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    ladder bar help

    this has been a very long ongoing project getting this rearend done. i finally got it installed yesterday. its a ladderbar coil over suspension conversion on a leafspring car.
    so, its all in tires on sitting on the ground. i leaned on the side of the car and the body shifted wayyyy over the rearend, i can shake the car from side to side about 2" either way. is there supposed to be a panhard bar in a ladderbar/4 link suspension ? also, i'm not liking the way the rear of the car hangs so low, but thats another problem for later.

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    You need a track locator or panhard bar. The track locator bar is for drag race only vehicels.
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    yea, you need a diagonal link, wishbone locator, or a panhard bar.

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    If you go with a panhard bar, make it as long as room allows so that you get the LEAST amount of suspension travel 'arc' -( side to side action as the suspension goes through it's travel.)
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    alright then. thanks for in the info. i'll be looking for a panhard bar.

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    Here you go, several different types to choose from. I'm useing a bolt on diagional.

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    http://www.cachassisworks.com/Attach...AC/CAC9973.pdf

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    ladder bar

    i dont recomend a diaginal bar in any car i build i always use a wishbone and the reason is that if you raise or lower your car once the diaginal bar is installed the body will move to the right or left and with the wishbone it stays the same no mater how much you lift or lower it..

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    is this the diagonal link you guys are talking about?


    if so its not stopping body movement on my car.

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    anyone have pics of a panhard bar installed, just want an idea of location on frame to where on the axle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesramblur
    is this the diagonal link you guys are talking about?


    if so its not stopping body movement on my car.
    That's the type i have on my prostreet 98 Sonoma,do you have your's bolted to the bottom bracket bar on the ladder bar? if so you shouldn't have more than a 1/2" side movement with everything tightened up. My malibu has a welded on type, but it's a 4 link car.
    But i agree with Promod 45, the wishbone is the absolute best setup. I personally wouldn't use a panard bar if it's a drag car, if it's a street car then the panard will work fine.
    Below is some pics. of a panard bar installations from art Morrison.

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    http://www.artmorrison.com/2006cat/37.pdf


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