Steeda Bronco Sport/Escape/Maverick AWD Rear Sway Bar (2020-2022)

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Steeda's 555-1031 Rear Sway Bar for the 2020-2022 Bronco Sport/Escape/Maverick AWD is a great way to reduce body roll and tighten the handling of your vehicle.

Part Number: 555 1031
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Steeda's Bronco Sport/Escape/Maverick AWD adjustable rear sway bar gives you control of your Ford's handling. The sway bar reduces body roll for more neutral handling helping you take corners better. The sway bar offers a comfortable ride for your CUV but keeps things level through corners.

Stability and control. Distributing the weight of your Escape or Maverick between the rear wheels when turning, the sway bar helps to keep your Ford level in corners and planted to the road. Trailer sway is reduced when towing and control is better with heavy payloads, so you can drive with confidence.

Strong construction. Steeda's sway bar is designed, engineered, and manufactured in the USA and is made from 1-inch tubular Chromoly steel tubing for long-lasting performance and durability. CNC-machined billet steel ends offer greater strength than the coined ends on other bars. The bar is powder-coated Steeda blue for protection from the elements and to let people know your Escape is equipped with Steeda parts.

Sporty feel. The flat and level handling that the sway bar provides makes driving more exciting and enjoyable. Get tight handling like a sports car with the upgraded sway bar. 3-way adjustability lets you fine-tune the sway bar stiffness to meet your needs and provide the control you want. At its softest, the bar is 280lb per inch and at its stiffest, the bar is 450lb per inch, a lot stiffer than your factory 270lb per inch sway bar. It is recommended that you start at the middle adjustment hole for the first setup.

Features & Benefits: 
  • Made in the USA
  • Neutral and flat handling
  • Reduced body roll
  • More control with heavy loads
  • Less trailer sway when towing
  • Maintains a comfortable ride
  • 1.00" tubular steel sway bar
  • 3-way adjustable
  • 280lb, 350lb, and 450lb rates
About Steeda: With roots in racing and performance parts for Ford vehicles, Steeda uses both track and on-road testing to make sure parts refine performance. Steeda's Escape and Maverick parts are no different, tuned and refined by experienced racers, the parts will change the feel of your SUV.

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Hi everybody Brian from Steeda, spotlighting a part that's going to make your Escape handle more like a Hot Hatch. The Steeda Adjustable Rear Swaybar for 2020 later Ford Escapes. Straight from the factory the Ford Escape has a ton to offer and this is of the reasons why you chose the vehicle or are considering it. The reality is that you always want to add a little bit more of that sport feature to an SUV or compact SUV. Anytime you can make it more exciting and more thrilling to drive, well you absolutely should be doing this. After all you are the one driving it. Shouldn't there be a smile on your face after every time you get in it and out of it, Absolutely! The Rear Swaybar is a great way to do this because it helps reduce body roll. In particular at the back of the vehicle and anytime you look at photos especially the photo of when we had it out on pace laps down at Homestead it really rolled over quite a bit and kudos to the Ford engineers for really developing a great chassis, so they could run a softer more compliant suspension for most of our street going crew. The reality again is that you're watching this because you want more. Looking at this footage you can see that the vehicle does tend to roll over and part of that is because there's not enough rear roll stiffness. From the factory they want to run a softer rear swaybar, well so you get a little bit less rotation. Any of us that are enthusiasts well we want that rotation and this is our reference to the Hot Hatch aspect of a front wheel drive or an all-wheel drive vehicle. A little lift throttle, you want the back to kind of rotate just a little bit or just more neutral handling in general, so you have more fun at the exit ramps, more fun on your pace laps around Homestead, whatever it might be. The reality is that you need to reduce the amount of roll in the rear suspension. The Rear Swaybar is an easy bolt-on way to achieve this. The Steeda Adjustable Rear Swaybar is designed to fit front wheel drive and all-wheel drive Escapes and because it's adjustable you can ultimately tune it to what you're doing with the vehicle or the springs that you've installed on it. Maybe you've added a set of Steeda Lowering Springs and you want to get better handling out of it. At the stiffest position on the swaybar it's 70 percent stiffer than stock and albeit nearly the same diameter as a stock bar we use a much thicker wall thickness tubing and this allows us to create a much stiffer Rear Swaybar. If you don't want to go quite that aggressive you can set it to the middle setting or the softer setting. There's still going to be an improvement over the stock setup. The Adjustable Rear Swaybar is a great first modification to make to your Escape because it's a direct bolt-on and doesn't require any modifications. As noted it also works in conjunction with the factory springs or aftermarket springs and since it's easier to install than those well it's a great way to improve the handling. So let's talk a little bit more about this. As you're going through corners the outside suspension starts to really lean and compress and the point behind swaybars, engineering behind them is to utilize the inside springs or work against the inside springs to help stiffen this side. So naturally if you go to a stiffer swaybar it's very similar to well putting in stiffer springs. The benefit here though is a couple things with the swaybar you have adjustability to how stiff it is and how much reduction and role there is in the back of the vehicle. Again talking about your uses and how you want to set it up you have that choice. In addition you can set it up to match the springs you're ultimately going to but the beauty behind the swaybar is, if you're traveling a lot on the highway or in a straight line you won't even notice the stiffness difference until you start to give steering input. The swaybar is neutral under normal driving, straight line driving. So again around town, on the highway you won't even realize that you changed it it's when you get into corners and really start to turn the steering wheel that you'll feel it react. You'll feel the rear of the Escape being so much more predictable and active if you will. You won't have to give it quite as much steering input and you can modulate your steering with the throttle and again getting a little bit into this a little bit deep into this going back to again Hot Hatches and the excitement of driving these things well this is a great way to start in that direction. As noted earlier the Swaybar starts with a thicker wall tubing and is obviously bent to shape. What really makes this impressive are the CNC cut Billet Steel Ends that are then 360 degree welded around and cleaned up. These things are beautiful but more importantly, strong! So regardless of what setting you have them on, regardless of what springs you're going to set it up to this Rear Swaybar is not only stiff it's also strong. In fact it's backed by a lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects. In addition we proudly manufacture the Swaybar in the USA at our Valdosta Georgia facility. The Steeda Adjustable Rear Swaybar is a great modification to make to your Escape. It will enhance handling and the overall balance of the Escape as well as drive down the highway just like it did stock. It won't take away from the drivability of the vehicle in fact it's really just going to add fun to it, especially as you're starting to throw it around some of the corners. To see the latest and greatest things that we're testing on our Escape follow us on Social Media. If you enjoyed the content of this video, click Like and Share with other enthusiasts. Be sure to hit the Subscribe Button and don't forget to Ring the Bell so you get notifications of upcoming videos. We thank you so much for watching Steeda, Speed Matters!
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Fitment & Features

Manufacturer: Steeda Autosports

Installation Information:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Install Time: About 1 Hour
Tools Required: Basic Hand Tools

Vehicle Fitment:
Fits Model Years: 2020, 2021, 2022

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Strut and sway bar a must
Absolutely love this combo and made the truck way more stable in any driving condition. Do it!
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2021 Escape Hybrid Fwd
Installed new bar on a lift, took about an hour to install, no glitches. Set bar on middle hole as recommended, noticed improved in turn in on sweeping turns and less movement of the rear of the vehicle. Don't know if making it stiffer will improve more or will be too stiff. Since wife drives the car will probably leave as is. A subtle but nice improvement
Did you find this helpful?  3 of 3 Found Helpful
Nice improvement
Well made. Fit nicely. Tightened things up. I like it
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2022 Escape SEL 2.0L AWD Installed the rear sway bars at the same time installed the Steeda 1" lowering springs and front strut tower brace. Installation was typical in my view. Note, that the instructions did not match my Escape as there was no " factory heat shield" to remove in order to create room to slide our the OEM sway bar or to slide in the Steeda sway bar. In order for us to remove the OEM sway bar we had to pry apart / take off the OEM sway bar bracket & bushings - then twist like a corkscrew to get out. It took us a while to figure it out but once did, it was pretty simple. Although, we should have made a note of how we got the OEM out because to install the Steeda we needed to follow the SAME twist pattern in reverse. Note, ADD lots lube to the Steeda sway bar bushings. Remember, before tightening bushing brackets fully - CENTER the Steeda sway bar. I chose the the "center / middle setting" as Steeda recommended - ~30% stiffer than stock - which (along with the 1" lowering springs and STB) literally makes this Escape handle almost - if not better - than my other slightly built daily driver sports sedans / hot hatches. There is very little body roll or brake dive - feels very neutral. I definitely with the Stealth package seats had more bolstering as this car is now flickable. I am considering changing to the stiffest sway bar setting (~66% stiffer than stock) when I re-lube the bushings (remember to really lube the bushings to make sure suspension remains quiet when going up / down curbed driveway entrances) next week before my first mountain road / twisties cruise. Highly recommend. Enjoy.
Did you find this helpful?  5 of 5 Found Helpful
I put this on my 21 escape se fwd along with the lowering springs for the awd that don't lower the fwd but actually make the fwd handle like a sports sedan instead of a SUV. Along with the strut tower brace it really transformed my lil escape. Definitely recommend these parts
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