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    Panhard bar worth it?

    Thinking about buying an adjustable panhard bar since they are fairly inexpensive. Are they even worth it or should I get something else?

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    What are your plans or goals? Better handling, traction, or planning on lowering your car?
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    currently its for better handling. I would like to lower my car at some point but it won't be for a while.

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    Well if you plan to lower the car then yes you well want an adjustable panhard rod so you can center the rearend after lowering. For handling upgrades contact Sam Strano a sponsor here. He is a handling guru; his web site is www.stranoparts.com Talk with him he'll be able to tell you the best upgrades you can do for the money you want to spend.

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    cool, I'll see what he has to say. I'm just not sure if I want a double adjustable or the on car adjustable or the regular single adjustable. I'm guessing UMI are still considered the best?

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    UMI is great stuff. I did not know about them at the time I redid mine so I have Spohn and its great as well.

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    Upgrading a PHB is never a bad thing to do.... It's just not the first thing I'd do. The car already has one (vs. some cars that didn't), and while it's not the best it could be a lot worse---like the shocks.

    Shocks and/or swaybars will make more difference, but also cost more as well. Don't get me wrong, a new PHB is useful and does make the rear of the car feel better, but it's effect is not what the others give you. Basically you the dollars you pay tend to match the change in the handling pretty closely.
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