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CJ pitman arm - some info, more questions
After researching this extensively, I'm completely amazed by the fact that I can't find a single company who makes a drop pitman arm for a CJ power steering box that is the same length as the factory arm. Am I missing something? Why are all the drop pitman arms shorter than the factory 6.5"? Shorter arms mean greater turning radius, and 1" shorter makes a huge difference.
In any case, I found info on this board and others about possible options.
Full Sized Jeeps(Wagoneers, Cherokees, etc) should be longer, but has larger rod-end hole.
Ford Bronco - about 7" in length, don't know about the rod-end hole size.
These seem like the best options, but I'm not sure if I should use a drop arm for these applications or a factory one. If I go with the Waggy, I know I'll have to swap out my factory drag link for one that can handle the larger rod-end.
I'm currently running a factory YJ arm on my CJ, and I like the amount of drop, but it's at least 3/4" shorter than my factory CJ arm. Thanks to Tom85CJ7(on this board) for the info and clocking suggestion on the YJ arm.
Anyone have ideas, info, or suggestions?