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Location: Southern, NJ
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I have seen this condition on many a Ford with the TTB front axle setup. I don't think the drop pitman arm is going to help with your issue, but I may be wrong.
Again, I am assuming that you have the twin traction beam suspension, and along with the lift springs, there should be drop down brackets to relocate the axles at the pivot points to help keep all the geometry corrrect. If there are no brackets, then that would most likely be your problem.
Otherwise, install the new pitman arm and take it to a reputable alignment shop and have them look at it.
Toe is the difference in measurement taken from the front of one front tire to the other front tire and then compared to the measurement of the back of the front tire to the back of the other front tire. If there is no difference, then toe would be "0". If the front measurement is wider then the rear, then you have a toe out condition. Toe in would be when the front measurement is less then the rear measurement. (ie walking pidgeon toed would be considered a "toe in" condition while placing your heels closer together with your toes out would create a "toe out" condition.)
Hope this helps!!
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