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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-11-2007, 01:17 PM Thread Starter
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Pittman arm drag

I have a friend that has a 81 cj7 that he recently added a 4” lift that required a new Pittman arm. now the tie rod end attached to the Pittman arm is rubbing against the drag link.

Other than bending the drag link, can he just flip the tie rod assembly over and mount it through the top downward at the wheel and Pittman arm?


Or other options???

83 cj7, 258 .030 over, HEi dist, Howell TBI.
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Not that easily. The rod ends are tapered and will only go into the arm in one direction. The only good alternative I know of is to bore the hole straight and use Heim-type joints, but I don't like them for street use because they don't have boots or grease nipples, so they don't play well with sand and mud.

There are lots of Saginaw dropped pitman arms in the junkyards, and only a few different splines and joints. Would one with a little more or less drop fix it up?

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thanks Jim, I'll get with him on this as an option.

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You can buy a kit that comes with a tapered ream and new sleeves to flip the drag link over like you are asking about. It is $73. Rock Equipment Or you can buy the sleeves for $10 if you can borrow or rent a tool or have a local machine shop ream your knuckle for you. Looks like the best deal on there is the $100 kit that has all new tie rod ends too.

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