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Old 04-08-2010, 03:15 PM
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Panhard bar on SAS ?

I'm planning to swap a HP Dana44 in to my 2dr Tahoe
Will be leafs, about 6-7" lift and using 35" tires
Should I use a Panhard bar ?
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if ya have to ask that q you probly shouldn't do the swap ...


but tell us why you would use one ?


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Old 04-08-2010, 04:43 PM
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if ya have to ask that q you probly shouldn't do the swap ...


but tell us why you would use one ?


ahh come on - don't be soo negative
I just spent a few hours on google researching this and I found lots of conflicting oppinions
some people say "a must" and actually sell kits (http://www.sky-manufacturing.com/new...uct.php?id=224)
others say it's not needed with leaf springs
Wikipedia says that a panhard bar is not used on leaf suspensions
If you are not willing to give a helpfull oppinion - move on
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no, you don't need a panhard on a leaf set up - it will only limit you. Some manufacturers include them in stock set ups to make the rig very streetable but they're not nessasary...
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A panhard will make a leaf sprung suspension feel more stable on the street but is not necessary on a leaf sprung suspension and will also hinder flex on a leaf sprung suspension when off road. If you plan on wheelin it at all don't bother with a panhard, if your Mario Andretti and you're gonna try and carve 1g turns with it then you will definately need a panhard.
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F350's came with them, but that's because they have a front shackel and without it you would get a speedwobble almost instantly. Put the shackle in the back, and don't waste your time with a d44. You want a good axle, extreem yj has a set that will work very well for you. His are also set up for 4 link. Might be above your skill, but I'm sure he'll point you in the right direction.
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ahh come on - don't be soo negative
I just spent a few hours on google researching this and I found lots of conflicting oppinions
some people say "a must" and actually sell kits (http://www.sky-manufacturing.com/new...uct.php?id=224)
others say it's not needed with leaf springs
Wikipedia says that a panhard bar is not used on leaf suspensions
If you are not willing to give a helpfull oppinion - move on
wasn't tryin to be negative at all i ever gave ya the cheers ..

i just want to know what your thought process was as to why u think you need one . what it's purpose for your application was gonna be ?
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F350's came with them, but that's because they have a front shackel and without it you would get a speedwobble almost instantly. Put the shackle in the back, and don't waste your time with a d44. You want a good axle, extreem yj has a set that will work very well for you. His are also set up for 4 link. Might be above your skill, but I'm sure he'll point you in the right direction.

three link with panhard .. then you will need one
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leaves? really? why?
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wasn't tryin to be negative at all i ever gave ya the cheers ..

i just want to know what your thought process was as to why u think you need one . what it's purpose for your application was gonna be ?
I spend 70% on road/highway
rest is mild/medium trails - basically old forestry roads etc.
I'm going to start without the panhard bar and see how it goes
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leaves? really? why?
because it's easier and enough for my needs
and the only reason I'm doing it is the IFS is too far back and even with 6" lift and 3" body lift the 35" tire still rubs on the fender sometimes
this allows me to move the front tires 1-1.5" forward and I can finally get rid of the damn body lift
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because it's easier and enough for my needs
and the only reason I'm doing it is the IFS is too far back and even with 6" lift and 3" body lift the 35" tire still rubs on the fender sometimes
this allows me to move the front tires 1-1.5" forward and I can finally get rid of the damn body lift
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after you factor in all the crap required to do it well it is not any easier then a link suspension.
most people fuk up on the part where the axle really moves backward as the springs compress.
a simple ford radius arm suspension is 'easier'
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