Heinz , have you ever driven a 4/4 with the Panhard Rod ? ? ...Those on here with the Panhard Rod have had positive results, maybe some axels slide more than others.
I can feel the axel slide on roundabouts (more so when I have a heavy passenger when entering at higher speeds) I don’t like this feeling. Maybe it’s because I’m too used to my every day car BMW 3 series M Sport Xdrive
Craig, I have only experiences concerning a Panhard Rod with a Plus4 Supersport and a 2010 Roadster. Both cars had much more engine power than a 4/4 and both were and felt much heavier in a different way each of them.
Ok, my engine is only short of 150HP which is not weak but iuckily the engine and the whole car feels light and nimble.
Regarding the P4SS the PR was no negative influence it was there from new and the suspension felt just right but that was a different sort of car where also two anti tramp bars were installed, one from new and one I had added. And the car had quite heavy wheels etc. So everything was on the opposite direction in terms of stiffening, even a roll case which was an option would have stiffed it further more.
With the Roadster, the PR was retrofitted and it was very uncomfortable. When I drove vertically over a bump in the road, the seat would swing horizontally to the side, causing back pain. Maybe the harmony of the parts wasn't right or the angle of the PR wasn't optimal, I don't know. But without PR the chassis was very harmonious in this case.
I am also curious to drive a 4/4 (other, not mine) with PR just to learn and make the experience. It can probably give you more control, also because the tires are so narrow and high profile on the 4/4, which may increase the feeling of insecurity.
But my philosophy is different with this car than with the Mogs. before. Tuned tighter springs. front and rear, adjustable dampers and not much more.
The 4seater leaf springs have made the car much more drivable. That stronger leaf spring was enough to prevent the cardan shaft from hitting the underbody when pulling away.
I love the simplicity and the life of this car. The way it is now, everything fits together beautifully. Even if the Panhard Rod would make the car more controlled or sporty without any negative influence, I could suddenly regret having too little engine power etc etc..I don't want to activate the vicious circle.