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Old 04-15-2014, 05:46 PM   #11
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I think the stock size back then was 18mm.

Someone correct me.
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Old 04-19-2014, 08:22 AM   #12
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Haha Cali car for the first 11 years of its life, then I got it :) when i crawl under the arms they still look solid. and does anyone know what the stock sway size would be? 00 se zetec

And Felix, what do you prefer? Steedas rear or eibach? I also read that switching the front sway isn't important/not needed?
If your changing out the rear, for sure do the front. A great bar setup is the Eibach kit= 22mm/ 25mm. I went w/ Steeda's fatman bar= 28.6mm from Eibach's 25mm one. Anymore then a 25mm bar, you'd need suspension mods.
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Old 04-19-2014, 11:28 AM   #13
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Looked up the front size in the stickies to remind myself.

18mm for cars with only the front bar, 21mm for those with front & rear.

That holds thru '07 for sure, I'll call it likely the same thru '11 but I haven't seen confirmation.
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Old 04-19-2014, 12:35 PM   #14
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Looked up the front size in the stickies to remind myself.

18mm for cars with only the front bar, 21mm for those with front & rear.

That holds thru '07 for sure, I'll call it likely the same thru '11 but I haven't seen confirmation.
Only the svts had a 21mm front iirc, other models would have had 20mm. I believe some of the second gens came with a 22mm front too.

I switch front 18mm front and 0mm rear to 21mm front and 22mm rear...been happy with that setup
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Old 04-21-2014, 12:25 PM   #15
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ah shoot im dumb, i put steed vs eibach when i meant h&r vs eibach. anyways what would i need to do if i went bigger than 25?
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Old 04-21-2014, 03:56 PM   #16
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Checking those rear lower arms for reinforcement would be important, as rambleon mentioned that wasn't present except on the SVT in '00.

felix can comment on how low he is (don't remember myself) - works better to be stiff & low before trying an extreme rear bar. Stiffer springs can take some of the load, so not as much gets transferred to the other side by the bar. Big Bar, soft springs, un-reinforced arms - you're likely to break a lower arm.

You're a bit lower & stiffer, so a bit stiffer on the bar would match.

Stiff bar with moderate springs can be a handful - note the ST stays on the road with stability assistance using that setup. Testers note that can be too much of a good thing, more balanced like the Fiesta ST is easier to handle.
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Old 04-22-2014, 11:44 AM   #17
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ah so than massive 28mm bar requires new rear springs, and maybe new/re-enforced arms? got it haha 25 eibach for sure. thanks guys!
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Just remember that the SVT used reinforced LCA's, even with a 21mm bar, and that reinforced LCA's became std. early in production for ALL cars (but after yours).
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I second the Eibach kit. The rear 25mm bushings are easy to find if you need to replace them (you can use 1 inch bushings), although getting 22mm bushings is a bit of a since Eibach is the only supplier.
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Forgot to add I ordered eibach set
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