We had to loosen the nut on the spindle that clamps onto the lower control arm’s balljoint.
Our car had a set of 14” rotors and 4-piston Brembo calipers from a GT500. This brake package is around $1,200 new and the calipers alone can be sourced for around $500 on ebay. This is a must for enabling the car to lap for sessions on end without brake fade.
With the belly pan removed, we unbolted the subframe core support.
With the X-brace core support removed, we unbolted the motor mounts, brakes, and struts, braced the engine, and dropped the subframe.
With the subframe dropped, we were ready to remove the lower control arm.
The balljoint was pretty stuck in the spindle and needed a little help from a chisel.
Page 1 – Panhard Bar vs Watts Link Pros & Cons
Page 2 – Analysis: Panhard Bar Geometry vs Watts Link
Page 3 – Overview & Front S197 Geometry vs Extended Ball Joint LCA
Page 4 – Front LCA Removal
Page 5 – Front LCA Install
Page 6 – Rear Axle Weight Removal
Page 7 – Rear Lower Control Arm & Panhard Bar Install