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Kit Sullivan
03-13-2007, 12:07 PM
The SCCOI (Iowa) has a chart that shows the sway bar sizes for each year of the SC.
According to the chart, there are minor differences in the sizes on almost every year model. What could possibly be the advnatage to continually make these small, and expensive adjustments the SCs suspension?
I can't see that Ford would justify such an expense when the result would be so negligible.

Miller1995
03-13-2007, 08:30 PM
The SCCOI (Iowa) has a chart that shows the sway bar sizes for each year of the SC.
According to the chart, there are minor differences in the sizes on almost every year model. What could possibly be the advnatage to continually make these small, and expensive adjustments the SCs suspension?
I can't see that Ford would justify such an expense when the result would be so negligible.

Stabalizer bar tooling is pretty standard which makes these changes relatively simple. So when changing to a smaller bar or a hollow bar the change in cost comes down to being pretty much the change in material costs. Automaker look everywhere to pinch pennies out of parts and their suppliers so any cost incured from a change in tooling would be forced back on the supplier if possible. In summary, don't think Ford lost any money making those changes and if anything they made some.

-Miller