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Old 06-03-2010, 03:27 PM   #1
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Question Stock panhard bar to aftermarket panhard bar?

I have a bolt on formula with all susp upgrades except for a panhard bar. Is it worth going to a umi spohn or bmr non adjustable?
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I have a bolt on formula with all susp upgrades except for a panhard bar. Is it worth going to a umi spohn or bmr non adjustable?
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all the panhard bar does is center the rearend...nothing else
if you change it, you might as well just get the adjustable...especially if you plan on getting a new rear end anytime in the future.
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Definitely go for the adjustable. A little more expensive but worth it to serve the purpose. And regardless of anything upgrade from the stocker
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So can I get the adjustable and keep it the same length as the stock one?
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So can I get the adjustable and keep it the same length as the stock one?
yes..most of the ones I have used come shipped already set to the stock length

usually only need to adjust it if you are moving it because your rearend is no longer centered.
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Which one should I get, spohn, umi, bmr?
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Which one should I get, spohn, umi, bmr?
personally I prefer the UMI piece
their roto joints offer the benefits of rod ends without all the road noise
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if you are looking for a non-adj check out founders

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/82-02...Q5fAccessories
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if you are looking for a non-adj check out founders

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/82-02...Q5fAccessories
LOL...no offense man but what is this garbage?? UMI for the win. Quality product and A+ service.
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there's no point in getting an aftermarket panhard bar unless its adjustable in my opinion.
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LOL...no offense man but what is this garbage?? UMI for the win. Quality product and A+ service.
I have UMI products on my car. I have also dealt with founders AND dealt with their customer service. Its A+. But I dont wanna blow smoke up your *** so see for yourself

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I'm just saying for an extra few bucks why not go with something that been proven to hold up and be of good quality. Ebay returns, more hassle if something ends up not going together correctly and then costing him more time and money. Kinda a no brainer IMO. Plus they are a sponsor and would more then likely give him a deal like they always have me. I'd rather spend my money with a ACTUAL suspension company then a Ebay seller. http://www.umiperformance.com/catalo...roducts_id=309
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ok so you are some anti-ebayer. But dont talk **** about a company you know nothing about. Besides, making non adj suspension parts isnt rocket science. I know several people with founders products. One time they sent the wrong panhard on accident. ONE message later had the correct one on the way and they never even asked for the old one to be returned. They are ok in my book
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ok so you are some anti-ebayer. But dont talk **** about a company you know nothing about. Besides, making non adj suspension parts isnt rocket science. I know several people with founders products. One time they sent the wrong panhard on accident. ONE message later had the correct one on the way and they never even asked for the old one to be returned. They are ok in my book
I don't think it's fair to say I have talked **** because never once did I say their product was garbage. All I'm saying is buying from Ebay seems like putting a quarter in one of those claw grabbing machines you see at the supermarkets and you hope and pray for something good to be dropped in the bottom to take home.

EDIT: Actually I did say their product was garbage

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^^^ HA! I bought one of these for my Z28 and the fitment was terrible. Stay far away! Spend the money on something proven.
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^^^well hey thats fine, the ones I have seen have been perfect. Maybe your car is crooked
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^^^ HA! I bought one of these for my Z28 and the fitment was terrible. Stay far away! Spend the money on something proven.
LOL that is good enough for me. Have I mentioned UMI yet? You get what you pay for.....enough said.
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well you are the type to **** on CAT Power flexplates too, however, the chinamen have a legit SFI rating and you get them for about $70 shipped. So guess what?? I'm running one.
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^^^well hey thats fine, the ones I have seen have been perfect. Maybe your car is crooked
Original owner with not a single wrech...so obviously that is not the issue at hand. I bought it simply because I don't have a lot of money and I was looking to go the less expensive way out...didn't work out too well.
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well you are the type to **** on CAT Power flexplates too, however, the chinamen have a legit SFI rating and you get them for about $70 shipped. So guess what?? I'm running one.
You sure seem to know a lot about me don't you? Don't put words in my mouth that have never been spoken. You get what you pay for with these cars. Everyone knows that. If these were such a big hit then why are they not a sponsor and more people running them. I'm not saying they are garbage, but if they are the next best thing to sliced bread then everyone would be sporting them.
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