Pedders Strut and Shock Kit Gas GSR SportsRyder 2005-2010/GT500 2007-2012

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Pedders Gas GSR SportsRyder Strut and Shock Kit for all 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 Mustangs and 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 GT500 Mustangs.

You only want the best when it comes to the suspension system in your 2005-2010 Mustang or your 2007-2012 GT500 Mustang, and that's exactly what you'll get with this Pedders Gas GSR SportsRyder Strut and Shock Kit! Order your complete premium kit from CJ Pony Parts today!

GSR SportsRyder Strut and Shock Kit Features and Benefits:
- Precisely Tuned Valving
- Heavy Duty Construction
- Direct OE Fitment
- Nitrogen Gas Pressurized
- Provides better ride feel and comfort
- Sold as a complete kit for one 2005-2010 Mustang or one 2007-2012 GT500 Mustang

*This kit includes two front struts (149031) and two rear shocks (140222).

This complete Pedders shock and strut kit will give you that smooth, comfortable ride during high-performance conditions on both the track and the street! You'll love how the direct-fit upgraded pieces offer precise control without compromising at all on your or your passenger's comfort. These nitrogen gas-powered shocks and struts are heavy-duty replacements meant for the everyday driver looking for a sports handling in their Mustang. Order your upgraded suspension parts from CJ's today!

Please Note: This kit is not a direct fit on 2011-2014 Mustangs, however, if you are looking to install this kit onto a 2011-2014 Mustang you will need Strut Mounts or Camber Plates that are designed to be used with 2005-2010/2007-2012 GT500 Struts. Also, while this kit will fit the 2013-2014 GT500, it will render the electronic control of the suspension useless.

Tech Tip: A Front wheel alignment will be necessary after the installation of the Pedders Struts.

Pedders has played a prominent role in the Australian automotive aftermarket industry since 1950. In the summer of 2006, Pedders USA became a reality by selling specialized parts to automotive wholesalers and specialist workshops throughout the U.S. Pedders USA does not build parts for race cars--they make parts for the enthusiast driver that just happen to do extremely well on the race course! If you're looking to upgrade your Mustang and make it a performance vehicle, than CJ Pony Parts has the Pedders performance enhancements you've been looking for! Browse CJ's growing Pedders category today!

Order this premium Pedders Gas GSR SportsRyder Strut and Shock Kit for your 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 or 2010 Mustang or your 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 or 2012 GT500 Mustang today from CJ Pony Parts!

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Installation Videos

Video Transcript

Bill: While it may not have the IRS of the current Mustang, the three-link solid axle S197 is still a very competent package, especially for a solid axle car. With some good aftermarket support, it can handle even better. I have Angel from Pedder Suspension here to help us with some shocks and struts for our 2005 GTE. Angel, great to see you again. Tell us about what you brought with you here.

Angel: Thanks for having me in the shop again. Yeah, these are our big bore shocks for the S197 and as you said, the cars a very competent platform if you address the shortcomings.

Bill: If you add the right stuff to it.

Angel: Exactly that. These guys, being a bigger bore shock, provide another level of control without the harshness normally associated with a typical spring shock upgrade. These are designed out of the box to work with either the factory shocks or springs rather, if you want to go that way, or our own lowering springs. Any other lowering springs for that matter.

Bill: Direct replacement, V6, GT.

Angel: It covers all the bases, yeah. Up to and including GT 500.

Bill: And GT 500 as well?

Angel: Yes.

Bill: Okay, and is it recommended to use it as a package? Can you use them separately?

Angel: No. I mean, a lot of these are sold as stand alone. Just, you know, upgrades for the OE shocks, but to really put it all together as a best package, I would recommend the lowering springs to go along with it.

Bill: The whole package together.

Angel: Exactly. Ours are specifically going to be valved for these. So that would be selfishly my recommendation.

Bill: Okay, and do you have a sway bar package? I mean, do you have other things as well for the S197?

Angel: We certainly do. Yeah, we have sway bars as well as a few links and things like that to address some of the other issues.

Bill: Okay. We'll look at that stuff in the future, but let's get started with the shocks and struts. For this installation, a lift or a jack and jack stands, 3/8th ratchet, 5/16th socket, 10 millimeter socket, 13 millimeter socket, 14 millimeter socket, 15 millimeter socket, 18 millimeter socket, 21 millimeter socket, torque wrench, 18 millimeter wrench, clip remover tool, half inch impact or half inch ratchet, spring compressor, and safety glasses.

Alright, so this car already has the Pedders lowering springs. Now we're going to make it ride even better and perform even better by adding the shocks and struts. The first step is to loosen the four bolts on the strut mount. Now here you want to remove three of them and just loosen the fourth. Okay, now we're going to move down to the wheel wall and we're going to start by removing the sway bar.

Okay. With the sway bar off, now we're going to move the break standoff bolt and then the little clip in the back for the ABS line. Here's everything out of the way. Now we can remove the two bolts that hold the spindle to the strut. At this point, you should be able to remove the bolts by hand.

Okay, so I'm going to remove the final nut up top here so Angel can remove the assembly. All right, so now we're going to compress this spring so we can remove it from our strut assembly and then install our Pedder strut. Now since this is an aftermarket spring already and it's a lowering spring, you don't have to compress it too much.

Now we're going to remove the strut nuts and remove the strut mount.

Angel: Now we've taken the old boots off of the OE struts and we're going to move those over to our Pedder strut.

Bill: Again, make sure everything is seated. All right, now we can release tension on the spring compressor. You'll notice on the top of the strut mounter, there's an arrow and a cutout. That arrow and cutout is going to face outward towards the fender when you reinstall the assembly. All right, so Angel's going to put the assembly up into place.

I'm going to install the nuts on the strut tower. Just get these started. You don't want to tighten them down just yet. Okay, now we're going to reinstall the spindle to the strut using the factor hardware. Usually it's easier to get the bottom one in there first. Here we're going to install the factory retaining nuts and tighten them down.

Okay, now you can replace the brake standoff bolt and clip the ABS line back on. All right. Now we can reconnect the sway bar. Okay, now we're going to tighten these bolts down and torque them to 40-foot pound. We're going to repeat the process on the other side and then we can move on to the rear shocks. We're going to begin the shock installation in the truck now by removing the nut that's located by removing this panel here. You're going to do one side at a time. It doesn't matter which side you start with.

Okay, now we're going to support the rear. You can drop down the sway bar and remove the bolt for the shock. Now we can remove the shock. Okay, now to reverse the process we can install our new shock. Okay. We're going to reinstall the sway bar now. You just put the bolts in hand-tight.

We're doing this to support the rear while we go back up top. Don't tighten them down. Just a couple threads to get them started. All right. With the shocks in place, we're ready to get started installing the upper bushing and the mount itself. Now if it doesn't come up far enough, you may have to get underneath the car and just jack it up to get the stud all the way through. Okay, now you can put the cover back into place and repeat the process on the other side and your installation's finished.

Angel, thanks again for coming out. You know, the spring's got the car sitting right up and the shocks and struts are definitely going to add to the performance of the car and make it a lot more fun to drive. The wheels and tires should definitely be in order on this car in the future, but it would make it a lot more fun car overall. As far as the installation goes, it's straightforward shocks and struts. Figure about two hours. You'll be back on the road in no time.

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