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Old 01-24-2012, 01:11 AM
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A Watts-linkage is the best system to control lateral deflection of the rear-end, as per the 2nd pic down under "Theory of Operation.

With a panhard rod there is still deflection due to the arc the end of the rod travels through (at the axle end).

Of course with minimal suspension travel there is minimal deflection so in most street car it's not too bad.

On a track car (and to a lesser extent a street car) that is making harsh left and right turns a panhard rod can load/unload the tyre nearest it depending which way the car is turning.
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Well I got my bars from bird nest. I took a quick look at them before taking them to the shop where the install is being done. The front bar is more than just a larger diameter version of the stock bar. It mounts to the frame on the sides using the same bolts as the bumper brackets. I can't comment on the rear yet. They have fixed the stance already. One inch lowering block in the back and corresponding coil removal in the front so that the front is slightly lower than the rear. They told me the locating pins for the leaf springs were broken. Don't know how or when but they are fixed now. So I will wait to see how it does with the sway bars before I go ahead with traction bars. I'll probably have some pictures next week. Peace everyone.

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The good news is the front bar went on with no problem. It is significantly thicker than the original and comes with urethane bushings. The bad news is the rear bar interferes with the rear axle. My installer told me that if the bar looked like the illustration on the instruction sheet it would have been ok. I should have tried Bob's first.
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