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    Lower control arms and panhard bar

    I have some question bout lower control arms and panhard bar adjustable.
    What r they for and what they do to the car.
    I seen adjustable and non adjustable.
    My friend is sellin me his for 120 olmost new. Lower control arms and adjustable control arms.
    Thanks for the help

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    LCA's will plat your tire on to the ground better (a must for lowered cars) and help to get rid of wheel hop... the panhard rbar will help to center your rear and keep it there... i'd definitly go with adjustable...

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    lower control arms control the rear end in relation to the body in the vertical plane. so the up and down movements of the rear, where as the panhard bar centers the rear/ controls the rear end in relation to the body on the horizontal plane.

    lower control arms are a big mods that help stock to heavily modified cars in terms of traction. This is especially true with lowered cars..as the rear sits higher up in the body.
    so adjusting the lca will help regain the optimal "center."

    likewise with the panhard bar. the stock panhard bar is very flimsy and will bend ..this gives the rear end that loose feeling..it also has a bias towards one side (cant remember which) that is usually 1/8-1/2" off center...this becomes a big problem when you try to running a wider wheel, it also is bad for handling.

    get everything adj. if you can.

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    Ok so it's a must have on the car then?
    It wil help the car?
    I was watching then on eBay. Adjustbl panhard and lower arms for 160 all together. And non adjustable for 120.
    My friend jst told me his are non adjustable. So is not worth it then?

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    if you are ever going to lower your car..aka change the suspension's geometry...adj. is needed. If you are also going to run wider rims ..a adj panhard bar at least is needed.


    on a stock car that sees track or street light racing...yes lower control arms will help ...especially with the relocation brackets.

    on any car a panhard bar will help in terms of feel and predictability in handling.

    my panhard bar is one of the best mods i have done..it has help my konis and strano springs in terms of feeling solid now...it is hard to explain..but my car stock felt like it was always floating and rocking ...now it feels solid and very very responsive
    mods- suncoast creations hood with functional lt1 style airbox, ls6 intake, QTP longtube headers, QTP ORY, UMI SFC, Adj. LCA with relo brackets, UMI adj. panhard bar, Koni SA and strano springs,Torq Thrust M 17s 9.5 and 10.5 with nitto 555Rs, tuned by Frost
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    Oh ok it's good dat I asked cuz I almost got the non adjstbl.
    And my car it's lowered and I got 295/tires with 18 rims and I'm thinkin gettin 305 or 315s. And for what Im learning rite now those parts will help the suspension

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98maro View Post
    Oh ok it's good dat I asked cuz I almost got the non adjstbl.
    And my car it's lowered and I got 295/tires with 18 rims and I'm thinkin gettin 305 or 315s. And for what Im learning rite now those parts will help the suspension
    for sure.

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    Yeah I feel my car that it's kinda lose some way. Idk how to explain it lol
    I seen the relocation brackets. Are they hard to install ? Are they bolt on or someodification required?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98maro View Post
    Yeah I feel my car that it's kinda lose some way. Idk how to explain it lol
    I seen the relocation brackets. Are they hard to install ? Are they bolt on or someodification required?
    they are bolt in or weld in.

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    So u think I sould change dat too?
    They go were the old ones are or in diferent position?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98maro View Post
    Yeah I feel my car that it's kinda lose some way. Idk how to explain it lol
    I seen the relocation brackets. Are they hard to install ? Are they bolt on or someodification required?
    most are weld in... taht requires the cuting of the parking brake braket and havinf it welded on to the LCA relo bracket...

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    So I have to take it to the shop then.
    And is that gonna make a good diference on the car as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98maro View Post
    So I have to take it to the shop then.
    And is that gonna make a good diference on the car as well?
    yes... especially since you're lowered the car will feel more solid in the ass end...

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    Danm I defenetly wanna get em then.
    Any specific good brand for dat? Or dnt matter
    I was watching at UMI? On eBay

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98maro View Post
    Danm I defenetly wanna get em then.
    Any specific good brand for dat? Or dnt matter
    I was watching at UMI? On eBay
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    Ok I'll check em out n if I got Better deal than eBay I'll get em
    any idea who could have em?

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    umi no questions...it is all i will ever run in my car.

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    Ok so they r good products then.
    Thanks for da help

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