Review & Install Video
Hey, I'm Alex from americanmuscle.com and this is my in-depth review of ST Suspension Front Anti-Sway Bar fitting the 2015 and up Mustang. In this video I'm gonna talk about who this Front Sway Bar kit is going to appeal to, the construction and materials and then lastly, we're gonna hit the installation. I'm gonna be giving this an easy one out of three wrenches in the difficulty meter and you should have this on your Mustang in about one to two hours tops.
If you're the owner of an S550 Mustang and you're not too thrilled with your end feel and input, I would definitely suggest taking a look at this kit as if you're looking to lively up your daily commute. Hitting some backroads, the occasional autocross and even hitting a couple of track days as this part is going to drastically improve not only your handling and body roll, but it's going build your confidence as a driver behind the wheel of your Mustang.
Now right off the back I do want to add while this front sway bar is going to dramatically increase your handling and overall performance of your S550 Mustang. If you're to pair this with a rear sway bar and most, if not all, any other type of suspension components for the S550 be it IRS parts like vertical links as well as even some low ring springs, this part will work hand in hand together with other corresponding mods. Furthermore, not only are you going to experience improved handling but you're going to drastically reduce your body roll all while not burning a hole in your pocket which I'm gonna hit on a little bit later.
This definitely would be that more stout of a piece in comparison to what you're gonna find on your factory Mustang as this is going to be a 35-millimeter diameter in comparison to a 32-millimeter diameter. Now, this is typically the norm for aftermarket be it from Steeda, Ford Racing or Eibach as you're going to want something that's gonna be that much more thick running across the underside of your car to improve your structural rigidity.
When you're shopping for sway bars be it either front or rear, it's definitely important to pay very close attention to the style of bushing that they're going to be provided with. Now, the OE bushings on the Mustang are going to be that of like a very soft, rubber type of quality whereas, this is going to come with a polyurethane bushing which is going to be that much more rigid and stiff. Now, the point that I'm trying to get across here is essentially is that the harder the bushing, the better in place this going to be, which is then going to equate to better structural rigidity as well as improving your handling and even body roll.
Just a quick recap here guys, this is going to be a cold-formed design that's going to come equipped with polyurethane bushings for the corner carver in mind. That's going to ensure that you're going to have some flat handling, reduced body roll, as well as ensuring that this is going to be very solid during rapid load changes.
Diving into the pricing here, you should expect to be spending right around the $200 mark which, in my opinion, is not only going to be a huge bargain but this is going to be right at the bottom of the spectrum in terms of front sway bars. Now, one of the thing I do want to add here while looking into the pricing when shopping this in comparison to some of the other big name brands out there be it Steeda, Eibach, Ford Racing, or BMR, is that this front sway bar is going to be adjustable with three different positions which you can see right here. Now, the purpose of this is going to be so that you can dial in your suspension if you're gonna be doing some heavy duty auto crossing or even some track days, or if you're just looking to be that much more connected to your S550 just staying the back roads or even lively-ing up your daily commute.
When shopping this in comparison to some of the other alternatives out there, for just the front alone, you'd be looking to be spending right around the $300 price mark. Now, for having a cold-formed steel design, having three-way adjustability as well coming equipped with polyurethane bushings this is definitely a huge bargain in my opinion. If I owned a Mustang, I would have this on there in a heartbeat.
Take a look at the installation here, just like I had said in the beginning of the video you're going to be looking at an easy one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter and about one to two hours to get this installed. Any novice wrencher should not have any issue getting this installed in their Mustang.
Going down to brass tacks, you will need a full mechanics tool set here, nothing crazy just a basic socket set and I will add that you should have a handful of extensions on hand as there are going to be some tight spots where they will be needed. Now, I will add that while you will not need a lift to have this installed, a set of jack stands, a jack or a widowmaker will make this much easier on yourself to install.
To start, if you're running a factory air box or an aftermarket cold air intake you will need to pull this out in order to access the front sway bar bolts. Now after you get your factory air box pulled or you aftermarket cold-air intake, you're gonna need to pull your rear bolts. Now having your wheels and tires off is going to make it that much easier to access them and I would definitely suggest taking the 15 minutes to pull them off as you're going to be making it that much easier on yourself.
After that, I know it's easier said than done, you're gonna need to separate the link from the strut assembly and then repeat the process on the other side. After everything is loosened up your gonna need to remove your OE front sway bar which, in my opinion, can definitely be a little bit on the tedious side. As long as you're patient and you give it a little bit of extra elbow grease, and I might even add having a second set of hands around, it might be that much easier to get it pulled out and then have it swapped in with the ST piece. You're gonna be looking at an easy one out of three wrenches in the difficulty meter. One to two hours in the garage or driveway and again, any novice wrencher can get away with installing this on their S550.
All right guys, so just to wrap things up here I definitely like this option from ST Suspension not only based on the fact that it's gonna in at an incredibly aggressive price point but, for the fact that you're gonna be getting a cold-formed piece of steel with polyurethane bushings that's going to drastically improve how your front end is going to tighten, handle, as well as reducing your body role.
That's my review and break down for the ST Suspension Front Anti-Sway Bar Kit fitting 2015 and up S550 Mustang available right here at americanmuscle.com.
The Anti-Sway Bar Your Mustang Needs.
Though most vehicles come with anti-sway bars as standard equipment these days, most stock anti-sway bars aren't up to the demands of serious performance driving. Suspension modifications (like lowering) tend to bring out the weakness in the factory-stock sway bars. Though stock handling might be safe, it's rarely inspiring. That's why your Mustang needs the ST Suspension Front Anti-Sway Bar. It's designed to maximize the performance of your Mustang under all conditions, without sacrificing ride quality. An enhanced anti-sway bar can be one of the smartest investments you can make in your pony car's handling. Strength and Beauty.
The ST Suspension Front Anti-Sway bar is designed and manufactured in California of the high-quality steel. The spring rate of this enhanced sway bar allows far better pitch and sway control than stock. Also, the enhanced adjustability provided by the ST linkages is key to getting the most out of your enhanced tires, rims, and shocks. Simple Installation.
Every ST Anti-Sway Bar kit comes with all necessary hardware and detailed instructions for installation. You'll need a floor jack, wheel chocks, jack stands, a combination wrench, and various sockets and end-wrenches. Application.
This ST Suspension Front Anti-Sway Bar is designed to fit the 2015-2018 GT, EcoBoost and V6 Mustangs.
- What's in the Box
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 2 Hours
Difficulty Level:Simple installation for anyone
- Tech Specs
- Will it fit my Mustang?
- EcoBoost - 15, 16, 17, 18
- GT - 15, 16, 17, 18
- V6 - 15, 16, 17