(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
What's going on, guys? I'm Alex from americanmuscle.com, and today I'm bringing you my quick review and breakdown of the SR Performance Shock and Strut Kit, fitting your 1994 through 2004 Mustang GT and V6, '03-'04 Mach 1, and your '94 through '98 Cobra. So in this video, I'm gonna talk about who this kit's going to appeal to, some signs of premature strut and shock failure, what you should expect to be spending. And then what's it gonna take to get these onto your car, where I'm gonna be giving these a pretty solid one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter and about two hours of labor. And I'll have a little bit more for you on that later. So if you're the owner of a '94 through '04 Mustang and your struts and shocks are on their way out, which I'll talk about in a little bit. Or if you're just looking to drastically improve your ride handling as well as quality, I would definitely suggest checking out this very budget-friendly option for your car, as it's honestly gonna make a world of difference for your driving experience.So before we get into the thick of the video here, just like I had said previously, I'm gonna talk about some signs of premature strut failure, and that could be characterized by excessive nosedive, which is self-explanatory. When you're getting on the brakes, you're literally gonna feel the body leap up off the chassis and run forward. That's not only gonna be bad for you and for performance, but it's actually gonna be making your front brakes work that much harder and overtime. And considering that they're usually stopping the car more so than the rear brakes are, you're gonna be running through pads and rotors that much faster. So secondly here is gonna be a little bit more of a rocking feeling, and this can be easily characterized by like when you're hitting a set of train tracks, maybe a pothole cover. But I notice it personally the most when I'm running a car through the turns. As it just has a little bit more of a loose and not-so-connected feeling, which, at the end of the day, it's not gonna make you that much more of a confident driver when you're running your car either on the track or some backroads.Now, if your struts are in good order and you're just looking to lower your car as well as drastically improve the handling dynamics as well as the ride quality, it might be a good time to look into getting a new set of struts. As pairing a lowering spring with a factory strut is just not gonna give you the best overall driving experience. And let's face facts here if you're gonna be taking the time to either pull your springs or a strut, it's definitely gonna be a good idea to just do everything at once. Now, on the flip side here, guys, if your shocks are on their way out, some of these signs can be characterized by the following. Now, it's gonna be some excessive rear-end bouncing, squatting, and I don't mean like the good kind where you're getting off the line at the track. Not only that, you may actually be seeing premature tire wear, which is gonna be due to the OE shocks not putting the tires on the ground and making them hit the road that much more effectively. Last, but not least, if they're physically leaking oil over the place, it's gonna be a really great time to have those swapped out as well.So in terms of the performance here, guys, by swapping your factory components with something that's gonna be fresh, have a custom valve setup, it's honestly just gonna make your driving experience that much more enjoyable. And that can be anything from just hitting the back roads on your way home from work, Friday night grudge night racing, or even just doing some road course or autocross work. Now, just to add on hitting some road courses or doing some autocrossing, I gotta mention that these are not gonna be fully adjustable or adjustable in any way. Right out of the box, these are gonna have a custom dampening setup. And that may or may not appeal to you as, if you're gon
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February 24, 2020
SR performance shock and strut
Great budget buy for upgrading my almost 20 year stock parts! Feels great and direct fit.Helpful (0)
January 02, 2020
Maybe for a V6 “Garbage”
This product is garbage. Failed after 1 year with brand new lower and upper control arms that failed with this purchase. I do not recommend anyone with a Mach1 to buy this junk as our Mach’s were built totally different than a V6 or a GT. AandM junk.Helpful (0)
August 05, 2019
Not bad for the price
Not bad for the price. They’re a little softer than what I like. However, definitely see a different compared to the stock ones.Helpful (0)
July 28, 2019
Shock strut kit
Grate product fast shipping overall great experience!Helpful (0)
July 08, 2019
I bought the shocks and struts along with the SR Lowering springs. I’ve lowered a lot of vehicles and these ride surprisingly great!! Love them!!!Helpful (0)
July 05, 2019
Decent if you get the hardware.
They ride decently maybe a touch firmer than stock, I live in pothole country so they have been well tested. The rears went on in fifteen minutes with new hardware its a breeze. The front however was a fight, didn't receive a top nut though pictured in kit and single form. And the existing top nut was course thread these are fine thread and metric. But after the hassle they work better than what I took off so.Helpful (1)
May 30, 2019
These are great
Direct fit. Affordable. And much better than stockHelpful (1)
May 28, 2019
Product is good quality and fitment was perfect. Price was also fair and shipping was quick.Helpful (0)
May 28, 2019
GREAT QUALITY, GREAT RIDE
Needed a new shock set for my Bullit Project. Car still had original shocks on it and were gone. Slapped these in and having many new edges in the past, these definitely are a great budget friendly upgrade.Helpful (1)
May 22, 2019
Not worth the money
I should have just replaced with oem after just over a year the front struts need to be replaced really sad considering my stock oem shocks and struts lasted from 97 till i got these a little over a year ago very dissappointed but should have known with sr performance just cheap junk honestly just like all their other parts.Helpful (1)
Does this kit come with new bushings?
The SR Performance Shock & Strut Kit includes the lower shock mount bushings, which are pre-installed into the shock.
Is this the whole kit that I would need for struts on my 1998 gt convertible isn't there two back struts too ???
The kit comes with 2 front struts and 2 rear shocks, enough for a complete set for one vehicle.
Will they lower my car any from stock height if so how much? Thanks in advance.
No, the SR Performance Shock & Strut Kit will not lower your car however this item paired with the SR Performance Progressive Lowering Springs (53150) would provide a drop of 1.5" in both the front and the rear. https://www.americanmuscle.com/sr-springs-7904v8.html
Are these conpatable with the upr adjuatable plates
Yes, they adjustable plates will work that shock/strut kit.
do these work really well with the sr lowering springs?
Yes, you would be able to use these in conjunction with SR Performance lowering springs.
The SR Performance Shock & Strut Kit can be used with Eibach Lowering Springs.
Yes, this kit will work with the factory springs.
It would be recommended to have an alignment done with any service regarding the suspension.
For warranty information, we ask that you call or chat in and one of our customer service representatives will be happy to assist you.
This kit includes 2 front struts and 2 rear shocks.
Yes, The SR Performance Shock & Strut Kit comes with both front struts and both rear shocks.
Thank you for your question about the SR Performance Shock & Strut Kit (94-04 GT, V6, Mach 1; 94-98 Cobra). With this kit you would be able to reuse your factory springs.
This show and strut kit will be able to work on a 1998 GT Convertible.
The SR Performance Shock & Strut Kit will work perfectly with the SR performance lowering springs!
(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
What's in the Box
|Placement:||Front & Rear||Adjustable:||No|
|Model:||GT, V6, Bullitt, Mach 1;|