(approx) 1 Hour
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
- How to Install SR Performance Double Adjustable Panhard Bar (05-14 All) on your Ford Mustang
Hey I’m Justin with AmericanMuscle.com, and this is my quick breakdown of the SR Performance adjustable panhard bar, fitting all 2005 and newer Mustangs. SR Performance has really made quite an impact in the aftermarket Mustang world, thanks to their wide variety of performance and suspension components that do fit nicely into just about anyone’s budget. If you’d like to keep tabs on all the latest SR Performance products released for your ride, just click the link below or up in the corner to subscribe to our YouTube channel, here you can check out some of my overviews as well as many other cool Mustang vids. Ok, so to recap, the job of any panhard bar stock or aftermarket, is to reduce any side to side or lateral movement of the rear axle, which can otherwise hurt your traction and handling performance. The problem is, the stock panhard bar is usually not up to the abuse most Mustang owners subject their cars to. The weaker materials and soft rubber bushings can oftentimes flex, which means that rear axle is going to be moving all over the place, hurting not only your traction off the line but also your handling in corners. If you happen to be watching this video somewhere other than our site just click the link below to go back to our product page. Here you can read some customer reviews and see some testimonials on how this bar from SR has improved their handling performance. This particular panhard bar from SR Performance offers all the bells and whistles you’d like to see in any aftermarket panhard bar, but for an extremely reasonable price, for starters we’re looking at an extremely strong T6 Billet aluminum for the construction, which has been finished off in this nice sleek black powder coat. But without a doubt the two biggest features with this bar has to be the full adjustability, in addition to these two spherical rod end bearings, otherwise known as heim joints, used to connect the bar to the chassis itself, and to the actual rear axle. That adjustability is going to allow you to dial in your optimal settings and pinion angle, which is truly important if you’re trying to improve on those 60ft times. in addition, that adjustment is going to be clutch if you have a lowered Mustang, because it’s going to allow you to properly center the rear axle underneath the car, which is otherwise not really possible with a stock or non-adjustable panhard bar. If you have any more questions or you’re curious as to how this bar might help your own ride, get in touch with one of our Mustang experts, you can give them a call at 1-855-422-7439 or shoot them an email at support@AmericanMuscle.com, they’ll be more than happy to school you on the benefits of running this bar from SR Performance. Getting back to the heim joints I was talking about earlier, these guys are used in place of those soft rubber factory bushings that can often flex or distort under hard launches and cornering. These heim joints here are far stronger than those soft rubber bushings, and they’re going to keep that rear axle in check at all times. As far as the install is concerned, it is pretty simple thanks to the fact that you’re really only removing two bolts. Keep in mind that you’ll be doing all of the work under the rear end of the car, so of course make sure you have your jack stands or ramp stand in before getting started. Because it is pretty simple to get everything bolted up we’re going to call it about an hour from start to finish, but if it does take you a little longer to make all those fine tuning adjustments, don’t get discouraged, and as always if you have any problems, give us a call. So if you want to make a small investment that will have a noticeable improvement on your handling, and off the line performance, then going with an adjustable panhard bar like this option from SR Performance would be an excellent choice.
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July 11, 2019
the design for the mounting hardware is very bad, after installing, because it's not mounted with bushings it makes a lot of rattling noise, tried to tighten to stop noise and the aluminium hardware crushed, then broke apart, ended up making my own spacers out of steel and now works goodHelpful (2)
June 27, 2019
All good up until the second or third month. I think the bushings were just faulty or something, but it makes so much noise over bumps and while turning. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone. Hard to tell if there is handling improvement.Helpful (0)
February 07, 2019
Still Looking For a Fix
The install takes all of 15 minutes and is straightforward. The bracket for the stock bar has a tendency to get pinched with the installation of the stock bar at the factory. Extracting that was about the most frustrating part of the whole lowering process for me. Tightening the jam nut on the passenger side is pretty difficult to do with a standard wrench or spanner because that bracket is pretty tight but backing the adjustable bar off about 1mm, seating the jam nut in place and then using a pipe wrench to tighten the bar against the jam nut while securing the nut with a spanner (because the difficult part is actually turning it inside the bracket) isn't too hard and works pretty well. The problem I have with this one is that the internal diameter of the joints seems to be larger than the diameter of the bolts used to secure it. I think that's what's causing the clunk for everybody, or at least for me. I notice it tends to move around a little bit when you have the rear on jacks and push side to side on it. I'm thinking about trying to grab some sort of rubber gasket or tubing to throw through the opening on the joint to sorta tighten it up a little bit. I don't have a problem with the noise really but when I take corners, I can tell when the joint slips and it affects handling. I'm hoping that some sort of makeshift insert will help. I'll update the review or post another one if it does.Helpful (2)
January 01, 2019
Does the job but not for long
On my second SR panhandle bar. I put around 15-20k a year on my car daily driver. this does the job intended but the way it’s designed with the rod ends it doesn’t hold up as long as needed. I’ve constantly got to maintenance them or they clunk. for a more aggressive track car I give these a 5 stars but for a daily 2 stars. This should be stated in the description at least.Helpful (5)
December 03, 2018
You can definitely notice the difference when swinging your car compared to the stick panhard bar! And your gonna need these if you buy any pair of lowering springsHelpful (5)
November 11, 2018
Easy to install and adjust , seems to improve the overall hande of the car.Helpful (3)
October 31, 2018
Had to send back bushings would not thread on to panhard. Bar was defective. Ordered another but changed to BMR panhard.Helpful (5)
October 29, 2018
Do not buy this product
Bought this product before I read the reviews. Sometimes price isn't everything. I returned this product and went with the Whiteline Adjustable PanHard Bar.Helpful (6)
October 24, 2018
Failed after 9 months
The connector on the bushing stripped out and left me stranded!Helpful (5)
October 18, 2018
S and R panhard bar is junk !! I chased this dreaded squeak / creak for sometime after I replaced lowering springs , Panhard , axle bearings , rear sway bar ,and control arms. And greased everything!! The noise drove me crazy!!! I saw the S and R reviews and decided to re install the OEM to troubleshoot noise and Noise /Creak/ Squeeks are gone!!!!!!Helpful (6)
I bought this item and 2 of the aluminum bushings that come with it have broke in half. Is there a way to buy the bushings separate?
Unfortunately the SR Performance Double Adjustable Panhard Bar does not have replacement components, we apologize.
Do you have the bushing or the lip looking thing on the ends of those that makes the contact on the bolt on the chassis side
At this time we do not carry individual components for the SR Performance Double Adjustable Panhard Bar.
I just put this on yesterday and I am getting a horrible clanking noise coming from the rear end. Everything is bolted down to specs, plus got a alignment with the shop checking over my work. Anything else I can do to fix this problem?
We suggest looking over the joints and bushings on the SR Performance Double Adjustable Panhard Bar to ensure they are in good condition and sitting properly.
I installed these on a 2005 GT convertible. It does seem to be loose on the bolt that holds it to the chassis, sliding a little bit. I installed the washers provided, one on each side, and tightened the nuts. I can hear a clicking noise from the left side, when going in reverse and turning at low speed. I can also hear the same clicking noise when going over small bumps. Is there anything else I should adjust? p.s. full disclosure: I also installed new shocks and lower springs the same time. Can the new rear shocks cause this clicking noise? Thanks!
The Panhard bar should not be loose and it should not be making noise. It seems the bar is not bolted down enough. Since you did lower the car, it is recommended to get an alignment. While there, I would have the shop check out the Panhard bar and make sure it is not interfering with any other parts.
my stang (07) has a trick flo uluminium differential cover which limits the space between to stock panhard bar,,,,does the sr perf.bar have the same diameter as the stock bar so clearance will not be a problem?
The SR Performance Double Adjustable Panhard Bar (05-14 All) has the same diameter as the stock Panhard Bar. You should not have any clearance issues.
yes, it might take a few adjustments to get perfect but it does work to center and secure rear axle.
(approx) 1 Hour
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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