Pan hard rod

Submitted: Sunday, Sep 21, 2003 at 21:45
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Hi all, Just wondering what is the advantage of an adjustable pan hard rod front and rear and what dose the pan hard rod do? As the same with quick release sway bars.

Any input would be much appreciated?

Cheers
Paul
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Sep 21, 2003 at 21:47

Sunday, Sep 21, 2003 at 21:47
The only thing you need adjustable Panhard for is if you lift the car up, then you can adjust it to put the wheels back inline with the fronts. They are usually made from better stuff as well.

Quick release swaybars, are just that, they allow for more articulation by not holding things 'tight'....
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Follow Up By: Pauly - Sunday, Sep 21, 2003 at 22:40

Sunday, Sep 21, 2003 at 22:40
So with the sway bar they minimise body roll when on road? and when off road where maximum articulation is needed you can disconect them if this is right how much more travell would you get? has there been any bad comments or experience's with them?

Cheers
Paul
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Sep 21, 2003 at 22:45

Sunday, Sep 21, 2003 at 22:45
yea thats a swaybar, stops sway..

Depends on the car how much more you get, what suspension etc. On a stock car you wont get much, not worth the trouble anyway.. mine I dont run swaybars at all, doesnt bother me.

Disconnets disconnect easily, but are a real asshole to get back in..

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Reply By: Matt M - Monday, Sep 22, 2003 at 14:18

Monday, Sep 22, 2003 at 14:18
As Truckster said the Pan hards job is to keep your axle located from left to right with you r vehicle, so the wheels track together. So if it is lifted the axle wouold pull left or right depending on which side the rod mounts. So you then have to extend it to keep that alignment for that ride height.

The sway bar is for on road, it is a link that keeps the wheels on the ground. When cornering the weight is transfered out and pushes down on the outer wheel and the lifts away from the inner wheel (body roll). With a sway bar this downward force on the outer wheel would then lift the inner wheel making the vehicle squat lower into the coner and reduces the roll.

Off road you need to be able to lift and droop wheels independantly and with the front and/or rears joined with sway bars this is not possible. So it is great if we can disconnect them when we leave the blacktop, giving us plenty of wheel travel unrestricted!!

Matt.
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Reply By: Pauly - Monday, Sep 22, 2003 at 20:17

Monday, Sep 22, 2003 at 20:17
Cheers for the info much appreciated.

Paul
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