Installation Time: Full Day
August 04, 2015
Warning bushings are weak and will break/fail
I bought this part in the spring and installed it right after getting it. While the install only took about an hour, three of the four aluminum bushings broke in half within less then 4 months causing me to remove it and install an actual good quality bar with good bushings. I only drive my car on the weekends too so while I say 4 months it was less then 600 miles before I had an issue. Since the bushings broke, the whole panhard bar could move allowing it to make noise from the rear and not have a solid feeling. When I went to install the new bar, the mounting points on the axle had to be opened up because the bushings are so weak on this one, that the mounting points actually bent in due to the bushings being so weak. You can't actually tighten the bolt to the spec of 129ft/lbs because the bushings on this will start to crush around 70ft/lbs. AM was very good with me returning the product for a full refund but it was a total waste of my time and hassle. I spent an hour to install this part but over 6 hours to remove the bar, re-open up the brackets that are attached to the axle and install a new one.