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 silver 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 due to header clearance.
Pretty simple install. I used the new bolt option. Recommend using a high lift while car is under load especially on passenger side. I had trouble trying to reach torque specs with tire in the way. I got it as fat as I could then removed the tire and got the extra 90 degrees.
Install was a breeze. Reused factory bolts but torqued to spec. Fit with my jbr charge pipes on my 17 ST just had to adjust my coupler. Also noted quality was great and smooth silver finish. Now fswerks send me some apparel lol.
Looks nice! thanks for the feedback :-)
Bar looks great, I'm sure it would bolt right up if I were stock. It doesn't clear my exhaust flange for my downpipe and I will need to modify my flange and the bar to make it work.
Did not feel immediate difference in handling until driving hard. Easy install. Wish I had known it is very close to the exhaust flange and can vibrate car at higher rpms.
Awesome product!! Keeps car flat on turns and stable!!
Thank you :-)