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12-05-2012 06:10 PM
greg hazlett Received the FSB and plan on doing the install this weekend.
11-28-2012 07:28 PM
greg hazlett I agree; I did a search before I posted this thread and did not come up with any results....maybe a mod can merge this thread with the other one.
11-28-2012 07:14 PM
Sonic_HedgeHog This thread seems a bit redundant now
11-28-2012 05:30 PM
greg hazlett Thanks for the link; do you have the link for the Ford handling pack? It shows how to remove the FSB..here it is:
http://www.fordracingparts.com/downl...htM-FR3-FS.pdf
11-28-2012 05:28 PM
greg hazlett I have had the Steeda RSB for a while and had to remove it to relube the bushings as they were squeaking, all is better now.

Bought the FSB today before realizing how involved the install is, I was sent the Ford Handling pack instructions to use for the removal but if anyone who has installed the FSB has any advice/tips please share them!!!!
11-28-2012 05:18 PM
Bwill9886
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Originally Posted by greg hazlett View Post
I purchased a Steeda RSB a while ago and recently heard groaning/squeaking from the rear so I pulled the bar off and relubed the bushings; anyone else have this? I called Steeda and told them about it and they seemed suprised.

While I was on the phone with them I discovered they have a FSB for the 2012's so I bought one; anyone have one and if so thoughts on it?
Just using the supplied grease (and even trying the old teflon tape trick) I had noise issues. I finally just said screw it and used my Valvoline grease that I keep around. I don't use it if I don't have to because it's messy as hell, but it did the job. Even with the cold it hasn't made a noise in months.

I just received my FSB and will be trying to install it sometime during the holidays, time allowing. Also, regarding the question concerning install time, it requires dropping the sub-frame... so factor that in.

Here is a good thread for both bars.

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Originally Posted by Ox-y-GenIII View Post
I wonder what FR's sways are in terms of stiffness. They are adjustable at least in the rear.

On track with the squeaking, I seen a member drill a hole and tap it for a grease fitting and modifying the poly bushing to have a grease "groove" in it. Looks like a really bright idea.
Energy even sells bushings like these and I believe they sell ones that are the same size, so that's an option. Mine don't squeak, so I haven't bought them, but if I had issues that's the route I'd go.
11-28-2012 04:44 PM
Tommyatomic
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The Steeda RSB as per Steeda is 100% stiffer than stock and the Steeda FSB as per Steeda is 55% stiffer than stock....does that sound like a decent combo?
That sounds like they are shooting for neutral handling. I cant see Steeda pushing out a front rear combo with a weird bias. People who upgrade antiswaybars are typically enthusiasts. Enthusiasts bitch the loudest when a matched combo doesnt work as advertised.

On my gc8 wrx I have adjustable whiteline bars front and rear. Once you find the right settings for the road you're on; you go round corners with a grin.

I'll be doing the antiswaybars on my focus hatch soon enough.
11-28-2012 02:45 PM
Ox-y-GenIII I wonder what FR's sways are in terms of stiffness. They are adjustable at least in the rear.

On track with the squeaking, I seen a member drill a hole and tap it for a grease fitting and modifying the poly bushing to have a grease "groove" in it. Looks like a really bright idea.
11-28-2012 02:04 PM
greg hazlett I was answering post #5.
11-28-2012 01:55 PM
Sonic_HedgeHog
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The Steeda RSB as per Steeda is 100% stiffer than stock and the Steeda FSB as per Steeda is 55% stiffer than stock....does that sound like a decent combo?
Do you honestly think Steeda would put out a poorly handling combo???

If you're doing both you won't see the best handling until you also do the springs with dampers.
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