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post #1 of 6 Old 01-03-2012, 07:50 AM Thread Starter
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is this a Panhard bar?

My starter went out for the second time in about 15 months. Luckily this time it was close to home. While under there swapping it out I found the cause of the clunk I had been hearing for the past few days. Is this broken bar the panhard bar?
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or a track bar? If so which of these 2 track bars would you recomment? my truck has a 5.75" fabtech lift.
Is there a reason to go adjustable over non adjustable?
Fabtech Part FTS451 - Adjustable Trac Bar

Superlift Part 9698 - Track Bar
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I drove over to 4wheelparts and it is the trackbar. I purchased an adjustable fabtech track bar.
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it is the panhard bar, it locates the axle under the track and keeps it from moving side to side. trac bars are generally used to reduce axle wrap on your rear (and sometimes front) axles. if you want a good set of trac bars one up offroad has a good set, i have heard nothing but good things, not to mention that they are cheaper than any other set and from what i have heard stronger. hope that helps.
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Ford calls it a track bar, but yeah, it's generally referred to as a panhard bar. Panhard bars are usually used on the rear axle so it's possible track bar denotes the same thing, just installed on the front axle.
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it is the panhard bar, it locates the axle under the track and keeps it from moving side to side. trac bars are generally used to reduce axle wrap on your rear (and sometimes front) axles. if you want a good set of trac bars one up offroad has a good set, i have heard nothing but good things, not to mention that they are cheaper than any other set and from what i have heard stronger. hope that helps.
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