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A friend has a stock YJ (leaf sprung Jeep). Its got a panhard bar in the rear to apparantly control lateral movement of the rear axle. Why? Our toys don't have them. Whould a panhard be a good idea on a superflexy 3/4 elliptical setup to limit sideways shear forces at the leaf mounting points? Any thoughts, knowledge, experience with panhards?
 

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Not sure why Jeep did it on the leaf sprung models. If its coil sprung then you need it since the suspension is not 3 link. XJ's have them up front for that reason. I've seen companys making a slip and clamp style for those jeeps so on the raod they can lock it down and off road they can unclamp it. If it was me I would remove it and flex the suspension to see what happens or ask the Jeep guros.
 

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Originally posted by Mr. Safety aka OOPS:
<STRONG>It's a Jeep thing....... You wouldn't Understand</STRONG>
You're right! I don't understand. That's why I'm asking. <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">

Seriously, when you have a setup like Wheelie_Pete just posted, you've got some potentially severe side forces going on. So could it/would it be helpful or safer to run a bar?
 

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with a really flexable 3/4 or dual shackle seyup yes it would be a good idea. This is because one end of the spring no longer has the same ability to hold the axle in line like it used to. You could also do triangulate upper links than also help as traction bars, same locating ability as panard bar but also help axle wrap
 
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