Steeda Front Sway Bar Focus ST 2013-2018
- 25.4 Mm Diameter
- 25% Stiffer Than Stock
- Reduces Body Roll
- Improved Handling
Steeda Front Sway Bar for 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Focus STs.
Give your 2013-2018 Focus ST a serious suspension upgrade with this Front Sway Bar 555-1092 by Steeda. This 25.4mm silver powder-coated front bar will reduce body roll and understeer, as well as enhance your Focus ST’s cornering performance.
Features & Benefits:
- 25% stiffer than stock sway bar
- 25.4mm diameter
- Includes polyurethane bushings and brackets
- Reduces understeer and body roll
- Improved handling
- Silver powder-coated finish
Other front sway bars on the market for the Focus ST counter the added benefits from the larger rear sway bar by increasing the front roll stiffness too much. This overly increased stiffness will reintroduce understeer to your ST’s handling. Steeda designed and manufactured this rear sway bar in-house to ensure increased roll stiffness by 25 percent. This is the ideal amount of stiffness to improve your Focus ST’s handling performance by significantly minimizing understeer and reducing overall body roll. Replacement polyurethane bushings and brackets are included with this Steeda Front Sway Bar. For optimal performance and handling, install Steeda’s Rear Sway Bar (5551084).
Order a Steeda Front Sway Bar 555-1092 for your 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 or 2018 Focus ST from CJ Pony Parts today!
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Intermediate skill is required for this installation.
The Focus ST is a great handling car right from the factory and many people take their ST's to autocross or even the track. So today we're going to make this one handle even better by installing this Steeda front sway bar. This Steeda front sway bar is designed to fit the 2013 to 2018 Focus ST. it features a larger 25.4 millimeter diameter, which is 25% stiffer than the factory bar for improved handling and reduced under steer.
It comes with a nice silver powder coat finish and includes polyurethane bushings and brackets. It'll make the Focus ST handle like a champ, so let's get to the installation.
Tools needed for this installation: a lift and pole jacks or a jack and jack stands, 3/8 ratchet, 10 millimeter socket, T30 Torx bit, 1/2 inch ratchet, 13 millimeter socket, 15 millimeter socket, 18 millimeter socket, 21 millimeter socket, an extension, 15 millimeter wrench, 21 millimeter wrench, and a five millimeter hex key.
The first thing you're going to do for this installation is get the car up in the air and remove the wheels. Then with a T30 Torx bit, remove the belly pan. Next we're going to disconnect the sway bar end link from the sway bar with a 15 millimeter wrench and a five millimeter hex key. Move to the other side and disconnect the other end link.
Next thing we're going to do is remove the two 10 millimeter bolts securing the down pipe bracket. All right at this point, we have the engine and sub frame supported by pole jacks. Now we're going to remove the nuts and bolts on this rear cross member. Next you're going to remove these three bolts right here on each side. On each side of the car, right behind the strut there's a 15 millimeter sub frame bolt that needs to be removed. You can access it by going through the lower control arm.
The sub frame can now be lowered two to three inches. Let it down nice and gently. There's three bolts securing the sub frame to the steering rack that need to be removed. The second bolt is right here on the driver's side. This one's a little tight to get to. The third bolt is in the back, right underneath the down pipe. You might need to bend the heat shield to get your socket on the bolt. The sub frame can be lowered a little bit more.
We now finally have enough room to get to the sway bar hardware. There's a 21 millimeter nut and a 19 millimeter bolt on each bracket that needs to be removed. Then move on to the other side. The sway bar can now be maneuvered out. Remove each bushing from their bracket and grease the bushing up with the provided grease. Slide the bushing onto the bar. Rotate it to make sure it's evenly lubricated. Put the bracket on, the same thing to the other side. The sway bar can now be installed into the vehicle.
We're going to install this sway bar just like we removed the factory one. Make sure you line up the brackets and reinstall the factory hardware. Reinstall the four sway bar bolts, but don't tighten them until you get all four in place. Once you get all four bolts in place, you can tighten all the hardware.
Now we're going to install all three bolts for the steering rack. If your rack and sub frame are misaligned, you will have to push them to make them properly aligned. I'd recommend getting all three of the steering rack bolts started before tightening any of them. Just to make it easier to get it all aligned. Bend down this heat shield. Now we can reinstall the sub frame bolts.
Raise the sub frame up and reinstall the bolts. Bend your sub frame brackets. Reinstall the bolts for the down pipe bracket. Reinstall your cross member. At this point, we can connect our sway bar end link to our new Steeda sway bar. Reinstall the splash guard. And now our installations' finished.
Okay we got our Steeda front sway bar installed. It's really going to help this thing handle a whole better and it will go perfectly with their rear sway bar. Installation's pretty time consuming, but it's not difficult. It's probably going to take you two to three hours and before you know it, you'll be heading down the road.