Spohn Panhard Bar - Tubular Adjustable with Del-Sphere Pivot Joint/Poly Combo - 1982-02 Camaro V8 / V6.
Replace the factorys weak, stamped steel, flexible panhard bar with one of our heavy duty set-ups! Allows for centering the rearend after lowering. The best component for serious handling performance. Allows alignment of the rear for clearance when running larger tires. Greatly increases rears lateral stability.
The panhard bar bushings on F-Body vehicles have a significant impact on your vehicles ride, comfort, handling, acceleration, noise and vibration. When the vehicle leans (rolls) in a turn, one side of the chassis moves up relative to the rear axle and the other side moves down. The panhard bar must twist to allow for the axle to articulate, this causes the panhard bar bushings to bind. If this bind becomes excessive, it will raise the rear wheel rate and produce sudden and uncontrolled changes in handling such as snap oversteer.
It is common to replace the stock rubber panhard bar bushings with polyurethane bushings to resolve the shortcomings of the factorys soft rubber bushings. The downside of polyurethane bushings is they prevent the necessary movement of the panhard bar during body roll, which in turn produces significant binding in the suspension when the vehicle is cornering. The polyurethane bushings also place high stresses on the panhard bar mounts on the vehicle. Polyurethane bushed panhard bars do not allow for rotation of the panhard bar during cornering because of the stiffness of the bushings.
Del-Sphere Pivot Joints:
The Spohn Performance Del-Sphere pivot joint solves the shortcomings of the factory rubber and aftermarket polyurethane bushings. Our Del-Sphere pivot joint incorporates a spherical ball which is surrounded by delrin bushing cups. This combination allows the panhard bar to articulate like a spherical rod end (28 degrees of available rotation) during cornering but the spherical ball does not allow the bushing to deflect. Therefore the panhard bar remains completely bind free like a spherical rod end during cornering for predictable traction in the corners.
4130N Upgrade: The ultimate in bullet-proof lightweight strength, 100% TIG welded chrome moly construction! Same as above, but constructed entirely from 4130N chrome moly tubing.
- 1.25 x .095 wall DOM tubing
- Stronger, yet lighter than stock
- TIG welded 4130N chrome moly threaded tube adapters
- 3/4 Del-Sphere Pivot Joint
- CNC machined through sleeve and zinc plated steel spacers keep Del-Sphere end perfectly centered inside of the vehicle mounting bracket
- Polyurethane bushing (fluted) with grease fitting for easy lubrication
- Right hand and left hand threaded male/female CNC machined 4140 chrome moly adjuster provides for easy on-car adjustment
- Ships to you jig set at OEM length
- Reuses OEM mounting hardware, no need to drill out your car's mounting brackets
- Available powder coated in your choice of the above colors
About Spohn Performance:
Spohn Performance commits itself to the design and manufacture of chassis and suspension systems that deliver the highest level of quality, performance, attention to detail, and value.
With over 20 Years of Experience Spohn Performance's goal is to construct quality high performance components, and offer them to consumers at a fair price. Our entire operation revolves around that key word: Quality. We don't just say it, we practice it; all day, every day. When we do something, we do it right, or we don't do it! Our attention to detail is what has built our solid reputation, and will be the reason for our continued growth and success.
- 1982 - 2002 Chevrolet Camaro
- 1982 - 2002 Pontiac Firebird