(approx) 4 Hours
Mechanical expertise or professional installation required.
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Justin: The SR Performance V2 Coilover that we have here for the 2005 to 2014 Mustang are by far and away the most popular coilover option currently in the category four south of 1000 bucks. Now the V2s will pack that monotube design with 16-way damping adjustability and will lower your car anywhere from one to three inches which will essentially allow prospective buyers out there to fine-tune their ideal ride height or just simply slam the car to the ground if that's what you desire. Now price point's gonna live in that mid-$800 range and the install according to the site will get a soft three out of three wrenches here and take roughly four hours to complete or so from start to finish. But as always, guys, if you hang with me for a little bit, we'll walk you through the job later in the video.All right, guys, so full disclosure, I've actually had the SR V2 coilovers installed on my S197 in the past prior to moving to a more drag-focus setup and while they were on the car, I absolutely loved them. Now they did replace a Koni orange SR spring combination at the time. And besides the obvious height and damping adjustability of the coilovers themselves, the ride quality and handling performance were just vastly improved over my previous setup. But enough about me, what do you say we talk about the V2s here on the table?First up, let's talk about that height adjustability because I think it's one of the biggest draws of going with a coilover setup like this as opposed to the more traditional static spring setup. Now the V2s here from SR, guys again will offer a drop range from one to three inches depending on how you want to set your ride up. So again, essentially will allow you to slam the car to the ground to the point of being almost undriveable or maybe just go a little bit lower than stock and really anywhere in between. Now your only other option to get this kind of adjustability is of course going with an Air Ride setup which as you guys know is not only far more expensive but will also be a little bit more difficult to install as well.Now in addition to the height adjustability here guys, the V2s will also give you that 16-way dampening adjustment, meaning you can either soften or stiffen your ride depending on your personal preference and maybe the driving style that you're going to be attacking. For instance, if you're heading to the drag strip, you might want to soften up those fronts a little bit, add a little bit more stiffness to the rear to help promote that weight transfer or if you're heading to an autocross day, road track, something like that, you can always mess with those things pretty quickly and pretty easily. To do so, you're just simply gonna want to turn your knobs here on the top of the fronts, the rears, a key is included to insert into the top of the shock and make your adjustments that way. Now it's a very nice thing that SR has incorporated this kind of adjustability on such an entry-level or budget-friendly coilover and it's something you guys get to play with to ultimately kind of nail down your ideal ride quality. Me personally, I like things to be a little bit more on the firm side, the car just feels a little bit more responsive, a little bit more nimble if you will, but ultimately that is up to you guys at home.Another nice feature to point out with the V2s is the monotube design that you're getting here again for south of 1000 bucks, which I feel is very solid.Now if you're not familiar, a monotube shock or strut is typically used on higher-end dampers and coilover kits as the design just offers more consistent performance and for that reason, it's extremely popular with all out performance applications. But along with those monotube dampers, you're also getting four springs here. Of course, your front spring rate, by the way, 447 pounds, rear spring rates is gonna be 331 pounds. Now for the record, these are some of the higher spring rates in the category for a coilover such as this. The V2s from SR also do include the aluminum top hats here or caster-camber plates built in, nice feature to point out. And finally they even toss in some burly adjustable end links for you guys right there for the front sway bar, really nice feature and necessary feature if you ever wanted to go ahead and corner balance the car.But now we want to talk about the installation process. And the benefit of going with a coilover like this guys is that you're simply going to be yanking out your front strut assembly in one piece and replacing it with the entire coilover up front. So meaning there's no need to mess with any spring compressors or anything like that. But to give you a better idea of what the job is gonna be like here's that detailed walkthrough we promised you along with a quick tool breakdown.Man: The tools I used for this install are half-inch impact gun, a three-eighths impact gun, a quarter-inch impact gun, a 21-millimeter socket, a 19-millimeter socket, 18-millimeter socket, 15-millimeter socket, 13-millimeter socket, 12-millimeter socket, 15-millimeter swiveling impact socket and a 10-millimeter socket, an 8-millimeter wrench, a 12-millimeter wrench, a 19-millimeter ratcheting wrench, and an 18-millimeter ratcheting wrench.So the first step you're gonna want to take after you remove your wheel is to pull your caliper and rotor assemblies off the car and get them out of the way so that you can get to work. All right, you're gonna need a 15-millimeter socket, I'm using a half-inch air gun and a swivel socket but this can be done with a ratchet and socket set. With the caliper unbolted, you can use just a regular bungee cord and hook it into your caliper and tie it off to the subframe so that it stays out of your way and doesn't fall loose.Next, I'm gonna use a 10-millimeter socket to unbolt the brake line retaining clip, and then use a clip panel tool to remove the Christmas tree clip that hold the ABS and brake lines to the strut assembly. Using a clip tool, I'm gonna remove the clip. Next I'm gonna use an 18-millimeter socket to remove the upper part of the sway bar end link from the strut assembly. And now using the same 18-millimeter socket, I'm gonna remove the two lower strut bolts that hold the strut to the hub assembly.The final step to removing your strut assembly is going to be to remove the four nuts up at the top inside the engine bay, and once you remove those, your strut assembly should come right out. Now I need to remove the sway bar end link, in order to do that, I'm gonna use an 18-millimeter ratcheting wrench and an 8-mill box end wrench to hold the ball joint from spinning while I remove the nut. And now we can install the new coilover suspension kit just like the reverse removal for the stock.Next we can install the adjustable sway bar end link provided in the kit. With the coilover and sway bar link installed, you can start to reassemble your spindle. Gonna use a 19-millimeter ratcheting wrench to tighten up my sway bar end links. Next we're gonna throw our rotor and caliper back on before we reconnect our brake line bracket. Now I'm gonna use a 12-millimeter socket to tighten down the top strut nuts. And now you can just repeat this process for the other side of the vehicle.So because this is a solid rear axle vehicle, we're gonna actually accomplish removing both springs at the same time by lowering down the rear differential. We're gonna do this unbolting the sway bar from the body and we're also going to unbolt the lower shocks. Once we do that, we can lower our differential down, pull both springs out at the same time and put in our new ones. So I'm gonna use a 15-millimeter socket and impact gun to remove the sway bar end link from the body. With the links unbolted you can swing the sway bar down out of your way.Before I can unbolt the shocks, I have to support my rear axle so that my springs don't unload while I try to unbolt everything. Once again, using a 15-millimeter socket, I'm gonna unbolt the lower shock bolt. Now using the screw handle on the pole jack, I can slowly lower down the rear differential which will unload the springs and allow me to remove them from the car. Make sure to retain the isolators on the stock diff, you're gonna need them for your new springs.With all the lower suspension hardware removed in the rear, you can move into the trunk and pull this access panel back to get to the top of the shock bolt. Gonna use a 15-millimeter socket on an impact gun and unscrew the nut. And now we can start by installing our new rear shock. Now I'm gonna use a 19-millimeter socket on an impact gun to tighten up the top nut. Now I can install my new spring adjuster. And now I'm gonna install my new springs. And that's gonna wrap up this review and install for the SR Performance V2 Coilovers for your '05 to '14 Mustang. Thanks for watching. And for all things Mustang, keep it right here at AmericanMuscle.com.
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December 09, 2019
Sr performance v2 could
Good product easy instal...best bang for your buck!Helpful (0)
December 09, 2019
Not the let down I wanted
Put this kit on my car and it was like a bouncing ball. I tried everything to get it right including emails to American muscle with no success. I ended up putting the old suspension back in. I stay away from sr products nowHelpful (1)
October 23, 2019
While they do seem to be a well engineered set up. Fit was great. There is no set up support and I've had a rear shock go flat and thereally is absolutely no parts support. Need a shock? Buy a new kit.Helpful (1)
October 22, 2019
Very Neutral About Review
This is kit is a great fit. It takes about an afternoon to install. Since the springs are harder it does ride considerably rougher than stock. DO RESEARCH ON HOW TO PROPERLY ADJUST THE SYSTEM. This will ensure that ride quality is improved. Improper adjustment will cause unnecessary roughness. Do it right the first time, adjusting coilovers after dust and road grime builds up takes a considerable amount of effort. If done right this is a good system.Helpful (1)
October 18, 2019
Very easy to install, rides good like that you can adjust the comfort mode and makes the car look good..Helpful (0)
August 21, 2019
Upsetting ride quality on poorly engineered coils
Front sway bar end link rattled after first month of use due to bad ball joint. Right rear shock made LOUD bang every time any bump was hit due to poorly engineered mounts. Metal stopper held in place with a key ring allows bushing to compress under load which caused metal on metal contact with the ring and the metal stopper. This caused the metal stopper and ring to bend and become misshaped while producing a deafening bang over any bump. Rear left shock would creek and squeak continuously when spring osculations occurred. Both rear shock arms seemed warped and bent after 3 months of street use. You can see this by spinning the shock. Spring osculations occur at 30 and 50 mph with any dampener setting lower than 4 clicks from hardest setting. Any setting on dampeners higher than 4 clicks from hardest setting sends you airborne in your seat over small bumps. Spring frequency was (roughly ~2.7) much harder than expected causing lower back pain for daily driving. I would AVOID this product and go with tightening the suspension with stronger than stock components in stock configuration or stick with progressive springs. I went back to stock after 90 days of adjustments and 3 shops trying to figure out were the noises were coming from. After going back to stock all noises and issues have gone away but now I'm stuck with these coil overs and cant return them due to me trying to find the issues of this poorly made product past my return date. = (Helpful (1)
July 08, 2019
For anyone with clunking/noise
Great coilovers for the price! If you have any clunking/unwanted noise, make sure to tighten down the sway bar end links very tight. It was clunking previously but after I torqued those bolts down it’s now as quiet as stock.Helpful (2)
June 03, 2019
easy to do did it on jacks had power tools so it was really easyHelpful (1)
June 02, 2019
Love going to the coil over suspension help me lower car 2 inches on rear and 3 inches on the front. Could use better instructions on how the set up and adjust the coils and the shocks.Helpful (0)
May 26, 2019
Pretty good quality
Got them installed by a good buddy of mine and they ride pretty good for being under the 1k markHelpful (2)
I use and abuse my mustang, I do go to the track but it's driven a lot on the street so I was wondering if these could provide the look for the street and if they won't give up on me at the track, my car is in the mid 500's in whp
The SR Performance V2 Coil Over Kit is a high quality setup, but is designed for handling vs straight line performance, and would not perform the same as a dedicated drag coilover setup.
How long is the warranty on this kit?
The warranty on this kit is 30 days.
With this kit do you need to buy caster, camber plates ? Also will bigger sway bars be needed or helpful?
No need to buy a caster camber plate. Its provided with the front assembly. You can use your stock sway bar no problem with this kit. Your handling will be improved dramatically to where IMO you don't need to upgrade your sway bar. But if you do choose to it won't hurt it. The kit also comes with adjustable sway bar end links encase you do have an after kit set.
Does this kit fit on a convertible?
This coilover kit will fit all 05-14 Mustang models.
I'm ordering this kit and going to lower my car 2 inches how big of rim and tire can I go to with out rubbing
It would be difficult to say exactly what the largest wheel would fit with a two inch drop as the width & offset play a major role in determining fitment, along with the tire size being used. If you are interested in a pre-made wheel and tire kit we offer, they are guaranteed to fit with up to a two inch drop in ride height. If you are looking at a wheel and tire kit that we do not offer, but you have the specifications for the wheel and tire you will be using, please feel free to contact us via phone, chat and/or email so we may assist you!
The spring rate itself isn't adjusted, the ride height is. You received tools with your kit specifically designed to manipulate this adjustment.
Any adjustable front sway bar end links will work well with the SR Performance V2 Coilover Kit.
The bump stops will not necessarily need to be changed in order to run this kit. However, it is recommended.
Yes the front strut assembly comes with the springs installed.
You would not need these parts for the coilovers but with the installation of them will have a nice overall handling kit.
I apologize for the trouble you are having. We do have an install guide available for troubleshooting. https://www.americanmuscle.com/srperformance-v2-coilover-0514-manu-install.html
Yes, the SR Performance V2 Coilover Kit can be installed on a 2007 Stage 3 Roush.
This can lower your vehicle up to 3". It would be difficult to say exactly what the largest wheel would fit with a 3" drop as the width & offset play a major role in determining fitment, along with the tire size being used. If you are interested in a pre-made wheel and tire kit we offer, they are guaranteed to fit with up to a two-inch drop in ride height. If you are looking at a wheel and tire kit that we do not offer, but you have the specifications for the wheel and tire you will be using, please feel free to contact us via phone, chat and/or email so we may assist you!
(approx) 4 Hours
Mechanical expertise or professional installation required.
What's in the Box
|Placement:||Struts - Front|
Shocks - Rear
|Year:||2005-2014||Model:||V6, GT, Bullitt, BOSS, Shelby GT500|
|Spring Rate:||Front: 447 lb/in. |
Rear: 331 lb/in.
|Progressive or Standard:||Standard||Estimated Drop:||1.0" - 3.0" Front|
1.0" - 3.0" Rear