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Old 05-26-2015, 07:17 PM   #1
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GT vs V6 Sway Bars

Hey, was wondering if anyone knows the difference between the stock GT and V6 sway bars.

A friend is replacing his and I was thinking about taking them and putting them on mine.
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It might be different. On the performance package, Ford put the GT front sway bar on and considered it an "upgrade". I guess it is something.
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Yeah, I was wondering if it's enough of a difference to make it worth replacing them.
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They are not worth the time to install them, even if you get them free.
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They are not worth the time to install them, even if you get them free.

Ah ok.

Yeah my buddy said he'd give them to me for free. If I won't feel a difference I won't do it.
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GT vs V6 Sway Bars

Does anyone know the size difference?? Front and rear
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I forget how much bigger the gt is vs the v6 but I want to say it's a fairly big difference. I want to say steeda has the stock dimensions of their website so you know how much of an improvement their part is.

If you can get them for free and it's a thicker bar then why not install it?


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They are not worth the time to install them, even if you get them free.

Rear one can be installed in 15minutes. 15mm socket, take out 6 bolts (two bolts for the links, two bolts on each bracket) and remove. Then replace with the new one. Front one will take a little more time. I just replaced my front with a whiteline adj and had to customize the stock brackets in order to fit over the bushings. That's a whole different story though.


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Rear one can be installed in 15minutes. 15mm socket, take out 6 bolts (two bolts for the links, two bolts on each bracket) and remove. Then replace with the new one. Front one will take a little more time. I just replaced my front with a whiteline adj and had to customize the stock brackets in order to fit over the bushings. That's a whole different story though.


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Out of curiosity, what makes the front one more difficult? Is it a tight squeeze?
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Out of curiosity, what makes the front one more difficult? Is it a tight squeeze?

You have to take off the two front wheels to get to the upper nuts on the links. Also, I had to remove some type of brace in order to lower the sway bar out (had to use locktite on the 8 bolts when reinstalling it). And the brackets that hold the bushings on we're weirdly designed and I had to customize the brackets and actually cut out a piece on each side for it to fit correctly over the bushing. (This was only for the bigger bushings that came with the whiteline bar.) It's really hard to explain without pictures or having the components in hand. If you're not mechanically inclined, I would recommend having someone else do the front bar for you. But you can tackle the rear bar no problem. Just make sure you grease the bushings.


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You have to take off the two front wheels to get to the upper nuts on the links. Also, I had to remove some type of brace in order to lower the sway bar out (had to use locktite on the 8 bolts when reinstalling it). And the brackets that hold the bushings on we're weirdly designed and I had to customize the brackets and actually cut out a piece on each side for it to fit correctly over the bushing. (This was only for the bigger bushings that came with the whiteline bar.) It's really hard to explain without pictures or having the components in hand. If you're not mechanically inclined, I would recommend having someone else do the front bar for you. But you can tackle the rear bar no problem. Just make sure you grease the bushings.


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So you think it's mostly more difficult because it was the larger aftermarket bar?
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So you think it's mostly more difficult because it was the larger aftermarket bar?

Because of the larger bushings. There was a d bracket that went over the bushings. Then there was another flat bracket that went in between the d bracket/bushing and mounted on the car. Like I said, it's hard to explain without pictures. You can probably do it, just take your time and make sure to use thread lock when putting the bolts back on the brace, and also on the bolts for the sway bar links that connect to the strut. Ford recommends certain hardware to be a one time use and the link bolts is one of them.


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2014 v6 pp had svt swaybars 34mm in the front and a 24mm rear. I upgraded to a 27mm rear white line adjustable with adjustable end links as well

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I bought a GT front bar for mine. Its almost as big as a Steeda, less than a millimeter difference. Steeda claims that their bar is 10% stiffer than the GT bar while it is 85% more stiff than the V6 bar, so off those numbers the GT sway bar is 75% stiffer than the stock one. I believe the stock V6 bar is 26mm and the GT bar is 34mm
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You are assuming that Ford used solid bars for the front, which is incorrect. They used a hollow tube with a .250 wall. On this car, stiff on the front is generally a good idea, as long as it does not add weight. Stiff on the rear is not usually what you want for this car. I actually went down relative to the OEM bar before I did lca brackets, and I am adjusting to a stiffer setting to reduce some of the rear grip (but I will still be softer than the OEM GT bar, as it was just a bit too stiff). My front bar is 50% stiffer than the stiffest factory bar, weighs less, and came with it's own brackets.
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Gotchya, yeah I was just going off of what Steeda says. I know they are hollow and Steeda is solid, but it doesn't seem to be that big of a difference for the regular driver. A track car could would definitely notice the difference. I kept the stock rear swaybar
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I was putting up the data for what's on the performance package v6 which is the 34/24 set up as well as other things. The window sticker says they are svt bars for my car

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I was putting up the data for what's on the performance package v6 which is the 34/24 set up as well as other things. The window sticker says they are svt bars for my car

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From what Voltwings said, the front swaybar on the V6 PP is from a GT and the rear is from the SVT.

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