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11-11-2012 05:37 PM
Miller88 Score!

Went to the junkyard to find some stuff for the Cherokee. Took a stroll around the Ford section.

Found a Focus with a rear swaybar. Grabbed the rear sway bar, end links, brackets with bushings for only $13.

Now I need to get something fabricated so I can mount them to the rear frame
10-27-2012 11:37 PM
felixthecat
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I can get 40mpg out of it if I drive it easy, 45 is hard but possible.
Wow, thats really good.
10-27-2012 10:36 PM
Miller88 I can get 40mpg out of it if I drive it easy, 45 is hard but possible.
10-27-2012 03:29 AM
kevin99hoss If i remember right the SE package dosnt come with a rear sway bar but the SES and SEL do. I am in the same boat as you right now OP i'm thinking after winter it will be time for a CAI and tune hoping for optimal gas mileage.
10-23-2012 05:07 PM
Miller88 No rear swaybar, checked :(
10-23-2012 09:44 AM
felixthecat [QUOTE=Miller88;4414129]What about where the bushings bolt to the unibody "frame"? Are there threaded nuts in there? I'm going to be undercoating it.

Are there fuel economy tunes? This is my commuter car, the Jeep is my "fun" vehicle. I have to wait until the warranty is up for that, however.

I haven't been in a Focus with a sway bar, but I upgraded the swaybar on my taurus and it was much better. At this point I'm leaning towards the sway bar to start.

I'd be looking underneath to see if your car has a sway bar to begin with. If it does you could just replace the rubber bushings w/ poly ones + the end link's. If not, Steeda has a sway bar kit w/ brackets. Steeda also has a sri to increase the response. A tune would really help also with the efficentsy of the motor.
10-19-2012 08:41 PM
Miller88 What about where the bushings bolt to the unibody "frame"? Are there threaded nuts in there? I'm going to be undercoating it.

Are there fuel economy tunes? This is my commuter car, the Jeep is my "fun" vehicle. I have to wait until the warranty is up for that, however.

I haven't been in a Focus with a sway bar, but I upgraded the swaybar on my taurus and it was much better. At this point I'm leaning towards the sway bar to start.

Also thinking of plasti-dipping the summer wheels when the time comes.
10-19-2012 03:00 PM
indy_11
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I think at this point I'm looking at one or the other.

Is my car going to have the mounting holes for the bushings? I know that it's going to have to have aftermarket mounts for the end links.
if your car doesn't come with one then you would need to buy the brackets to put one in. steeda makes them, but that's only if you don't have one. if so you're good. but yea, like everyone said, intake, exhaust and tune. still need to get a tune for mine so i can't really say it makes a great difference but other people can tell you it does.
10-19-2012 12:59 PM
PSUrivie An intake, exhaust, and a tune is always a great start.
10-19-2012 09:06 AM
Miller88 I think at this point I'm looking at one or the other.

Is my car going to have the mounting holes for the bushings? I know that it's going to have to have aftermarket mounts for the end links.
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