In '98 they went from a panhard rod to a watts link. Since thats behind and above the axle I can not see it making a difference how the sway bar mounts.
The pre 98 Ford fullsizes did NOT
have a panhard bar
. If they did.... then the Crown Vics are different than the Town Cars... Or I'm just extremely blind.
I was under out 95 Town Car a few days ago. I was just under a 2000 Town Car tonight, and I see what they did. The pre 98 setup is JUST like a B-body. Parallel lower control arms, and triangulated upper arms to center the axle. 98 and newer, they have much MUCH smaller lower control arms that have vitually no side to side strength. THe uppers are moved to the outside just on top of the lowers. Then you have a watts linkage on the top of the pinion area on the axle. To be honest, it looks like a much better setup than what the General gave us. I wonder what a watts linkage on a B-body would do. Tad already showed that a panhard bar does wonders.
The sway bar setup on the 2000 Town Car looked the same as the setup on the 95 Town Car.
The CV bar on any B-body will not reduce the rear axle side to side movement a all, the only thing it will do is flatten the car in turns. The B-bodies have a serious issue with rear axle side to side movement that can be limited with stronger lower control arms with stiff bushings, or the factory design swaybar. If you are going to do a CV bar you should still do lower control arms to limit that movement as well, and handling will really be improved drastically.
You should mention you did the rear LCA's on your wagon, and saw this improvement first hand. Which brings me back to the watts linkage. I really would be temtped to put one on a B-body, if I was concerned at all with how my cars handle.