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Old 11-21-2013, 11:52 PM   #1
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Upper, Lower Control Arms and Panhard Bar

I have the FRHP on my 2013 V6 and 3/4. I dropped the front and back by 1.25 inches. Since I am not taking it to the track, do I still need to put on front and rear control arms?

Do the rear control arms take the place of what some of us seniors put on their wheelchairs to control the wheel hop?

I have been told that since I didn't drop the car 1.5" or more, I won't need a panhard bar.

Thanks to you knowledgeable Stang People out there.
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I have the FRHP on my 2013 V6 and 3/4. I dropped the front and back by 1.25 inches. Since I am not taking it to the track, do I still need to put on front and rear control arms?

Do the rear control arms take the place of what some of us seniors put on their wheelchairs to control the wheel hop?

I have been told that since I didn't drop the car 1.5" or more, I won't need a panhard bar.

Thanks to you knowledgeable Stang People out there.
You don't need any of that stuff. Not unless you want to seriously track your car.
The aftermarket rear control arms can help with wheel hop.

Let's see a picture of your car now that it's lowered Mtang...
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I was informed that if your lower control arms are slanted down towards the front of the car. Than you need new ones with relocation brackets. If it is slanted down towards the axle or flat across than you should be ok. A picture of mine. I need new arms and brackets.
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I have the FRHP on my 2013 V6 and 3/4. I dropped the front and back by 1.25 inches. Since I am not taking it to the track, do I still need to put on front and rear control arms?

Do the rear control arms take the place of what some of us seniors put on their wheelchairs to control the wheel hop?

I have been told that since I didn't drop the car 1.5" or more, I won't need a panhard bar.

Thanks to you knowledgeable Stang People out there.
I may be wrong, but I'm pretty sure you still need a pan hard bar even at 1.25". When you lower your car it throws your rear axle out of whack and that's what corrects it, otherwise youll get some whining and noise from your rear end later down the road. As for the control arms, im not sure.
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I have the FRHP on my 2013 V6 and 3/4. I dropped the front and back by 1.25 inches. Since I am not taking it to the track, do I still need to put on front and rear control arms? Do the rear control arms take the place of what some of us seniors put on their wheelchairs to control the wheel hop? I have been told that since I didn't drop the car 1.5" or more, I won't need a panhard bar. Thanks to you knowledgeable Stang People out there.
Since you are already lowered, just have an alignment shop check your alignment. They can tell you if you need a panhard bar. You can't really tell by measuring fender to tire distance if the rear has shifted.

Measure your pinion angle to determine if you need adj upper control arms.
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The picture posted is 1.25" lowered front and back.
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The picture posted is 1.25" lowered front and back.
Oh. Ok.
Looks good!
If it drives good, doesn't make any funny noises or anything, hell, I'd just leave it like it is.
I assume that this doesn't void the warranty...
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Oh. Ok.
Looks good!
If it drives good, doesn't make any funny noises or anything, hell, I'd just leave it like it is.
I assume that this doesn't void the warranty...
The warranty question is a good one. As far as the dealer I bought it from, I took him a list before I purchased my first mod. I followed up several times and got the same answer, As long as it wasn't the mod causing the problem, I was good to go.
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The warranty question is a good one. As far as the dealer I bought it from, I took him a list before I purchased my first mod. I followed up several times and got the same answer, As long as it wasn't the mod causing the problem, I was good to go.
Maybe you should have your pinion angle checked to be on the safe side...
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Maybe you should have your pinion angle checked to be on the safe side...
Yeah, don't wanna end up like this guy

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Yeah, don't wanna end up like this guy

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Yeesh.
This seems like a lot of "hoops" to jump through just to lower the car an appreciable amount. You are doing, essentially, a full blown "street prepared" suspension.
So all of those goodies are absolutely required if the drop is more than 1.5 inches?
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Had the alignment when the suspension was put on. It's good.
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You will have to have a panhard bar installed your rear axle will be way off mine was
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Just measure the distance between ur wheel wells and rear tires. If ur tires are centered, ur good. If not, just grab a cheap adjustable panhard bar and adjust it to center ur rear axel. Easy cheesy!
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