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Old 05-17-2012, 09:56 AM   #1
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Looking for Panhard bar

I prefer BMR but interested in several. Anyone got one they want to get rid of?
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Re: Looking for Panhard bar

I have a stock 2012 GT. Assuming I do not have a Panhard bar. What does it do?

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Re: Looking for Panhard bar

You do have a Panhard bar Its very flimsy and weak.

The 2011-2013 have a problem with chassis flex and the back end moving around. Beyond just breaking the tires loose . The pan hard bar bolts right above your lower control arms to keep the rear end from moving around independently and elminates wheel hop. You may not feel alot of hop right now depending on what your tire size is that meets the road and how much hp you actually have at the wheel. But as you increase you want to keep that from happening. The best fixes for it are Panhard bars and control arms.

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Re: Looking for Panhard bar

It does thanks for the information. So aftermarket bars available are thicker diameter?
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It does thanks for the information. So aftermarket bars available are thicker diameter?
Yep. I am a fan of BMR, but there are lots of companies who make suspension products. They aren't very expensive but if I can find a good deal on a used one...I'm all about a little savings. Just remember with your 5.0, everyone wants to add HP so fast but then they realize they can't get them to hook for crap because of weak control arms, panhard bars, chassis flex and small tires. So try to build as you add hp. Its less expensive that way and your car will be quicker because it will hook up .

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The stock Panhard bar is far from flimsy! I replaced mine with an adjustable billet bar from stallion (eBay $124shipped). The stock bar is too long when lowering springs are installed. The stock bar is very stout and very HEAVY, it's even filled with dampening sand. You only need to replace if you lower or wish to lose weight.
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The stock Panhard bar is far from flimsy! I replaced mine with an adjustable billet bar from stallion (eBay $124shipped). The stock bar is too long when lowering springs are installed. The stock bar is very stout and very HEAVY, it's even filled with dampening sand. You only need to replace if you lower or wish to lose weight.
Not to disagree with you here, but when I changed out my axles...the panhard bar was in the way of the Diff cover plate. I just reached up and pulled it out of the way. I guess I was just wanting something a little more firm than that

I mean don't get me wrong...I'm a strong guy but I didn't think I was that strong. LOL
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The Panhard bar is designed to locate the axle laterally. It is made to be strong in a "straight line" and has zero bending forces applied to it. Concrete is in credibly strong however it also has extremely low resistance to bending. Ever stand on an empty pop can? Plenty strong enough until twisting forces are applied. Oh and any replacement bar will flex the same way. My replacement bar is lighter and being aluminum will flex just as much as the stock bar. Under use it's rock solid though.
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The Panhard bar is designed to locate the axle laterally. It is made to be strong in a "straight line" and has zero bending forces applied to it. Concrete is in credibly strong however it also has extremely low resistance to bending. Ever stand on an empty pop can? Plenty strong enough until twisting forces are applied. Oh and any replacement bar will flex the same way. My replacement bar is lighter and being aluminum will flex just as much as the stock bar. Under use it's rock solid though.
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