Ford Super Duty 4WD trucks built from 2000 to 2004, 4WD Excursions built from 2000-2005, F450/F550 from 2000 on, all had leaf spring front suspension that utilized a track bar / Sway Bar to help control the front-end housing and improve steering response. Ford’s track bar / Sway Bar bracket was under-designed and has been known to crack and break off of the front housing. Fords’ solution to repair this is to replace the entire housing as the track bar / Sway Bar mount is welded onto the front end. At a cost of nearly $2000 for housing and then a significant labor bill, this is an expensive choice.
Autofab has created the “Super Duty Ford Track Bar / Sway Bar Repair Kit” to solve this problem. Our repair kit is manufactured from two layers of 1/4″ thick steel and is significantly stronger and better designed than the original Ford part. Our repair kit requires removing the remainder of the original track bar / Sway Bar mount and welding on the track bar / Sway Bar nut location tab. A qualified technician should perform this work. There are instructions for the work provided here.
Some of the Super Duty 4X4 trucks and Excursions use a steering stabilizer. If your truck has this, you will need our Super Duty steering stabilizer mount. We purposely built this part separately and it is available here.
We have found that the main cause of the mount failing is the loading of the track bar/ Sway Bar to one side. After our repair kit is installed, the track bar / Sway Bar should bolt in without pushing the front end over. Autofab now offers an adjustable track bar/ Sway Bar to solve this issue. If you need our adjustable track bar/ Sway Bar, click here.
If your spring perch and sway bar mount is damaged, we have a solution for that. Click here.