Review & Install Video
The SR performance sway bar kit is going to be a good option for someone that's looking for an adjustable tubular front end rear sway bar kit. These sway bars are triple adjustable, so they're going to get some handling options depending on how you install them. The install here is going to be a one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter, and you can expect to spend two hours getting this done. Sway bars have a big impact on the handling of any Mustang, and so they tend to be one of most cost-effective handling upgrades. Provide a lot of benefits such as less body roll for better all-around handling, and they aren't as expensive as other suspension mods. So sway bar kits like this one here have a positive impact on all-around handling performance with one single purchase.
There are a few things that affect how much of an impact a sway bar has. One factor that's gonna affect how well a sway bar works is the geometry of the bar. By the geometry the bar, I mean that the sway bar has bends in different angles in it, but the key is going to be the length of lever arm, which is right here. Both of these bars are three-way adjustable, so you can see that you have three options here for your install. And having these bars be three-way adjustable, it means that you're gonna to have a longer lever arm. When you look at the length of the lever arm, the shorter the lever arm is, the greater the torque and the more force that the bar will have. This is what you're adjusting when you're moving around between the points of an adjustable bar. The amount of force an torque that will be applied to that outside control arm, in order to decompress the outside suspension.
You have three different options you're going to go to install, depending on what kind of performance you're looking for from these bars. So just know that if you're hanging out here at the end of the lever arm, you're creating a softer setup. The thickness of the bar and its composition are gonna play a big role in the effectiveness of the bars. And these bars are tubular bars, which means that they're gonna be strong but also lightweight at the same time, especially when you compare them to solid bars. Both of these bars are upgrades over the factory bars when you look at thickness. The front bar is is 36 millimeter and the rear bar is 25 millimeter. These are also powder coated, so they're going to have corrosion resistance as well.
The bushing is another thing that's gonna affect the sway bar. These bars come with rear end links and polyurethane bushings, which is gonna be a good option for a street car. Poly bushings are more rigid than the factory soft rubber bushings, but they aren't too rigid to stop all movement. The more rigid the bushings are, the more rigid the bars will be. This will not be allowed to move as much. These bushings are also easy to maintain, which means they can keep grease in them over time, which will keep down on the noise, and keep up on the life of the bushings. As far as price, you're looking at spending $450 and $500 for this kit, which is relatively close to the other options on the site, but a little bit more expensive. The other options on the site do you have different materials or different adjustability, or different thicknesses, so just know that some of the less expensive options might not have the same features or offer as much adjustability.
The install for these sway bars is not difficult at all, and you're looking at spending about two hours to get it done, and one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. You need a handful of different tools but nothing crazy. And as usual, a lift would really help here, but the job can be done on jack stands if you don't have access to one. I would recommend greasing any new bushings well prior to the install, since waiting until after everything is installed will make that process much more difficult. And grease the bushings as much as possible, since poly bushings can be a little bit noisy after a short period of time. Now, your old sway bars are gonna need to be removed, but that's just a few bolts. You can disconnect the sway bar from the end links, but make sure to note the orientation of the OE bar, since a new bar will be installed in the same orientation. Once the old bars are out, you can prep the new bars. You wanna figure out which setting that you wanna install them on, and place your end link in the appropriate location. Your bushings will also need to be installed on the new bars, before they'll be ready to be bolted right back up to the car and torque down to spec.
Wrapping things up here, The SR Performance Sway Bar Kit fits the 2011 to '14 Mustang.You can check it out more online right here at AmericanMuscle.com.
Improve the handling performance of your S197 Mustang with a SR Performance Sway Bar Kit. Sway Bars, sometimes referred to as Anti Roll Kits, reduce body roll through increased design stiffness over the stock bars. The result is superior handling, flatter cornering and better stability in any driving situation.3-Way Adjustable.
Both the front and rear SR Performance Sway Bars feature three (3) adjustment positions for fine tuning the handling balance of your Pony to suite your driving needs from mild to wild.Superior Quality and Materials.
SR Performance manufactures their Sway Bars from cold-formed, high-strength aircraft-grade steel for precision performance, and completes them in a black powder coat finish for great looks and long life. The front bar is a 36mm diameter tubular design, where the rear bar is 25mm diameter tubular design.Application.
This SR Performance Sway Bar Kit is specifically designed for use on the 2011 to 2014 coupe and convertible Mustangs, including the V6 and GT. Also fits 11-12 Shelby GT500 models.
- What's in the Box
- (1) Front Bar
- (1) Rear Bar
- (4) Polyurethane Bushings
- (2) Rear End Links
- (2) Frame brackets
- Required hardware
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 2 Hours
Difficulty Level:Mechanical expertise or professional installation required.
- Tech Specs
- Front Bar: 36mm Tubular
- Rear Bar: 25mm Tubular
- Will it fit my Mustang?
- GT - 11, 12, 13, 14
- GT500 - 11, 12
- V6 - 11, 12, 13, 14
- Boss 302 - 12, 13