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This is a discussion on Adjustable Panhard Rod Question!!! within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; I will be lowering my car with the eibach pro-kit and have read in a couple of threads that I ...

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    Adjustable Panhard Rod Question!!!

    I will be lowering my car with the eibach pro-kit and have read in a couple of threads that I probably need an adjustable panhard rod. Why is it suggested?? Is it for alignment purposes? I know the car would handle better with it but is it a must with the pro-kit? I also got the KYB AGX adjustable shocks and struts. what do you guys think about this set up? and one last question...how stiff do i set my shocks once i get the springs installed?? the knob on them reads form 1-8....8 being the stiffest. Thanks
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    Not sure about the ride...


    But the adjustable panhard will keep your rearend centered. When you drop the car, the angles change and the panhard can get it back straight.

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    Buddy of mine put an eibach kit on his car - kept the stock PHB and LCAs. I'd wait and see if you need one.

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    Thanks for the replies...I will also check at the shop where I get them installed...they should be able to help me out as well

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    IIRC, an adjustable panhard rod will help center the rearend and an adjustable torque arm is required to set the pinion angle to other than stock.

    Relocation brackets are put on lowered cars to reorient the pinion and trailing arms to their proper relationship with respect to the pinion angle (if you're reusing the stock TA) and to help prevent wheel-hop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001NBMZ28 View Post
    Buddy of mine put an eibach kit on his car - kept the stock PHB and LCAs. I'd wait and see if you need one.
    Not trying to start anything...but how did your friend know he didn't 'need' those items??

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001NBMZ28 View Post
    Buddy of mine put an eibach kit on his car - kept the stock PHB and LCAs. I'd wait and see if you need one.
    yeah wait like i did(didnt know any better at the time)and lose traction in the rain and go without your pride and joy for a few months.

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    yeah sounds like i'll be looking to buy a panhard bar as well...anything else i should be getting??

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    people over at LS1tech have also recommended LCAs and recolation brackets...and also stated that some people have complained about the eibach pro kit sagging. Can anybody offer any more input on this??

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    I have heard that about the ProKit as well.
    I have had no problem with mine. I wonder if it isn't something to do with the struts/shocks?
    I am sure Eibach would warrenty them if you can prove a problem as well. At least one would think.


    Any dropped car really should get the relocation brackets and panhard at the least. Keep the suspension proper after the angle chance of the drop.
    Some nice LCA's would hurt either.
    Make sure the panhard is adjustable, or you won't be able to perperly center the rearend.

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    what kind of shocks and struts are you running?? I just installed a set of KYB AGX's about 2 weeks ago.

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    With the ProKit, I wouldn't waste my money on the KYB's. They won't handle the spring rates.

    I am still running the stockers. I know I can't for much longer. I will be getting revalved Bilsteins.
    The ride isn't as bad as I expected, but it isn't smooth.

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    I'm shopping for rear suspension as well.. but I'm not planning on dropping mine.. I want LCAs, TQ, and PHR... do I WANT adjustable on any/all of them? I also need the TQ arm to be able to work with True Duals.. thats a hard one..(Sorry to hijack, just seems a few people know what they are talking about lol)
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    For a stock height car that will not be getting dropped....
    Adjustable torque arm.
    Everything else can be non-adjustable if you want.

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    Well the KYB's are already installed...what springs would you recommend??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Assassin66 View Post
    Well the KYB's are already installed...what springs would you recommend??
    Neither of the Eibach kits. (ProKit or Sportline)

    I would think maybe DMS or Hotchkis.

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    they recommended stranos up in LS1Tech...are you familiar with these?? I've read good things about them in the threads over there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Neither of the Eibach kits. (ProKit or Sportline)

    I would think maybe DMS or Hotchkis.
    A local friend of mine has the DMS springs, and they slammed his TA, much like the Sportlines would.

    I would look into the BMR or Hotchkis springs, they both drop about 1.25"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    A local friend of mine has the DMS springs, and they slammed his TA, much like the Sportlines would.
    Really?
    I must have mis-read something about them then. I read they were right along the lines of the Hotchkis springs.


    Strano's would be good springs as well. Dude knows his suspensions.

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    Thanks, i didnt know about the BMRs, i'll look into those and try and contact sam strano and request a price for the stranos springs

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