(approx) 1 Hour
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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.
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February 25, 2020
Works like it should.
As i siad it works the way its supposed to. No complaints. If u know what ur doing u shouldn't have a problem installing and adjusting.Helpful (0)
February 18, 2020
Lowered vehicle must have
It was easy to install and vary nice looking. This is a must have when lowering your vehicle. It recenters your axle.Helpful (0)
January 30, 2020
Definitely can see and feel the strength in this bar over stock! Great to have the adjustability with it as well!Helpful (0)
January 26, 2020
No more ugly track misalignment
If you're going to replace your panhard, get an adjustable one, period. My rear end was shifted to the left with my worn-out stock one. Good instructions helped get it lined up perfectly.Helpful (2)
January 19, 2020
Its worth the money spent
It took me 30 minutes to install, the hardest part was getting the fitment.it took me three days to get the proper setup due to install was on Jack stands it's only off 1/8 to les that a 1/4 on the drivers side so I wouldn't loose sleep if you dont get it perfect because its impossible to doHelpful (0)
January 18, 2020
Part is great...so far, but......
The install was smooth. No issues so far, but the shipping took way too long. The part didn’t even ship until a couple days after i ordered it. I called AM to check on the status with the item, coincidentally, the part was shipped a few hours later. I usually get things fairly quick from AM. I’m not sure what the issue was with this order.Helpful (0)
January 17, 2020
BMR ADJUSTABLE PANHARD BAR 2013
Exactly as described in the description of the product by America muscle.Helpful (0)
January 16, 2020
The bar is easy to install the polyurethane bushings are great the adjustment makes it so easy without having to jack up the car.Helpful (0)
January 11, 2020
This panhard bar look good and did what it soppot to do. Not that hard to instalHelpful (0)
December 30, 2019
had a JandM before this and the threads failed while driving. the BMR locks better is far easier to adjustHelpful (0)
my mustang is not lowered would i need to get the non adjustable panrod bar
This BMR Adjustable Panhard Rod will work on non-lowered and lowered Mustangs. If you for see your Mustang be lowered in the future, we would recommend an adjustable bar that way a new bar would not be required.
I have a 2014 GT Convertible. I know certain frame connector parts are not needed because of extra factory bracing. Will this part fit a convertible, as stated for coupe GT's?
Panhard Rods are necessary for adjusting alignment after lowering a vehicle, and convertibles are no exception. This will fit convertibles no problem.
driving conditions Would upgrading a Panhard Bar, along with a set of sway bars increase winter driving traction?
The BMR panhard bar is a great product. It'll help make sure the axle is centered under the car if it has been lowered. It's greaseable and the bushing don't deflect much. For winter driving, you'd get better traction by spending your money on a set of all season or winter tires with a more aggressive tread pattern. Put 100 pounds of sand or kitty litter in the trunk too. Winter driving for most folks means just getting around. BMR suspension parts really shine when getting down or around the track in good weather.
Is there a specific way that the Panhard bar is suppose to go in? For an example, which side does the adjustable go. The driver side or the passenger side?
Yes, the BMR Adjustable Panhard Rod would install with the grease fittings pointing downward and the 90 degree grease fitting on the drivers side of the vehicle. You can reference the install guide here: https://lib.americanmuscle.com/files/390589-manu.pdf.
Is it necessary to buy the BMR panhard suppprt brace or the bar is enough?
Not necessary but would help in strength. But no need for install.
You will want to make two measurements while the car's suspension is at normal ride height (sitting on all fours) Measure the distance fom the edge of the tire out to the vertical Axis of the fender well...usually hanging a piece of string off of fender hanging down w a weight on the end helps. Then just take a tape measure and measure out from the tire or rim to the string. Do the same on both side. Then compare the numbers..for example if it measures 2.5 inches on one side, and 1.5 inches on the other, you can use the panhard bar to adjust the rear end to reflect an equal 2 inches on both sides.
This product can indeed adjust the rear axle to align it properly, however this is designed to change the alignment once a Mustang is lowered, not as a fix to an issue from an accident.
Every Mustang reacts differently so there is not formula or easy answer. You really just have to wait and see, however ultimately the panhard bar centers the rear axle so adjust until the axle is centered.
We suggest using a silicone based grease for polyurethane bushings.
Polyurethane should only be lubricated with one specific type of grease to insure long bushing life, and squeak-free performance, Silicone based synthetic water-proof grease.
The BMR Adjustable Panhard Rod will be used to center your rear axle This is needed with a lowered Mustang. Lower control arms can be used to adjust pinion angle. You would need to measure pinion angle to determine if the pinion angle needs to be adjusted, though typically at your height it is not needed.
This BMR Adjustable Panhard Bar weights approximately 9 Lb's.
Adjusting the panhard bar compensates for any axle movement created from lowering your car or other suspension changes.
The BMR Adjustable Panhard Bar is used to center the axle after lowering. The non adjustable factory unit will cause the rear axle to shift to one side when the car is lowered, necessitating an adjustable panhard bar to recenter the axle.
S187 does not mean anything. S197 is the internal chassis designation given to the 05-14 models.
(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
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