Suspension & Brakes - what is the gain of...
03-28-2006, 05:39 PM
what is the gain that will be realized, or purpose of, when the factory panhard bar is replaced with an after market unit?
03-28-2006, 05:53 PM
The factory one just like the LCA's are stamped U chanel. The after market is tube construction, they dont flex like the stocker. Also poly bushings.
03-28-2006, 06:11 PM
When I changed swapped my stock PHB for an UMI adj. Rod- / Poly-End-Style PHB I realized that:
Generally: The rear end felt more solid.
- When driving fast through S-Curves (left-right-left) and
- When changing from accelerating to braking (or vice versa) in a curve...
... the car felt really better. The side to side swinging was reduced.
This was even better, when I changed from the 16" stock wheels to 17".
Just my personal experience... Holger
03-28-2006, 06:11 PM
Strength is the gain. My panhard bar is sitting in my shop floor with about a 35 degree bend right in the middle. Time for an upgrade!
03-29-2006, 11:14 AM
My panhard bar is sitting in my shop floor with about a 35 degree bend right in the middle.
How did you do that???
My post from an earlier thread:
Adjustables allow you to adjust the rear axle left/right to center it (left/right) under the car. This isnt necessary for stock right hide, but is necessary when the ride hieght is changed (ex: lowering the car).
That being said....
I have stock right height, but I do have adjustable Spohn rod/poly PHB and LCAs. They allow for the adjustment of the rear axle in all horizontal directions (left, right, forward back, diagonally). My rear was a bit off with the stock parts and is all straight now with the adjustables (adjusted by the mechanic during an alignment...you have to ask for it and may need to convince them to do it).
03-29-2006, 04:11 PM
You get a beefier unit, and if its adjustable your can center your axle when u lower your car. Plus the bar is cheap.
03-30-2006, 03:16 PM
So the whole purpose is to strengthen the rear suspension or to make a more solid handling feel and to center the axle if the vehicle is lowered.
JEGS sells a bracket for the panhard bar and states that it is necessary when lowering a car. I do not see anyone else selling a version of this bracket http://www.jegs.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?catalogId=10002&storeId=10001&categoryId=24299&parentCategoryId=11319&langId=-1 so is it really necessary or is the adjustable panhard bar all you need?
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