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Author Topic:   panhard bar ?
posted November 28, 2002 09:58 PM
I have a jet viper swingarm on the rr and 4 link lr with a long panhard bar behind the reaend. Wondering if a short one in front or a J bar would work better?

posted November 29, 2002 01:41 AM
go with the front side panhard bar, you'll have to try the short and the j-bar to determine how the driver feels with the 2 different bars under him, but most definitaly loose the bar behind.

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posted November 29, 2002 09:14 AM
The j bar will let the car roll faster than the long bar in back. The short left side bar is the faster of the 2 though. It reacts very fast and gives you alot of side bite. It can be different for someone who is not used to the car rolling that hard and fast. And I do mean fast. You have to be more steady with the gas in the corners. We run a short bar will a 4-link and z-link. It works very nice. We also run some stop and go tracks. On a bigger high side, high speed track the j bar is probably better. So you dont scrub off that much speed. GL ltr Spde

posted November 29, 2002 10:46 AM
I'd LOVE to try a shorty bar or J bar ... but my 1997 D&M 6 Link has NO room to mount a front bar, too many things in the way, the bar would be like 5" long.
I'm tempted to try a "sj" bar ... it would mount behind the rear, snake over it to the pinion. I understand it would have to be stiff as heck to make this work, but it's the only way I can visualize it ever working.
I run a long panhard bar behind now, and car wins races, but I drove a late model with a shorty bar and know the Mod would love it, if I could ever fit it in there.
Anyone EVER try a curved bar like I am thinking ?