Made of solid CNC Machined 7075 T6 bar stock available with:
1. Zinc plated chromoly ends with polyurethane bushings
2. Zinc plated chromoly ends with rebuildable spherical ball heims and delrin bushings
3. Zinc plated chromoly ends with serviceable and rebuildable spherical ball heims from EMF out of Canada
89-91 Montero/Raider V6 (coil rear suspension)
92-00 Montero (gen 2/2.5)
00-04 Montero Sport (coil rear suspension)
Fits stock and lifted vehicles.
What this does:
On a coil sprung axle (Montero rear), a panhard (track) bar is used to locate the axle's orientation from left to right and keep the axle aligned under the vehicle as it travels down the road or articulates over obstacles.
When a suspension lift is added, the bar must be adjusted to accommodate the length of the lift. If the vehicle is lifted without an adjustable track bar, the lift will pull the axle to one side. The axle will no longer be centered under the vehicle and the ride quality will be affected, requiring more driver input on uneven roadway or terrain.
When the axle is being pulled out of center driving down the
highway can induce a behavior of the truck following lines cut in the road, or steering to
one side when crossing large bumps. The rear may shimmy or sag to one
side as you go through dips in the road. This places more stress on
the trailing arms and bushings.
The OEM panhard or track bar is not adjustable, which is why a part like this is necessary when lifting a vehicle, the factory panhard bard is thin wall tubing and quite weak, when abused off-road it will bend moving the rear axle off to one side and making the drive home quite difficult, the 7075 bar is extremely resilient and will bounce right back from from very hard hits.
The main bar is made from high tensile strength material, similar to what’s used in large aircraft landing gear, these Panhard bars are stronger, lighter, far better looking and most importantly; have a full range of adjustment and allow for more suspension articulation and less concern of bending when departing from shelf like obstacles. This type of material is used for landing gear and can withstand hard hits without permanently distorting.
Even if you use your stock suspension truck for a trail rig, you will appreciate the added strength and durability that our part provides, along with the extra flex and rotation from your choice of ends.
Once you’ve lifted the suspension the rear alignment begins to get out of track and this part becomes a requirement for a properly square alignment. Our bar can be adjusted on the truck and is great for those of you with added air bags for load carrying. Allowing you to perfectly dial-in loaded and unloaded rear track and then adjust “on the fly” (as long as parked). Helping to alleviate the ‘jog’ in the rear end when you change lanes due to misalignment of the rear axle. Experienced as wandering or tracking of the rear end often comes from panhard bushings that are either too worn from use or too soft and weak against large off road tires and lower offset, wider wheels at highway speeds, it's most commonly experienced when a vehicle is lifted enough to bring the rear axle out of square with the front wheel track.
Long story short, if you own a coil sprung rear end Montero, you need this part, leaf guys need not apply (older sports, gen 1 4 cyl, mighty max/D50’s)
ADHD is a product line of parts selected for a factory chassis rig that can tame the toughest trails in America. The ADHD prefix on a part indicates it was designed for optimal off-road use, that means it's an off-road part. Everything is a compromise when it comes to vehicle modifications and extreme levels of off-roading. Adding flexibility and changing ride characteristics of your vehicle is your own adventure, do your research before you go hardcore.
ADHD - American Made Montero Adjustable Panhard Bar
- Brand: Adventure Driven Design
- Product Code: 7075ADJPAN
- Availability: 4
- Ex Tax: $295.00