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Old 09-17-2014, 03:35 PM   #1
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Rearend Looks not centered...

I just noticed today when my friend pointed out that the rear end of my v6 is not centered... Anyway, i brought it to a mechanic, lifted it and said there is an adjustable pan-hard bar. I have no idea how to use it. It came with the car when i bought it as a 2nd driver. Basically the looking from the back, the left tire is flushed in the tire well/fender or parallel to it but the right side is slightly out. Can someone please help me how to prep for the adjustment? do i have to lift it or can i just adjust while the car is on the ground?

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Learn to google. You are not the only V6 ever to have adjusted a panhard bar. Since i'm feeling generous at the moment though...

The car will need to be on the ground so the suspension is loaded. You'll need to measure the distance from each fender to the rim, i like to use a nail on the end of some string (the nail acts as a weight to keep the string taut) and measure from the string to the center cap of each rim.

Lets say this distance is 1" on one side, and 2" on the other. You'll need to move the car 1/2" so both sides are 1.5" away. This is where it helps to have a second set of hands so someone can be measuring while you're adjusting the PHB, or vice versa. Also, a dab of red loctite on the Jamb nuts is never a bad idea to keep them from backing off in the future.
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"Learn to google" love that answer! Obviously, I am doing that at the same time i would like to get help from a MUSTANG forum that had a similar issue.
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1. I answered your question.
2. The point of a forum is not to come and ask and get a question answered ... well, it is, the first time, but subsequently it serves as a knowledge base for people to look up answers in the future.

When 100 people a day ask what the best intake is, a lot of good information gets lost in the shuffle for the people that do try to search, because theres 100000000 threads on it. On the other hand, if there were only a few concise threads on a topic, the information would be much more easily accessible.

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1. I answered your question.
2. The point of a forum is not to come and ask and get a question answered ... well, it is, the first time, but subsequently it serves as a knowledge base for people to look up answers in the future.

When 100 people a day ask what the best intake is, a lot of good information gets lost in the shuffle for the people that do try to search, because theres 100000000 threads on it. On the other hand, if there were only a few concise threads on a topic, the information would be much more easily accessible.

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C'mon, cut the guy a break, he's a new member and just asking fellow mustang owners a simple question.

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I agree the question is more than reasonable. Lets stick to the topic...
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thank you for the answer and i really appreciate it. thing is, not everyone has the same way of finding things. sometimes a forum can be your only friend. but once again thank you.
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Yes the never ending CAI and "what exhaust should I get" threads get old. This was a more than reasonable question though. Yeah you can Google but for a question like this hands on advice is best. Sometimes its hard to find the info you need especially when you don't know what some things mean or what info is relevant. Glad the OP got his info. Let's try not to be an "elitist" forum lol

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Dang y'all relax and enjoy the fact that we all own (or wish we owned) some of the best cars out there. Let's have a group hug now

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Nothing better than asking a question and then having some wisenheimer chime in like a jerk. If you don't like the question, don't answer it.
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I'm active on several different forums, which are "cluttered," in my opinion. Op just happened to catch me at a bad time.
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Guys seriously, we need to move on. I assure you this is not the image the admins here are trying to portray. They want an environment where everyone can post. Are there a million posts about CAI's and exhaust, probably but they want every one to feel welcome. If you dont want to help why waste your time even typing something? Just move on and some one else will chime in. None of this is productive.
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hey I want to hug it out please lets move on sorry if I replied in a sarcastic way I should have known better!
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hey I want to hug it out please lets move on sorry if I replied in a sarcastic way I should have known better!
Did you get it figured out though? That is all that matters my man

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Just curious:

Let's say the rear end is not aligned, what will be the effect in the car performance wise? I'm asking coz my panhard bar install is still pending. I can see the other tire sticking out more.

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Pretty much uneven tire wear

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Did you get it figured out though? That is all that matters my man

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I figured out how to do it but I dont have the tools available so I'll let you know tomorrow.


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Guys seriously, we need to move on. I assure you this is not the image the admins here are trying to portray. They want an environment where everyone can post. Are there a million posts about CAI's and exhaust, probably but they want every one to feel welcome. If you dont want to help why waste your time even typing something? Just move on and some one else will chime in. None of this is productive.
Yes, correct.

Lets remember that not all of us own the "magic pillow" that we can lay our head down on at night, and obtain the answers while we sleep. I've tried, and it does not work for me.

While I can agree that many automotive forums, including ME are filled with duplicate questions to popular topics, we have to remember that many new members who have just bought a Mustang come to sites and do a first time post, perhaps without first using a search tool.

Mustang Evolutions V6 forum is one of the most popular sections of this site, and I believe its due to the friendly owners of V6 equipped Mustangs. We have a closely bound group of owners, who enjoy talking about their Mustangs, and share their knowledge, ask questions, and enjoy the hobby here. Lets try to be a site where members of all experience levels can come and obtain and share information, politely.

And to those that are tired of the same posts, here's an easy solution; simply don't open the thread. Move on.
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Just curious:

Let's say the rear end is not aligned, what will be the effect in the car performance wise? I'm asking coz my panhard bar install is still pending. I can see the other tire sticking out more.

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I'm thinking the handling into corners is going to be the concern than a vehicle that has it's rear axle centered.
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^^ This, its not something you really notice when its there, but its a profound difference once its been addressed with an ADJ PHB.
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