With a booming aftermarket for the 2005-2014 Mustang in full swing, it can be a bit confusing as to which components to choose for your build. We see it all of the time; our readers will reach out to us, asking which “this should” we go with for “that.” The thing is, there’s no one answer — as each build is unique in its own way; what it is, how it’s used, and more often than not, it’s ultimate power goals.
What might work for your friends’s build, might not be suitable for yours, so you really need to make an educated decision when it comes time for your purchase. That’s why our friends at AmericanMuscle laid out three different adjustable Panhard bars from the hottest manufactures (BMR, Whiteline and SR, respectively), to see which one would be best for your build.
Top 3 S197 Panhard Bars from AmericanMuscle
Best-of Options for your 2005-2014 Mustang
PAOLI, Pa. – For all of the Mustang purists out there piloting their ‘Stang through a traditional live-axle rear end, AmericanMuscle’s (AM) Justin Dugan produced this ‘Best of’ video featuring three popular Panhard Bars for 2005-2014 S197 Mustangs.
For those not in the know, an adjustable Panhard Bar is a vital link on a lowered S197; re-centering the rear axle to maintain safe alignment specs, like thrust angle, in place as well as controlling lateral axle movement. Other benefits to this modification include reduced wheel hop, improved traction, as well as added handling ability.
In this video, Justin selects ‘good’, ‘better’, and ‘best’ options from AM’s catalog of Mustang suspension parts, discussing their construction and materials used, weighing pros and cons, cost, and why you might choose one over the other.
Additionally, this video has been included as a resource in AM’s Panhard Bars technical guide.
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