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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-09-2007 Thread Starter
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Parts needed for GT front sway bar install?

Hey guys. I was thinking about installing a GT front sway bar sometime in the future. But, I was wondering, what are all the parts that I need for the install? Do I just need the bar and screws?

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Edit: I have a GT bar possibly. But, I don't have the bracket or anything else...


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all you should need is the bar and brackets and bushings the connect the bar to the frame. I changed out the one on my wifes v-6 with a take off from saleen.

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You will need the two bushings and two brackets that mount the bar to the radiator support. If you can't find the stockers, check with Energy Suspension for a urethane, stock-sized replacement. If you use the urethane, use only full-synthetic grease.

I would also recommend new endlink lock nuts. They are apparantly single use items.

Don't know if the v6 and GT endlinks are the same????

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Shop the "take-off" sellers for complete sets of GT sway ("stabilizer") bars, including the brackets, but not the nuts/bolts/washers. The nylon-lock nuts are labeled "single-use" in the shop manual. Many here and elsewhere have re-used the nuts ; the warning is more a corporate liability CYA than a practical necessity, in some folks' view.

I got the bar/bracket/bushing f&r set for under a hundred dollars, delivered. I put the rear bar on first (needed some clip-bolts, not that easy to find) but otherwise a straightforward install that made the V6 nearly a neutral-steerer. Very nice, ran it that way for a couple months, then ...

TODAY, swapped out the V6 front bar for the GT one. AMAZING! It transforms the car from a nice boulevard cruiser to a quick, fast cornerer that instills confidence in high- and low-speed turns, with no influence on ride quality.

Mr Ford should make this setup standard on all his sporty vehicles.

I'm not to the point where I can say if it's close enough to neutral steer or if it will need a bit stiffer rear bar. We shall see.

Meanwhile, if you have a V6 and haven't upgraded to the GT f&r stabilizer bars, you don't know what you are missing. Transforms the car, it does.

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Where did you get your bars? I'd like to get a pair but i've only been able to find the front one (saleen.com) and it doesn't come with hardware and I haven't seen the rear ones around anywhere. Thanks a lot.

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The front came from saleen with the 2 brackets and 2 bushings for the mount to the lower radiator.

I got the rear one form a local junkyard on a totaled GT.....front end wreck
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Are the endlinks the same in the v6 as opposed to the GT?

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I bought the GT take-offs, both front and rear for $99. The only thing I needed was the hardware for the rear. Easy to install.

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Are the endlinks the same in the v6 as opposed to the GT?
Endlink should be the same. I put GT sway bars on my wifes V6. Made a difference in the handling.

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I got my gt rear sway bar from ninosport it was a take off part.

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