I gave this a 3/5 due to its fit and finish. Let me start this by stating that I have always used and stood behind Steeda's solutions as I think they are very quality pieces, I just feel they missed that mark on this piece and either hurried it or I possibly got an incorrectly built piece...
This brace does not sit flush with the strut towers across the entire area of where the bar mounts meet the towers? Also, where the cross bar is welded to the base plate, is not fully touching the strut tower? I would post up pictures but there isn't an option... How can this be the best design when half of where the cross bar puts pressure on the strut tower is not in contact with the actual strut tower? Also, there should either be washers to accompany the bolts or the holes should be narrower. When the bolts are lightly tightened the powder coating cracks and flakes off. The powder coating on my 2006 fusion was solid and could take some abuse, this one can't even take the bolts being slightly tightened without ruining the coating. In the end does the STB work, yes… Do I think they could have done a better job, yes… Will I continue to purchase Steeda parts, absolutely!
Reviewed by: Ray M. from Florida on 3/25/2016