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RACEINMUD
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 323
posted November 18, 2004 08:55 AM  
My rules will allow a non adjustable panhard. I run a metric and was wandering which side of the frame to mount it to? Some say left some say right, Please let me know what worked for you. I plan on leaving the bolt out of the left upper control arm to avoid bind. The rules say stock suspension mounting, but I plan on forgetting the bolt and hope it works. Dirt track with mild banking that goes bad dry slick. Running AR IMCA tires. Thanks for the help. Race

UFnARacing
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 179
posted November 18, 2004 10:38 AM  
I added a long panhard behind the rearend, mounting to the frame on the drivers side. I think you can see parts of it on my website, under race pictures. I mounted it to the axle, as close to the pumpkin as I could. But, if your track goes real dry slick, I'd be real tempted to mount it on the passenger side of the frame and as far left on the rearend as possible. The asphalt guys do this, to give the left rear more bite in the corners. They also run a lot of angle.

Basically, it's up to you whether you want to do what other's do or try something different. Myself, I've been considering running a short panhard from the drivers frame to the pinion, in front of the pumpkin, like the mods do. Not sure yet.

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racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted November 18, 2004 04:13 PM  
I added a panhard bar to the axle with 2 races to go this year. Mounted the bar behind the axle on the left side frame and attached to the axle just inside of the right side spring mount. Mounted it with the axle mount 3" lower than frame mount and the average height of the bar at axle height.
My lap times were immediately 1/2 second faster with no traffic on the high side. I didn't work with it much to see if it could be altered to help down low or in traffic cause I was so happy with it. I kept the upper arm on the frame and zip tied it up away from the rear end. Any time I wanted to check, or reset the panhard bar, I'd reattach the upper arm to the rear end to insure I was back to "square one", make my panhard bar adjustments, and then remove the upper arm bolt and zip tie it up out of the way. If tech didn't like it, I could always reattach the arm and remove the bar with only a few minutes work.

RACEINMUD
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 323
posted November 21, 2004 03:26 PM  
Thanks everyone! I'll have it setup soon. I'm thinking of putting in frame mounts on both sides and see which one works. Where did you get a long enough panhard bar to reach across the rearend? I have one off a Chevy PU but it has the rubber bushings and I think it is a little short. Thanks, Race

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted November 21, 2004 03:41 PM  
Hey Racer, maybe a dumb ?, but are the swedged tubes strong enough? Thanks, Race

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted November 23, 2004 05:58 PM  
something else to consider, the upper link will effect anti squat, and will influence the tire it is mounted closest too. by removing the left link you are loading the right rear more than the left during acceleration. make it so you can attach either to adjust how your antisquat effects exit.

    

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