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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-01-2001, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
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Pan Hard bar??

Anyone here using a Panhard bar such as Spidertraks, or any other creation.
What are the pros and cons of using one? I was thinking of building one this weekend!
Anybody have some measurements?

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I have one on my rig, (SPOA) and I must say build one you will not be disapointed. I know that there is an artical on izook. I made mine from sced 40 and made bushings on the lathe for the ends. really tightens things up and
and puts you where you steer it. If you run into any problems ask.

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You can read my review of the Spidertrax Panhard Bar on Off-Road.com at this address: http://www.off-road.com/suzuki/reviews/traxpanhard.htm

I absolutely loved the Panhard Bar kit. It makes a night-and-day difference if you have Missing Links in front, as I did. It's well worth the money. Dave King from Asian Auto Parts built his own Panhard Bar, and he found similar success.

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Re: Pan Hard bar??

Glenn, Geoff,

Thanks I'll check out the link.

I think I'm going to use 1" - 1.5" .125 DOM tubing with heim joint at each
and the mounts I'll some street stock shock mounts.

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Sounds like you are on the right track. Evan with a regular SPOA it is night and day.

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I agree totally it was the best thing I have done to mine to help drivability. It is like night and day with Missing Links.....

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I'm building one too, and I'm SpUA. Arched springs are wobbley too!

I suggest the Spidertrax as it's bolt-on and built for the Sammy. But if you ar building it yourself and want to save some time and not hunt everything down, Summit racing has a weld-in kit that can be customized. It's $75 with free shipping.

Geex, I sound like a Summit Racing salesman lately. Did I tell you that they have billet proportioning valves for $35?

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Tim,

A friend of mine owns a racing supply shop, so I can get whatever I need(heim joints, tubing, etc.) at a real good deal. We also are going to measure out a full cage setup this weekend. Since he has a nice hydraulic bender and some software that calculates exact measurements where to bend you tubes. I want to model the cage to be somewhat like the Petroworks cage.

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Hey Wayne,

If it's no problem, could you ask him how much he'd charge for a front hoop only, like in the Davesport cage? I need one of those. Thanks.

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No problem, I'll try to have something on that front hoop for you tomorrow.

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