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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-27-2001, 06:44 PM
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looking for a heavy duty pitman arm

I'm working on my steering and I want to get a stronger pitman arm. Does anyone have any good links or names of someone who might have a good H.D. pitman arm?
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Re: looking for a heavy duty pitman arm

why???? and what for??? have you looked at other vehicles?
i dont have my references for the aftermarket stuff with me on vacation.. but i know Sam's offroad sells them.. as well as other joints..

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Re: looking for a heavy duty pitman arm

Why you wanting to look for a HD pitman arm? I've never really heard of someone having problems with one. It's always all the other junk. I'm going with H8's suggestion of putting an Astro van pitman arm on my YJ. Talk about HD!!!![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]


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Re: looking for a heavy duty pitman arm

Well, I just put a dana 60 under the jeep and I plan on running 40's. I'm getting parts together to do high steer and will need to drill out the pitman to run hiems and I was looking at the stock pitman and it just looks weak. Do you think that it would be strong enough? The jeep will be trail rig and I'm just trying to build it strong. I am very open to suggestions and any help would be welcome
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Re: looking for a heavy duty pitman arm

late 70's camero's had a pretty beefy p/arm that will bolt right up. it is flat with no drop.

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Re: looking for a heavy duty pitman arm

You think this would fit on a YJ? Cause I need one with no drop, and that's why H8 said I should go with an Astro van pitman. But if a Camaro's got a nice one that'll work, I'll go for it. Just probably need to be reemed out for the larger TRE I'm running. But aslong as the other end fits the steering box.


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Re: looking for a heavy duty pitman arm

it will work on the yj box. you may need to take a hack saw and add a spline to each of the indexing splines to make it work though. i have never used the camero arm myself but i have known people who have. they are definatly beefier than the cj units. if they fit on the cj boxs with no mods then you will have to cut the splines. it isn't a big deal. i am running a yj arm on my cj and i had to do it to it to make it work.

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Re: looking for a heavy duty pitman arm

Do you think an Astro van arm would need the same treatment as the Camaro arm?


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Re: looking for a heavy duty pitman arm

not sure. i've never heard of the astro van arm until now. if so it is not a hard process. takes all of 5 minutes

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Re: looking for a heavy duty pitman arm

try a wagoneer arm also.. they have a slight drop in them.. at least mine did.. i heated with a torch and straightened it.. but they are thicker.. and have the right hole for the TRE.... also look at some dodge trucks.. i have one of those arms i will be going too.. its about an 1" shorter.. but needs a slight reem job..

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