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Explain Why I need a panhard bar.. noticeable?

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    Explain Why I need a panhard bar.. noticeable?

    I did lower my car a while ago and Im getting to install it. just wondering if I will notice the difference when i put it on?

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    Are you talking about why you need a panhard at all, or an aftermarket/upgraded panhard?

    The panhard bar keeps your rearend centered under the car. Most people get an aftermarket one so its adjustable and they can re-center the rear after lowering.
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    the geometry of your suspension gets scewd(sp) since a variable has changed

    think of it like a equation
    stock = 2+2+3=7
    then when you lower your car it becomes
    2+2.5+3=7
    it obviously does work ..but it is truly not right

    like preston said the panhard bar re centers your rear ..which it is off slightly from stock..so lowering it will exaggerate the misalignment

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    yes the car is lowered (eibach sportline and Kybs). Just wondering if a tubular bar will make a noticeable difference in 'feel'. i always read abput how the stock bar is flimsy and weak.

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    it made a huge difference in every f body i have done it to

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckunit69 View Post
    it made a huge difference in every f body i have done it to
    Really? Thats what I'm curious about.. in what way did it make a difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5abivt View Post
    Really? Thats what I'm curious about.. in what way did it make a difference?
    both firebirds ive owned the stock panhard bar bent when cornering you could actualy see the bend in it wen i took it off. when turning hard right you could feel the back of the car kick over. new panhard bar it does not do it anymore

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