONI logo printed right on the tubing here. My personal opinion, this is one of the best suspension upgrades without actually going up to a Sport Adjustable. Now, one of the great things about this particular option is they are made to work with either your stock ride height or lowering springs as well. Now, if you're picking up lowering springs, this is a perfect time to pick up a KONI Sport Adjustable and vice versa since the installation is very, very similar. You are gonna have to remove the springs and what-not in order to get these installed. And you do the exact same thing with the opposite side, if you're picking up lowering springs. Now, with that said, these are made to work with any ride height in particular, so no matter what your spring rate is or whatever your spring drop is, these are gonna be working perfectly with that. Now, with that said, if you're looking to pick up a fully adjustable option that you can tweak on the fly, depending on your personal ride preference and what you're doing with that particular day, you might wanna check out the KONI Sport Adjustables, which I just mentioned, which are actually going to be a yellow finish. So if you check those KONI Yellows out, they're gonna be on the site as well. So if you're looking to pick up the KONI Orange setup for yourself, expect to be spending somewhere in the $400 region, which is actually kind of considered a more budget-friendly option. Now, as you can see when you're looking around on the site, there's a lot of adjustability options out there as well as some fixed damperings like this one here. Now, if you're not looking for the adjustable option, I would definitely point you in the direction of the KONI Orange. Shifting gears over to the install portion of the video, like I said in the very beginning, this isn't something that is going to be a direct bolt-on. It's a little more involved than that, but it's not the hardest job in the world. I'm gonna give it a two out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter and give it something you can expect to finish in about four hours or so, maybe the better part of the afternoon. Now, with that said, you're gonna wanna have some very specific hand tools on deck, like a ratchet and a simple socket set, as well as a jack and jack stand or a lift if you have access to one. And you'll definitely want to have a spring compressor on hand to safely and properly remove and reinstall your springs. Just to give you an idea of a rough overview of what you'd be working with as far as the install is concerned, you're gonna wanna make sure your car's in the air safely and supported on jack stands. For the front, you wanna remove one of the wheels, drop the entire brake assembly out of the way, remove the top strut tower from under the hood, remove the bolts holding that top strut, remove the bolts on the bottom where the end links are, and, of course, pull the whole strut out of the system. Now, you're gonna have to use that spring compressor to safely and properly remove those springs and, of course, transfer them over to the new KONI setup. Now, you're gonna reinstall everything in the exact reverse order, pull the brake assembly back up into place, bolt everything down to spec. Now, the top and bottom of the struts will actually torque down to somewhere around 85-foot pounds, but you wanna make sure you're consulting the user's manual or some kind of installation guide before you actually torque it down to any spec. Moving on to the rears, this is going to be extremely similar to the front with the exception of a few minor changes. The top of the shock can actually be found inside the trunk liner, so you wanna keep that in mind while you're tackling this. And if you're handling lowering springs at the same time as well, which is highly recommended since it's so similar of an install, you're gonna support the weight of the differential housing in order to slip out the rear springs. And once that's all said and done, you can wrap it up doing the exact same thing in the reverse order to install the KONI setup. Repeat the process for all of the wheels there, and you're good to go. Now, I am gonna give this one a two out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. And like I said, it's a little bit more involved than a direct bolt-on, so you're gonna wanna have a little bit of mechanical expertise or some kind of knowledge on hand. If not, just have a helping hand on deck. All said and done, four hours on the install, the better part of an afternoon, and you're good to go. Wrapping things up, if you're the owner of a '94 to '04 GT, V6, or Mach 1 or a '94 to '98 Cobra and you're interested in upgrading your suspension package, such as your shocks and struts a lot more comfortable and street performance ready, you might wanna check out the KONI STR.T Shock & Strut Kit, available right here at

STR.T for the Street. If your ride is bouncy and you're noticing every bump on the road, then it's time to replace damaged or worn out components and give your Mustang a suspension overhaul. Thankfully, KONI has developed their STR.T Series of Struts and Shocks. The STR.T Combo Kit gives your vehicle a better hold on the road and adds stability, improving the safety and comfort of your SN95 or New Edge Mustang.

Quality Parts. Racing enthusiasts and daily drivers alike have come to trust KONI for their suspension components and accessories. In the business for over 70+ years, KONI is always innovating quality systems and parts. Featuring a twin-tube design and a larger diameter piston, this Street Series Kit provides fixed-rate damping action to ensure a consistently superior driving experience. Best of all, this kit is suited for both stock height and lowered Pony's.

Budget Friendly. The STR.T Series is KONI's entry-level performance kit, combining their reputable design for high impact performance with the benefit of a budget-friendly price tag. The KONI STR.T Shock and Strut Kit includes two shocks and two struts utilizing a vehicle-specific design that will never need adjusting.

Application. This KONI STR.T Shock and Strut Kit is specifically designed to fit all 1994-2004 GT, V6, Bullitt, Mach 1 and 1994-1998 Cobra Mustang models with stock springs or aftermarket lowering springs. Not compatible with the 1999-2004 IRS Cobra models.

Fitment: 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Details

What's in the Box
  • (2) Struts
  • (2) Shocks
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Shock & Strut Specifications
Placement: Front & Rear Adjustable: No
Year: 1994-2004;
Model: GT, V6, Bullitt, Mach 1;
94-98 Cobra
Manufacture: Koni Material: Steel
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • GT - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04
  • V6 - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04
  • Bullitt - 01
  • Cobra - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98
  • Mach 1 - 03, 04

Not Compatible with IRS Cobra

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Loan officer, not a mechanic.

Nuts bolts, youtube! Toughest issue on the front struts , were the top bolts. I borrowed a neighbors electric impact wrench to make it easier. however the top bolt on the strut will just spin. Tried to ...

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4 items in the kit -One rear shock was blown -One dusk cover cracked on front strut -Other front strut seems too soft and can be bottomed out metal to metal very easily. If I push both struts to bottom ...

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Overall Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars
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Are these shocks and struts stiffer than the stock ones or are these more of just a replacement


  • The KONI STR.T Shock & Strut Kit is going to be an upgraded replacement kit and it will be slightly stiffer than the factory struts and shocks.


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Do these struts come with the rubber fittings?


  • The KONI STR.T Shock & Strut Kit will include the shocks and struts only.

    Rob D

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Will a person need to re-use/buy new hardware to install the front struts?


  • Hey John, These would require either the purchase of new hardware or the reuse of original. They come struts only


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Do these come with all the bushings, base and spacers for the front??


  • Hey Jose, These just come with the shocks and struts no hardware


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Do you need an alignment when replacing the struts??????


  • It is highly recommended to get an alignment after installing any new suspension component.


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Overall Rating 4.3

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Afternoon

Installation Cost:$250-$500

  • Handling Improvement 4.107143 4.1
  • Ride Quality 4.035714 4.0
  • Fit 4.714286 4.7
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.321429 4.3

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    November 14, 2016

    Loan officer, not a mechanic.

    Nuts bolts, youtube! Toughest issue on the front struts , were the top bolts. I borrowed a neighbors electric impact wrench to make it easier. however the top bolt on the strut will just spin. Tried to use a screwdriver , which keep slipping out of the slot - Top of bolt. Had a cheap angle grinder from Harbor freight and a $2.00 metal 4" disk from Home depot, and cut it off in seconds. The new struts have slot for allen wrench . After grinding very easy to install. Back, you need to take out trunk interior. i sad full day- , including , removal of tires, parts, clean up, lunch and clean up. Big difference in handling. You tube - and cut the bolts on top struts.


    Year: 1995 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (4)

  • 1/5

    December 02, 2016


    4 items in the kit -One rear shock was blown -One dusk cover cracked on front strut -Other front strut seems too soft and can be bottomed out metal to metal very easily. If I push both struts to bottom and release them at the same time one is fully extended again in 20 seconds and the other takes over 2 min to extend fully but I gave up on counting when I hit 120, 4 PARTS -3 DEFECTIVE = 1 good REAR SHOCK If 3 out of 4 are defective out of the box, how many will have a defect after I install them? I will be returning these as soon as possible and buy another brand, my front struts are blown and making my caster camber plates peel up when they bottom out and it is a daily driver


    Year: 1994 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (3)

  • 5/5

    March 31, 2017

    Worth it

    Smooth ride, handles better. Install was not that bad being my first time changing shocks and struts.


    Year: 2001 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (2)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    May 28, 2017

    great package

    I picked up a set of ford b springs along with these, Great suspension. smooth but soaks everything up nicly. I was hoping for a touch stiffer setup but a buddy just said he thought it was a bit stiff. Guess it depends on what your looking for. either way i cant see anybody having any major problems with this setup. The car rides and handles great.


    Year: 1995 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 4/5

    February 11, 2017

    Improved handling

    Much improved handling without being overly stiff for a daily driver.Quad shock replacement to follow soon.


    Year: 2001 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $100-$250

    January 18, 2017

    koni's great bang for your bucks

    the koni strut and shock combo is a great deal at 1/2 the price of the bilsteins, for those on a budget you cant beat the koni's.


    Year: 2003 Submodel: Mach 1

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 09, 2016


    Feels good makes a lot of a difference wen changing your stocks to these konis worth the money


    Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    November 25, 2016

    Wow wish I had done this first

    This made such a difference in the way the car rides. My 98 GT convertible with 87k miles was still on the original suspension. I would recommend this as one of your first mods. I combined these with some Ford Racing G springs and it's like driving a new car. The nose doesn't dive anymore when hitting the breaks. No more bottoming out in the rear when hitting dips in the road. I did notice the ride seemed a little stiff at first but after a week of driving they are right in the sweet spot. I had my mechanic install these. Took about 3.5 hours and they swapped out the springs as well. You'll also need an alignment afterwards.


    Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    November 07, 2016


    I bought these shocjs and struts and they arrived in only 3 days. the boxes came packaged well and had all new hardware. Rear shocks had new bushings and the front struts had new nylon lock nuts. I installed all of them in a matter of an hour or 2. Ride is drastically improved with all the bouncy ride eliminted. love these shock and I highly recommend them to anyone with a lowered mustang!


    Year: 2000 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    October 21, 2016

    Great improvement from stock struts

    they are a little stiffer than the stock struts and definitely adjust after hitting something like a bump. the ride quality is a little bumpy because of the stiffness and you can feel every little bump you run over


    Year: 2002 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    October 03, 2016

    Hand tool install/no power tools

    I was getting ready to purchase these and made a few inquiries with local retailers and after recovering from the quote sticker shock for purchase and install I pulled the trigger. For those without impact wrenches it can be done. The stickler is preventing the post from spinning while trying to break loose the top retaining nut. I used a very large screwdriver turned sideways and wedged into the slot so i could get enough back leverage to break loose the nut with a long handled wrench. I had 120,000 miles on the old shocks. The ride improvement was obvious. Stiffer eliminating the boat float feeling and rides much flatter when braking and cornering with minimal nosing. 100 satisfied, thanks AM.


    Year: 2003 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (1)

  • 3/5

    September 19, 2016


    I Haven't really noticed any difference yet like the other buyers have.


    Year: 2002 Submodel: V6

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  • 4/5

    September 12, 2016

    Koni shocks and struts

    They improve the ride drastically over stock suspension. But handling his substantially better and creates more confidence while tracking down the road.


    Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

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  • 4/5

    July 19, 2016

    Great buy!

    Bought these for my new project car 04 GT and they feel and look just as good as on my 2014. Definitely recommend this product.


    Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    July 18, 2016

    Great product

    I bought these on another site and installed them, they are a little bit better than the stock struts that came on my 04 v6, would recommend them To someone looking to upgrade a little bit.


    Year: 2004 Submodel: V6

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    December 11, 2017

    Worth the price

    Made a huge difference in the handling and road feel if my 1996 convertible.


    Year: 1996 Submodel: V6

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    December 02, 2017

    Great product

    Bolted on no problem works with my stock springs. Simple install. Rides a whole lot better with them on.


    Year: 1999 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    November 29, 2017


    Enjoy them much stiffer ride really feeling the road. At first the car will need to adjust depending on how much your plastic has dried out. Heard some pops and cracks but it has stopped all is good, really complaints my sport coil kit. Worst part was removing the old struts, shocks came out easily. Lots of removal in trunk. I'd say my mechanical experiences are up there but still set aside 4-5 hours bc stuff happens unexpectedly.


    Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    November 15, 2017

    Perfect upgrade for stock up to high rate springs

    Needed better struts and shocks for the lowering springs on my car but didn't need anything adjustable or capable of supporting a coilover conversion. This kit is perfect, they are firm but not harsh and improved the control of the car with the stiffer springs.


    Year: 2000 Submodel: GT

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    November 08, 2017

    Different ride

    the rear is hard, not soft ride. it is a different sensation compared with standard shocks.


    Year: 2001 Submodel: V6

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