The Panhard bar was next in line for replacement. The driver-side end mounts to the frame, and the other end mounts to the axle. Its purpose is to locate the rearend laterally, so its got to be rigid enough to withstand high-g cornering. Were not really sure what happened to the stock bar, but we know the nasty bend wasnt a factory option. Maybe we should have bought a Carfax report for this thing before we dragged it home. Anyway, this certainly is a good case for installing the beefier Edelbrock Panhard bar.