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2\" 1983 cj7 w/ power steering droped pitman exist?

Does anyone know if a 2" dropped pitman arm is made for a 1983 cj7 with power steering? if so where can i get one?
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Re: 2\" 1983 cj7 w/ power steering droped pitman ex

I dont think anybody markets one for only a 2in lift.
You could just go to the junkyard and look at anything and find one that will work. As long as the splines and the taper is right your good to go. Anything with a saginaw box will fit. Chevy, dodge, and some fords.

But my question is why do you want one. My 4in lift didnt need one, yeh i had a little bit of bumpsteer, but nothing to worry about.
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Re: 2\" 1983 cj7 w/ power steering droped pitman exist?

I agree with Pontiac. If your having steering problems with just 2" of lift, you've got other problems. Tell us what's going on... I'd be willing to bet it's slop in the stock steering shaft.
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Re: 2\" 1983 cj7 w/ power steering droped pitman exist?

I've got a two inch drop pitman on my Jeepster. I think it came off a Wagoneer. I've got an 86 cj front axle and power steering. Most all splines are the same on power boxes. I've got about 5" of lift but thats just where my steering box ended up.
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Re: 2\" 1983 cj7 w/ power steering droped pitman exist?

Ok, thanks for the replies. I dont have any lift, or steering issues at the moment. I am trying to decided if i want a 2" or 3" lift, so the ability to correct any potential bumpsteer plays a factor in how much i lift my jeep. But from what i have read it seems that a 2" lift wont create any steering issues, am i correct? All i am trying to avoid, is installing a lift, and then having an already realatively unstable vehicle become more unstable, and hard to steer. If i istall a 2 inch lift, bump steer will not be prevalent?
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Re: 2\" 1983 cj7 w/ power steering droped pitman exist?

Mid 70's Cadillac have a pitman with about 2" of drop compared to a stock CJ one and has the same taper and spline count.

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Re: 2\" 1983 cj7 w/ power steering droped pitman exist?

If you want a 2" drop pitman for a CJ then you need to find a factory YJ pitman. They have almost exactly 2"s of drop and will bolt right on. You have to make a couple of notches with a hacksaw, but it is a 5 minute job. I used to run one on my CJ with 2.5"s of lift, it basically keeps everything at the stock angles. You can usually find a cheap one from any YJ guy that has installed a lift.

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