Good Sam Club Open Roads Forum: Ford F-53 Anti sway bar quick fix
Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Class A Motorhomes

Open Roads Forum  >  Class A Motorhomes  >  Projects & Upgrades

 > Ford F-53 Anti sway bar quick fix

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
dsisemore1

Home

New Member

Joined: 11/16/2011

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 07/14/20 11:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have seen several posts on You Tube where they have changed the placement of the bolt on their anti sway bar from the front hole of the bracket to the rear hole on the bracket. They say it noticeably affects the handling (in a positive way) of the coach. I have a 2016 Ford F-53 chassis and was considering making this adjustment. Would like to know
1. Has anyone made this adjustment?
2. How noticeable was the improvement?
3. Have you had any long term issues?
I did call Ford. I asked the tech how Ford determined which hole to put the bolt in - the tech wasn’t really sure but after a few minutes on hold - the tech came back and said Ford determined by the weight and length of the chassis. So I realize could affect warranty but mine is out of warranty so that is not a concern.

Thanks for any input.

swphotobug

varous

Full Member

Joined: 11/22/2014

View Profile





Offline
Posted: 07/14/20 11:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

On IRV2 in the past it has been discussed excessivly. Works great!!

crawford

Dandridge Tenn.

Senior Member

Joined: 03/22/2006

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 07/14/20 11:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Maybe so but they only send a frame and they had no way to know the finished unit.


Change from a c class to a A class Georgetown 07 triple slide

wguss

So. California

Full Member

Joined: 01/11/2007

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 07/14/20 01:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As has been noted, the IRV2 has a long post on the subject of over 400 pages. After reading a lot of them I tried it on my coach and noticed a nice improvement.

You can always restore it if you disagree.
Cheap Handling Fix

RLS7201

Beautyful Downtown Gladstone, MO

Senior Member

Joined: 10/26/2002

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 07/14/20 01:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You can do the CHF on the rear with no issues.
The front CHF will need longer end links to help keep the links from having alignment issues.

Richard


95 Bounder 32H F53
460/528 stroker
Web Master
MWPSchooners.com
First brake job
1941 Hudson


dodge guy

Bartlett IL

Senior Member

Joined: 03/23/2004

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 07/14/20 07:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I did my buddy’s for him. We installed front Sumo springs. And did the CHF on the frt and rear at the same time. The change in handling is impressive! I would recommend when doing the front to get longer links!

* This post was edited 07/15/20 07:09am by dodge guy *


Wife Kim
Son Brandon 17yrs
Daughter Marissa 16yrs
Dog Bailey

12 Forest River Georgetown 350TS Hellwig sway bars, BlueOx TrueCenter stabilizer

13 Ford Explorer Roadmaster Stowmaster 5000, VIP Tow>
A bad day camping is
better than a good day at work!


way2roll

Wilmington NC

Senior Member

Joined: 10/05/2018

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 07/15/20 05:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I did the CHF on both of our previous gas coaches. Very easy to do. Took about 20 mins for the front and about 30 for the rear. Remarkable difference in wander and truck push. it's a no brainer since It's free.

* This post was edited 07/15/20 05:39am by way2roll *


2020 F350 STX 6.7L Turbo Diesel
2020 FR Cedar Ridge Silverback 29rw

Dale.Traveling

Newport News, VA

Senior Member

Joined: 12/16/2010

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 07/15/20 07:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

dsisemore1 wrote:


1. Has anyone made this adjustment?
2. How noticeable was the improvement?
3. Have you had any long term issues?


1. Yes
2. Very noticeable
3. No after 9 years and 50,000 miles.

Make a few gallons of your favorite beverage and click HERE to start reading thru the 6000+ postings on IRV2 concerning moving the end link position.


2006 Hurricane 31D built on a 2006 Ford F53


Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 

Open Roads Forum  >  Class A Motorhomes  >  Projects & Upgrades

 > Ford F-53 Anti sway bar quick fix
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Class A Motorhomes


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2020 CWI, Inc. © 2020 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.