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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-22-2000, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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Pan Hard Bar \"works\"


What a difference a pan hard bar makes. No more loss of steering, when you articulate.

While getting ready for the "Suzi's on the rocks", I knew I needed something to help keep my steering from going away while articulating.

I researched different ways to make a Pan Hard Bar, and what it should and shouldn't do.

Well, I can tell you if you ever loose your ability to turn while one wheel is either stuffed or dropped, then a PHB may be what you need. I noticed every time I tried to turn to the right while the right tire was dropped in a hole, I could not. Not until I added the pan hard bar that is,,,

Now I have great steering, and with Missing links I have great steering even on road. Before, when ever I was in "S" curves it took a long time for me to recover from turning one way to then go the other direction. Now,,,no problem,,,,it's great!

Anyway, they work, and work great!


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Dave,
Glad to hear your Panhard bar works! I love mine.... My steering is as tight as it was SPUA with a shackle reversal! BTW, I'm also using a missing link type suspension. No more lateral movement, now when I turn the steering wheel the wheels actually turn.

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where did you buy your pan hard bar or specs on how you made it.3" spring-3"body-going for spring over,have missing links by breeze.thanks for your advice,ranger rick

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doing my spring over during the next two sundays, adding MLs in all four corners with jeep springs in the rear and rears up front. Very interested in making a panhard bar, as Wildweasal is going to help me with a z link until we go knuckle over for the power st. we have waiting in the garage. Like rangerrick said, is there any info we can see? Would love to see what you ended up with. Thanks. Max

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ranger rick and mxnhid, I am not sure if your asking me or CSR about the pan hard bar?

Mine was just a test to see if it was what I needed to keep stuff going right, thought at worst it may go through the tire if it came un-done.

I used DOM for the ends and main shaft, with an adjuster off an old drag link, some old shock bushings in the end pieces, then welded some (cut down) spring hangers for a trailer to bold them too.

It isn't like I babied it on the trail either, I trashed my Z link, drag link and diffs,,,but the pan hard bar held up.

It worked great on the trail, these pix were taken on a home made RTI ramp, notice how the shackle stays straight even when either tire is stuffed or dropped?
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yep Dave I was asking you, glad to hear it works so well and would love to see it. The pictures did not work out though so I am unable to see any of them. Will definately build one. By the way are you the owner of that company? Just wondering. If you can would you repost those pics. Thanks a bunch, Max

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Email me off list and I will send them to you.

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Or let's see if this works,,,Dagnabit

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dave az and others thanks for pictures and info.

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Dave,

After installing the PHR did you notice any kind of loss of flexibility, articulation, etc.?

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