Suspension & Brakes - Recommendation on adj. Panhard rod?




Martingale
07-05-2005, 11:17 PM
I'm looking at the Adjustable Panhards on some of the online retailer's websites and they all pretty much seem the same. Sphoon and BMR make one for about $130 that looks like it'll work. Which would be a good one to do with?


ssPetess
07-06-2005, 07:17 AM
Go with the Spohn Chrome moly with one rod end. Costs a bit more but just having one rod end makes a big difference. Keep one poly end to dampen out vibrations through the body.

mitchntx
07-06-2005, 07:50 AM
I would give UMI a good look. Ryan is putting out some nice pieces.


Casper9T9
07-06-2005, 08:52 AM
I have a UMI rod on my car. Excellent quality for the price you pay.

sikws6
07-07-2005, 09:14 PM
bmr adj. on my car no problems!

pimpmaro
07-08-2005, 12:13 AM
Trackbird's PHB!

black00TA
07-08-2005, 03:04 AM
lakewood adjustable heer with poly bushings....very high quality peice.

both will give such similar results there almost indestinguishable.

DONAIMIAN
07-08-2005, 03:40 AM
Whatever you get use rod ends, and make sure theyre quality 3 piece teflon lined rod ends.

ls1king000
07-10-2005, 06:58 PM
[QUOTE]Whatever you get use rod ends, and make sure theyre quality 3 piece teflon lined rod ends.


how about UMI, does it have quality # rod ends or only LG motorsports?

00 Trans Ram
07-12-2005, 12:00 PM
What are you using it for? If you want the absolute best performance, or are going to fit massively wide tires in the back, you'll have to go with rod ends on both ends. The poly will still have some deflection, allowing the rear to move laterally under high loads.

BMR has switched to using the QA1 Endura chromoly rod ends. Trackbird (member here) also makes a great one. Honestly, there are only 3 pieces to any bar:

1) right side bushing
2) left side bushing
3) bar itself

As long as the bar is of sufficient thickness, it probably will not matter much which you get. There are some minor diffrerences, such as where the adjutment hex is (ends or in the middle), but not much. Do NOT get any of the ones that have threads in the middle - they are weaker. Just make sure that, if you get rod ends, they are the QA1 Extreme Duty Endura ones - part #s XMR-12 and XML-12.

Foxxtron
07-12-2005, 12:26 PM
What are you using it for? If you want the absolute best performance, or are going to fit massively wide tires in the back, you'll have to go with rod ends on both ends. The poly will still have some deflection, allowing the rear to move laterally under high loads.

BMR has switched to using the QA1 Endura chromoly rod ends. Trackbird (member here) also makes a great one. Honestly, there are only 3 pieces to any bar:

1) right side bushing
2) left side bushing
3) bar itself

As long as the bar is of sufficient thickness, it probably will not matter much which you get. There are some minor diffrerences, such as where the adjutment hex is (ends or in the middle), but not much. Do NOT get any of the ones that have threads in the middle - they are weaker. Just make sure that, if you get rod ends, they are the QA1 Extreme Duty Endura ones - part #s XMR-12 and XML-12.

You got my vote for that as my experience with the poly and rubber was not one that I wish on someone else. Once I got a bar with two Quality rod-ends (QA1 XMR-12's) on each end (non in the middle) the centre is now adjustible to being true with the rear alignment and not a single issue of NVH.