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Panhard Bar Drop Bracket

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by salvo2002 » Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:07 pm

any suggestions? should I just get a adjustable bar? or is anyone interested in making a drop bracket?
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by ErikSS » Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:26 pm

I don't know anyone who is unhappy with their longer or adjustable panhard bars. That said, I know Marc did a lot of work on the drop bracket. I will talk with him to see if there are any options for brining it back. I'm thinking things like outsourcing or group buys.
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by ErikSS » Fri Aug 29, 2014 11:49 am

ErikSS wrote:After driving it for a few days, I checked again. I seem to be about 1/8" towards the passenger side still. That's a whole lot better than the aprox 1 1/2" that I was off! We should find ou this weekend how it holds up to abuse at the Badlands!

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by ErikSS » Wed Sep 03, 2014 2:43 pm

I've been in contact with Marc. He has offered to let me start building these brackets. With that in mind, is there anyone interested? Are there changes that anyone would like?
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by TBYODA » Wed Sep 03, 2014 3:54 pm

Does anyone think we need two top bolts to hold it to the mount?
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by Moots1288 » Wed Sep 03, 2014 4:01 pm

TBYODA wrote:Does anyone think we need two top bolts to hold it to the mount?
no it holds in just find with the top and side bolt. And being sandwiched with the old mount.
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by ErikSS » Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:27 pm

Robert, did you mean 2 bolts holding it sandwiched? Because that thought has crossed my mind. It's also crossed my mind to have more than one hole that you can mount the bar into, allowing some adjustability. For exampe, a location intended for guys with 2" lift blocks and stock springs. Then the location we are using as it's so common. Perhaps an additional location for people who go further yet with the Skyjacker springs.

I am Not an engineer. This would possibly take me some time to figure out. Is there interest in that kind of change, or is the majority happy with the bracket the way it is?
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by TBYODA » Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:51 pm

I am taking about the top bolt as shown here, may a longer bracket going up the mount.
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by Moots1288 » Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:27 am

I don't see a need for the bracket to be longer, and putting another bolt in there. It'll also be a little difficult if I recall to get a nut up in there and work.

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by TBYODA » Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:54 am

Good point
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by salvo2002 » Fri Sep 05, 2014 7:11 pm

ErikSS wrote:I don't know anyone who is unhappy with their longer or adjustable panhard bars. That said, I know Marc did a lot of work on the drop bracket. I will talk with him to see if there are any options for brining it back. I'm thinking things like outsourcing or group buys.


Mark fabed a few last weekend, so I snagged one from him. Thanks for talking with him!
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by v7guy » Sat Sep 06, 2014 12:24 pm

I think ideally you'd have two horizontal bolts and drill the stock mount for a second bolt, I don't know if it's even feasible though to get a drill up in there. With that said, Mark's design has seemed to hold up just fine as is.

If anybody is worried about it, there wouldn't be much work involved in just burning the extension into stock bracket.
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by ErikSS » Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:30 pm

I'm bumping this thread to help people read up on where this all came from and to understand the intention of the bracket.
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by Rickalicka18 » Tue Mar 08, 2016 12:44 pm

Does anyone think that the reason my tb shakes when initially accelerating is because of z71 springs and 2" block I have in the rear, put my rear axle off center?
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by HARDTRAILZ » Tue Mar 08, 2016 12:52 pm

I do not.
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by Rickalicka18 » Tue Mar 08, 2016 12:59 pm

Okay. I'm just in denial about changing the cv joints or u-joint lol. Was worth a shot though haha
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by ErikSS » Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:38 pm

I have not heard of any reports of the axle being that amount off center causing vibration. I do know of 5 guys with our platform who have had to replace there rear most U joint in the last 2 weeks! That could cause a vibration!
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by Rickalicka18 » Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:17 pm

I'm thinking thats it... But I'm just in denial about it. The combination of the lift and being off center isn't helping the u-joint though haha.

I'll be able to see if recentering the axle helps when I get your bracket though!
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by ErikSS » Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:32 pm

Rickalicka18 wrote:I'm thinking thats it... But I'm just in denial about it. The combination of the lift and being off center isn't helping the u-joint though haha.

I'll be able to see if recentering the axle helps when I get your bracket though!


Don't procrastinate too long. Nick Faerber ended up needing a whole drive shaft after his broke.
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by Rickalicka18 » Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:32 pm

I will definitely do it soon, just need to find some time with work and college haha... But that's great! I'm excited to get mine! I never noticed how off center my axle was until you bumped the original thread up and I read up on it haha.
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