Review & Install Video
Hey everybody I'm Justin with americanmuscle.com, and this is my detailed review of the SR Performance V2 coil over kit available for your 2005 to 2014 Mustang.
First and foremost, guys, the S197 SR Performance V2 coil over kit here is going to be a great option for you guys at home who prefer the height adjustability benefits of a coil over as opposed to a static drop of an aftermarket spring. With that being said, this is also going to be a great option for you guys at home looking to step into a monotube shock and strut design, 16 way adjustability, but keep that price point down beneath $1000. At the time of this video, this is going to be your only option that offers all those benefits and comes in at that price point.
Full disclosure, guys, I've actually had the V2 coils installed on my S197 for the better part of a year now. I actually worked with the guys over at SR to help R and D these things. I absolutely love them. I have zero complaints. They actually replaced my old Koni STR.T and SR spring combo. Besides the obvious height and adjustability benefits of the coil over kit here, I can honestly say the ride and performance as far as handling is concerned is vastly improved with the V2 coil overs in my opinion.
First, let's talk about that height adjustability, because again I think that's the biggest upside or the biggest plus when choosing the aftermarket coil over as opposed to a more traditional aftermarket static spring. The SR Performance V2 coil overs will drop your ride anywhere from one to three inches depending on how low you want to go. I should point out that that three inch drop is the biggest drop offered by any coil over available here at AM. Again, this is going to essentially allow you to slam the car to the ground if you like or go slightly lower than stock.
To really hammer home that point, guys, if you are looking for that height adjustability a coil over will be an excellent choice. It's going to be far more affordable than some of the other options including air ride which is typically a little bit more expensive.
In addition to that height adjustability the V2 coils do also offer 16 way dampening adjustment here so you can soften or stiffen the ride depending on your own personal preferences or driving habits. For instance, this is great if you're a drag strip regular and you like to play with the suspension settings to really dial in your optimal launch for 60 foot, or on the other hand if you're just a casual enthusiast and you like to play with your suspension settings a little bit to dial in your optimal ride. Either way, you have the option here with the SR coils. For instance, I like to do it a little bit more on the firm side. Overall, the car and the steering feel a little bit more responsive to me.
Again, totally up to you, and it is nice that SR throws in that option on an entry level coil over. That is something I do want to quickly touch on here with the V2 coil over kit from SR. Traditionally, SR is more of a value brand. That will be the case here with the V2 coil overs. However with that being said, you are getting the dampening adjustment and you are getting the height adjustment along with that monotube design which in my opinion is going to be pretty solid for less than $1000.
What is a monotube? It's something that is a little bit more consistent, a little bit more durable when compared to a twin tube design, and it's something you're going to find on higher end dampers or coil over kits and will be used in more performance related applications.
With all that said, let's run down what you are receiving here with this kit. We just talked about the four monotube dampeners, shocks and struts of course there. You are getting the springs of course here, 447 pound springs up front, 331 pound springs for the rear. Some of the higher spring rates I should mention in the category. Along with that you are getting the aluminum tophats or strut mounts, whatever you want to call them. They do have the built in camber adjustment which is a nice little touch. SR Performance also throws in the beefy end links here which is also going to be a nice little added feature.
This is a bolt on kit, guys, meaning no permanent modification needed whatsoever to your S197, but there is a good amount of work involved. I'll call it two out of three wrenches on the overall scale of difficulty. These are double adjustable meaning of course you can adjust your ride height like we already talked about but you can also adjust your preload. Just make sure to take note of that before getting started.
Obviously, this one's going to test your toolbox a little bit. Make sure you have a decent set of sockets on hand in addition to some other tools along with a jack, jack stands or lift, whatever you have access to just to get this thing knocked out. Again, it is time consuming. It's not exactly difficult. We'll call it four hours on the overall time frame here. Maybe a little extra time added in to the end to adjust your optimal ride height.
As always, when you tweak this much of your car's suspension, guys, don't forget to take it to your local alignment shop just to make sure everything's in spec.
To recap here with the SR Performance V2 coil over kit, in my opinion you're getting an excellent value. You're getting that monotube dampener design. You're getting the 16 way dampening adjustment. You're also getting the 1 to 3 inches of height adjustability for just south of $1000. Again, as someone who pounds the pavement with this kit day in and day out on my own S197, I have absolutely no complaints. Are they going to ride as nice as the $2500 KW Variants, for instance? Well, probably not, but if you're looking for a coil over that's going to ride pretty good and offer a bunch of adjustability, these'll do the job just fine. Be sure to learn more about the SR Performance V2 coil over kit for your ride here at americanmuscle.com.
Upgrade the suspension of your S197 Mustang with a SR Performance V2 Coil Over Kit for a dramatic improvement in over all handling performance. This SR Performance V2 Coil Over Kit is designed to lower your Mustang's center of gravity and reduce excessive body roll which results in flatter cornering and better directional control - perfect for windy back roads.Adjustable Ride Height.
Not only will SR Performance Coil Overs improve the handling of your 2005-2014 Mustang, but they will also improve its overall appearance. This SR Performance V2 Coil Over Kit is ride height adjustable allowing you to lower your Mustang anywhere from 1" to 3" (front and rear) to eliminate that nasty tire to fender gap for a more aggressive street stance.16 Way Adjustable Damping.
SR Performance V2 Coil Over Kits use 16-way adjustable monotube struts that have been specially tuned to match the included spring rates. The 16 clicks of damping adjustment allow the driver to dial in their preferred handling feel or desired ride quality from soft to firm to match their driving needs.Bolt-on Design.
SR Performance designed their Mustang V2 Coil-Over Kit to be an easy, bolt-on conversion with absolutely no cutting, welding or modifications required for a simple straight forward installation.Application.
This SR Performance V2 Coil Over Kit is designed for use on all 2005 to 2014 Mustangs, including the V6, GT, Bullitt, BOSS and Shelby GT500 models.
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- What's in the Box
- (2) Front Coil Overs
- (2) Rear Shocks
- (2) Rear Springs
- (2) Spanner Wrenches
- (2) Sway Bar Links
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 4 Hours
Difficulty Level:Mechanical expertise or professional installation required.
- Tech Specs
||Struts - Front
Shocks - Rear
||V6, GT, Bullitt, BOSS, Shelby GT500|
||Front: 447 lb/in.
Rear: 331 lb/in.
|Progressive or Standard:
||1.0" - 3.0" Front|
1.0" - 3.0" Rear
- Will it fit my Mustang?
- Boss 302 - 12, 13
- Bullitt - 08, 09
- GT - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
- GT500 - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
- V6 - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14