A Panhard rod is a suspension link that both locates the rear axle housing laterally and controls side-to-side movement. Factory S197 Mustang Panhard rods are made from weak U-shaped stamped steel with soft rubber bushings that allow excessive deflection under load. BMR Suspension’s PHR005 Panhard rod is made 1.25-inch, 0.120-inch wall DOM tubing for unrivaled strength. The PHR005 features greasable, 95-durometer bushings, which add a solid, more responsive feel over the stock rubber bushings. BMR’s bushings are internally fluted, which allows grease to evenly coat the inner sleeve, keeping grease in the bushing under high compression loads. These flutes also direct grease to the outer edge of the bushing, keeping the thrust surface lubricated. This efficient lubrication ensures quiet, reliable operation over the life of the bushings.
BMR Suspension designed the PHR005 to work well for street performance, drag race, and road race applications. The heavy-duty construction eliminates the deflection seen in stamped-steel Panhard rods. Other Panhard rods on the market include rubber bushings that will deflect under heavy loads. The 95-durometer polyurethane bushings of the PHR005 reduce bushing deflection, giving you much-improved, repeatable handling characteristics on the street, starting line, or in aggressive corners. The non-adjustable design makes the PHR005 great for stock height Mustangs. This gives you all the strength you need for great handling without huge increases in NVH. When performance is a must, rely on BMR Suspension!
BMR Suspension’s PHR005 non-adjustable Panhard rod is available in black hammertone and red powdercoat for long-lasting good looks. Installation time is about 1 hour. Proudly made in the U.S.A.
BMR Suspension offers several Panhard rod options for S197 Mustangs. The PHR005 is a non-adjustable Panhard rod with polyurethane bushings on both sides. This product is recommended when low cost is the primary consideration. The PHR006 is on-car adjustable and polyurethane bushings on both sides. This product is the most popular S197 Panhard rod. The PHR02 is double adjustable and includes rod ends on both sides. This product is recommended for maximum performance. The PHR013 is on-car adjustable and includes a polyurethane bushing on one side and a rod end on the other. This product is a good compromise between the PHR006 and PHR012. The PHR012 is also available in a lightweight, chrome-moly version (MPHR012).