Also called "the part that Ford forgot" on 1979-2004 Mustangs, the Panhard Bar is a suspension link that provides lateral (sideways) location of the rear axle.
Installing an MM Panhard Bar is one of the most dramatic changes you can make to improve your Mustang's stability. In fact, while driving enthusiasts often express their appreciation for the improvement made by an MM Panhard Bar, you know it's good when a spouse notices the difference from the passenger seat, as several customers have reported.
Your Mustang's handling is so dramatically improved by adding a Panhard bar because it eliminates the unstable and unpredictable behavior caused by the Mustang's notorious stock rear-steer! Installing an MM Panhard Bar eliminates the axle movement that causes the rear of the car to steer itself. This easy-to-bolt-on part is mandatory for a Mustang to achieve truly great handling.
What is a Panhard Bar?
- It is a suspension link that provides lateral (sideways) location of the chassis relative to the rear axle.
- Don't bother looking for it under your Mustang; Ford left them off the 1979-2004 models. 2005-2014 Mustangs were factory equipped with a Panhard bar.
- When installed with the OEM 4-link rear suspension design, we strongly recommend using stock upper control arms with rubber bushings.
- Upper control arms with bushings other than rubber will increase suspension bind, which leads to snap oversteer when cornering.