Struts for non-lowered car

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After 11 years and 8xxxx miles, I am pretty sure my front suspension is worn out. I've got a weird wear pattern on my front tires that indicates slop in the suspension. I was planning on throwing new strut mounts and then new strut assemblies at the issue as a first step. I have heard great things about the Koni Yellows, and CJ has them in stock, but they are listed as for lowered cars. I have not and will not be lowering the car. Would the Koni yellows work, or are there better/ more OEM options out there. I can't seem to find the OEM strut assembly; i might not be looking in the right place, however, which is why I'm coming here. Thanks. BTW, car is a 2010.
 

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I'm running the Strange adjustable struts and shocks. They perform great and it's nice that they have some adjustability.
 

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Koni yellow will work with OE springs or aftermarket springs. You can adjust the firmness. Also recommend going with the lastest version of the ford oem strut mount. They used a stiffer material with less flex.
 

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replace with stock components
save yourself the money, the hassle and all the squeak's that come along with it
 

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If you’re not wanting to mess around koni orange isn’t too bad on the car nor the wallet
 

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How about OEM SVT-Performance struts for the '11 & "12 models?

$103.26 not a bad price for OE stuff...

It says can be used for left or right...

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That is a better price than the Roush ones I was looking at with probably close to the same performance. My car is a 2010 which didn't have the PP option available; I already changed out the rear shocks (due to one starting to leak fluid, kinda surprised they lasted as long as they did) with the Roush ones and the rear is a bit harder than before. Stiffening up the front sounds like the right move.
 

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Those with Bilsteins, how much of that yellow and blue can you see when the are mounted?

That color combo is hideous! I like how they perform, based on reviews, but short of painting them black, or being unnoticeable when mounted, I couldn't live with them.

Are the Track Pack shocks, a worthwhile upgrade, compared to aftermarket? Will they work with Eibach Pro Kit springs? Are they valved differently than a 2010 assembly? Thanks.
 

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Those with Bilsteins, how much of that yellow and blue can you see when the are mounted?

See pics below. They might show up a little more in bright sunlight. Honestly, I don't even notice them unless I am under the car... and even then I am just thinking how great my car handles thanks to Maximum Motorsports, H&R, and Bilstein with a little BMR sprinkled in :)

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Does anyone have any info on the differences between the SVT shocks and the non SVT? They seem like a great deal, if they are better, and work with lowering springs. Thanks!
 

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Does anyone have any info on the differences between the SVT shocks and the non SVT? They seem like a great deal, if they are better, and work with lowering springs. Thanks!
Dont have actual info on them. But they were designed to work with the different springs that came on the performance pack. They just match shocks and springs.
 

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Just a quick update: ordered from Tasca and they took 10 days to ship. Not sure if that is a processing issue, shipping issue, or (I suspect) a supply issue. I get to head home tomorrow and take a look at them and install will be on Tuesday. I'll report back after a couple of smiles... i mean miles!
 

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Can't wait for the update! Did you order rears? Are the rears offered as performance pack versions, or just the fronts? Thanks!

Edit: saw in the post below you ordered Roush rear shocks...
 
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That is a better price than the Roush ones I was looking at with probably close to the same performance. My car is a 2010 which didn't have the PP option available; I already changed out the rear shocks (due to one starting to leak fluid, kinda surprised they lasted as long as they did) with the Roush ones and the rear is a bit harder than before. Stiffening up the front sounds like the right move.

So you're going to try these on a 2010 SVT GT500 no PP with the stock GT500 front springs and 19 inch wheels (coupe)?

Are you also going to replace the strut mounts at the same time with the upgraded version from Ford since the 2010s have the older mounts?

I'd be curious too for future reference as to the end result in the front end feel since I have a 2010 (47K) although my struts are still good.
 

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So you're going to try these on a 2010 SVT GT500 no PP with the stock GT500 front springs and 19 inch wheels (coupe)?

Are you also going to replace the strut mounts at the same time with the upgraded version from Ford since the 2010s have the older mounts?

I'd be curious too for future reference as to the end result in the front end feel since I have a 2010 (47K) although my struts are still good.
Yep! 2010 stock springs with stock 19" wheels. 2010's didn't even have a PP option, so this should be the same setup for all coupes. Ordered the ford performance strut mounts as well, so both will be going on at the same time.
 

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