Review & Install Video
Hey, guys, Alex from American Muscle here, and today, I'm bringing you my quick review and breakdown of the BMR Adjustable Panhard Rod, for your 2005 through 2014 Mustang.
So in this video, I'm gonna talk about who this kit's going to appeal to and what you should be expecting in terms of performance, the construction and materials that went into this Panhard Rod, what you should expect to be spending. And then lastly, we're gonna take a very quick look at what's entailed to get this installed, where I'm gonna be giving this a very easy one out of three wrenches in the difficulty meter and about an hour's worth of labor, and I'll have a little bit more for you on that later.
So, if you've been behind the wheel of your '05 through 2014 for quite some time or if you just picked up your Mustang, you probably noticed that with the front engine and rear wheel drive layout that the car does have a little bit of a tendency to have its rear-end slide all over the place. Not only that, you probably know that it has a little bit of trouble getting off the [inaudible 00:00:53]. So, enter BMR which consists of a bunch of drag racing yahoos which saw a void in the aftermarket community for something like this as the factory rod that's on the Mustang right now just isn't that tough.
So, this should definitely not only appeal to any '05 through '14 Mustang owner that's finding themselves at the track more often than not, but I truly think this is gonna be a fantastic modification for any Mustang owner that's looking to help alleviate wheel hop, as well as drastically improving their traction when pushing your car through turns, to ensure that you're keeping it on the ground where it belongs and not on the side of the road.
This BMR Panhard bar is also a great option if you just lowered your Mustang and are looking to re-center the rear. So, by definition, if you're unfamiliar with what a Panhard Rod does, it essentially reduces the lateral movement between your rear wheels to keep your axle centrally located, which the factory bar doesn't really do that great a work on doing this, especially if you're gonna be lowering your car, which I'm gonna say that this is gonna be a must to keep everything in check so you don't have that floating rear-end.
So, just to piggyback on what I had said about lowering your car, if you've already done it or if you're in the process of looking into dropping your Mustang, it'd be a great idea to pick up one of these at the same time. I will say that if you're gonna pair this with springs, maybe even a set of lower control arms and a front or rear sway bar kit, they're all essentially gonna work hand-in-hand with each other to give you some of the best handling possible. So, in terms of the construction and materials here guys, if you're unfamiliar with BMR, these guys have been around for quite some time. They design, build, and repeatedly test and abuse their products right here in the U.S. Their quality to detail and their craftsmanship is consistent throughout their entire line and it's definitely evident right here on the table.
We're gonna see that BMR is gonna have this manufactured out of one-and-a-quarter inch, heavy duty steel here, with chrome-only adapters, as well as a chrome-only adjuster. And I will add that one of the greatest aspects about this kit is that it is on-car adjustable. So, that means that depending on if you're gonna be taking your car down a quarter-mile track, doing some auto-crossing or a road course, you can essentially adjust this on the fly on the car with a wrench to suit whichever driving surface you're gonna be on.
So, last but not least here guys, one of the greatest aspects about this kit is gonna be the use of a 95-durometer, internally-greased and fluted bushing, which is gonna be right here on the ends. If you've ever seen a panhard rod, you know where they're gonna be. And again, one of the best things about this is gonna be the bushings, as well as it being fully-adjustable, to give you a very stiff, as well as an aggressive ride.
So, in terms of the pricing here guys, you should expect to be shelling out just about 140 bucks for this kit, which in my opinion is honestly a steal. You gotta run that in comparison with some other options out there which can easily go for double. At the end of the day, you're gonna be giving your Mustang that much better traction improvement and handling. And again, if you're gonna be pairing this with some other suspension modifications, it's essentially just gonna give you that much more of a better ride.
So, switching gears to the installation portion of the video, just like I had said up top, you're looking at a very easy one out of three wrenches in the difficulty meter, and about an hour's worth of wrenching to get this onto your Mustang. Now, the easy installation here is definitely gonna be a huge selling point for me as it should be for any '05 through '14 Mustang owner as it's not gonna be rocket science or brain surgery. With a basic set of tools and a little bit of elbow grease, you're gonna have this on in no time. So, let's take a closer look at what's gonna be entailed.
So, looking ahead, some things I'd make sure to have on hand here would be a couple of wrenches, a full socket set, a jack and stands. You're gonna wanna start by pulling your factory Panhard rod bolts out and then essentially swapping it back in place with this. Now, because this specific kit has polyurethane bushings, you're gonna wanna insert the rod with them facing down and the 90-degree fittings on the driver side. Torque them down to 130-foot pounds, lube them up, and you're damn near done. Now, I do wanna mention that a couple steps here will be missing as this is gonna be a quick glance at what's involved to get this on. The guys at BMR are gonna have some very detailed information that will come supplied with this Panhard rod, as well as us having a ton of additional info online.
All right guys, just to wrap things up here, some final thoughts. No matter if you're the die-hard drag racer, or if you're just hitting the track on Friday night grudge matches, or if you're just looking to make your driving experience that much more controlled and enjoyable, I would definitely suggest checking this out for your Mustang.
So that's my quick review and breakdown of the BMR Panhard Rod in red, fitting your 2005 through 2014 Mustang, available right here at americanmuscle.com.
Long-lasting good looks and the highest levels of performance can be yours with BMR Suspension's aftermarket products. This Adjustable Panhard Rod controls lateral movement and locates the position of the rear axle housing. This red powdercoated Panhard Rod utilizes polyurethane to eliminate bushing deflection, which will drastically enhance the handling characteristics of your S197 at launch, while cornering, and during normal driving. It's the ideal product for the enthusiast who demands maximum suspension performance, as the on-car adjustability allows for easy customization. Quality Construction.
Made from 1.25" heavy wall DOM steel with chromoly tube adapters, this Panhard Rod by BMR features a CNC-machined, heavy duty, chromoly center adjuster. With 95-durometer, internally-fluted, greasable polyurethane bushings, your 2005-2014 Mustang will feel more responsive over stock. Less wheel hop and improved traction are yours to be had with this upgrade. Finished off in a red powdercoat, this Adjustable BMR Panhard Rod is sure to perform well and look great at the same time.On-Car Adjustable.
You can easily fine tune your suspension with this BMR Panhard Bar. With its on-car adjustability, you can make changes with just the turning of a wrench. No need to remove it to make adjustments. Application.
Made in the USA, this red BMR Suspension On-car Adjustable Panhard Rod is designed to fit 2005-2014 Mustangs, including the V6, GT, Bullitt, BOSS and GT500 models.
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- What's in the Box
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 1 Hour
Difficulty Level:Simple installation for anyone
- Tech Specs
- Will it fit my Mustang?
- Boss 302 - 12, 13
- Bullitt - 08, 09
- GT - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
- GT500 - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
- V6 - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14