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    Watts linkage?

    Not seen it done like this before
    And if offset any downfalls?.........
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    Where's the movement allowed for in the first pic , not seeing anywhere it can swivel .

    The second one will work but teh handling may feel strange as you are forsing a roll centre to one side of the vehicle . I can see it feeling 'lopsided' when trying aleft turn after a right ??

    EDIT . Just realised the top has two plates and swivels around the bushings ( tubes pointing forward) . I presume they have an offset to allow for the growing and shrinking lengths of the (paired) panhards.

    Look 'different ' to what we are used to but not seeing an immediate issue .

    You'd assume that they've run it through it's arc of travel on the jack with no shocks anyway but jacking one side at a time will show more of any issues in operation.

    I'd ensure that in both instals that I'd use rose joints on one end of each rod or you'll get bind as it competes with the 4 bar bushes.
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    I think the first one has 2 dog leg arms that piviot on the lower bushes with a roller in the centre?, thr 2nd shouldent be any worse than a panhard rod should it?
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    Depends what type of panhard really I always use as long as poss for panhards as it arcs less that diff mounted ones.

    Only really way of telling of operation in real world is to drive it . If it causes issues could always remove the shorter side to allow it to use it the longer as a panhard

    With the limited 1-1.5" travel on shocks that happen in the real world I doubt you'd notice any real difference even if in theory you should.
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    Having driven a rod with watts linkage I'd say the tyre to arch clearances are more important as it really does roll down the centreline of the car as opposed to body shifting one way and arch moving over the tyre on most rods.

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    see a setup a bit different last week the swivel linkage was on the chassis behind the axle and the bars went to the axle at the outer ends
    at least dick turpin had the decency to wear a mask!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 352 kum View Post
    see a setup a bit different last week the swivel linkage was on the chassis behind the axle and the bars went to the axle at the outer ends
    Did think of that way too Mark, proberbly just do panard rod though......... KISS (keep it simple stupid)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 296moon View Post
    Did think of that way too Mark, proberbly just do panard rod though......... KISS (keep it simple stupid)
    this hopefully works as its on a £90000 190mph racing car! lol
    at least dick turpin had the decency to wear a mask!

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    Most of the big kit suppliers in the states sell short lanyard rods that usually bolt to the diff carrier.
    Rod/custom/drag build profiles:
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    Quote Originally Posted by nobody View Post
    Most of the big kit suppliers in the states sell short lanyard rods that usually bolt to the diff carrier.
    I've seen those unbolt themselves in usage and also snap due to incorrect bushings allowing no compliance.

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