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11-28-2012 08:02 AM
Bwill9886
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Originally Posted by satcomtim View Post
That worked, decided to go out and finish tonight, thanks again!
No problem at all! Glad you got it installed.

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Originally Posted by Ox-y-GenIII View Post
Sweet. Looks tough. Is it adjustable? Or any stats on how stiff is is? The Ford Racing.sways are adjustable, is this adjustable?
I believe the only stats for how stiff it is are on their website. You can go bigger (MS3 aftermarket/stock RSB's), but this is stiff enough for me without inducing any unwanted handling characteristics. I know that after getting used to it that I really notice how much the front is moving around haha! I'll be glad to get some time to install the FSB.

It is not adjustable.
11-28-2012 02:30 AM
Ox-y-GenIII Sweet. Looks tough. Is it adjustable? Or any stats on how stiff is is? The Ford Racing.sways are adjustable, is this adjustable?
11-27-2012 10:40 PM
satcomtim That worked, decided to go out and finish tonight, thanks again!
11-27-2012 08:38 PM
satcomtim
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Originally Posted by Bwill9886 View Post
Remove one of the end links from it's mounting point on the car. There is a nut and you'll need an allen wrench to hold the bolt/endlink at the top so you can loosen the nut.
Thanks Bwill!

I tried to removed that top nut (15mm) but it just spun. Didn't see a way to hold it still. Missed the allen wrench. Will get back out in the morning when it's light and try again. Thanks again!
11-27-2012 08:34 PM
Bwill9886
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Installed the MS3 RMM today and then got stuck doing the Steeda RSB.

I can't figure out to remove it from the endlinks. I have the 18mm bolts off and the 4 bolts holding the factory bar removed. Now the factory bar is just hanging there and I can figure out how to get it off. The instructions just say remove it. Thanks for any help!

Tim
Remove one of the end links from it's mounting point on the car. There is a nut and you'll need an allen wrench to hold the bolt/endlink at the top so you can loosen the nut.
11-27-2012 08:28 PM
satcomtim Installed the MS3 RMM today and then got stuck doing the Steeda RSB.

I can't figure out to remove it from the endlinks. I have the 18mm bolts off and the 4 bolts holding the factory bar removed. Now the factory bar is just hanging there and I can figure out how to get it off. The instructions just say remove it. Thanks for any help!

Tim
06-23-2012 02:29 PM
mustang0
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Finally joined the ranks and installed the Steeda rear swaybar. I remember reading this thread about everyone's solution for future squeaks. Well here is mine.

Look like Energy Suspension poly? Nope. Just what came with the bar. I drilled and tapped a hole for a grease fitting, and then took a cutter bit with my Dremel and ground a grease groove all the way around the inside like Energy Suspension does.



That is a good idea. Haven't heard any squeeking from mine yet but will have to make this mod. in the future. Used silicone grease so should last a while.
06-22-2012 11:35 PM
newmission
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Originally Posted by Bwill9886 View Post
Were you the one that made a thread for this idea a while back?

I know I saw one and meant to find it to ask about updates, but I'd forgotten about it until now.

It's a great idea, as mine are starting to squeak again and I'd REALLY rather not have a repeat of my Accord where I was regreasing every month or two.

Unfortunately the Teflon tape trick doesn't work well with the Steeda RSB because it shifts back and forth due to Steeda placing the blocking rings too close together. It just rips the tape up after a while.
I think there are three threads on the Steeda bar. lol But this seemed to be the original where everyone was discussing tricks to stop any squeak.

As far as I can remember, this is the first time I mentioned the idea of tapping the bushings for a grease fitting. I wanted to see if I could do it successfully before putting it out there. Plus it's always nice to be first with a fresh idea.
06-22-2012 11:05 PM
Bwill9886
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Finally joined the ranks and installed the Steeda rear swaybar. I remember reading this thread about everyone's solution for future squeaks. Well here is mine.

Look like Energy Suspension poly? Nope. Just what came with the bar. I drilled and tapped a hole for a grease fitting, and then took a cutter bit with my Dremel and ground a grease groove all the way around the inside like Energy Suspension does.
Were you the one that made a thread for this idea a while back?

I know I saw one and meant to find it to ask about updates, but I'd forgotten about it until now.

It's a great idea, as mine are starting to squeak again and I'd REALLY rather not have a repeat of my Accord where I was regreasing every month or two.

Unfortunately the Teflon tape trick doesn't work well with the Steeda RSB because it shifts back and forth due to Steeda placing the blocking rings too close together. It just rips the tape up after a while.

EDIT: Found the thread I was referring to: http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...rgy+suspension
06-22-2012 07:13 PM
BigDandthegirls
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Finally joined the ranks and installed the Steeda rear swaybar. I remember reading this thread about everyone's solution for future squeaks. Well here is mine.

Look like Energy Suspension poly? Nope. Just what came with the bar. I drilled and tapped a hole for a grease fitting, and then took a cutter bit with my Dremel and ground a grease groove all the way around the inside like Energy Suspension does.



Very nice sir... +1 for the idea.
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