The reason to consider a panhard rod is simplicity. Theoretically, a watts is better, but practically I can't tell a difference. And yes, I have owned and raced cars with both!Panhard : I have no experience, not really done in europe I think. Why should you with watts on hand...
After reading quite a few posts on this, would I be correct in thinking the following?The reason to consider a panhard rod is simplicity. Theoretically, a watts is better, but practically I can't tell a difference. And yes, I have owned and raced cars with both!
why on earth would one change an alfetta to a panhard when there is a nice watts on the car already?If the choice can be made, choose Watts linkage. It keeps the diff centered and roll center can be made adjustable.
Panhard location works fine if rod is LONG ands used on straight axle cars with parallel locating arms only.
I had a inquiry about cams from an individual who had bought a track-day Alfetta/GTV6 (deDion rear suspension) which had been modified by the previous owner to a panhard bar. I explained that that was both an UNSATISFACTORY and Dangerous mod, as the deDion triangle is mounted with a central pivot less than 3 feet in front of the rear tube and any movement up or down of the Panhard bar would dramatically change the thrust angle(straight ahead) of the rear axle. deDion assemblies as built by Alfa must have Watts linkage to work. Even my deDion on the GTR that has parallel upper & lower arms (no triangle) uses watts to prevent any side movement.