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Old 07-09-2012, 09:34 PM   #170
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Steeda rear sway bar, part II:

I apologize for the picture quality. A couple were taken quickly with my phone (I wasn't going to bring my real camera to work) and the others were taken while I was laying on the ground trying to see what I was shooting at.

Today I brought the bar to work and at the start of my lunch break grabbed a free hoist and put the Focus up in the air. A co-worker of mine helped out too, and together we had the new Steeda bar in by the end of lunch.

The swap is simple enough, but the bars put up a fight with the endlinks. It was challenging to remove the old one and wrestle the new one on, as it took both of us applying force to finally do so.

The bushings were well greased to prevent squeaking, and then everything was tightened down.

So far my only test of the bar was driving home from work, but even during the normal commute the Focus seems to be improved. I don't know how much of that was real and how much was imagined, but it does seem to turn in sharper now.
2012 YB ST-Converted Focus Sedan [Performance Ford, Sept '14]
1992 BW Grand Prix SE Sedan [restomod project]
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