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Unread 05-28-2016, 07:47 PM   #1
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Default Panhard install

When removing and reinstalling the panhard do I need to:

1. Not jack stand the truck at all - just undo bolts and remove
2. Jack stand just the truck on the frame and let the suspension droop
3. Jack stand the truck and support the suspension

My assumption is support truck and suspension...

The toyota manual says nothing about supporting either truck or suspension. It appears you just unbolt, remove, replace.


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I wrote a few paragraphs saying either way should work, but then I got to thinking if you leave it on the ground with the frame unsupported, what's to keep the truck from flopping over (shifting over) when the panhard is removed? So I'm changing my answer (it's been a while since I removed a panhard)

I would jack stand the frame and use a floor jack under the axle to lift it up half way or so. If anything shifts or you're using a different length panhard, then the hard part is getting everything to line up again. To do that, I used ratchet straps.
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I prefer to have the frame on jack stands, take off wheels to reduce axle weight and then support the axle with a trolley jack. It is much easier to them move the axle around to take off and fit the new panhard. Sometimes I use a jack on the pumpkin to take the weight and a second on either side of the axle to adjust the length between the panhard bolt locations by swiveling the axle axle over the center.
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I wrote a few paragraphs saying either way should work, but then I got to thinking if you leave it on the ground with the frame unsupported, what's to keep the truck from flopping over (shifting over) when the panhard is removed? So I'm changing my answer (it's been a while since I removed a panhard)

I would jack stand the frame and use a floor jack under the axle to lift it up half way or so. If anything shifts or you're using a different length panhard, then the hard part is getting everything to line up again. To do that, I used ratchet straps.
This is the best method I found.
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Thx guys.

Truck is having FJ twin sticks installed currently so panhard will have to wait.

The new panhard is adjustable length. I will set it to stock length. Don't really need to change it but bought it when the assumption was that lifting the truck (suspension) shifted the axle sideways, which, according to others, is so negligent to not be necessary, so i have this new panhard lying around collecting dust for 2yrs, so I'll switch it out for the OEM then trash the stock one.
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