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Old 11-03-2022, 05:03 PM   #1
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Latest F53 recall

Regarding the latest recall on the rear sway bar brackets.

I’m looking for opinions on these two choices.

Taking the rv on a 120 round trip drive and having ford do their version of a fix, for free.

Or

Spending $130 on the Roadmaster brackets. Doing install myself.

https://www.roadmasterinc.com/pdfinst/4139-125.pdf
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Old 11-03-2022, 05:44 PM   #2
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Depending on your local fuel prices may be reasonable to do it yourself...

In my neck the woods it would cost me nearly $100

Amazon shows the RM 4139-125 for $105 but no bolts or washers... kind of odd

https://www.amazon.com/Roadmaster-41.../dp/B004RCP2TG

Definitely not difficult if you're handy.
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Old 11-03-2022, 06:28 PM   #3
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Spending $130 on the Roadmaster brackets. Doing install myself.

[URL] https://www.roadmasterinc.com/pdfinst/4139-125.pdf[/URL
The PDF says it's for the 1.5" sway bar. That size is on the V10, not the V8. The V8 uses a 2" sway bar.

SuperSteer makes one for the V8 and it's $240: https://supersteerparts.com/products...-4139-131.html

Me, I'd just make sure the four bolts are tight, or probably loosen them, add some Blue Loctite, torque the bolts, and call it a day.

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Old 11-03-2022, 09:39 PM   #4
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PDF quoted below... the new 2" bar, not the 1.5 " older sway bar... therefore V8 chassis

"CCRG investigation found that attachment fastener issues had been identified during 2020 MY early production builds when an upsized rear stabilizer bar (2.0 from 1.5 diameter) was incorporated into production. A revised attachment process was instituted to address this
condition on January 20, 2020."
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I need to recheck torque on mine .I never could find the torque spec for these bolts last year but mine were at least 70 foot pounds ( v10 chassis was 66 f/lbs ).
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I need to recheck torque on mine .I never could find the torque spec for these bolts last year but mine were at least 70 foot pounds ( v10 chassis was 66 f/lbs ).
FWIW the SuperSteer kit, which includes 5/8 nuts & bolts, calls for 125 ftlbs.
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Go with the kit considering it comes with polyurethane bushings. Loctite the fasteners and set to the recommended torque and you should be OK for the life of the chassis.

Anti-seize on the bushing spacers will help if you ever have to take them apart. If the bolt rusts to the spacer cutting the bolt is sometimes the only option to disassemble.
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Go with the kit considering it comes with polyurethane bushings. Loctite the fasteners and set to the recommended torque and you should be OK for the life of the chassis.

Anti-seize on the bushing spacers will help if you ever have to take them apart. If the bolt rusts to the spacer cutting the bolt is sometimes the only option to disassemble.
This and make sure you lube the poly bushings.
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Go with the kit considering it comes with polyurethane bushings. Loctite the fasteners and set to the recommended torque and you should be OK for the life of the chassis.

Anti-seize on the bushing spacers will help if you ever have to take them apart. If the bolt rusts to the spacer cutting the bolt is sometimes the only option to disassemble.
And use BLUE LOCTITE not RED
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