KONI STR.T Rear Shock for all 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004 Mustangs.
Improve the ride performance on your 1994-2004 Mustang with this new STR.T Rear Shock, designed and developed by KONI. Formally pronounced "Street", the STR.T Shock is KONI's basic level rear shock, made with the intent of keeping mechanics as simple as possible while advancing the best properties of the originally installed rear shock.
KONI STR.T Rear Shock Features and Benefits:
- Fixed Rate of Damping for Consistent Performance
- Improved Handling and Reduced Body Roll
- Greatly Increased Ride Comfort
- Designed for Both Stock Height and Lowered Vehicles
- Distinctive Bright Orange in Color
KONI designed this performance rear shock in order to improve the rear end performance and handling of your 1994-2004 Mustang. KONI strives to maintain the well-known quality performance they have become known for, while at the same time staying in the price range of the budget minded Mustang enthusiast. KONI STR.T Rear Shocks are the ideal solution when replacing older or damaged rear shocks, or when searching for upgrade equipment for your Mustang's rear suspension.
This shock is non-adjustable, keeping mechanics as simple as possible while still delivering superior performance over the original equipment shocks. You will experience greatly improved handling and decreased body roll with KONI's performance street shocks. With a fixed damping rate, this shock is built to deliver consistent performance throughout the lifetime of the equipment.
This shock has been designed and run through testing to ensure it adheres to KONI's higher standards, based off the years of experience the have with their sport range damper and shock kits. The STR.T shocks are also easily recognizable by the unique, bright orange shock body powder coating. This unique paint job will let other Mustang aficionados notice the top quality equipment you choose to use on your 1994-2004 Mustang.
KONI has been used as the damper and shock provider of choice ever since Carroll Shelby selected KONI struts and shocks for the 1965 Shelby Mustang GT350. With nearly 50 years of Mustang suspension experience, KONI offers the STR.T struts and shocks to improve the handling and ride quality for present model Mustang enthusiasts. KONI's quality struts and shocks improve the handling and ride quality of your Mustang and will match street performance lowering springs as well as other suspension modifications. These economically priced shocks are made to work seamlessly with any rear suspension restoration project.
*This KONI Rear Strut does not fit 99-04 Cobra or Mustangs equipped with IRS (Independent Rear Suspension.)
KONI is known as being a quality shock absorber manufacturer. Their focus is high performance suspension damping technology. This company has evolved from a small local company into a premier multinational shock absorber specialist.
Order a new KONI STR.T Rear Shock for your 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 or 2004 Mustang from CJ Pony Parts today!
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A good set of quality shocks and struts will make a huge difference in ride quality as well as performance. We've had excellent results from KONI STR.T series shocks and struts and other builds so, today we're going to install a set on our 2001 Mustang Bullet.
KONI’s been producing high quality shocks and struts for Mustang's ever since Shelby's picked them to be on the ‘65 GT350s. This kit here is their STR.T series. The STR.T series uses a twin two design with a large piston and a fixed rate dampening. Makes them inexpensive to produce. Makes them much better quality shock and strut than factory, but you don't have to deal with worrying about adjust-ability on them. The fixed rate will work great with all the stock or lowering spring. They're an excellent choice for your daily driver or for mild competition use.
We offer KONI STR.T series suspension for Classic Mustang's all the way up thought the modern models. And this kit here will figure '94 through '04 with the exception of the '99 through 2004 Cobra.
For this installation we need a lift and a jack or a jack and jack stands, ½ inch impact gun, 14mm deep socket, 15mm socket, 19mm socket, 21mm socket, 24mm socket, swivel, short extension, 18mm wrench and a 22mm wrench.
You want to start by getting the front of the car off the ground and get a jack underneath and support your factory arm. After that remove the retaining nut off the stud here that holds the bracket for the ABS line.
Now remove the two retaining nuts underneath. You may need to hold the bolt from the other side, usually the nuts just come off though. Now remove the bolts. You may need a hammer to do this, ours are coming out pretty easy. Now just work that free. Make sure there's not a lot of tension on the line and we'll load the arm just like this.
Once it moves freely we can move up to the engine then. Holding on to this strut we'll loosen the nut up top. We’ll pull it down and remove it.
Once you get the factory strut off, remove the dust boot and the lower bushel. Make sure they're in good shape, replace if needed. Take a look at the strut mount bushing, make sure it's in good shape, it's not dry rot or cracked or anything like that. The are available if you do need them. They're not included with the kit. Ours are in fine shape. Put back into place. We'll install our new strut.
First we'll install the lower bushing and then the dust boot on to our new KONI. We'll put it up into place. We install the top. Put a loosely thread on the supply nut. Then we put the spindle into this the strut. We kept everything loose to give it some room to play around with here.
Then we install the plate for our censor and then we'll tighten that down as well. And we're back to the end of that. Repeat the process on the driver's side. The top nuts for the shocks are actually located in the trunk so, the install is going to be in the trunk. You want to do one side at a time. We're going to start with the passenger side.
You've got to move the trim panels to access the top of the shock. Now unthread the mouth for the cargo neck. Now remove the pin up top here to get the side pin. Get in there and remove the nut. Hold the nut, the top plate and on top bushel. Once up in the air we can remove the lower shock bolt now. Pull and remove the shock. Going to install the lower plate and then the lower bushing on to the coating. Put it up into place and reinstall the bolt. And now we'll tighten it down.
If you're using a lift bring the car back down on the ground now. Make sure the shock lines up when it comes to the ground. Leave it on the ground with jacks hands, let's use a jack and jack it up into place.
Install the top bushing. Hold plate in with nut. You want to repeat the process on the other side, reinstall your rear interior truck panels and you're installation's finished.
The KONI STR.T series shocks and struts are an excellent choice for your lower Mustang, especially for a daily driver like our '01 bullet here. The car rides a million times better and it also feels like it handles and feels a lot tighter than the factory worn out shocks and struts that were on it. Installation is pretty straightforward, even on the ground. It should only take you around two hours, you’ll be back on the road in no time.