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RTR Tactical Performance Panhard Bar Support Brace (05-14 All)

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    • RTR Tactical Performance Panhard Bar Support Brace
    • Reinforces Panhard Bar Mount to Reduce Deflection
    • Heavy Duty Boxed Steel Design for Additional Strength
    • Durable Gray Powder Coat Finish
    • Fits All 2005-2014 Mustangs

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    Hey guys, Stephanie with AmericanMuscle.com, here with the RTR Tactical Performance Panhard Bar Support Brace for all 2005 to 2014 Mustangs. A lot of times Panhard Bars are one the first places that people go to in order to tighten up the rear end of the '05 to '14 S197s and rightfully so, but at the same time, an aftermarket Panhard Bar can only do so much by itself. This Panhard Bar Support Brace from RTR gives structural support and adds rigidity to the foundation of the Panhard Bar in order to make it more effective. This makes a perfect option for those guys out there that are looking to improve handling. So 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 it will have an impact on the consistency of the handling. If the rear axle is allowed to move this way, you'll experience rear steer and your ability to corner will be greatly reduced, hence the need for a Panhard Bar, not to mention a centered rear. But like I said before, a Panhard Bar can only have so much improvement if you support it with only the factory parts. The RTR Panhard Bar Support Brace will stiffen the Panhard Bar mounting bracket for less deflection. This is important for the functioning of the Panhard Bar, because the mounting bracket is a weak and vulnerable point of the Panhard Bar assembly when it's under load during cornering. This support brace will give some extra chassis rigidity as well. The first thing that I noticed about this brace was how beefy it is. All of RTR's Tactical line is really beefy stuff and this brace is right in line with that. This makes for a definite upgrade over the factory brace. The factory brace can actually be flexed by hand, and that's just not happening with this RTR brace. This brace is made from a heavy duty boxed steel tubing, which is where it gets its strength from. It's also powder coated this nice gray, and while you won't necessarily see the color of the brace, the powder will give it some corrosion resistance, and that's only going to benefit an under car suspension component. As far as price, a Panhard Bar Support Brace isn't necessarily expensive. This brace cost under $100 and it pairs perfectly with RTR's Panhard Bar, although you don't necessarily need to have an RTR specific Panhard Bar. There are some other options on the site as far as braces and Panhard Bars go, but the RTR support brace is coming in in the middle of the pack as far as price. The install for this Panhard Bar Support Brace is luckily not difficult. It's a direct bolt-on replacement, which means that it'll just take the place of the factory brace without requiring any modification. You won't need any special tools to complete the install, just a few sockets and an extension or two, and a way to get the car up in the air high enough to work under it for about an hour or so. Going to call this a one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. The driver side of the brace requires you to back out two bolts, and there's one bolt on the passenger side. You won't need to drop anything to get these bolts out, and once the bolts are removed, the brace just drops out. It can be easier to drop the passenger side of the brace first, and it might make it easier to loosen the 18 millimeter bolt on the Panhard Bar itself, because that just helps sometimes. Just like the same way the factory brace came out, it might be easier to install the passenger side bolt of the new brace first, but don't tighten it down all the way. Then it's just the two bolts on the driver side and those can be made tight. The passenger side then just needs to be tightened down and this means both the brace and if you loosen the bolt in the Panhard Bar itself. Wrapping things up here, the RTR Tactical Performance Panhard Bar Support Brace offers support to the Panhard Bar where the factory components are normally very weak. This support will reduce deflection and flex and therefore tighten up the rear end, allowing the Panhard Bar to function at a top level. It's made from a heavy duty box-steel design and it's very easy to install. You can check it out more online, along with more of the other RTR tactical performance options right here at AmericanMuscle.com.

    Reinforces Panhard Bar. Get rid of that wimpy stock light gauge stamped metal brace Ford installs with their factory Panhard Bar and replace it with a heavy duty RTR Tactical Performance Panhard Bar Support Brace for additional strength to prevent deflection under load.

    Boxed Steel Construction. Manufactured from heavy duty boxed steel tubing for superior strength, this RTR Tactical Performance Panhard Bar Support Brace is completed in an attractive gray powder coat finish for long lasting durability and impressive good looks.

    Application. This RTR Tactical Performance Panhard Bar Support Brace is designed to fit all 2005 to 2014 Mustangs, including the V6, GT, Bullitt and Shelby GT500 models and is the perfect companion to a RTR Adjustable Panhard Bar. Not intended for use with Watts Linkage.

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

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    Overall Rating 4.7

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

    • Handling Improvement 4.375 4.4
    • Fit 4.791667 4.8
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.541667 4.5



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 10, 2018

      Support your rear

      Simple to install if you already have the panhard out. Only 3 bolts and some grease. Way beefier than the stock brace. It also allows more clearance for the exhaust. I can’t say I notice a huge difference in handling but it can’t hurt.

      S197driver

      Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (4)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 10, 2018

      Great product

      Great product Excellent quality Couldn’t be easier to install Item was out of stock when I ordered it AM was great communicating and shipping fast when available

      JeffB

      Year: 2010 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (4)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 19, 2018

      Superior item.

      This is an excellent upgrade to the stock brace. It really cuts down the rear end sway. Easy installation, fits exactly like the stock brace, no alignment needed afterward.

      RonGlowczewski

      Year: 2008 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (4)

    • 2/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 04, 2018

      Meh

      Can’t tell much of a difference as far as performance. Also my left exhaust pipe is sitting on it and now it makes the most annoying rattling sound.

      AyindeW

      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (5)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 04, 2018

      RTR Brace

      This brace I bought with the RTR Panhard Bar and they really do work together to help firm up the rear end like it should be. Good products made by RTR.

      07CaliGT

      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (5)

    • 2/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      February 22, 2018

      Is okay ?

      The installion was pretty easy and fast, same for the panhard bar. But to be honestly I don’t feel any different to the car or ride.

      Louis

      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (5)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 24, 2017

      RTR panhard bar support

      This product is a lot stronger than the stock support!

      GreggoryH

      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (5)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 15, 2017

      Very good value

      Autocross and track day my Mustang it made a huge Improvement on slaloms and hard Corners recommended way it over the floppy one that Ford puts on a car

      Pettyracer45

      Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (5)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      September 03, 2017

      Great companion to the SR panhard bar

      This support brace works well with the SR adjustable panhard bar I installed about a year ago. It is a nicer support than stock, and is much more stout in construction. I counted installation time here as part of the entire installation of the Eibach Pro System plus suspension kit. Actual time to install just the brace was about 10 minutes: remove bolts, take off brace, and install new one - done.

      PaulA

      Year: 2014 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 22, 2017

      5 stars

      great product easy install and fast shipping love American muscle

      MichealM

      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (5)

    • 5/5

      August 10, 2017

      Panhard bar adjustable

      Installed in 2012gt convertable,more planted on corners.

      db

      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (5)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 18, 2017

      RTR Tactical Performance Panhard Bar

      the car is more direct at the rear axle. The installation is simple and it fits all well

      KlausN

      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT500

      Helpful (5)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 10, 2017

      Best $99 you can spend

      High quality piece to replace the SUPER-flimsy stock support brace. If you're going to upgrade the factory panhard bar to get your stang all centered up - do this as well... no regrets!

      NeilG

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 31, 2017

      RTR BRACE

      I really don't know if I notice any difference from the factory bar.

      MichaelT

      Year: 2010 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (5)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 16, 2017

      good fit, good price

      very nice piece, install is a snap, upgrade the panhard bar while you are doing this,, and it is a simple install for both parts. the ends are angled, but the fit is perfect. am could not tell me if the ends were supposed to be angled,, so i returned one, and waited for another. the ends are angled, and it fits fine.

      shelby07stang

      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 25, 2017

      best deal

      it was very nice good quality and was easy to put on

      bigjim

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      August 24, 2016

      No Comparison !

      The stock panhard bar brace is pretty pathetic. It's nothing more than a thin piece of stamped sheetmetal that you can literally twist with your hand. The RTR brace is built so much stronger that you cant compare. Everything about it was excellent, from the build quality to the fit and finish. This isn't a mod that I can say made a big seat of the pants difference in handling, but just knowing how much stronger this is versus the stock brace makes it a must have in my opinion.

      Shoo

      Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (8)

    • 5/5

      July 07, 2016

      Good stuff

      I installed the panhard bar and support brace very nice upgrade works great my rear end was almost a half of an inch off at stock from the factory. And the original support brace from the factory you can actually Twist by hand that is not the case with the upgraded support brace I would recommend to anybody

      Mike

      Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (7)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 29, 2016

      Great addition

      Replaced the flimsy stamped one. Nice upgrade tied everything in the rear end. The price was right and the quality is top notch. And it looks pretty good too!! So if your on the fence about just buy it you will not be disappointed 10 minute install..

      MUATANGBOBBY

      Year: 2007 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (6)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 23, 2016

      Not So Easy Install

      Three bolts how hard could it be? Two bolts on driver's side no problem but then came the single bolt on passenger's side. The bolt is just long enough that you cannot remove it because it is blocked by the spring. If there is a trick to this it would have been nice to include it in the instructions! Tried raising and lowering car to get bolt to slip between coils but no luck. Finally screwed bolt back all the way in then took a sawzall and cut about 3/4" off end of bolt where it protrudes through the nut. This is one hard bolt so have a couple of new blades on hand! This gave just enough clearance to get the bolt out. A very tight fit here which is good. Overall finish was excellent and much stronger than the stamped metal bar from the factory. Installed with SR lower control arms and this combination seemed to really tighten up the rear end.

      captainhappy

      Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

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