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Why are the panhard rods attached to opposite sides of the chassis?

Gareth Dickens

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I have noticed on a rhd South African Range Rover P38 that the front and rear panhard rods are fixed to opposite sides of the chassis. It makes complete sense that the front is fixed at the same side and angle as the power steering box and rod in order to prevent bump steer, but the rear has me baffled. It is fixed to the lhs of the chassis and rhs of the rear axle. Can anyone explain to me why this is the case? Would this not cause the vehicle to crab?

To which side of the chassis is the rear panhard rod fixed on a lhd p38?

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Probably not a lot, since they're fairly flat at ride height and long. You'll only notice it when lifting the suspension. There's probably more give in all the bushings when cornering than the axle offset that the panhard's arc causes.

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