FSWERKS Upper Front Strut Stress Bar - Ford Focus Duratec 2.3L/2.0L 2003-2011SKU: FS033K
An upper-front stress bar is an essential bolt on for all street & competition Ford Focus cars. The bar's rigid design helps to reduce the roll and twist of the front sheet metal frame, and in doing so quickens steering response and improves turn-in. Construction consists of strong 14-gauge mandrel bent heavy wall 7/8" diameter steel tubing. The tubing is then welded to 1/8" laser cut steel mounting plates. Designed specifically around the constraints of US model cars, the bar requires no modification of surrounding components (ie: Brake booster, fuse box, air box) when used in conjunction with the FSWERKS Cool-Flo or the stock factory air box. Fits all Duratec 2.3L & 2.0L. The FSWERKS upper-front stress bar is available in your choice of Chrome/Clear Powdercoated Finish or colored powdercoated finish.
Torque nuts to 18ft lbs.
2008-2011 Focus Coupe & Sedan Duratec Notice:
Ford Focus Duratec 2.3L 2003 2004 (ZX3, ZX5, ZTW, ZTS)
Ford Focus Duratec 2.0L 2005 2006 2007 (ZX3, ZX4, ZX5 & ZTW)
Ford Focus ST Duratec 2.3L 2005 2006 2007 (Sedan)
Ford Focus Duratec 2.0L 2008 2009 2010 2011 (Coupe and Sedan)
Really made a difference
Super easy just removed the 2 bolts on each side then torqued them down to 18ft
Thank you Brian. Looks awesome!
Down with the stiffness.
Done. Just like that. Best bang for your buck upgrade. Easy, bolt-on in 5 minutes.
Love the look!
Changed the color up a bit love the way it fit and was a good price!
Looks nice :-) Thank you
Riding The Rails on my 2007 Focus Sport
If you've never driven a Focus of this era, then you can't truly appreciate the german feel of this car (Fords World Car platform) The combination of this Stress Bar with my Steeda stabilizer package on the front and rear of this little beauty has it riding on rails in the corners. No wallowing at all. The stabilizer itself adds an almost WRC look under the hood and color matches the color motif of this little car. A very good quality part at a fair price. Good Job FSWerks. https://www.facebook.com/100000498519074/videos/pcb.5659387960754432/3079055565642528
Easy Install and quality product
5 minute install. Time dropped on my lap times so A+.
No Stress bar.
Fast shipping. Fast install. Welds are on point. Powder coat perfect. Responsive steering. Will be purchasing the lower stress bar soon.
Thank you Joseph :-)
Took a little bit of effort to get this bar installed. BUT I am glad that I did. Recommended 100%
best stress bar.
The fswerks stress bar is great,its an easy install and it works great and looks even better
FSWERKS Upper Front Strut Stress Bar -
Very good quality. Makes the car feel great love the hard turns less body roll recommend it also got the street exhaust nice car sounds bad ***
Upper Front Strut Stress Bar - Ford Focus
Very noticeable improvement after installation. absolutely worth it
It fit my Focus perfectly and made the handling a little more responsive and also made the engine bay look a bit better
Product well made and direct fit. I did just flip over the a/c lines brackets instead of bending them the full inch as instructions stated.
Ford focus wagon.
Put the upper and lower bars on my Ford focus wagon and it made a whole lot of difference.
This plus the rear stress bar makes it corner so much better, the upper front on mine was rubbing the fuel hose almost so maybe protect that if you notice it may rub with engine movement.
This is a great addition to your focus! My only wish was for it to come in a nice green color, but I could always paint it.
No issues or problems, strait-up bolt on and go.
Easy to install and noticeably tightens up the car. I still need to do a lot of suspension work, but if you need somewhere to start: this is a great piece.
This item installed really easy and the red matched the infra-red color of my focus perfectly. Atheistic wize, it is amazing! I installed this along with CAI, and the steeda sway bar kit. The chassis is noticably stiffer. I will update this review once I have done some track time to provide more detailed responses
Super happy with purchase!
So far so good! The handling feels much tighter and responsive. Did both front and back at same time. Definitely recommend if your tired of all the body roll.