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Old 04-12-2012, 10:20 PM   #21
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But would that be only if you upgrade your control arms to the svt ones? What would still be considered a safe size for the non svt control arms?

Like I said, most stock Foci rear bars are 20mm. SVT's are 21mm and they're reinforced. What does that tell you? That said, I and many others have, however, used SVT bars without replacing the rear control arms. I doubt I'd go any larger without replacing them with reinforced ones or doing a little welding myself.
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So I have a sway bar sitting at the house I wanna sell to get it out of the way but i don't know what kind it is. 20..21..no idea. How would I go about finding out?
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So I have a sway bar sitting at the house I wanna sell to get it out of the way but i don't know what kind it is. 20..21..no idea. How would I go about finding out?


How about measuring the diameter of it? What kind of Focus did it come off of?
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So I have a sway bar sitting at the house I wanna sell to get it out of the way but i don't know what kind it is. 20..21..no idea. How would I go about finding out?


How about measuring the diameter of it? Most auto part stores have a caliper or micrometer they'll let you use if you don't have one. What kind of Focus did it come off of?
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Well geezer, what would i expect to spend on a 22mm bar? Btw, is it a simple swap out or is there more involved to it? There was a svt rear sway bar for sale on the site at a decent price. Is a strut tower brace worth it? I've got one sittin in the shop that i havent used in a few years.
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The last time I checked the progress bar was about 145.00 from New Edge Performance and that included links and bushings, but that was some time ago.

As I mentioned before, a SVT bar has very noticable results as well especially when used primarily for the street.

Strut tower braces work well for a car with a tired chassis (as cars get older the uni-body chassis seams can loosen up) or if you intend to track or rally the car. Other than that they have limited impact for a street car. The Focus strut towers are already tied into the fire wall so they don't flex as much as some other cars. If you already have one there's no downside to using it.
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Is there any modifications id have to do to make the svt bar work on my 06?
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It's a direct replacement for any existing bar. The only special part would be the correct diameter mounting bushings. You could use exisitng end links but I recomend upgrading those to new polyurethane ones as well. CFM offerings upgrade bushing and end link kits.
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I wonder if i even have a damn bar. Do all focus's have bars to begin with? Mines an SE and i dont really know too much bout it.
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