Using the stock holes in the control arm, end links with urethane bushings are installed to position the sway bar. When dropping the truck down, the end of the sway bar just missed this extra bit of metal. Apply grease to lubricate the new bushings. In the coming weeks we might just have to find out firsthand how much of a difference these bars really made. You will have to size the two nuts that hold the link in place.
You may freely link to this site, and use it for non-commercial use subject to our. You can also see the spacer that Hellwig includes in the kit. Now with the airbag fully compressed, the sway bar does not travel past the spring hat. Begin by jacking up the rear of the car, and getting both jack stands under the rear jacking points. Install end links via the upper mount on each suspension arm and torque down as best as possible. This spacer allowed us to tighten the bolt on the end-link without damage to the framerail itself. Use the provided nut to secure the bolt.
Before installing the Steeda sway bar into the car, liberally lubricate the inside of the two provided bushings with the provided grease. I assume it was near 40-50 lbs, since I couldn't get much leverage using the wrench. Doesn't really need a write-up, but tonight sucks and I'm bored. Any usage or mentions of these terms throughout our website and print ads are used for identification purposes only. Now, this front sway bar from Steeda is going to be larger than the factory unit measuring in at 28. I added 2 of the 3 ultra chasis braces and the chasis flex seems back to stock or a bit better than before the sway change.
You may need to consult an auto expert if this job is too hard for you. Once the holes to be drilled are marked, remove the sway bar from the and place it out of the way, as the sway bar arms get in the way of the drill. Saleen is a registered trademark of Saleen Incorporated. We made a few changes to hook the rear bar to our aftermarket Hotchkis rear lower control arms, but it only concerned fastening hardware and required just one trip to the local auto parts store for longer bolts. Step 9 — Remove the Brace Remove the subframe brace by removing the ten 14-millimeter bolts in the front of the vehicle.
This 2015-2018 Mustang Steeda rear sway bar is a great way to have your S550 cornering, handling, and feeling better than ever! Thanks for the tool tip! To see more industry leading products from Steeda, be sure and subscribe to our YouTube channel. Maybe this is why the stock sways were locked. However, thanks to the advances in modern suspension technology, aftermarket companies like help bring the handling characteristics of classic musclecars up to date. The lower link is simply nut, mounting point, smaller nut. The correctly achieved results are well worth the extra steps.
Like everything else, you can observe the signs and symptoms when the parts near the end of their lifespan. While in the process of installing the rear bar and end-link package, we had to drill two holes one on each side of the frame, four total so we could create mounting points for the end-links. Up until twenty years ago things like body lean, understeer and oversteer were all acceptable handling characteristics of the automobile. Now's a good time for a break, because all that cutting and hammering took a load of time. Sway bars are also sometimes referred to as anti-roll bars or stabilizer bars. Note the clean installation and the hump in the front sway bar left that's intended to clear the lower radiator support brace.
To get things started, support the car via a lift or jack stands. The lubricating grease not only helps eliminate potential squeaks and rattles from happening, but it also prevents the bushings from cracking and deteriorating from age. We knew that the handling was poor, and that hard cornering was very dramatic — almost exaggerated. The drawback is more chasis flex. For something as basic as these two relatively easy bolt-on pieces, the difference is dramatic.
As part of a complete kit, Hellwig includes everything needed in terms of hardware to get the job done: end links, bushings, bushing lube, nuts, bolts and washers. Again, I couldn't get a ratchet, or torque wrench in there, so I just used the box-end of the monkey wrench and gave 'er. Again, do this for both sides. As the bar twists, these bushings help to keep the bar in place and eliminate the metal to metal contact. Some say that the bushing should be somewhat loose, but Wheeler disagrees with that.