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Old 06-07-2014, 11:50 AM   #1
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SR Performance Adjustable Panhard Bar review?

Is it good for a '13 GT, worth it? Difference of it and stock? Feedback? Thanks
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It's ok... SR makes most of their products for the people who want "good enough" and not "awesome" or "the best", that is why SR stuff is usually cheaper.

Personally, go with BMR, it's not a lot more and it's much much better.
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It's ok... SR makes most of their products for the people who want "good enough" and not "awesome" or "the best", that is why SR stuff is usually cheaper.

Personally, go with BMR, it's not a lot more and it's much much better.

I'm not lowering right now so is the panhand bar worth it, is there a noticeable difference? Feedback on personal use? Thanks (:
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An adjustable panhard bar is only necessary when lowering the car to help center the rear axle. Although from the factory the axle has been known to be off a little.
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I'm not lowering right now so is the panhand bar worth it, is there a noticeable difference? Feedback on personal use? Thanks (:

A Panhard Bar is always worth it, getting a good adjustable one will help the cars handling so much if you plan on lowering in the future so then you can just adjust it right on the spot. The stock one isn't that great also, if all you care about is going in a straight line then yea all you need is the axle centered, but if you care about those corners at all then you want to upgrade.
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I'm not lowering right now so is the panhand bar worth it, is there a noticeable difference? Feedback on personal use? Thanks (:
I have a whiteline panhard bar brace, and bar they are rock solid but I have a 1.5" drop if you drop your car it is useful not sure of any advantages stock. Unless as stated above your rearend is slightly off center for one reason or another. A good shifter is a solid upgrade in these cars as well.
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So would it be a noticeable difference and is it worth it without a drop? I'm trying to get some suspension work done so it could handle good on take off and sturdy around turns and not slide.
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So would it be a noticeable difference and is it worth it without a drop?
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An adjustable panhard bar is only necessary when lowering the car to help center the rear axle.
You gotta learn to read.
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You gotta learn to read.

Yeah but soccer said it is always worth it... So I'm confused. Sorry :p
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Yeah but soccer said it is always worth it... So I'm confused. Sorry :p
He's unfortunately giving out some wrong information. You will not need one unless you lower your car. Spend your money somewhere else.
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He's unfortunately giving out some wrong information. You will not need one unless you lower your car. Spend your money somewhere else.
Might as well lower it then ha! All I need is the springs and the bar right?
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He's unfortunately giving out some wrong information. You will not need one unless you lower your car. Spend your money somewhere else.

Didn't you yourself say the axle has been known to be off a bit from the factory? So then wouldn't it be a good idea to always get an adjustable one? Yea you only really need it when lowering the car to re-center the axle, but what if the axle isn't already centered? Then it would be a good idea.

I see what you are saying, but I also see some contradiction.
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I have a J&M adjustable PHB on my '13 and I'm not lowered. IMO, it's worth it whether your at stock ride height or lowered because it's needed to center the body of the car over the rear end. My left rear tire stuck out a 1/2" before I installed mine.
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Might as well lower it then ha! All I need is the springs and the bar right?

It depends how far you want to go. The S197 is a bit more complex than older Mustangs when lowering. Lowering the car it's a good idea to get the Panhard bar, adjustable upper control arm for the pinion angle, and CC plates (good idea even if the drop is mild)
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I would still say it's worth it even without a drop. I went BMR with the adj bar and the brace. After taking out the stock rain-stick of a panhard bar, you'll be glad you bought it.
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It depends how far you want to go. The S197 is a bit more complex than older Mustangs when lowering. Lowering the car it's a good idea to get the Panhard bar, adjustable upper control arm for the pinion angle, and CC plates (good idea even if the drop is mild)
The adjustable upper control arm is really only needed if you have a one-piece driveshaft. If you only lower it 1.5", CC plates aren't needed. At most, camber bolts, which are about $30. If you lower it with just springs, your shocks and struts won't last as long and the ride may be a bit more stiff.
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The adjustable upper control arm is really only needed if you have a one-piece driveshaft. If you only lower it 1.5", CC plates aren't needed. At most, camber bolts, which are about $30. If you lower it with just springs, your shocks and struts won't last as long and the ride may be a bit more stiff.
I guess i'm one of those people who just doesn't trust camber bolts too much. If your going to do it, just do it right the first time I always say. You are right about the driveshaft though, it slipped my mind for a second that he doesn't have a 1 piece.
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Oh I'm right there with you on not trusting them. Most people say they're fine for just daily use, but I wouldn't trust them on a track. Plus $30 is much more acceptable than the cost of camber plates for a car that won't see track time. Most people only doing a 1.5" drop end up not needing either from what I've seen. But if you drop it 2" or lower, you're going to need a lot more parts to make it drive well.
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Oh I'm right there with you on not trusting them. Most people say they're fine for just daily use, but I wouldn't trust them on a track. Plus $30 is much more acceptable than the cost of camber plates for a car that won't see track time. Most people only doing a 1.5" drop end up not needing either from what I've seen. But if you drop it 2" or lower, you're going to need a lot more parts to make it drive well.

Hell I've seen cars dropped 2" that were aligned fine without plates. No idea how they did it though lol
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