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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

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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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  • (1) Panhard Bar Support Brace
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Will it fit my Mustang?
  • GT - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
  • V6 - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
  • GT500 - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
  • Bullitt - 08, 09
  • Boss 302 - 12, 13

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5/5
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 ...

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5/5
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 ...

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Overall Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars
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Overall Rating 4.9

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Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

  • Handling Improvement 4.285714 4.3
  • Fit 4.857143 4.9
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.714286 4.7



  • 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 (1)

  • 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 (1)

  • 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 (1)

  • 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

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    March 13, 2016

    grate buy

    Can't wait to install this item .Waiting for the other panhard justment bar to be Deaver can't witt.

    onslo5450

    Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    February 23, 2016

    Easy Bolt On. Worth the Money

    As always fast shipping with American Muscle. This RTR Panhard Bar Brace is finished in a very nice gray powdercoat.Box steel construction is much stiffer than factory flimsy stamped steel. There is not much of a weight difference between the parts, but the added strength is noticeable. The factory brace has very weak looking welds on the sleeve side. This RTR brace has full and great looking welds. Overall solid product and worth the money

    Brandon

    Year: 2011 New York,NY

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    February 12, 2016

    A Must need

    This bar is a good replacement for the factory one which I feel I could bend over my knee. Fitment is good. Definitely stronger then factory. Would HIGHLY recommend change which the RTR adjustable panhard bar.

    CanadianCoyote

    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT Saskatchewan

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 14, 2016

    Nicely built

    Just bought this because I was changing everything else anyways and I figured it would look nice. I'm not sure if it really does anything, but it is definitely a quality piece. Very heavy duty, fits perfect, and looks great! For the price, just go for it.

    Brad

    Year: 2014 Milton, FL

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 25, 2015

    Panhard bar

    Big difference from the stock bar easy installation fits right on.Definitely an upgrade on the rear suspension. ...

    Binban

    Year: 2006 Submodel: GT Orlando, Fl

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    November 07, 2015

    Awesome RTR products

    The Rod brace is so much better then the oem one the install and fit was dead on and it looks good and it came packaged very good no scratches thanks AM.

    Dennis

    Year: 2005 Submodel: GT Dixon ca

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  • 5/5

    August 10, 2017

    Panhard bar adjustable

    Installed in 2012gt convertable,more planted on corners.

    db

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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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