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SR Performance Double Adjustable Panhard Bar (05-14 All)

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  • Increases Stability for Better Handling
  • Ideal for Street or Track Use
  • On Car Double Adjustable
  • T6 Aluminum Construction
  • Aurora Heim Joints and Aluminum Bushings Included
  • Sold Individually
  • Made in the USA
  • Fits 2005-2014 V6, GT, Bullitt, BOSS and Shelby GT500 Models
Improves Handling. Upgrade your Mustangs suspension to a SR Performance Adjustable Panhard Bar to eliminate the unwanted flex and twist commonly found with the poorly designed factory panhard bar. The SR Performance Adjustable Panhard Rod keeps the rear axle located in the optimum position under the rear of the car, dramatically improving traction, cornering and overall handling performance.

On-Car Adjustable. The SR Performance S197 Mustang Panhard Bar is on-car double adjustable allowing you to dial in your suspensions settings. Simply loosen the jam nuts and re-set the center as desired for improved traction and better handling.

Aluminum Bushings. This SR Performance Panhard Bar features Aurora (heim joint) spherical rod end bearings with aluminum bushings on both the chassis and axle side. The result is great traction during straight-line acceleration and predictable grip during hard cornering.

Superior Construction. Made in the USA from T6 billett aluminum for superior strength and rigidity, SR Performance completes their Panhard Bar with a black powder coat finish for long lasting durability and good looks.

Application. This SR Performance Adjustable Panhard Bar is designed as a direct bolt-on upgrade for all 2005 to 2014 Mustangs, including the V6, GT, Bullitt, BOSS and Shelby GT500 models.

Fitment: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Details

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  • (1) Panhard Bar
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Will it fit my Mustang?
  • Boss 302 - 12, 13
  • V6 - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
  • Bullitt - 08, 09
  • GT - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
  • GT500 - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

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SR Panhard Bar

Received very quickly as always. Read all reviews and was not sure about the aluminum spacers, as it seemed to be the weak point on the install. Tightened to 70lbs before they started to crush. no way ...

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Not for street/daily use

It might be a good track car bar, but if you are looking to improve your daily driver better get something with urethane bushings. I installed this bar as a part of overall suspension upgrade (lowering ...

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Overall Rating 3.7 out of 5 stars
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Hey I’m Justin with, and this is my quick breakdown of the SR Performance adjustable panhard bar, fitting all 2005 and newer Mustangs. SR Performance has really made quite an impact in the aftermarket Mustang world, thanks to their wide variety of performance and suspension components that do fit nicely into just about anyone’s budget. If you’d like to keep tabs on all the latest SR Performance products released for your ride, just click the link below or up in the corner to subscribe to our YouTube channel, here you can check out some of my overviews as well as many other cool Mustang vids. Ok, so to recap, the job of any panhard bar stock or aftermarket, is to reduce any side to side or lateral movement of the rear axle, which can otherwise hurt your traction and handling performance. The problem is, the stock panhard bar is usually not up to the abuse most Mustang owners subject their cars to. The weaker materials and soft rubber bushings can oftentimes flex, which means that rear axle is going to be moving all over the place, hurting not only your traction off the line but also your handling in corners. If you happen to be watching this video somewhere other than our site just click the link below to go back to our product page. Here you can read some customer reviews and see some testimonials on how this bar from SR has improved their handling performance. This particular panhard bar from SR Performance offers all the bells and whistles you’d like to see in any aftermarket panhard bar, but for an extremely reasonable price, for starters we’re looking at an extremely strong T6 Billet aluminum for the construction, which has been finished off in this nice sleek black powder coat. But without a doubt the two biggest features with this bar has to be the full adjustability, in addition to these two spherical rod end bearings, otherwise known as heim joints, used to connect the bar to the chassis itself, and to the actual rear axle. That adjustability is going to allow you to dial in your optimal settings and pinion angle, which is truly important if you’re trying to improve on those 60ft times. in addition, that adjustment is going to be clutch if you have a lowered Mustang, because it’s going to allow you to properly center the rear axle underneath the car, which is otherwise not really possible with a stock or non-adjustable panhard bar. If you have any more questions or you’re curious as to how this bar might help your own ride, get in touch with one of our Mustang experts, you can give them a call at 1-855-422-7439 or shoot them an email at, they’ll be more than happy to school you on the benefits of running this bar from SR Performance. Getting back to the heim joints I was talking about earlier, these guys are used in place of those soft rubber factory bushings that can often flex or distort under hard launches and cornering. These heim joints here are far stronger than those soft rubber bushings, and they’re going to keep that rear axle in check at all times. As far as the install is concerned, it is pretty simple thanks to the fact that you’re really only removing two bolts. Keep in mind that you’ll be doing all of the work under the rear end of the car, so of course make sure you have your jack stands or ramp stand in before getting started. Because it is pretty simple to get everything bolted up we’re going to call it about an hour from start to finish, but if it does take you a little longer to make all those fine tuning adjustments, don’t get discouraged, and as always if you have any problems, give us a call. So if you want to make a small investment that will have a noticeable improvement on your handling, and off the line performance, then going with an adjustable panhard bar like this option from SR Performance would be an excellent choice.

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Panhard Brace Required? When swapping out the stock non-adjustable panhard bar, is it required to use a new panhard brace?


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I put springs on and now my axel is off center, will this fix the axel due to the lowering it? I put H&R super sport springs on and now i can feel the "gliding" of the car when i make turns, will this panhard bar center the axel and hold it there during turns?


  • yes, it might take a few adjustments to get perfect but it does work to center and secure rear axle.


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my stang (07) has a trick flo uluminium differential cover which limits the space between to stock panhard bar,,,,does the sr have the same diameter as the stock bar so clearance will not be a problem?


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Overall Rating 3.7

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  • 3/5

    July 14, 2016

    next time ill spen more money

    i gets the job done, bushings are weak, be careful tightening,easy to crush,less then 100ft lb. no bargain here


    Year: 2011 Model: GT 'Stangs I have owned: 3

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  • 2/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    June 25, 2016

    Get what you pay for!

    I installed the SR Performance double adjustable pan hard with hiem joints at the same time I installed SR's 1.5" drop springs. The springs were cheap and perform perfectly however the pan hard bar was hard to install and is noisy as heck. I guess I should have known being that there's no bushings but liked the price and didn't see any comments that mentioned noise problems. The noise got bad enough (4 months in) that I got back under to check that the nuts had not come loose and noticed that it's actually making two different noises. The hiem joint which is somewhat expected though it's louder than I thought it would be and something inside the bar when a load is put on it. Presumably its connection point between the bar itself and the threaded rods that are used to adjust the length. Bottom line... After four months I've decided to cut my losses and buy a new more expensive bar. I gave it a two because it did properly align my rear axle and it did seem fo provide an extra bit of rigidity to the suspension but at the cost of way to much creaking and groaning.


    Year: 2012 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1

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  • 3/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 18, 2016

    Not for street/daily use

    It might be a good track car bar, but if you are looking to improve your daily driver better get something with urethane bushings. I installed this bar as a part of overall suspension upgrade (lowering K springs, Bilstein shocks, urethane bushings) and was surprised how much noise I got on bumps, though I was blaming it on the rest of the package. (I do admit that handling improved a lot!) Then, after 10k miles on Detroit streets and highways, the small aluminum inserts broke and I replaced this bar with one with bushings. That made all the difference! All noise is gone now and I just love my Stang!


    Year: 2007 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1

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  • 1/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 01, 2016

    Do not waste your money

    The SR Performance Panhard Bar is a waste of money. The bushings only lasted 6 months with normal driving. Also, beware there is no warranty for this part.


    Year: 2014 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 2

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  • 2/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 08, 2016

    Buy a sturdier bar

    After a couple months, the bar began to make loud creaking sounds. After inspection it was found that the bar could be moved when it was pushed/pulled even though everything was tight. I bought a BMR bar with poly bushings. It is much more heavy duty and I haven't had any problems with it.


    Year: 2014 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver

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  • 1/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    May 01, 2016


    The bar itself seems fine, but the spacers it uses for mounting are cheap aluminum and get crushed, along with the mounting point on your car, if you try to tighten it to the instructed 129 ft/lbs. We spent the rest of the day and most of the night trying to get the bar back out and fix the mounting point just so we could put the old bar back in until we get a different one. Spend the extra money on something with better quality.


    Year: 2007 Model: V6 Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 2

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  • 2/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 08, 2016


    I feel like it helped out with handling and the install was easy but let me tell you, IT'S SO LOUD! The constant clonking and vibrating drives me insane!!! I will be getting a new one very soon


    Year: 2006 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1

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  • 1/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 07, 2016

    STAY AWAY!!!!

    Got the Panhard bar due to when I mounted my slicks right set out about a inch more than left side. Got it in two days express mail. Simple installations. Took around 30 mins to install. 2 hours later cars rear end started making noises when turning quick or during weight transfer checked the jam nuts they was still tight. The problem was the cheap includes bearing inserts and there is no way to lock the bearing ends from twisting and pivoting during driving so always hear that horrible "metal on metal" sound. Had it on about 200 miles took it off and sending it back to American muscle. Spend the extra money and get one with fixed poly bearing ends with middle bar adjustment points not rod end adjustment points. STAY AWAY FROM THIS GARABGE spend the extra $40 and get a quality product.


    Year: 2011 Model: GT Driving Style: Street / Strip 'Stangs I have owned: 3

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  • 1/5

    April 01, 2016

    Weak spacers.....

    I don't usually review any products but this thing annoyed me big time and almost left me in a bind so I'm going to. The bar is problems there, left hand and right hand threaded so you can adjust on the car. Problem is, they give you these weak aluminum high misalignment spacers to go on either end of the rod ends. With a torque spec of 129 FT/lbs given in the instructions, these wimpy spacers, being .030 wall at their thinnest, crush and deform until they collapse on themselves. Luckily I had ordered two of them for customer cars and had extra spacers otherwise I would have been screwed. Torque to 50 lbs max and swedge bolt/nut with a center punch so it wont move or use lock-tight. For the record, american muscle customer service has always been great to me and they are sending out a new hardware pack.


    Year: 2006 Model: GT

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  • 1/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 17, 2016


    Installed after lowering my car and now all I hear is a clunk. Bar seemed to be of cheap quality and the Heims joints are a joke along with the placement of the jam nuts. Do not buy and spend the extra on the BMR bar with poly bushings that able to be greased with a zirc fitting.


    Year: 2014 Model: V6 Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1

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