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Here's the quick question. For those of you that run coils. I was wondering if I need to run a panhard if I am running full hydro-steering? Part of me thinks no because I will not be worried about steering problems due to the "floating" front end. And, part of me things yes for similar reasons. Any opinion on this...? I am getting close to build-up time and want to be clear on this. Thanks, Brent
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Re: Panhard tech....

just think about it for a minute the front end is going to have to have some way of locating it from side to side other wise the whole front of the body will move around like a wet noodle what hapens if you go on a side hill ?
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Re: Panhard tech....

What type of front suspension are we talking here?
4 link no, torson (like mine) YES! I had a mount tear on the frame and the drive home was interesting to say the least.
full hydo or not if the front end is shifting location under the frame it will affect the steering geometry.
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4 link no

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A 4 link can still need a panhard bar, but it depends how the 4 link is set up. If 1 section(upper or lower) is triangulated, it might not need it, but if you have 4 parrallel(2 per side) links, you will need it.
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You are correct sir.
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Re: Panhard tech....

Okay... My bad... I forgot to add I will be doing a 4 link front. It isn't necessarily parallel from the frame to the axles, they get wider from the frame to the axle. And, I didnt plan on triangulating the top... this is all good to know. I have done a ton of research but this seemed to escape me. Thanks. Brent
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And, I didnt plan on triangulating the top... this is all good to know

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Take a look at a TJ, as they are a good example how to set up a basic 4 link with panhard
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Will-do Doug, thanks... B-
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