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Old 07-29-2007, 09:39 PM   #61
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So I have an se sedan what size sway bar is up front on my car and what size did you switch to?
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Old 05-11-2008, 06:10 PM   #62
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Yeah very good how to but one thing. DONT tighten the upper cross member bolts to 140ft/lbs I broke a bolt doing that, not something you wanna do luckily mine came out fairly easy. I asked the dealership how much I should tighten the bolts when i picked up the new bolt. They said 95ft/lbs for the upper and lower bolts. Other then that one of the best how to's. Thanks
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Old 05-11-2008, 06:57 PM   #63
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To add in my 2 cents after doing this last weekend:

I had heard you could wiggle the old bar outwithout dropping the subframe.. thats a lie. I tried removing struts, the flexpipe, etc and couldnt get it out. Subframe must be dropped if theres anyone out there with the same info as me. Other than that its pretty straight forward, just be sure to have some PBlaster on hand, a long breaker bar and be sure to take care with those jackstands. 110% worth the work, especially if youre like me and had a 18mm bar up front stock
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Old 05-11-2008, 08:38 PM   #64
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this is a great How-To
im not sure why it didnt get moved a LONG time ago. so...

Moved to "Brakes, Wheels, Tires & Suspension"
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Old 05-13-2008, 04:26 PM   #65
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The more I read the step-by-step and look at the pics, the more I feel confident when I attempt this on my own. Overall, it doesn't look all that bad. I'll have an impact gun but have my 2-foot long 1/2 breaker bar handy just in case.
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Old 05-14-2008, 10:30 AM   #66
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I have urathane bushing's for the front control arm can i just un bolt the arm @ the connection of the subframe when i deside to change the front sway bar out? an I think an impac gun zipping them on an off wouldn't hurt.
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Old 10-18-2008, 02:29 PM   #67
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Excellent 'How To'!

Just put my Eibach ARB Kit on (Front and Rear) on my focus zetec, the guide was spot on fella!


Many thanks!


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Old 01-15-2009, 06:28 PM   #68
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When you do this i recomend having a friend or somebody with you, 2 heads are better than one beleave me. when the subframe is hanging there it is best to go from the driver's side first then to the pass side. over all if you do it by your self it would take about 4 to 5 hours with hand tools.
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5 years after install, The H&R sway bars installed on my focus are still on and working Great. If I were to do it all over again I WOULD in a heart beat.
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