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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 americanmuscle.com. 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 americanmuscle.com.

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;
1994-1998
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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Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Worth it

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

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5/5
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.

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Overall Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars
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4 Questions / 4 Answers

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Do these struts come with the rubber fittings?

LeonardoB

  • 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?

JohnS

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

    Cobra_Machine04

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

JoseR

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

    Cobra_Machine04

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

Tom

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

    SalC7

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Overall Rating 4.2

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Afternoon

Installation Cost:$250-$500

  • Handling Improvement 4.090909 4.1
  • Ride Quality 3.954545 4.0
  • Fit 4.772727 4.8
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.318182 4.3



  • 5/5

    March 31, 2017

    Worth it

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

    Blader19

    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.

    DennisK

    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.

    Stroker

    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.

    thestig

    Year: 2003 Submodel: Mach 1

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 09, 2016

    Recommend

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

    Recommend

    Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 1/5

    December 02, 2016

    GOT A BOX OF UNUSABLE JUNK

    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

    Angela

    Year: 1994 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 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.

    Jay

    Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 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.

    JohnnyA

    Year: 1995 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    November 07, 2016

    Amazing!

    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!

    jake

    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

    John

    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.

    Gary

    Year: 2003 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (1)

  • 3/5

    September 19, 2016

    Alright

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

    Mine

    Year: 2002 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (1)

  • 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.

    Brostang

    Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 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.

    JRob19

    Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 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.

    Weedsy

    Year: 2004 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (1)

  • 1/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    October 13, 2017

    Okay could be better...

    Had 187k on the pony still on the factory shocks/struts. Time for a change. Was very tired of feeling every single bump on the road. Install was pretty solid and straight forward even though no instructions were included. Packaged pretty well probably the best thing I am writing about on this review. Was giving this product high expectations but sorry to say I was very disappointed. I can still feel pretty much every single bump on the road although it feels slightly better but not a whole lot of improvement over the old worn out ones. Do not know if it's the product itself or the fact that I still have my factory springs but not what I was expecting it to be.

    Star

    Year: 2000 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 11, 2017

    My back loves them!

    Long story but here goes... Lowered the car on HandR super sport springs, replaced stock (blown) shocks/struts with autozone replacements. Ride was HORRIBLE! After research and suggestions I was told to go with 79-93 fox body length shocks/struts because they are shorter and respond better to a lowered car for non adjustable shocks/struts. After hurting my back I decided to pull the trigger on the 79-93 koni STR.T shocks/struts. After removing the replacements I compared them to the Konis, the Konis were WAY softer!!! Put them on and it no longer feels like I’m using a 4x4 block of wood for shocks/struts. These absorb 90 of the bumps with zero issue. Also, now the car has some serious traction issues. Went from spinning 1st and halfway through second, now I spin completely through first, halfway through second and chirp third hard. This is on 295/35r18 Michelin pilot super sports. Bottom line I’m extremely happy with them and would suggest them to anyone. Next step is new BMR upper and lower control arms.

    RyanA

    Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $250-$500

    August 31, 2017

    Not bad

    Not bad. Came a little dinged up, but great either way.

    PaulT

    Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    August 29, 2017

    Solid for the street

    solid setup for the street. had to replace stock setup, and this was way better than oem.

    MikeM

    Year: 2004 Submodel: Mach 1

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    July 20, 2017

    Amazing shocks and struts

    These are amazing shocks and struts definitely stiffened up my 13 year old stock suspension. They bolted up really nicely. Farley easy install

    AbelL

    Year: 2004 Submodel: V6

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