Panhard bar length on Mazda springs lift.

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Dulan
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Any one who has lifted their pajero and has the adjustable panhard bar or made their own could they give me the measurement to keep the axle in line? If not I’ll make up a jig to do it my self but I figured if this could save me some time from under the car I’ll try it.

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What you need to do...

Extending the bat to recenter the axle is not the correct way to do it - what you should be doing is returning the bar to the original position - by either raising the axle end or lowering the chassis end, by an amount equalt to the lift the springs gave you.

A longer bar sitting at an angle aggravates the situation by causing more sideways movement of the axle as the suspension cycles.

Dulan
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Right at the bottom of the bracket.

The lift is about 40mm which puts the new bolt hole right at the bottom of the bracket on the body mount. Never checked the axle side yet. That’s why I was hoping the extendable rod would be a good option. I guess I’ll have to bust out the welder and extend that bracket down 25mm. I’ll check the axle side is bit here and update if that works better.

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Adjustment

Dulan wrote:
The lift is about 40mm which puts the new bolt hole right at the bottom of the bracket on the body mount. Never checked the axle side yet. That’s why I was hoping the extendable rod would be a good option. I guess I’ll have to bust out the welder and extend that bracket down 25mm. I’ll check the axle side is bit here and update if that works better.

Changing the fixation is best but extending the rod will also work well. Not sure about the size but depending where you are located, an older commodore adjustable rod will suit with a couple of bushing replacement, don't remember exactly but it does work well.

Happy io and happy new year...

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For a 40mm lift...

If you're not going to do "fix it right", I suggest you just leave it - it's not as if it makes a difference to anything.

The Dobinsons I'm running give almost exactly 40mm of lift at the rear, I've had them for three years, the axle is not obviously offset (meaning if you don't look to see if it is, you won't notice it) and it has no significant impact on the way the car handles.

A longer pan hard rod would be required to recenter the axle, a longer rod sitting at an angle will result in increased sideways movement of the axle as it cycles up & down, which would be undesirable, although I doubt it would be noticeable.  If it were a front axle, I would expect an issue with bumpsteer, but at the back, it's not enough of a change to make a difference.

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