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Old 03-16-2017, 07:32 AM   #11
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Got yah. These responses were not what I expected, but certainly appreciate them. I guess I'll have to really find a place to practice more to figure out the limitations of the new power I have while I'm waiting on Nitto to come out with the G2s in the 255/40R17's. I'm too nervous to cut the lips of the fenders, and rolling them is out of the question. The picture should show you why (bought the car with that gouge in it).
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Old 03-16-2017, 08:55 AM   #12
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Ive got one on my car. I also have the torque arm setup so I cant speak on how it helps with the stock 4 link setup. I will say with my setup though if the frame bracket isnt good and tight youll get noise. I messed up installing mine and just recently went back and put in some big solid spacers in the frame rails to put the bolts in. That eliminated most of my noise.

As for the spinning and fish tailing, the torque arm setup plus panhard bar keep the car failing straight. Kinda cool feeling having a car spinning tires while going fairly straight. Its not perfect but whole lot better than the Mustang Week idiots. Plus the car doesnt squat, it lifts up and takes off.

Just for the record. Im running a 331 stroker with 350 wheel hp on a weighted Mustang dyno without being properly tuned (timing was off). Estimate it closer to 400 since its comparable to the Boss at 420 wheel hp.
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Old 03-16-2017, 09:10 AM   #13
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@Boss Hotrod: That's cool. I'm probably going to eventually put it on either way just because.... race car. lol But, I wanted to figure out this underline issue first. My camshaft calls for a MINIMUM of 3.55 gears, and I'm nervous with it in 2nd with the 3.08's, so I'm like.... nah. lol

I didn't want to sound like a typical douchebag saying outrageous hp numbers without the dyno sheet to back it up. I get tired of those guys saying "yeah, it's got a CAI, 75mm TB, and a park bench spoiler, so I estimate it at 350hp to the ground." lol It's a 331 stroker with AFR 185cc heads, Trick Flow intake, CAI, 70mm TB, all the other supporting mods (Ignition box, injectors, etc) to support it, and a Comp Camps stage 4 camshaft with a custom tune from a local highly recommended tuner. Could be more, could be less, but I'd rather take the knee than look like a douche. lol
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Old 03-16-2017, 09:31 AM   #14
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It is true that I need a little more experience learning how to correct it when the rear end loses control, but there's no place to really practice that where I live. It's a pretty heavily populated area. I know first gear will always be useless unless I put on drag radials or slicks, but I would like second gear to feel more stable and not like it's going to give out on me. Probably the better tires alone should fix that, but just as an added bonus I thought the panhard bar would be a good addition. Are you saying that it's not worth it to put it on there?
Completely lost sight of the fact your car was a Fox body with triangulated 4 link suspension. Panhard bar complete waste of time.
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Old 03-23-2017, 12:16 PM   #15
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I've installed a few mm panhard bars and even have one on my 85, I did it to keep the axle inline with the body as I have fat tires on the rear and when I'd hit it hard in corners it's sway and the tires would rub the inner wells, the panhard bar fixed that issue and no noise, car felt more solid after install
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