PHR012 - Panhard Rod, DOM, Double Adjustable, Rod Ends
A Panhard rod is a suspension link that both locates the lateral position of the rear axle housing 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 PHR012 Panhard rod is made 1.25-inch, 0.120-inch wall DOM tubing with TIG-welded chrome-moly tube adapters. The PHR012 features zinc-plated, X-series, heat-treated, chrome-moly, self-lubricating, Teflon-lined rod ends. It also features 304 stainless steel, custom designed rod end spacers.
BMR Suspension designed the PHR012 to work well for street performance, drag race, and road race applications. The heavy-duty construction eliminated the deflection seen in stamped-steel Panhard rods. Other Panhard rods on the market include rubber or polyurethane bushings that will deflect under heavy loads. The heavy-duty rod ends and stainless steel spacers of the PHR012 eliminates bushing deflection, giving you much-improved, repeatable handling characteristics on the street, starting line, or in aggressive corners. The rod ends make the PHR012 double adjustable, so all adjustments can be made on the car without removing the Panhard rod. This allows for fine-tuning and bind-free suspension articulation needed for superior handling. The all-steel design will increase NVH, so the PHR012 is not the right Panhard rod for everyone. However, this is the perfect Panhard rod for the enthusiast that requires maximum performance from the suspension. When performance is a must, rely on BMR Suspension!
BMR Suspension’s PHR012 on-car-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).