FSWERKS Lower Front Stress Bar - Ford Focus ST 2013-2018SKU: FS037K
The FSWERKS lower front stress bar is a simple bolt-on which mounts to the subframe between the two front control arms. It's the perfect choice for adding improved stability by reducing subframe flex under hard driving conditions. It's light-weight at only 2.4lbs and made from 1" heavy wall mandrel bent steel tubing, available in gloss black or silver powder coated finish. All bars are backed by a limited LIFETIME warranty against manufacturing defects and workmanship.
The original control arm bolts which secure the stress bar are designed to be used only once. However, the original bolts can be reused a few times before new ones are required.
New bolts = 110ft lbs + 90 degrees
Stock (reused) bolts = 125ft lbs
Ford Focus ST EcoBoost 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
I bought my 2013 ST1 new and have been driving Pro Rally cars since 1984. I was stunned at how much torque steer this mod eliminated; should have done this years ago. It requires a slight “adjustment” to Chris’s (Skid Plate Guy) skid plate to fit, but the benefits to handling are above and beyond.
Wow! Great to hear your experienced comments Mark :-) Thank you
100% Part looks great, fits great, and works great.
Good quality, good welds. Install is easy if you have a lift available, it’ll be hard to do it on jack stands but it’s not impossible. Initial impression was less NVH from an aftermarket rear motor mount I have on, it feels smoother from a start too. Torque steer is pretty much gone now unless there’s ruts in the road. And the handling is much firmer, I’ve taken turns at impressive speeds and have yet to find the new limits of my car. Overall, for the price, you can’t beat it. Pairs excellent with RMM and Coilovers.
Thanks for the great feedback Brandon :-)