In this article, LMR covers the quick breakdown of removing and replacing the Panhard Bar Brace for all 2005-2014 S197 Mustangs. From the factory, Ford equipped the S197 Mustang chassis with a flimsy, thin-gauged Panhard Bar Brace. Ultimately, this causes unwanted deflection and side-to-side movement in the rear end of the vehicle.
The addition of an aftermarket tubular or boxed brace will reinforce this critical mount on your chassis. As any of you know, having this kind of added rigidity will make your Mustang outperform the competition on and off of the track as it should. Today in the shop, we will be working on Jay's 2012 GT500. This car is nearing 200,000 miles, so it is due to inspect and upgrade the Panhard brace. Overall this one should take you roughly an hour to complete from start to finish.
We hope that this article has helped you and you have a better understanding of how to replace the Panhard Bar Brace for your S197 Mustang.
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