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Is Maximum Motorsport the only company that still sells PanHard Bars for mustangs? Ive been looking at options for my foxbody, but MM is the only one I can find.

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I'm going to have one for sale soon mm phb with mm adjustable lca with torque arm and springs lmk
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Griggs makes them as well, however I dont like their design.

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Doesn't maier racing make them as well?

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I have a steeda one that I really like. Great design and performance.

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If you need pricing for a panhard bar for a Fox, Shoot me a PM with a part number and i'll get you a competitive price.

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Originally posted by adower:
Doesn't maier racing make them as well?

Maier Racing went out of business after Mike left. Mike still makes them at his new shop, Mike Maier Inc, but he only made them for 60s and 70s mustangs.

I love my MM panhard, super simple design, sturdy as hell, and worth every penny. Probably the best investment I've ever made thus far.

Griggs PHB is kinda... janky IMO. I don't like their design at all. MM is the only way to go.

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Originally posted by SLOWSN95:
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Originally posted by adower:
Doesn't maier racing make them as well?

Maier Racing went out of business after Mike left. Mike still makes them at his new shop, Mike Maier Inc, but he only made them for 60s and 70s mustangs.

I love my MM panhard, super simple design, sturdy as hell, and worth every penny. Probably the best investment I've ever made thus far.

Griggs PHB is kinda... janky IMO. I don't like their design at all. MM is the only way to go.

When did Maier Racing go out of business? I was there in December and the fiberglass portion of the business was very much still active.

MM panhard bar is a great unit. The Steeda 5-link is comparable but a different philosophy.

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quote:
Originally posted by phildog:
quote:
Originally posted by SLOWSN95:
quote:
Originally posted by adower:
Doesn't maier racing make them as well?

Maier Racing went out of business after Mike left. Mike still makes them at his new shop, Mike Maier Inc, but he only made them for 60s and 70s mustangs.

I love my MM panhard, super simple design, sturdy as hell, and worth every penny. Probably the best investment I've ever made thus far.

Griggs PHB is kinda... janky IMO. I don't like their design at all. MM is the only way to go.

When did Maier Racing go out of business? I was there in December and the fiberglass portion of the business was very much still active.

MM panhard bar is a great unit. The Steeda 5-link is comparable but a different philosophy.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the brothers went and started there own individual shops/companies
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Originally posted by totalkaos92:
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Originally posted by phildog:
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Originally posted by SLOWSN95:
quote:
Originally posted by adower:
Doesn't maier racing make them as well?

Maier Racing went out of business after Mike left. Mike still makes them at his new shop, Mike Maier Inc, but he only made them for 60s and 70s mustangs.

I love my MM panhard, super simple design, sturdy as hell, and worth every penny. Probably the best investment I've ever made thus far.

Griggs PHB is kinda... janky IMO. I don't like their design at all. MM is the only way to go.

When did Maier Racing go out of business? I was there in December and the fiberglass portion of the business was very much still active.

MM panhard bar is a great unit. The Steeda 5-link is comparable but a different philosophy.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the brothers went and started there own individual shops/companies
Mike Maier started Mike Maier Inc separate from the rest of the family. His older brother Charles has taken a more active role in the pre-existing Maier Racing. Maier Racing is still active in the fiberglass industry, but their suspension fabrication is not nearly as prolific since Mike's departure.
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I liked my grigs phb worked great for my set up

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Mike Maier Inc, - is Mike's shop it's been open a year + now. They are quickly expanding their focus.

They initially started on the vintage mustang scene and have expanded into the S550, Camaro, C2 Vette.

The old Mike Maier is still selling Mike's old designs focused on 60's mustangs. The fiberglass shop is still running and make some of the best fiberglass parts.

They also opened up at Purse store....

I have a feeling they will eventually stop the parts side of the business and just keep the fiberglass shop open.

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Driven passed the Hayward shop a bunch of times and haven't seen any doors open or anything, assumed they were closed for business.

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quote:
Originally posted by SLOWSN95:

I love my MM panhard, super simple design, sturdy as hell, and worth every penny. Probably the best investment I've ever made thus far.


What exactly does a panhard bar do? How much of a difference is it with it compared to without it? I'm looking to buy one soon but I'm also looking at Team Z adjustable upper control arms.

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quote:
Originally posted by NEIGHT:
quote:
Originally posted by SLOWSN95:

I love my MM panhard, super simple design, sturdy as hell, and worth every penny. Probably the best investment I've ever made thus far.


What exactly does a panhard bar do? How much of a difference is it with it compared to without it? I'm looking to buy one soon but I'm also looking at Team Z adjustable upper control arms.
The purpose of a panhard bar is to keep the rearend from swaying back and forth from left to right. The 4 link doesn't support horizontal movements too well, and so that is where unpredictability comes from. When you go around a corner, believe it or not, your rearend can move 2 inches horizontally in one direction and 3-4" from a full sweep left to right. After I put mine on, the car was instantly predictable.. you can actually feel what the rearend wants to do

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quote:
Originally posted by SLOWSN95:
quote:
Originally posted by NEIGHT:
quote:
Originally posted by SLOWSN95:

I love my MM panhard, super simple design, sturdy as hell, and worth every penny. Probably the best investment I've ever made thus far.


What exactly does a panhard bar do? How much of a difference is it with it compared to without it? I'm looking to buy one soon but I'm also looking at Team Z adjustable upper control arms.
The purpose of a panhard bar is to keep the rearend from swaying back and forth from left to right. The 4 link doesn't support horizontal movements too well, and so that is where unpredictability comes from. When you go around a corner, believe it or not, your rearend can move 2 inches horizontally in one direction and 3-4" from a full sweep left to right. After I put mine on, the car was instantly predictable.. you can actually feel what the rearend wants to do
Ok thanks Nicholas. I might have to order one soon. [patriot]

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