adjustable panhard rods?

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adjustable panhard rods?

Postby ross.cheeks » 14 Jun 2009, 20:10

just wondeinrg if anyone has made one? looking at the rear axle and since ive lowered it 40mm it doesnt quite sit rite so going to need to knock one up, been shown a few ways already, just wondering what methods you guys have used
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Postby bones » 15 Jun 2009, 20:25

Hi there, It's pretty straight forward really, I used the end of a 4 link bar from an escort and rose joint as well.
I cut around where the threaded bit was welded on cleaned it up then cut the end off my existing panhard rod then welded it on. Measure the original panard rod first so that you know what the original length was before cutting( centre to centre). You must make sure the rose joint has enough threaded section on too. I'll take some pictures tonight of my panhard
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Postby Shoveitpusher » 16 Jun 2009, 07:17

Is this a permanent change or will you be going up for non racetrack events?

if permanent just cut and shut - calculate the length change (use cad?)

if your going to jack it up again then weld a threaded bar in one end and a nut in the other (leave room for a locking nut) but not too big a gap. Min adjustment will depend on the thread but 1mm a turn would be sensible, will be off car adjustment but that shouldn't be an issue.

better would be to get a bar big enough to allow the tube itself to be threaded.

i was thinking lowering wasn't a good idea but i think mine was dropped over an inch at the back.
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Postby ross.cheeks » 16 Jun 2009, 10:24

well hopefully ill be using it for rao rallying so will depend on where it is on what length springs i run really.

ive been told to use one of these:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0379525482

heres what it looks like when done:
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Postby Shoveitpusher » 16 Jun 2009, 12:30

yup that'll do the job.
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Postby bones » 17 Jun 2009, 18:35

Demon Tweeks do threadable inserts in various sizes http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/products/ ... WC6L-0.694 <a href="http://s203.photobucket.com/albums/aa36/bones73_2007/?action=view&current=vette013.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa36/bones73_2007/vette013.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a> <a href="http://s203.photobucket.com/albums/aa36/bones73_2007/?action=view&current=vette014.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa36/bones73_2007/vette014.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a> <a href="http://s203.photobucket.com/albums/aa36/bones73_2007/?action=view&current=vette002.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa36/bones73_2007/vette002.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
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