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Problem with bmr panhard bar install on 07 mustang gt

I finished sunday night installing my che lca's and uca, when I when to install the bmr panhard the p/s was about 1/4" short of lining up the bolt holes, I compared it to the stock and it is the same size. All of these are non-adjustable as my car is not lowered. should i order an adjustable panhard or connect the one I have first and then the uca and lca's. Is it alright to drive with out it on? thanks for all the help

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Did you install it with the axle loaded?? (axle supported by jackstands)


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no, once I finished with the lca's and uca I let the axel hang
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Not 100% sure, but you may need to jack the axle a little bit to get it in. I don't think you should drive w/o the bar. Also, the panhard bar brace/bracket has to be loosened just a tad to slide it in. It's the bolt on the flat part facing the rear of the car on the passenger side.

My only experience is with CHE, but if you've seen one ph bar, you've seen them all, right?

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Yeah, I think you'll need to load the axle to get it to align properly.

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thanks, i'll try when i get out of work
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I finished sunday night installing my che lca's and uca, when I when to install the bmr panhard the p/s was about 1/4" short of lining up the bolt holes, I compared it to the stock and it is the same size. All of these are non-adjustable as my car is not lowered. should i order an adjustable panhard or connect the one I have first and then the uca and lca's. Is it alright to drive with out it on? thanks for all the help


Hi stang756,

Whatever you do DO NOT drive the car without a Panhard bar and the Panhard support brace installed and fully torqued to factory specs! You will damage your chassis and potentially get into a crash! The BMR parts are good parts and if you need to align anything just install the bolts on one end finger tight and then move the axle over to get the Panhard bar bolt to go in. If the Panhard brace holes do not align with the chassis and the PB mount and you have confirmed the holes of the stock seet metal brace line up with the BMR Panhard brace accurately you have a different problem. Get someone with some experience to come over and help you, it maybe that you have tightened things down before you loosely fitted the misaligned parts. Or you may have the car up on jackstands in an odd way that is causing the misalignment. Get some experienced help.

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Or you may have the car up on jackstands in an odd way that is causing the misalignment.
I've had that happen with the deep V style ones, the axle will settle into the V when you drop axle down onto the stands and pull it off kilter slightly.
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Put the stands on the sides of the car, just forward of the LCA's and use the jack to lightly jack up the axle to get it into place.

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Thanks all, i'll get to it in a couple of hours, I'll post afterwards with the results, the uca and lca's were not bad at all to install, the only problem I had was going out and finding a damn t-50 torx bit, it wasn't until the fourth place that i found one larger then a t-40.
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I got it installed! I put the jack stands on the frame in front of the lca's and jacked up the axel and was able to get it in. I can't wait for the drive to work tomorrow morning after all of these
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I got it installed! I put the jack stands on the frame in front of the lca's and jacked up the axel and was able to get it in. I can't wait for the drive to work tomorrow morning after all of these
Good deal... Drive it for a few days and then re-torque everything to 129 ft lbs.

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