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Panhard Bar? Yay/Nay?

Discussion in 'Exterior' started by KnurledNut, Sep 4, 2019.

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  1. 69GWC

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    Yeah I was going to go with core arms .:)
     
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    Adjusting nuts/stud were walking on people who didn’t torque and locktite/weld them.

    Also, the bushings/johnny joint isn't meant for heavy off-roading.
     
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    Based on the video I saw, that wasn’t his problem
     
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    The only thing left is the welded arms!
     
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    After towing my camper with my new panhard bar it is for sure a Yay .
    Truck tows much better now.
     
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    Nice pictures and nice truck, by the way.

    One question: do you drive that beauty? That truck is awful clean underneath. I envy you!

    Best regards,
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    2019 Ram DT 1500 Silver Billet Laramie, Quad Cab, 2WD, 5.7 Hemi, 8HP75, 3.21 axle, 33 gallon fuel tank, 18 inch wheels. Build date: 17 April 2018. Now at 021303 miles.
     
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    I travel alot, but has 7400 miles since Dec 2018.

    But thank you
     
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    7400 since dec 18? Shit I got mine end of may this year and already put 7400 on it in 4 months.

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    I have the Hellwig sway bar, Core 4x4 end links, and the Core 4x4 Panhard bar. I added each at different times and I could feel an improvement with each one. I did the sway bar first then the end links, and I was pretty happy with the ride and handling I got from adding them. I was iffy on adding the panhard bar if it would be worth it. I took the chance and added it. I could feel an improvement after adding it and I'm glad I did. The stock one feels like a tin can compared to the Core 4x4 one. The stock one weighed about 3lbs, and the Core 4x4 one weighed 17lbs, just to give you an idea of the difference. I am lifted 6", so not sure how much of a difference it would be for a truck that isn't lifted. For me they were all worth the investment for the improvement I got from them.
     
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    What's your feelings on dodgeofferoad.com and their products. They also make control arms, trac bars, drag link replacement and end links for the 4th gens and power wagon. In comparison, core 4x4 states measurements of 1 3/4 OD 5/16 DOM tubing and price of $785.99 with hardware kit for full rear tier 4 set. They do not offer drag link, trac bars, or anything else for 2018-2019 model 2500 rams.

    Dodgeoffroad.com has the following: rear control arm set 2"x 1/4" tubing, price 799.99 reuse factory hardware.

    Front sway bar end links for any size lift with 1 1/4" OD DOM tubing for $225. This eliminates need for sway bar drop brackets

    Rear sway bar end links same tubing size as front and $199 any size made as well

    Steering upgrade kit $944 this includes and new drag link 1 1/2" x 1/4" and tie rod is 2" x 1/4 with Currie johnny joints.

    Front and rear trac bar kit $575 includes front bar 1 1/2" x 1/4" DOM tubing and rear bar 1 1/2" x .40 DOM tubing and all hardware.

    They also have long arms to replace the radius arms for more clearance with road obstacles as well as larger tires. Tubing size is 2" x 1/4" for $1399

    I realize that's a shitload of money to put into suspension and steering not counting the steering brace, but to me the fact that the truck is over 4 tons it should have some beefier linkages. Anyways I'm going to go with them.


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