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RTR Tactical Performance Panhard Bar - Adjustable (05-14 All)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • RTR Tactical Performance Adjustable Panhard Bar
    • Perfect for Street or Track Use
    • Improves Traction; Reduces Wheel Hop
    • On Car Adjustable
    • Tubular DOM Steel Construction
    • Gray Powder Coat Finish
    • Forged Rod Ends
    • Max-C Dual-Durometer Bushings
    • Grease Free Technology - Maintenance Free, Squeak Free, Worry Free!
    • Fits All 2005-2014 Mustangs

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    Justin: What's up, everybody? I'm Justin with AmericanMuscle.com, and I'm joined by Mr. RTR himself, Vaughn Gittin Jr. And together, we're going to be walking you through this RTR Tactical Performance Adjustable Rear Panhard Bar, available for all '05 to '14 Mustangs. Now, Vaughn, lay out to everybody at home what the purpose of a panhard bar does. Vaughn: Yeah, sure. Basically, the panhard locates the rear axle laterally in the car. It's what controls it from going side to side. You have your upper link and your two lowers that hold the axle to the car. Well, this controls it from going left to right. Justin: Cool. Now, what was the objective when designing the RTR Adjustable Panhard Bar? Vaughn: Yeah, we wanted to supply a panhard bar to our customers that would allow them to make sure the axle stayed centered under the car. When you lower the car, the axle actually shifts, so this allows you to bring it back to center. It's significantly strong, and we also added some pretty impressive bushing technology. First of all, the casing of our bushing is a forged piece that encapsulates our bushing, which is a dual-durometer bushing. One of the durometers is a bit softer to absorb NVH, and so it's not very harsh. And then, on the inside, we have a rigid bushing. It's about as close as you're going to get to having a rod end without the noise or the more harsh ride that it would achieve. Justin: So it's essentially best of both worlds as far as that. And it's non-greasable, right? Vaughn: No maintenance. Justin: No maintenance. Vaughn: Just put it on, and adjust it, and it's good to go. And the thing a lot of people don't know, when the engineers are building their cars from the factory, it's all about NVH. It's all about being built for the masses. A panhard actually significantly helps your handling. When you initially go to turn into a turn, all that energy goes to the rear. So the more that you have a bushing flex on the panhard, the more your axle moves before the car actually turns. So this significantly increases steering response. Justin: Very cool. Now, installation, guys, with this could not be easier. As you can see, there's really only two connection points here so a simple two-bolt install. It'll probably take you an hour if that. But the big thing here with this is, Vaughn, is just getting the alignment set up correctly. And obviously the best idea would be to take it to an alignment shop, get your thrust angle checked, make sure the rear axle is centered. Vaughn: Yep. Justin: But we actually showed you in a video that I did a little while back, a backyard mechanic. Basically make a crude little plumb bob setup, hang two washers from a string, make your measurements between each side of the wheel there, and then adjust it accordingly. Vaughn: Yeah, very easy. And this can be done on the car. It's just simple. Loosen these two nuts, turn the adjuster, and it'll move the axle left to right and get it dialed exactly where you want it. Justin: There you go. Lengthen or shorten it on the car, so it makes things super adjustable, super easy to use, and definitely a piece you'll want to look for for your lowered car. All right. So there you have it, guys. If you're looking to center your rear axle underneath your lowered Mustang, in addition to increasing your handling performance, well, then you have to check out the RTR Tactical Performance Adjustable Panhard Bar for your S197 Mustang here at AmericanMuscle.com.

    Improves Handling Performance. Upgrade your S197 Mustangs suspension with a RTR Tactical Performance Adjustable Panhard Rod to eliminate the unwanted flex and twist commonly found with the poorly designed factory panhard bar. The RTR Tactical 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. You can easily fine tune your suspension with the RTR Tactical Performance Panhard bar installed on your Mustang just by turning a wrench, no need to remove it to make adjustments.

    Superior Construction. Manufactured from tubular DOM steel tubing for superior strength and rigidity, this RTR Tactical Performance Panhard Bar is completed in a durable gray powder coat finish for impressive good looks and long lasting corrosion resistance.

    Forged Rod Ends. The forged rod ends included with this adjustable RTR Tactical Performance Panhard Bar are specifically engineered to house the patented MAX-C bushings which allows for maximum articulation, strength and durability of the bushing material.

    Max-C Bushings. MAX-C (Multi Axial Composite) bushings are made from a dual-durometer synthetic elastomer with a unique non-bonded bushing design that allows the inner reinforcement sleeve to redistribute loads throughout the cushion and bearing allowing for freedom of articulation while still reducing deflection for improved handling predictability.

    Grease Free Technology. The included Max-C bushings feature "Grease Free Technology" this is a process where a PTFE inner lining is bonded to the inner bore of the bushing during the casting process. The PTFE lining reduces friction, minimizes wear and eliminates noise. Because of this there is no need to lubricate the bushings during installation making these bushings grease and maintenance free.

    Application. This RTR Tactical Performance On-car Adjustable Panhard Rod is designed to fit 2005 to 2014 Mustangs, including the V6, GT, Bullitt, BOSS and Shelby GT500 models and is the perfect companion to a RTR Adjustable Panhard Bar Support Brace.

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    4 Questions / 2 Answers

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    Is there a specific side each end should go on or is it irrelevant?

    TonyG

    Will this work with 2013 GT convertible

    GT

    Is it normal for these bars to get loose from time to time? because my bar gets loose and makes this really loud clanking noise in the back and I’ve tightened it a couple times already which fixes the problem but it still gets loose.

    AlanT

    • The RTR Tactical Performance Panhard Bar or any panhard bar should not loosen over time. We would highly recommend applying a medium to high strength Loctite on the bolts to help keep them from backing out.

      AMJEFF

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    Is the with of the panhard bar at the bushing where the bolts go the same as the factory panhard bar?

    Eleanor

    • The width of the panhard bar will be the same length from the factory as it is here on the RTR Tactical Performance panhard bar.

      KevinD92

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    Overall Rating 4.8

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Afternoon

    Installation Cost:$100-$250

    • Handling Improvement 4.724138 4.7
    • Fit 4.862069 4.9
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.672414 4.7



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 17, 2018

      Does Exactly What You Want it To!

      The only reason this doesn't have 5 stars for everything, is because installing the new one is very very tight. Other than that this thing is great!

      JacobR

      Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 24, 2018

      Panhard Bar

      Easy install, high quality. Using threadlocker will ensure it stays where you have it adjusted to.

      AmberW

      Year: 2013 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (1)

    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 24, 2018

      RTR PANHARD

      Seems to be Ok so far, did not take much time to install

      GT

      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 27, 2018

      RTR

      Lowered my car a inch and a half and used this to center out the axle and was not disappointed, worth the few extra bucks.

      Jeremiah5oh

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 04, 2018

      RTR Panhard Bar

      Was originally going to go with a different bar but switch and got this one due to the non maintenance bushings. This bar is very stiff and firm and is really going to hold it together back there.

      07CaliGT

      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 2/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 15, 2018

      Self adjusting!

      The adjustable bit self-adjusts and comes undone. Otherwise, as good as any other Panhard Bar I'd imagine. Would have been an idea to put some lock washers on it. That's what I'm doing with mine.

      NickC

      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      November 23, 2017

      Necessary...

      Especially with lowering springs. Otherwise you won't feel much of a difference in the way the car handles turns. However, i would suggest some lock-tight or something else to help hold the nuts in place after you tighten them (tighten means TIGHT). If you don't do it correctly, you will here it shake and rattle (sounds scarier than it is).

      JacobC

      Year: 2014 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 17, 2017

      Great Panhard

      A little pricier than others AM sells, but worth the few extra bucks. Fully adjustable from the bottom of your car, makes it simple to get your driveline perfectly centered to your body. The duel durometer bushings brings your car back to almost factory feel. Super easy to install, only two bolts, then make your adjustments to center your body. A must for any drop to your car.

      JamesJ

      Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      November 15, 2017

      Great with the upper control support

      I bought both the panhard bar and panhard bar support from RTR and I think they're both great works really well I can feel a big difference when I was on track and at the autocross

      Pettyracer45

      Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 11, 2017

      PANHARD

      FINALLY THE REAR DIFFERENTAL IS WITHIN ONE-ONE HUNDERETH OF AN INCH AFTER LOWERING. NO MORE SKEW. STRAIGHT LAUNCHES. THANK YOU RTR AND AM!

      DavidC

      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 04, 2017

      RTR Tactical Performance Panhard Bar - Adjustable

      The difference this made in the handling is like night and day much better than the stock

      MotoMrk

      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      October 31, 2017

      Quality part

      This is a strong, well made part. I also installed the RTR Panhard support bar. The rear is lowered 1 inch because of the racing springs on my 07 Mustang. When the rear is lowered, the axle becomes offset to one side. The panhard bar easily moves it over to exactly where you want it. I am not the best one to describe how much it will improve your handling because my mustang already handled like a race car. Looking at the stock parts that got replaced, I know the rear end is definitely stronger.

      SeanC

      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 31, 2017

      Heavy duty

      This adjustable Panhard bar is solid. Easy to install and looks good.

      Kemosabe

      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

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    • 1/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      September 29, 2017

      panhard

      didn't make a difference, I wish I didn't waste my money on this. the stock one was just as good..or just as bad. maybe a watts link is the way to go...

      DahudF

      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 21, 2017

      Very high quality

      I was really impressed with the fit and finish of this bar. Everything is tight and clean, very easy to adjust. I was rubbing on 305s, after squaring everything up the rub is gone and the stance is perfect.

      James

      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 13, 2017

      RTR

      Awesome part! Installed with SR lowering springs and I have no wheel hop

      BrendanZ

      Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 17, 2017

      RTR !!!!!!

      What I like about it that u don't need to do maintenance just install and go

      WilmanZ

      Year: 2014 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 30, 2017

      Best one ive used

      Heavier than an aluminium, but then again its made of steel. Easily adjustable with a 12" adjustable wrench and very solid piece.

      MichaelT

      Year: 2010 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 11, 2017

      Rtr panhard bar

      This bar when paired with three panhard brace greatly improves handling, and hard launches by getting rid of the wheel hop

      RJ

      Year: 2012 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 06, 2017

      Great for lowering springs!

      The RTR Panhard bar was very easy to install, especially with a lift. Unfortunately I can't tell u the exact difference from stock but what I can tell u is that with STEEDA sport springs, Koni rear shocks, and Sr performance front struts it rides amazing. I live in Michigan where the roads are terrible and so far the ride isn't to bad. What this Panhard bar did for me though was re-center the after lowering the car.

      NickM

      Year: 2006 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (4)

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