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J&M Adjustable Steel Panhard Rod - Black (05-14 All)

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  • Item 30030
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  • Perfect for Street or Track Use
  • Reduces Wheel Hop
  • Improves Traction and Handling
  • On Car Adjustable
  • High Strength 1.25" OD Steel Tubing
  • Black Powder-Coat Finish
  • Greaseable Polyurethane Bushings Included
  • Fits All 2005-2014 Mustangs

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

Hey, guys. Stephanie with AmericanMuscle.com here with the J&M Adjustable Panhard Bar for all 2005 to 2014 Mustangs. A lot of times panhard bars are one of the first places that people go to in order to tighten up the rear end of the 05 to 14 S197s, and rightfully so. A panhard bar can offer a lot of improvements, but there are some options when it comes to panhard bars, and you're going to want to choose which type to go with based off of your car and what you plan on doing with it. This adjustable panhard bar from J&M is a great option for the owners out there that are looking for the benefits of a panhard bar but that have a lowered or plan on lowering their car. The purpose of a panhard bar is to keep the rear axle from moving side to side. The side to side movement in the rear axle is created by chassis flex and twist, and will have an impact on the consistency of the handling. If the rear axle is allowed to move this way, you will experience rear steer and your ability to corner will be greatly reduced. A panhard bar is also going to center your rear, which will not only be an issue if the rear is moving during cornering from chassis flex, but once you start doing other suspension upgrades and lowering your car, the panhard bar will help keep the geometry correct. The J&M Panhard Bar is an encore adjustable bar, which makes it perfect for lowered cars. For deciding between an adjustable or non-adjustable bar, the first thing to keep in mind is that the adjustable bars work best for lowered cars and this reinforces what I said earlier about geometry. When you lower the car, you change the geometry, so adjustable suspension components tend to work best in that situation. That's not to say that you shouldn't run an adjustable panhard bar if your car isn't lowered, but you really should consider an adjustable bar if you are lowered. This is made from tubular steel and it's made from a high-strength steel. Even the adjuster is forged from Chrome-Moly steel and has formed rolled threads as opposed to cut threads. The panhard bar is then clear zinc plated and heat treated as well, and it's finished with a black powder coat finish. While you won't necessarily see the color of the panhard bar underneath the car, the powder will give it some corrosion resistance and that's only going to benefit in other car suspension components. J&M includes greasable polyurethane bushings which are going to reduce the flexion and add some stiffness to the panhard bar. The type of bushing is important to consider because it's going to play a role in ride quality and NBH. At the end of the day, you do want more rigidity in these areas so you stop movement, but a lot of people work on straddling the line between stopping enough movement to create better handling but not stopping so much movement that it makes for a miserable ride board. Like I mentioned a little earlier, the panhard bar is a weak point in the factory chassis because it allows for a lot of movement in the rear. The J&M aftermarket replacement works to stiffen up the rear end by allowing for less deflection. Adding a panhard bar like this will give support and extra chassis rigidity as well, which will improve traction and handling. One thing to keep in mind though is that while a panhard bar can and will make a difference by itself, it definitely pairs great with other suspension models. It will help with traction and handling by itself, but keep in mind that there isn't just one part that will fix all the traction and handling issues, but a good combination of upgrades can totally change the Mustang's performance. As far as price, at the end of the day, a panhard bar isn't necessarily all that expensive. This panhard bar costs a little over $100, which is less expensive than a lot of other options that are available that offer different features. Like I said earlier, you can always go with a non-adjustable which will cost less, but I wouldn't recommend that route if you're planning on lowering your car. The install for this panhard bar does require a little bit of knowledge, so I'm to going to call it a three out of three wrenches in the difficulty meter, and it will take about two hours to complete. If you tackle this install yourself, you'll need a few different sockets and wrenches and a way to get the car in the air so you can work under the rear. There are covers covering the factory panhard bar but they're easy to remove. The factory is held in by two bolts, but you need to loosen the panhard bar support brace in order to get the bar out. There will be a little assembling of the new panhard bar before you can install it, like the bushings, the ends. And since it is an adjustable part, you will want to make sure that it's the same length as the factory bar before you install it. The actual install of the new bar will be the same as the removal of the factory bar. Once the bar is installed, it will need to be adjusted. The panhard bar is adjusted by twisting the bar by hand to adjust the body of the car over the axle. You can accomplish this by measuring each side after you adjust the bar, and there are a few different ways that you can do that. Once everything is adjusted, all you have to do is lock everything into place. Wrapping things up here, the J&M Panhard Bar has a steel construction, it's on-car adjustable, and it offers support and rigidity where the factory components are known to be weak. It's a great option for lowered cars and will work to improve traction and handling, especially in the corners, therefore tightening up the rear end. You can check it out more online, along with all your other rear suspension upgrade options right here at AmericanMuscle.com.

Improves Handling. Eliminate the unwanted flex and twist commonly found with the poorly designed factory panhard bar. The J&M Mustang 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.

On Car Adjustable. You can easily fine tune your suspension with the Panhard bar installed on your mustang just by turning a wrench, no need to remove it to make adjustments.

Superior Construction. This J&M tubular adjustable steel panhard rod is manufactured from high strength 1.25" outer diameter steel tubing making it extremely strong. The panhard rod adjuster is forged from 4340 Chrome-Moly steel and features formed rolled threads (not cut threads like the competition) it is then clear zinc plated and heat treated for additional strength.

Greaseable. The included grease fittings allow for easy on car maintenance of the highly durable energy suspension polyurethane bushings.

Application. This J&M On-car Adjustable Steel Panhard Rod is designed to fit all 2005-2014 Mustangs, including the V6, GT, Bullitt and Shelby GT500.

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

What's in the Box
  • (1) pre-assembled Panhard bar
Installation Info
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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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5/5
Best piece for the money, must buy even if stock car...

There are many adjustable PHB's out on the market. If you step back for a moment and think about it, they're all just metal rods with adjustment nuts on them. Yes, some have more bells and whistles...but ...

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5/5
Definitely needed it!

I recently lowered my 2012 V6 using Eibach's Sportline Springs and Pro-Damper kit. My rear end shifted about an inch to the left. This adjustable panhard rod was able recenter the rear end and is on-car ...

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Overall Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars
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Benefits for a stock height car? What benefits,if any, would you see on a car that has not been lowered?

oh2fresh

  • It gives you the ability to 'center' the rearend in your car. I have had many Mustangs over the years and almost everyone of them the rearend wasn't centered exactly. You can really notice this when you run larger than stock wheels and tires. On one side you will have clearance issues and the other side you won't. With this bar you can make sure the rear is in the dead center of your car.

    z28th1s

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Ok, how do you adjust it? I've installed it but I run out of adjustment before the car is centered? Any help would be great!

Chip58

  • The jam nuts should not be tightened down once partly installed, and so you should be able to crawl under the car and twist the panhard bar to adjust your Mustang’s body over the axle. It will take very little effort, and can be accomplished by hand. Ultimately, you want to center the body perfectly over the axle. To check to ensure the body of the car is properly centered, you’ll need to measure each side after you turn the panhard bar a few rounds. Since the middle of my sidewalls of my tires will poke out from the quarter panel just slightly when I’m finished, I found something to make a straight edge, made sure it rested properly on the tire’s sidewall at the top and bottom, and then used a tape measure to check each side. For narrower wheels and tires, you can simply tape a string and weight (to make a plumb-bob) as a reference point to measure from.

    AMKody

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What is the torque on the J M panhard mounting bolts? I have read anywhere from 80 ft lbs to 139 ft. lbs.

SAP

  • J&M calls for 129 ft/lbs or torque for their J&M Adjustable Panhard Rod - Steel (05-14 All) item number 30030.

    Ricky36

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Does this panhard require the bushings to be greased? I noticed the customer installation guide was for the aluminum J&M Panhard bar, however, this steel version comes pre-assembled. Are the bushing greased and is it ready to be installed out of the box?

Huskerdude

  • They do not come greased! But it's an easy thing to do. Just take the bushing out of the panhard bar ends and grease them. They're in there tight so I found the best way to get them out was to hook up a grease gun and pump some grease in and the bushings will push out, then you can pull them out and grease them evenly. To reassemble, take the grease zerk nipple out with a small socket, and push them back together. Reinstall the grease zerk nipple and repeat on the other side. Make sure you are using a lithum based grease.

    Cole21

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does this come with bushings? does this rod come with bushings?

nate1913

  • Yes it comes with the red polyurethane grease-able bushings

    Sully08GT

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convertible? i know the convertible has different bracing underneath. will this still work?

c0stlytech

  • The panhard bar for the rear end will be the same

    CodyG

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Overall Rating 4.8

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Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

Installation Cost:$100-$250

  • Performance Gain 4.165217 4.2
  • Fit 4.840336 4.8



  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 11, 2012

    Best piece for the money, must buy even if stock car...

    There are many adjustable PHB's out on the market. If you step back for a moment and think about it, they're all just metal rods with adjustment nuts on them. Yes, some have more bells and whistles...but who cares? Function over form ladies and gents. Spend your heard earned money where it will do the most good. Now, with that being said, this J&M piece is very good. Solid welds, uniform (black) color. Uses standard street-friendly bushings (low noise) and is incredibly easy to both install and adjust. For the price point, this should nearly be mandatory for even stock cars. Why? Even stock cars have the potential for their rear end to be offset already. Measuring mine (and other cars), all of ours were off by some measure, typically towards the driver bias. When you lower a car, you just compound the problem with a 4 link. It is amazing how being slightly off can upset a rear end to the point it "skitters" over bumps and corners. Don't take a chance with unpredictable rear end fluctuations (let alone the overall degrading feel of a car not properly set up) and just install a Adjust PHB as one of your first mods. So, pick this up, and spend less than an hour to increase the predictability and reliability of your car. Install is simple - support the car (let suspension hand freely) and unbolt the original. Put the new/old side by side and make sure the new one is adjusted to identical length as the original. Install the new one, tighten to spec and lower vehicle to ground. Bias adjustment *must* be done while the car is on the ground! It takes no real force to move the tires slightly laterally so don't worry about it.

    NCShooter

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT SC

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 03, 2012

    Definitely needed it!

    I recently lowered my 2012 V6 using Eibach's Sportline Springs and Pro-Damper kit. My rear end shifted about an inch to the left. This adjustable panhard rod was able recenter the rear end and is on-car adjustable. A must have!

    PCBmustangGT

    Year: 2012 Submodel: V6 Florida

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    July 07, 2012

    Panhard w/ Eibach Pro Kit

    I have a 2012 GT and after installing the eibach pro kit springs, the entire rear of the car shifted. Using this adjustable pan hard rod i was able to bring the rear tires back into alignment with the body of the car. For 100 bucks it cheap insurance that your suspension sits correctly.

    mustangcobras

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, CA, USA

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: 0-$100

    December 05, 2013

    Nice Rod!

    I was a little worried when I bought this rod, because the price was lower than most other panhard rods. I did my homework first though, and saw the part got pretty good reviews, plus it's U.S.A. made. I lowered my last Stang (2011 GT) with Eibach Sportlines, and no panhard bar replacement. I decided to go with the H&R Super Sports on my 2014 GT which are almost an inch lower in the rear so I figured I should replace the rod with an adjustable. I don't know if it's the different springs or the panhard bar, but the car seems much tighter, and rides better than my other car without. I was surprised because I expected it to be worse going to a lower spring. The bar did a good job of relocating the axle back to the right. In fact too good of a job since I need to take it back to the shop because its slightly over adjusted right. That is the only problem I've noticed. I was going to adjust it myself, but I found it to be impossible to break the nuts loose with the car on the ground, or on jackstands. Hopefully the shop can get more leverage on it when the cars on a lift. This may be more a of problem with the shop over tightening it rather than the bar itself.

    steevelo1

    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT Long Beach, CA, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    November 27, 2012

    Excellent Panhard

    I had a different brand's adjustable bar on my '12 Boss and it was heavier and more difficult to install. I decided to go with a different one on my '13. This J&M was cheaper, seems better made, and was easier to install. I only installed it a couple of weeks ago but I am very pleased with it overall. There is no reason to spend $$$ on the better known brands.

    KonaBlueeBoss302

    Year: 2013 Submodel: Boss TX

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    February 15, 2012

    Works, solid, nice

    It does what its suppose too. It has grease fittings, itS a well made piece. Only trouble i had with it was getting it greased after i put it on. Had to lower one side of the rod at brake check from them to fit the grease gun on the fitting. Worth it.

    dstead14

    Year: 2011 Submodel: V6 San marcos, tx

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    August 15, 2013

    J&M Adjustable Panhard Rod

    I lowered my car with the SR Performance springs from AM. Due to lowering the car, the axle shifts slightly. I corrected the problem with this panhard bar. I was able to get the exact same measurement on both wheels from the fender.

    SuperSan

    Year: 2006 Submodel: GT Quebec City, QC, Canada

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 29, 2012

    easy & cheap

    i lowered the car so it gave me an excuse to throw on an adjustable panhard bar. install was easy and i like how the j&m model was completely put together. adjustment was super easy too. do i notice a difference? i don't think i've driven the car hard enough yet to notice.

    KarlHungus

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Fairfax, VA, USA

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  • 5/5

    September 25, 2016

    Great product

    When I lowered my car I could tell the left rear tire stuck out a little more than the right so I bought this adjustable Panhard bar to fix it and it did. The install was easy and I definitely recommend this product.

    GT

    Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

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  • 4/5

    September 14, 2016

    Great product, a wee bit tight

    First off, let me say how awesome Americanmuscle.com is. They kept in touch with me from the get go. Emails from when I ordered it to when it was shipped. Shipping was fast too. Product arrived in great packaging. First thing I noticed was how light it is compared to the factory bar, even being made of steel! When I proceeded to install the bar, I noticed that one of the jam nuts was super tight, took me a while to loosen it. I also had a tough time getting the ends in place, some pounding ensued. The ends are not pre-greased, make sure that you grease them up after installation. Adjustment, was surprisingly easy. Was even able to move it by hand. That I liked! My first drive revealed no noise, and no clunking. Job well done! It's hard to tell how much of a difference this makes, but at least you know for sure that your rear end is centered! Highly recommended for lowered Stangs!

    Animal

    Year: 2006 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    September 13, 2016

    Quality made part

    Great Item! Quality is A I am very happy with this product! Powder coated Black just like the factory!

    TJ

    Year: 2008 Submodel: GT500

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    July 26, 2016

    2013 GT/CS

    Great product and quality. A perfect compliment to the SR performance springs.

    GTCS

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 1/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 09, 2015

    YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR! Item not as pictured, loose jam nuts

    Opening the box I first noticed it's way different then pictured on the site. The adjuster is way closer to one end making the short end of the bar only about 2" long making it not very structurally sound IMO and the end even wobbles a bit. I probably would have sent it back immediately after seeing this but living in germany makes shipping way more of a hassle. The jam nuts refuse to stay tightened. I've been under my car to retighten them atleast 5 times now and I've only had it for about a month now. I've tried blue loctite which works for a bit but inevitably the nuts come loose. Makes me want to put the stock bar back on and live with my tire sticking out on one side. I've been kicking myself ever since I put it on for not at least going with BMR. I recommend you pass on this and just pay a little more for better quality.

    Christiano

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT Germany

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 09, 2013

    cant beat it for the price.

    between this and a panhard bar brace, I noticed a more firm level entry into the curves. centered my rear end up from a very mild drop as well. glad I didn't spend more for another brand, would have just wasted the money, good buy.

    bradstang

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 09, 2013

    MUST for lowering

    first of all you need to change your panhard bar if you lower your mustang. period. There are many adjustable bar available. This is cheap. made of steel, you can track it. very sturdy construction and the design is much better the its aluminum counter part when it comes to adjustment, extremely easily accessible with car on ground. I road tested it, ran autocross, which is an acid test for panhard bar, did not cause any trouble or came loose. The combination of right and left hand thread jams the nuts perfectly. You can center your axle by an adjustable wrench. It hits every mark to the point. I would recommend everybody to get this steel one, because I have seen many cases where the aluminum ones got snapped.

    StormRiderG

    Year: 2008 Submodel: V6 Grantham, NH, USA

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    July 03, 2013

    J&M panhard bar

    No more wheel hop! Great quality product. Thanks AM

    Christopherson93

    Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 24, 2012

    Great panhardbar

    Super easy to install and adjust, this goes great with my J&M rear lower control arms.

    GTMAN12

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Hackettstown, NJ, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 13, 2012

    Great Product!!

    It does what it is intended to do.. The install was a breeze. This is my first time using a J&M product and I am very satisfied.

    ShlepRock

    Year: 2009 Submodel: V6 Cleveland

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 27, 2012

    J&M Panhard Bar Installation

    As soon as you get the factory panhard bar off you can clearly see the difference. This unit being adjustable certainly helps to re-center your rear end after you lower your car. I installed Eibach Sportlines along with the Eibach lower control arms. I matched the factory length but once they were installed I noticed I had more space between the tire and wheel well on the driver side. I immediately adjusted the drivers side control arm to even out the space. I used a plumb to check the rear end housings position and also noticed The axle was off center to the drivers side. So, I definitely needed an adjustable panhard bar to center my axle! Installing it took no more than 20 minutes with air tools. I supported the rear of the car with my heavy duty jack stands. Just be sure to allow the entire rear end to hang freely. Do not support the rear end with the jack stands! Once the bar was torqued to specs I began to lengthen the bar. Few more minutes of turning and I managed to center the rear end perfectly! Product did what it was supposed to do! I would definitely recommend this panhard bar to everyone that has lowered their car! Thanks American Muscle! Mike S.

    MikeSigouin

    Year: 2011 Submodel: V6 St. Clair Shores, Michigan

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 06, 2012

    Good quality, Fair price

    This is a must if you lower your Mustang. Installed Ford racing lowering springs and the rear end was off by about 3/8 to 1/2 " from center. Made the adjustment tighten up the jam nuts and used some lock tight on the threads and done deal. looks to be as good of quality as the other major brand suspension parts.

    offduty

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT500 Denver, CO, USA

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