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Thread: B-14 Panhard bar conversion (lots of pics)

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2012-07-27 02:13:33
Ok, Photobucket has stoped working for me at the moment, and it is getting late for me, so I am going to call it quits for tonight. I will work on the rest of the writeup tomorrow when I get home from work. Hopefully you can see where this is going and it is giving you some ideas.
2012-07-27 02:32:51
Dude this is awesome!! im getting chills just by understanding how this works... i will come back tomorrow waiting to read more!!

I will read this many times untill i understand it perfectly!

2012-07-27 02:58:22
Awesome work and awesome timing man, I was just thinking about doing this myself too!

I like your mounting positions, it looks to clear the exhaust better, plus with panhards the longer the bar the better off you are.
Last edited by Vadim on 2016-05-20 at 03-08-41.
2012-07-27 02:58:30
You sir are a god among men and have inspired me! I don't think our community can thank you enough
2012-07-27 03:13:17
2012-07-27 03:27:29
Ive been thinking of doing this myself, looking forward to the write up.
2012-07-27 03:32:21
Originally Posted by Russell
So now I had to figure out where to attach the chassis mount. I noticed that most of the cars that have had this modification have had the chassis mount on the right side of the car. Mine is no different. There is just too much gack on the left side with all of the evap crap in the way as well as the fuel filler neck etc...

I was wondering about this, but there is a good reason for why to mount it on the right, it's explained in your link.

Frame Mount Location
A panhard bar that is attached to the right side of the frame lowers during chassis roll. However, a panhard bar that is attached to the left side of the frame raises during chassis roll. However, the effects on handling of a right side versus a left side frame mounting are not always predictable. The location of the panhard's axle mount can counteract any predictable handling effects. The current tendency is to mount the panhard to the left side of the dirt car chassis and to the right side of asphalt chassis.
Last edited by Vadim on 2012-07-27 at 03-33-00.
2012-07-27 12:17:24
Last edited by hammerin hank on 2013-07-03 at 14-47-40.
2012-07-27 12:59:52
Originally Posted by hammerin
I would think you'd want the axle mount dead center for a road course car? That way the axle can tetter totter on that pivot point. It also would lessen the amount of arc the bar is going have when the suspension compresses.

I was thinking the same... but i still have to understand more how this works...
2012-07-27 13:06:36
Ideally but the angle would change more radically because of the use of a shorter bar. For the downfalls of our chassis the main benefit is to reduce the roll couple without exerting to aggressive of a force on the axle. A short bar would unload the opposite wheel harder due to the angle that the shorter bar has to travel. Longer is more important than it being centrally located (the reduction of the travel angle has more benefit in stability than the car turning slightly better in one side than the other as with the longer bar the car is overall more stable) I can't wait to see the outcome.
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