Steeda Explorer Adjustable Rear Toe Links (2011-2019)

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Upgrade your Ford Explorer's OE toe link to a stronger adjustable toe link from Steeda! Improves handling and driveability of your Explorer.
Part Number: 555 4093
555-4093
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Replace your OE toe links and beef up your suspension with Steeda adjustable toe links. Designed to give you more control over your Explorer's handling. Prevent any issues that may occur with your OE toe link and give yourself a more planted and predictable ride when you install Steeda adjustable toe links.

Reliability is important. The Steeda adjustable rear toe links offer a lifetime warranty and are made right here in the USA. Our toe links are powdercoated and have a nickel plated adjuster for a durable and rust resistant finish. The assembly is TIG welded together for a pure weld that will be much stronger.

Benefits: 
  • Improved Handling
  • Better towing characteristics 
  • Great upgrade for special services vehicles
  • Upgrade over OE toe link
  • Allows for easy adjustment
  • Powdercoated for a durable finish

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Hi everybody Brian from Steeda spotlighting the Steeda Rear Toe Links for the 2011 to 2019 Ford Explorer. One of the awesome things about the Ford Explorer is its utility. It's parked truck and wall part utilitarian vehicle if you will, in the sense that it can tow as well as take your family and precious payload around town, across the country wherever it may be and it's fun to drive of course we always look to improve on these things as far as the truck aspect and as far as the mobility aspect and the reality is the Steeda Rear Adjustable Toe Links are a great way to do this. Let's get into exactly why that is. Let's start with the truck aspect of the Ford Explorer. I'm sure you're a lot like us and we used ours a ton for towing the Silver Bullet to and from Georgia Motorsports Park and we realized pretty quickly whether you've got payload in the truck whether it's extra wheels family whatever it might be or you're towing something behind it your boat, your jet ski or a race car that the back of the truck felt a little bit soft and a little bit loose especially at speed on the highway and despite the towing capacity, it just was never very confident. One of the reasons that is because of the rubber bushings and the factory tow links. Again they're okay on the street they do the job for the majority of people out there but if you're watching this we know that you're looking for more and the Toe Links well because they integrate a polyurethane at one end and a much beefier arm for stiffness, the reality is that you get much less deflection out of the rear arm and anytime you get less deflection out of the toe arm it's a good thing because any change in toe means that the back of the truck is wanting to steer. When you've got payload into the back of it this means that the trailer is also trying to steer the back of the truck, so you need everything you can to offset that. The toe links are a great way to do this because again they're stiffer, they're stronger, the bushing has less deflection to it so will stop the back end from swaying and because they're adjustable you don't have to fuss with an eccentric bolt your alignment guy or your shop is really going to love the fact that you want to install these because of their strength but also because of the adjustability. For those looking for more street performance you will not be disappointed. The same rules apply or the same benefits really apply as far as having a stronger arm. Anytime you can introduce a component that helps keep the suspension moving in the range of motion that is originally designed is going to be of benefit to you. This is true for control arms and especially true for toe links. The toe links themselves actually are what determine the angle of the tires inward or outward. So if you look at a vehicle sometimes you can see if there's toe out the fronts of the wheels kind of stick out a little bit or the rears are in and vice versa and the toe link itself controls how much change there is during cornering and we know again a lot of you really enjoy driving your Sport Utility Vehicle your Explorer. This is why you purchased it after all and we appreciate it because we're right there with you. The reality is under hard cornering, same thing with towing and payload, there's a lot of pressure against this arm and that's why anytime you can reduce that deflection at the pivot point. It's going to benefit you because the suspension geometry won't change, the toe won't change. Sometimes you hear this called Bump Steer. That's exactly what it is. The toe changes under bump travel in the suspension and causes the back of the vehicle to want to sway one way or the other. This is not desirable, you want to work against it the Steeda Adjustable Toe Links do exactly that. This is a great time for you to share with our viewers exactly what it is that you're utilizing your Explorer for. Are you towing? Are you enjoying it back on the twisties a little bit of both. Let us know and if you've installed these or some of the other Steeda components definitely comment below and share with our other viewers. Likewise if you found this to be informational and fun to watch definitely Click Like and Share with other Explorer owners and click that Subscribe Button so you get notifications of upcoming videos. Alright back to the proper content here! We joke around a little bit but we mean it in all seriousness. When you receive these things you're going to set them on your table and you're going to look at them at least a few times and then probably a few more times and a few more times after that. The welds are gorgeous, they are tough feeling, tough looking you'll see the boxed out sections you'll see exactly all the engineering that Steeda put into these things and more importantly feel the benefits of it once you get them installed. Installation is really straightforward and they are direct replacement for the factory tow links. We do recommend professional installation or at least making sure that you install them somewhere close to an alignment shop because the truck will require an alignment afterward. Something to note if you own a 2013 through 2017 is Ford has had a couple of recalls on those models for the factory tow links and the axis joint. What's happening is the factory tow links were starting to bind up and ultimately either bend or start to break because the axis joint apparently was corroding and not allowing it to travel through its range and was creating a horrible bind in the factory tow link. They are aware of it, if you have a 13 to 17 we do recommend contacting your local Ford dealership before installing the Steeda units. The reason being is get that access joint replaced they'll likely replace your tow link as well under again warranty or recall if you will and then go ahead and upgrade to the Steeda units. Again you will enjoy the benefits of these whether you're throwing the truck around corners, towing or all of the above but just want to make sure that you're ready to go. If you have any questions about that you can definitely reach out to us directly at Steeda as well. If you'd like to see the latest and greatest things that we're doing with our Explorer definitely check us out on Social Media. If you'd like to learn more about these and so many of the other parts we offer for Explorer and other Ford vehicles visit Steeda.com. Thank you so much for watching. Steeda, Speed Matters!
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Fitment & Features

Manufacturer:

Manufacturer: Steeda Autosports
Made in USA: Yes

Installation Information:

Level of Difficulty: Medium
Install Time: About 30 Minutes
Tools Required: Basic Shop Tools
Print Instructions: https://www.steeda.com/assets/images/Instructions/555-4093-installation-instructions.pdf

Vehicle Fitment:

Fits Model Year: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

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A HEFTY HEFTY HEFTY solution for the wimpy wimpy wimpy stock toe links (that are currently under recall) for every 2011-2019 Ford Explorer. As you can see from the attached photos, the Steeda toe links are exponentially more robust. With solid construction, massive adjustment bolts, strong jam nuts, gusseted wheel to knuckle attachments, and solid polyurethane bushings the Steeda toe links improve the 5th gen Explorers handling so much it feels like a different vehicle. I recommend pairing with the available rear trialing arms to virtually eliminate rear end body roll when cornering and lurch under hard acceleration. Installation was moderately easy coming in under 3hrs for the toe links and the rear trailing arms with basic hand tools and jack stands. The most difficult part was moving the control arm to align the knuckle bolt holes with the toe link bolt holes which required some jostling to be able to get the bolts set. Dial it in with an alignment and you will not question the performance of these parts. Wouldn't expect any less from Steeda.
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