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Author Topic:   panhard length and lower link length questions
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Dirt Freak

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posted December 11, 2002 06:14 PM  
I tried this on the street stock page, but Im not finding the help I need with this. Cars are stock front clips, 3000#, 358's, 2bbl. #1 spark plug set back, 11"hoosiers x 90". They allowed crysler leafs 2 years ago, and that blew the stock coil cars out of the water. So after a long 2 years, the rules changed into the current decade. NEW rules allow stock coil cars to switch to a basic 3 link w/panhard..

Sorry this is long

The rules, NO pinion mounted panhard bars, NO torque arms, NO pull bars or bird cages. Now im not sure if the panhard has to be mounted on the back side of the diff or just not to the pinion.
Car weighs 3000#, has 50% rear, 53% left.

I had been running 250LR 150RR getting 4" of RR travel. With the use of the panhard bar I wont need that soft of a spring to get the desired amount of roll. I figure something normal around 225LR 200RR.

Basic plans so far:
Im planning on leaving my stock lower on the RR 22" long(poor mans spring rod), using a solid link on the LR, moving my LR spring forward on diff. Any problems with this??

Questions:
1. What length of upper 3rd link should I use. I have room for up to 36" if needed.
2. Where should I mount my shocks?
3. At what height should I start the panhard and at what angle?
4. does taller tires change this height any?
4. Has anyone made an upper link with rubber bushings, instead of the biscuits or springs to get around the no pullbar rule?
5. How long should I make the LR lower arm? I have some 22" bars or should I go shorter for more roll steer?
6. would it be worth the effort to build a custom mount in order to get the panhard bar in front of the axle tube? Or just run it on the back side.
7. what size material for the tubes and rod ends are best for the lowers and panhard bars.

sorry so long!!
Thanks;
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