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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-21-2007, 07:35 AM Thread Starter
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High steer trouble

Ok, Im trying to get my high steer set up but I have run into the problem with pitman arm hitting the cross over. All I can come up with is to use a pitman arm off a Astro van but the local O'Rielly doesn't even show a part number for a pitman arm. They show the idler arm but no pitman. In need of help!!!!
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You are unlikely to find a pitman arm of this type at an auto parts house. The reason is that they are not wear parts. It is just a spline at one end and a tappered hole in the other, so they will never wear out. The type with a TRE like most idler arms will wear and need replaceing so auto parts stores will have them.

This will be a dealer only or Junk yard part due to the low volume sold.

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Thnx.. I'll check with the bone yard first!!!!!!!
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The arm I got from the local 4x4 shop worked out very well for me.. I will need to wait till monday to ask the guy what the make was. I think i payed $80 for it...
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I would appreciate it if you can figure that out for me!!!
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look at some dodge 4x4's... i used a pitman arm off of one of them for my old setup.. it was beefy.. but about 3/4" shorter than a waggy arm... cant remember specifics.. just it was a dodge.. so take a tape measure with you

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I had the same problem on my CJ, I ended up using a MORE steering box bracket that moves the steering box forward 1-1/2". I heard that using a shorter pitman arm results in increased steering effort due to the shorter leverage arm.

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