Just got done with the install on a 2010 Fusion SE 2.5L with the 6F35 trans. Yes, the 2010 have the welded in bracket, so there is less maneuvering room. The OEM bar was easy to take out if you follow the instructions. The 28mm Steeda bar was a pain to get back in. A majority of the time was spend trying to get the new thicker and more rigid bar back in. What I ended up doing was to remove the muffler and rear axle exhaust hangers. Make sure to support the exhaust under the muffler with something. Once the exhaust pipe was out of the way (I was fighting this for about 45 minutes!!!), the bar slid right in. One of the end link bolts spun when I was tightening them back up. I ended up using a needle nose vice grip to hold the back portion of the end-link, which allowed me to tighten the end link to 30 ft. lbs. I read here that you can also use an allen wrench from the top--wish I read that before I installed the sway bar! LOL. BTW good luck getting the torque wrench between the coil spring and the end link. Not going to happen. The bushings are greaseable via grease gunk. They have fittings and are of high quality. Don't give yourself a hard time if you scrape some of Steeda's nice finish off the bar during install. Mine looks like it's been through a sand storm. I actually kept the plastic on the bar while I was trying to install it. This saved it from looking worse. Another tip is to try to install the OEM sway bar after removing it. That way, you learn which way you have to pitch the Steeda Sway Bar. You might even save yourself some damage to the finish. The end result is worth it. Took it for a drive, and the car is planted around turns. Virtually no under-steer, too. Next project will be much easier: strut tower brace, which I will do later this evening. Four stars for the quality of the bar and the bushings. -1 star for Steeda's instructions. Instructions could have been more clear, but Steeda customers have common sense, so I guess that is why they left some tips (like dropping the exhaust from the axle back) out.
Matt A. from Louisiana on 4/19/2012