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Re: what pitman arm to use with dana 44 swap?
I would not redrill the drop arm. They have bad angles in relationship to the Sector shaft and will eventually wreak havock on the steering box.
The straighter angle of stock shafts, is both easier on the steering box, and facilitate stronger steering geometry to help turn bigger aired down tires.
Remember that the closer your attachment to the drag link is, to the sector shaft, the easier it is to turn,(but it will travel a shorter distance). It is excactly opposite at the steering arm end of the drag link.
A good option is the Dodge pitman arm, that Elusive mentioned, also Dodge Astrovans are good candidate for a short straight arm. The Waggys are straight but a little long for some set ups(will bind with the Tie rod on compression).