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Author Topic:   Panhard bar questions !?!?
Rookieracer76
Member
posted November 29, 2002 10:18 PM
i'm thinking about installing a panhard bar on my car. Where do you mount the brackets ? Has anyone made a homehade Panhard bar ? Thanks for the help!!


AlanP2
Member
posted December 01, 2002 08:00 AM
quote:
Originally posted by Rookieracer76:
i'm thinking about installing a panhard bar on my car. Where do you mount the brackets ? Has anyone made a homehade Panhard bar ? Thanks for the help!!

http://www.rpmnet.com/techart/panhard.shtml
a very good article helps in understanding how they work and proper mounting


jammin
Administrator
posted December 01, 2002 09:24 AM
There is a link in our toolbox that shows much of that same information for the panhard bar.

jammin


Wauge28
Member
posted December 01, 2002 02:08 PM
except for a J-bar, they are all home made. read the article Jammin pointed you to for set-up. As far as building the bar, if it is stong, it will work. The length is entirely another issue. I don't remember if the article talks about lenght or not...if not, here is quick and easy advice. Rookie=long bar...Expert=short bar. That is the short version but basically a short bar reacts VERY quickly and can cause a massive throttle push...especially on a rough track. Long is more predictable but I THINK, (just my opinion) the long bar takes away from performance on a dry track.

I am sure many more will offer there own opion here so, get your pencil and pad out and get ready to get confused...like the rest of us searching for the "perfect" panard bar set up. I wish I could find it too

spde
Member
posted December 02, 2002 01:26 PM
Placement of the j-bar sould be probably be parallel from the rear end. We put a 2x2 square tube down from the frame and placed the slide bracket on it. As for making a j-bar I dont think I would mess with it. The bar takes alot of abuse and I would get a new one. If you went with a short bar we a talking about $35-50. If you went with a j-bar probapby $85-150 depending on the bar you get. Ok on the length, center the rear end up in the car and get the measurements from the frame bracket to the pinion bracket. Also I would get the pinion bracket with the bolt holes on both sides. You can run a short or a j-bar without changing anything on the rear end. Now you can guess what will work for you. The shorter bars speed up the roll, while the long bars make everything slower. We run short bars. The tracks we run dry out and we need the side bite. PM me if you need help finding the parts. I can get them shipped to you or call me at 573.216.4836 GL ltr spde