Installation Time: Afternoon
April 01, 2016
Completes my Ford Racing Handling Pack
Previously I had installed part of the the ford racing handling pack (which lowered my car 1"):
(2) Adjustable Struts
(2) Strut Mounts
(2) Adjustable Shocks
(2) Front/Rear Jounce Bumpers
I installed the sway bar kit and the adjustable panhard bar as part of this build, in order to complete what ford calls their handling pack. These added significant overall tightness and sway control beyond what my initial build noted above did for my mustang. I would compare the handling now (if not better) than to my '04 Honda S2000 which remains completely OEM stock.
I think the biggest difference (besides blue) between the stock and these sway bars are the eurathane bushings and connecting rods, which seem 10x better than what was there. The weight seems relatively the same, with the new ones being a little thicker. I can tell you that the stock panhard par is a P.O.S (it's filled with some kind of sand, for what I'm not sure).
Honestly beginning to end, the sway panhard bar took me 6 hours to install. With just jacking the car up in my garage with stands/wheels off, some of the angles that you have to get a large wrench in is difficult and takes some muscle. In some places it was not possible to fit a torque wrench in. I used Teflon grease per a recommendation of an online ford tech all around, when I asked about some torque specs.
Suggust you download the ford instructions for the overall handling pack, they are more accurate on what you need to remove to get the front sways in place.
Overall very happy with my purchase, makes me want to dive into ever corner I take (goodby tires :-). American muscle/ford racing rocks