68 Impala SS rear panhard or sway bar?? - Impala Tech
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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-24-2015, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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68 Impala SS rear panhard or sway bar??

I'm getting ready to install new boxed rear lower control arms and I had a question. If you use a sway bar with the new control arms I don't need to use the panhard bar???

I would think it would bind.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-24-2015, 08:29 PM
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The sway bar is a seperate spring (torsion bar) that loads the opositer side of the car's suspension as the body rolls. It has nothing to do with a the Panhard bar that keeps the rear axle located between the fenders.

Leave the Panhard bar off and the wheel and tire will attempt to push it's way through your rear quarter pannel on a curve. Leave the sway bar off and the car will just roll like a ship at sea.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-24-2015, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Dave!!! Always a wealth of knowledge.

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