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Old 03-18-2017, 06:37 PM   #1
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Overpriced F53 Handling Parts

Not looking to make any friends with vendors selling overpriced sway bars.

Someone on this forum already did the hard work, but I cannot find the post.

So, humbly, I will ask - what are the genuine FORD part numbers for the 24,000 lbs F53 chassis front and rear sway bars?

With an 2014 FR3 DS25, I know mine is the 16,000 lbs chassis. Taking another long trip from Cali to Maine this year and want to upgrade the chassis without breaking the bank.


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Old 03-19-2017, 06:27 PM   #2
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We added a Roadmaster part# 1139-143 rear sway bar to our 2014 30DS. It DOES NOT replace the stock sway bar. It's an additional bar. Makes a world of difference with sway and rolling. Check the internet for the best price. Anywhere from $690-760

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Old 03-21-2017, 07:10 AM   #3
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We used Hellwig sway bars. But you might run into issues in trying to install an OEM 24k sway bar on your 16k chassis as the rear axle is different. F53 has a small/large rear axle. The large rear axle is a welded on rear differential cover vs a bolt on cover. Just goto any Ford dealership and ask them to look up the PNs. Ditto what drivemsafe mentioned, the aftermarket rear sway bar is in addition to the one that is already on your coach. If you haven't already, do the CHF and double check the rear sway bar is actually connected to the axle. They tend to come loose for one reason or another.
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