FSWERKS Lower Front Stress Bar - Ford Focus 2000-2011SKU: FS034K
This Stress Bar is a quick two-point bolt-on installation which mounts to the front of the control arms. This bar is perfect for adding improved stability by reducing subframe flex. Made from 1 Inch heavy wall steel tubing, and available in gloss black or chrome/clear powdercoated finish.
All bars backed by a LIFETIME warranty against manufacturing defects and workmanship.
The factory bolts which will secure the stress bar in place are designed to be used only once. However, the original bolts can be reused a few times before new ones are needed.
New bolts, 89ft lbs + 90 degrees
Stock (reused) bolts, 120ft lbs
Ford Focus SOHC SPI 2.0L 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Ford Focus DOHC Zetec 2.0L 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Ford Focus Duratec 2.3L 2003 2004
Ford Focus Duratec 2.0L 2005 2006 2007
Ford Focus ST Duratec 2.3L 2005 2006 2007
Ford Focus Duratec 2.0L 2008 2009 2010 2011
Does not fit Ford Focus SVT
No problems love all the fswerks products I've purchased, only disappointment was not getting the color I wanted
Sorry we ran out of your desired color as inventory can change quickly... but happy you are happy with the product
Focus lower support bar
Have not installed yet , Looks good hope it does a good job
Thanks Matthew, please let us know your thoughts after you install it.
I actually purchased and installed the Lower Front Stress Bar, the Upper Front Stress Bar (Strut Tower Brace) and the Rear Stress Bar all together on my 2005 ST. Took a couple of hours to install all three with basic hand tools. Well worth the investment, in my opinion. While I don't "track" the car, or race it, I do enjoy "driving" it. I don't have any numbers to quantify how well these work, but I can say that, subjectively, the whole car is much tighter and feels noticeably more solid. I've owned the car for going on 4 years. It's lowered (Eibach Pro Kit), with Ford Racing, SVT dampers, FSWerks cold air intake, FSWerks Stealth exhaust, and VF-Engineering Rear Engine Mount (thanks FSWerks :)). These braces are the latest addition, and I couldn't be happier. Handling is improved, as the car seems to turn in better (less under steer/push), and actually rotates slightly on lift throttle (I think the alignment is working better with the new found stability in the suspension). Thanks FSWerks for some great products. Having lots of fun with this car, without breaking the bank.
This is a great product well made. Install went very well and it was easy. The only thing that was got in the way was the trans pan on the driver side but that was only a corner of the bolt but still easy. For install I used 21mm shallow and beaker bar for the nut on the back and 18mm an extension and impact. I would high recommend getting new bolts and nuts. Front wheels have more grip!!
Much Improved cornering
Grip really has improved and I've been able to push much harder in curves without breaking grip. It has also given me much more confidence even when I come into curves too fast.