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 Post subject: Adj Wattslink or Panhard Rod conversion whos making what??
PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:54 pm 
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Hey all would like to upgrade the factory bound up wattslink with either an adjustable Wattslink or use a Panhard Rod conversion, who in Australia is making what?? or am I forced to look overseas like the Techno Toy Tuning one??
https://technotoytuning.com/mazda/fb/pa ... n-safb-rx7


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 Post subject: Re: Adj Wattslink or Panhard Rod conversion whos making what??
PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:12 am 
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I dont know how good that could be being bolt on, these rear ends arnt exactly designed to have a panhard bolted on to them.
The MSF panhard looks good http://www.msfracingcomponents.com.au/m ... omponents/ pretty much the same design as Xtreme rotaries used to do.
Member STUIE..? on here bought the patterns off him and was selling the kit a few years ago - i bought one off him. He's not active on here anymore though, BUT, he is mates with ADSY01 (ACBRON Motorsports) so you could try contacting him.

The other thing you can do on the cheap is replace all the nuts on your (edit) existing watts link (edit) with Nylock nuts an washers - grease the pivot points, and do up the nuts loose enough that the linkages move freely. The big Nylocks wont come undone by themselves.

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 Post subject: Re: Adj Wattslink or Panhard Rod conversion whos making what??
PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:05 pm 
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I dont know how good that could be being bolt on, these rear ends arnt exactly designed to have a panhard bolted on to them.
The MSF panhard looks good http://www.msfracingcomponents.com.au/m ... omponents/ pretty much the same design as Xtreme rotaries used to do.
Member STUIE..? on here bought the patterns off him and was selling the kit a few years ago - i bought one off him. He's not active on here anymore though, BUT, he is mates with ADSY01 (ACBRON Motorsports) so you could try contacting him.

The other thing you can do on the cheap is replace all the nuts on your panhard with Nylock nuts an washers - grease the pivot points, and do up the nuts loose enough that the linkages move freely. The big Nylocks wont come undone by themselves.


Your right these kits do look good, yeah I have tried contacting Acbron through FB and there website but get no answer, I know he's setting up a new shop so will just have to be patient and see what else is out there in the mean time.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:51 pm 
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That $600 MSF bar was the go-to design in IPRA back in the day, everyone was doing something that looked like that, including the Xtreme rotaries/Stuie ones. If you do manage to get one off stuie through adsy I doubt it will be any cheaper, but wait till you hear back from him, who knows.
It is a weld on set up though.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:55 pm 
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Stuie did buy the jig for the panhard rod conversion off Rohan and Adsy has access to it, but you'll have to wait for an answer from him on whether he intends of manufacturing the product. I know he has a heap of products in the works but they are very busy working through a backlog of jobs due to the workshop move.

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Yeah, I wouldnt hold my breath the way he is going, bless his heart. It would be awesome if he did one with poly-bushed ends. There would be a market for it world-wide i would imagine. We should hassle him to do those!

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I've got the MSF panhard bar kit in my series 1. Had to remove the rear exhaust hanger tab on the driver's side rail to fit it. Otherwise seems to be a good thing but I haven't driven the car yet! :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Adj Wattslink or Panhard Rod conversion whos making what??
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Watts link kit from here is ~$900

http://www.raceproducts.net/adjustable- ... s-linkage/

And you would actually get it. Whereas with msf you might not be that lucky.


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