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panhard bar (help hops while driving? )

ive had some bounce when the trucks on the road, i can feel it even at 20mph, doesent matter the speed, its sometimes smooth and a soft bounce (some 2-3 small bounces per sec.) but over nothing sometimes starts giving a hard bounce, still drives perfectly straight no steering wheel issues, just that very annoying bounce all along, also i belive its giving me excesive wear on the tires..... (alignment is good)

btw i got steering stabilizer

i think that it might help this a panhard bar, (even if its not the issue i still need to add one.) but i get under the truck and i see ive got very little space to work.

ill get better pics later its raining alot right now. i was thinking to set the panhard from that bracket thats on the axle (the steering stabilizer is on that bracket right know, ill move it to another place)
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and to the frame mounted on the bracket thats is already there were the exhaust passes by and make some drop brackets a couple inches.


would there be any issues on this setup? any other ideas? the bracket on the axle is right over the back side not centered over the axle, but the bracket on the frame is a few inches back. if o got some drop brackets bent to an offset and scrwed over there would it work like this?
hope i can get pics tomarrow
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was checking the truck, the upper bracket is also the engine mount, its centered on the axle, and the bracket on the axxle is a few inches foward, i could add another plate to center it with one of the sides and plate it to make it the steering stab/panhard mount and have it centered?

also do the drag link and the panhard have to be parallel to each other or can they have a few degrees diference without problems?


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IT IS BEST TO HAVE THE DRAG LINK AND PAN HARD ON THE SAME ANGLE. WHEN THE AXLE MOVES UP OR DOWN ON ONE SIDE THE PAN HARD WILL ACTUALLY PUSH THE AXLE OVER TO ONE SIDE. NOT SURE HOW THAT WOULD AFFECT THE LEAF SPRINGS. IF THE TIRES ARE CHOPPING UP THE TREAD I WOULD THINK THE AXLE'S ARE NOT SQUARE TO ONE ANOTHER.
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