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    I have been doing springs & struts and I do have a panhard bar but I noticed that there is a bar above the panhard bar that goes from the pass to driver side is there a replacement bar for that? I have been doing all the suspension on my car and was just curious about that? Any help on this? Thanks.... Teknik

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teknik_SS View Post
    I have been doing springs & struts and I do have a panhard bar but I noticed that there is a bar above the panhard bar that goes from the pass to driver side is there a replacement bar for that? I have been doing all the suspension on my car and was just curious about that? Any help on this? Thanks.... Teknik
    Yes there is. Basically they call it a Panhard relocation kit. It comes with a new bar and bracket. Click the link:

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    Quote Originally Posted by konigandy6 View Post
    Yes there is. Basically they call it a Panhard relocation kit. It comes with a new bar and bracket. Click the link:

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    how much of a difference does this make cause i just spent over $850 on suspension parts and i might as well add it to the list if it is worth it

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    Quote Originally Posted by WICKEDLS1 View Post
    how much of a difference does this make cause i just spent over $850 on suspension parts and i might as well add it to the list if it is worth it
    Honestly, I didn't notice a difference at all. But you might as well swap out as much stamped steel as possible. The main reason they make that kit is to fit larger diameter exhaust over the rear end, but it can't hurt to stiffen the rear up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by konigandy6 View Post
    Honestly, I didn't notice a difference at all. But you might as well swap out as much stamped steel as possible. The main reason they make that kit is to fit larger diameter exhaust over the rear end, but it can't hurt to stiffen the rear up.
    definately true

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    When you get the aftermarket relocation phb with lowering springs it will not be parallel to the ground when the car suspension is loaded.

    You want the phb to be as parallel to the ground as possible due to the way it works.

    There is an additional bracket for the driver's side that you should purchase as well that corrects this problem. They sell it at JEGS.

    I believe the aftermarket phb and relocation kits are designed for stock height cars.

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    Like 35th said it alters the angle of the pan-hard bar which will actually hurt handling. The only reason to use the relocation kit is to make room for true duals/large exhausts, there is no advantage to running one if your not having exhaust clearance issues. Save your money for other mods IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by konigandy6 View Post
    Honestly, I didn't notice a difference at all. But you might as well swap out as much stamped steel as possible. The main reason they make that kit is to fit larger diameter exhaust over the rear end, but it can't hurt to stiffen the rear up.
    I have it as well, and exactly what Andy stated above is true.

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    the part # on that jegs relo is 550-41055 if you wanna check it out.


    I havent really looked into too much, but do you guys think I should go for it? I have a full umi suspension now
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    hate to thread jack but if someone can tell me real quick what the benefit to adjusting or relocating the panhard bar on our car does. I've read it somewhere and cannot remember what and where i read it. thxz

    i thought it was so u can fit bigger size tires than 275 but apparently not

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    Quote Originally Posted by DVrec21 View Post
    hate to thread jack but if someone can tell me real quick what the benefit to adjusting or relocating the panhard bar on our car does. I've read it somewhere and cannot remember what and where i read it. thxz

    i thought it was so u can fit bigger size tires than 275 but apparently not
    Answered in this thread already...post #4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    Answered in this thread already...post #4.


    on the other hand i decided against it and decided to save more money towards a cam and heads cause i dont have any issues with the exhaust clerance as it is

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