I picked up my 2015 AWD
SEL back in April and found it to have a considerable amount of body roll. I will only be modding this car asethically but the roll had to go. Not seeing any options available, I decided to pour over the Taurus suspension part diagrams in August and compared the bushings, endlinks and bars. The HD package represents the police interceptor package as many of you know. The SEL AWD
uses the same endlinks as the interceptor AWD
. What I did was find the part numbers for the HD package and sources the bars. If you read Ford's press release on the interceptor, it says they have more rigid sway bars...which is what I suspected from the start. I snagged them for $110 for the matching front and rear pair back in August. from a Turbo Interceptor off eBay. The rear bar is considerably thicker and comes with the bushings and brackets mounted to the bar. The endlinks are the same part number so I did not need them.
The front bar requires different bushings and I will post all part numbers. So far, I installed the rear. You need to lower the exhaust from the two muffler isolators and from the last mid pipe isolater to remove the sway bar. Very simple job. I just backed my car on ramps.
The difference is incredible with just the rear interceptor bar. I haven't seen anyone do this yet. It has a slightly firmer ride over bumps and the majority of the roll is gone. I can't wait to install the front bar later this weekend. The car is more enjoyable to drive and has a nice confidence that was lacking previously. I'm big on oem
modding so that's why I decided to investigate this.
Rear bar: BB5Z5A772AA ($84.58 from Tasca)
Front bar: AA5Z5482CC ($112.80 from Tasca)
Front bar bushings (need 2): DG1Z5484AA ($2.58 ea from Tasca)
I hope this helps people out. I'll report back once I get the front installed. Like I said before, deals are out there on eBay. My bars weren't new though so I'll be painting the rear bar bracket next spring.