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Panhard Bar by Maximum Motorsports
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Description: MM's Panhard rod is the longest possible at 38" between pivot points. This minimizes the amount of rear axle movement associated with the arc of the rods movement. The longer the rod, the larger the radius. The larger the radius, the smaller the sideways movement.
Slots on the MM chassis mount allow for vertical height adjustment to keep the Panhard rod level at different vehicle ride heights. A level bar reduces the effect of the rods movement arc. Beefy 3/4" rod-ends are mounted in double shear at both ends. If a rod-end mounted in single shear fails when the rod-ends ball separates from its body, that end of the Panhard Bar will become completely disconnected from the mount. The result could be catastrophic as the Panhard rod will no longer provide any lateral control of the rear axle and may even drop to the roadway. If the same failure occurs to a rod-end mounted in double shear, the rod-end body will still be contained within the mounting brackets by the bolt and the two plates of the bracket. Some lateral control of the axle will still be maintained.

Both the unique design and quality materials used make the MM mounting brackets strong enough not break and stiff enough to not flex under cornering loads over 1 G.
The boxed axle bracket virtually encloses the rod-end for a rigid, non-flexing mount.
The MM chassis bracket mounts to the rear subframe of the car (not the flimsy trunk floor or spare tire well) using the exclusive MM frame inserts to prevent collapse of the subframe.
The MM Panhard Bar is designed to clear the factory tailpipe routing.
The Panhard rod is mounted as low as possible to lower the rear roll center height (typically at the same height as the rod).
The Panhard rod is available lightweight aluminum. The identical item is used on NASCAR Winston Cup stock cars. Compatible with T/A rear differential cover.

For more information visit their site: www.maximummotorsports.com
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ScottHalliday

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Registered: February 2002
Location: St. John's
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Review Date: 7/21/2003 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $330.00 | Rating: 5 

 
Pros: Everything! Fit, finish, quality, design, ease of installation and price are all excellent!
Cons: none

I purchased the MM panhard bar, along with a set of their adjustable lower control arms, for my 1992 Mustang Convertible. I was very impressed with the fit, finish, quality, design and the ease of installation, and so was Chicane Sport Tuning, who performed the install. The installation was very straightforward and instructions were well layed out and easy to follow. Once installed along with the lower control arms, there was a huge and noticable improvement in handling, especially around corners. The rear of the car is now much more stable and predictable around corners, almost like its riding on rails!

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Scott Halliday
1992 Red 347 Automatic Limited Edition Convertible
1991 Red 5.0L 5-Speed Hatchback
1989 Black 5.0L 5-Speed Coupe
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flatratetec

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Registered: July 2009
Location: Northern
Posts: 577
Review Date: 8/17/2009 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Car feels much more stable and predictable.
Cons: Wont allow use of tailpipes w most exhaust systems, hard to fit with T-Rex fuel pump.

The car now sticks much better around turns, especially when accellerating out. Install is not too difficult but there are a few critical measurement that must be made. I am running dumps for now (not by choice) because my Magnaflow exhaust won't even come close to fitting. I also had to relocate my T-Rex pump. Once I modify the exhaust to fit it looks as if I will have to relocate the T-Rex yet once again. Overall I would strongly recommend this product for those who highly value handling and cornering performance.

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2003 Mustang GT - All the usual engine bolt-ons, brakes and a road race suspension - SOLD
89 5.0 LX - Too much to list, goes fast, turns and stops!
1999 F-350 Modded 7.3L DIT
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