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Old 01-06-2014, 09:57 AM   #1
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Koni srt suspension

I plan on ordering the struts and shocks from koni in the next couple months. Now that koni makes struts for the 2011 to 2014 models what else would I need? Gt500 mounts?

I already have pro springs and planned on also buying Lca, panhard bar, and tune.

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I plan on ordering the struts and shocks from koni in the next couple months. Now that koni makes struts for the 2011 to 2014 models what else would I need? Gt500 mounts?

I already have pro springs and planned on also buying Lca, panhard bar, and tune.

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I think you only NEED the GT500 mounts when you use 05-10 shocks/struts.
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Old 01-06-2014, 11:05 AM   #3
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Rmag,

Just another suggestion ... the Steeda HD Mounts.

Ours are adjustable, far stronger and have bearings to reduce turn in effort.

Here is a link to our units:

Steeda 2011-14 Mustang Upper Strut Mounts - Made in the USA 555-8135 - Free Shipping!

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The Truth About Camber Caster Plates and Strut Mounts Steeda Blog
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Would the gt500 strut mounts work with the 2011+ Struts? I know there made for 05-10 struts.
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Good question. Would I save money by going with the 05 to 10 struts with the gt500 mounts? On a budget

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Good question. Would I save money by going with the 05 to 10 struts with the gt500 mounts? On a budget Sent from my SCH-I545 using Mustang Evolution mobile app
Yea the 05-10 Koni's are a bit cheaper. IMO id go with the 05-10 struts so I can upgrade the strut mounts & not need to pay for cc plates or steeda mounts to fit the 11+ Koni's.
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The GT500 strut mounts have the same fitment as the 5-10 gt stock mounts ... so you would need the spacers or 5-10 struts ... you also need to reuse the factory cups.

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So if I get the 05 10 struts I need gt500 or cc plates. If I buy the 11 14 struts I need cc plates? Thanks for your help guys

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So if I get the 05 10 struts I need gt500 or cc plates. If I buy the 11 14 struts I need cc plates? Thanks for your help guys Sent from my SCH-I545 using Mustang Evolution mobile app
If u go with 05-10 struts u'll need gt500 mounts or cc plates.
If u go with 11+ struts u can either reuse oem mounts (which from what I hear u have to be really careful if u want to reuse) or use cc plates or the steeda mounts will also work.
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You have a $35k+ car, I'd say give it what's best and pony up the $350 for the Steeda heavy duty upper strut mounts. If not, I think J&M ones are $250.

You're obviously not cheaping out with the Koni shocks and struts (I've heard they're very good), and strut mounts are very important components to your suspension (just read that article TJ posted above).
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Yeah your right. Hope for a big tax return

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Don't we all! Haha. The gt500 strut mounts look like good quality so no shame in going with those IMO. But 2stangz is right I wouldn't cheap out.
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I ordered the new konis and bought ground control cc plates. Check them out. Pretty beefy.
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Alright I will

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Rmag, what kind of shop are you considering for the labor?

TJ @ Steeda, thoughts on this?

I'm weighing finding a small shop to do a Steeda or Eibach or Roush or Ground Control complete setup I mail order against buying an installed FRPP/FR3 setup at the Ford Dealer. I think if I had total confidence in a chassis mechanic, I'd go with the former.
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Blu ... not sure what you are asking?

From what I am reading ... correct me if I am wrong ... but

Look like you are weighing your options. Option 1, buy our parts and have a small shop to install them. Or Option 2, buy a Ford Racing setup from his Ford dealer and have them install it..

Many Ford Dealers are also Steeda dealers and we can recommend one to install your Steeda parts.

Send me an email at tim@steeda.com if you would like to look at your options?

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I plan on ordering the struts and shocks from koni in the next couple months. Now that koni makes struts for the 2011 to 2014 models what else would I need? Gt500 mounts?

I already have pro springs and planned on also buying Lca, panhard bar, and tune.

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Will you be racing the car often or frequently drive aggressive? Or is this your daily driver that you occasionally like to rip around? Although it's not the premium option, you can definitely get away with your factory strut mounts and install camber bolts. I know money is tight these days and there's a fine line between function and practicality.

We've provided tons of S197 customers who run a similar setup with camber bolts too. I know quite a few guys on this forum use them with zero issues. Again, it's definitely not a better option than CC plates, but it can help you save more than a few bucks.

Good luck with your decision and let me know if I can be of any other assistance!

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Not sure about the installer. I recently moved and not sure where to go. I might take the drive to central nj for a good place.
I have camber bolts on the car now with lowering springs. It is my dd but plan to take it to a road course once or so this summer.

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I was going to get the steeda heavy duty mounts then I realized that ground control had some beefy cc plates and bought these. Click image for larger version

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Will you be racing the car often or frequently drive aggressive? Or is this your daily driver that you occasionally like to rip around? Although it's not the premium option, you can definitely get away with your factory strut mounts and install camber bolts. I know money is tight these days and there's a fine line between function and practicality.

We've provided tons of S197 customers who run a similar setup with camber bolts too. I know quite a few guys on this forum use them with zero issues. Again, it's definitely not a better option than CC plates, but it can help you save more than a few bucks.

Good luck with your decision and let me know if I can be of any other assistance!

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I have an eibach kit with gt500 strut mounts and camber bolts. I don't have any problems with the bolts; however, even with the bolts they could not get the passenger side aligned. Could be worth it to just get CC plates instead.
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Not sure about the installer. I recently moved and not sure where to go. I might take the drive to central nj for a good place.
I have camber bolts on the car now with lowering springs. It is my dd but plan to take it to a road course once or so this summer.

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If that's the case, I would hang with the camber bolts. You'll be fine for the road course once or twice this summer. Of course, you can always upgrade to CC plates down the road if you so choose. The switch isn't too bad.

Good luck and let me know what else I can do!

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I have an eibach kit with gt500 strut mounts and camber bolts. I don't have any problems with the bolts; however, even with the bolts they could not get the passenger side aligned. Could be worth it to just get CC plates instead.
Really? I'm surprised one side was able to be aligned, but not the other. For the most part with 11+ Mustangs, I've seen a lot of cars don't need the camber bolts at all. These are usually cars with a 1.5" drop or less.

Which springs are you currently using with the bolts?

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If that's the case, I would hang with the camber bolts. You'll be fine for the road course once or twice this summer. Of course, you can always upgrade to CC plates down the road if you so choose. The switch isn't too bad.

Good luck and let me know what else I can do!

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Really? I'm surprised one side was able to be aligned, but not the other. For the most part with 11+ Mustangs, I've seen a lot of cars don't need the camber bolts at all. These are usually cars with a 1.5" drop or less.

Which springs are you currently using with the bolts?

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Eibach pro. I believe it was the passenger side they struggled with. They elongated the holes in the strut tower to get it where it needed to be. I'll find out one day if it was a bad choice to agree to let them do that, but no problems in 10k miles. It must have been minuscule because it's hard to tell they even did it.
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Almost since I bought new my 11 GT (oem shocks=trash)I installed the KONI STRT & STEEDA SPORT spring with the GT500 ('10) mounts, not a single issue it fitted my car perfectly, my 5.0 handles & feels great. All depends what you want (how often you will be on the track), very often then get the adjustable KONIs & the STEEDA mounts (more $). Is all up to you.
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the gt500 mounts will NOT work with the 11-14 specific struts, if you want to use the gt500 mounts stick with the 05-10 struts

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