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#21 DeviLSh

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 01:16 PM

Any update on the springs? You still running them?


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#22 MediumWilly22

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 07:30 PM

Installed H&R on all four corners and tested. Now in process of installing Eibachs. Currently running H&R on the front and Eibach on the rear. Will update when the process is complete. I was obviously initially turned off by the look at first, but it has grown on me and I'm glad I decided to continue the install. Now it's a matter of which kit performs better. Performance is what drove me to lower the stance to begin with.

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 05:32 PM

Found a new mod. Steeda Strut tower brace for Ford Fusion. Problem is...the hood strut interferes. Get the Steeda Hood Strut kit for the same Ford Fusion and simply re-locate the factory hood strut to the new mount provided in the kit.Attached File  IMG_20171219_181850.jpg   119.58KB   2 downloadsAttached File  IMG_20171219_181943.jpg   148.73KB   1 downloads

#24 DeviLSh

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 12:22 PM

Hows the car feel after the brace? I am loving my Z with the RSB, stiffening the chassis up some more may not hurt...

 

Keep this going :)


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Posted 25 March 2018 - 03:19 PM

Any plans to try the front sway bar from Steeda for the Fusion?



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Posted 26 March 2018 - 05:31 PM

Found a new mod. Steeda Strut tower brace for Ford Fusion. Problem is...the hood strut interferes. Get the Steeda Hood Strut kit for the same Ford Fusion and simply re-locate the factory hood strut to the new mount provided in the kit.attachicon.gifIMG_20171219_181850.jpgattachicon.gifIMG_20171219_181943.jpg

 

 

The bar looks great.. right from factory.. how was the install?   Is it just the install issue with the hood strut?  does the hood shut properly? 


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#27 MediumWilly22

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Posted 27 March 2018 - 04:05 PM

The brace nearly fits like it was supposed to be there. It does stand a little tall. The corners of the brace just kiss the hood insulation leaving little one inch divits. I was slightly concerned that this may effect the hood vs. fender gaps over time, but I've had it installed for about 4 months with no issue. Due to the minor angle change of the hood strut, the hood opens a little quicker and takes just a little more force to close. It also stands taller when open. I like it, it's trick. Besides that, the hood latches and releases just like before. The strut even parks itself perfectly clear of obstacles when the hood closes. I was actually pleasently surprised at how well this setup works.
Steering feels ever so slightly lighter and more precise. It does what you would expect a strut tower brace to do, for those of us that have had them before, but it's the sum of the parts right?
I'm thinking of trying the front sway bar. I haven't done any homework on that yet though. If anyone else digs any info up on that, I'd like to know too.

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 01:39 AM

The brace nearly fits like it was supposed to be there. It does stand a little tall. The corners of the brace just kiss the hood insulation leaving little one inch divits. I was slightly concerned that this may effect the hood vs. fender gaps over time, but I've had it installed for about 4 months with no issue. Due to the minor angle change of the hood strut, the hood opens a little quicker and takes just a little more force to close. It also stands taller when open. I like it, it's trick. Besides that, the hood latches and releases just like before. The strut even parks itself perfectly clear of obstacles when the hood closes. I was actually pleasently surprised at how well this setup works.
Steering feels ever so slightly lighter and more precise. It does what you would expect a strut tower brace to do, for those of us that have had them before, but it's the sum of the parts right?
I'm thinking of trying the front sway bar. I haven't done any homework on that yet though. If anyone else digs any info up on that, I'd like to know too.

 

 

thanks for the reply.. Everything is on the Steeda Website correct? 


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Posted 30 March 2018 - 02:15 AM

I'm sure the front sway bar fits
2006 Lincoln Zephyr. Far from stock. 

 

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 02:36 AM

You can modify the stock hood strut mount to work with the strut tower brace.

 

I modified mine when I did mine, takes about 10 minutes and a small 1/4" spacer.

 

But then again my hood strut doesn't have the cool Steeda name on it.

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 03:21 AM

You can modify the stock hood strut mount to work with the strut tower brace.

 

I modified mine when I did mine, takes about 10 minutes and a small 1/4" spacer.

 

But then again my hood strut doesn't have the cool Steeda name on it.

 

 

thanks,  yea i really don't wanna buy new hood struts.. So you put a spacer under each bolt?  That last pic looks like a spacer under the bolt.. thanks 


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Posted 30 March 2018 - 04:12 AM

thanks,  yea i really don't wanna buy new hood struts.. So you put a spacer under each bolt?  That last pic looks like a spacer under the bolt.. thanks 

You will only be able to use one of the bolts, you have to move the rear bolt hole to the front one and trim the mount a little to make it fit level.

You can do it without trimming but the mount will sit at an angle. It will hold in place just fine only using one bolt.



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Posted 30 March 2018 - 04:16 AM

You will only be able to use one of the bolts, you have to move the rear bolt hole to the front one and trim the mount a little to make it fit level.

You can do it without trimming but the mount will sit at an angle. It will hold in place just fine only using one bolt.

 

Sorry Dino, I'm not sure what you mean by moving the rear bolt hole to the front?  and using one bolt.. you mean using one spacer?  thanks 


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Posted 30 March 2018 - 12:01 PM

One spacer.

 

You will have to move the strut mount forward, you do this by using the rear strut mounts rearward hole mounted to the front stud sticking out of the strut tower.

Instead of having two bolts holding it in place you will only have one with a spacer behind it.








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