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Author Topic:   Shorty Panhard
posted October 22, 2002 05:29 PM
Thinking about putting a short bar left of pinion to left framerail on 3-link sus. Anyone try this with noticeable luck. We run on mostly all dry slick not blackslick. also will the left side of chasis lift with this set-up or do you have to do more changes.
My springs are:
LF 750
Spring loaded pull bar. Do I change this to a solid bar or not worth the try?

posted October 22, 2002 06:10 PM
put the short bar on but leave some angle out of it unless you want to 3 wheel. I run mine 1" below pinion centerline and up on frame 7", but i also like to 3 wheel

posted October 23, 2002 09:15 AM
2nd2none did you notice more side bite? More forward bite? Car has excellent side bite with long panhard bar behind rear. Ran on black slick and didn't have enough side bite. But at the same time, loaded left rear with weight. Thinking this could have caused us to lose side bite. (Added 75lbs. to left rear.) Could I have went the wrong way. Had excellent bite coming off corner. Just had to go in slow to keep rear end from coming around. (Did I put too much weight on left rear or what?) Never driven on black slick before.

posted October 23, 2002 03:49 PM
Remember a long bar attached to the right side of the housing influences the right tire more, making it feel tighter in the corner. A short bar does make it feel loose getting in, but drive for awhile and you will figure out the trick. As soon as you get on the gas it is ready to go, just got to freewheel a little gettin in.

posted October 23, 2002 04:54 PM
i only run 30#'s of LR weight so getting in my car feels fine. On dry/slick tracks i raise the frame mount up about 1". If its tacky i'll lower it accordingly. The shorter panhard bar is the better way even if its a J-bar, on most tracks today that long bar behind just doesnt seem to be as good.

go look on the front page of dirtforum at user pics, i could easily get it to lift on dry tracks with tremendous forward bite.

[This message has been edited by 2nd2none (edited October 23, 2002).]

posted October 27, 2002 08:17 AM
I noticed out in Iowa this year alot of car going with the shorty bar. I went from a J-bar to the long bar behind the rear end and I'm not sure if I like how it changed the feel it has going in and coming off the corner! Now here's my question? Has anyone ever have a problem BENDING a J-Bar? I bent 3 this season and twice it costed me feature win! I'm not sure what to try for next year.