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waggie pitman arm in a YJ

Hey all, does anyone know if the Wagoneer pitman arm will fit on a YJ? I have put a waggie front end in my YJ, and now my turning radius is huge. The wheels are not hitting the stops or anywhere near the frame. I figured if I got a longer pitman arm, this would be easier than changing the knuckles, and if I remember my geometry it should give me a better turning radius. Any help would be appreciated. TIA

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Re: waggie pitman arm in a YJ

I did this exact swap and ran into this exact problem. yes, the waggie pitman arm WILL fit your YJ steering box. The arm will be pointed slightly off center from your YJ arm, but that's OK, it will still work. The bigger problems are that it has almost no drop, and it uses different sized rod end.

You should use the waggy tie rod and drag link. I fyou use the waggie pitman arm, it will all bolt up. If you used the YJ pitman arm, then you should have had the hole in the pitman arm retapered for the larger rod end. Anyway, put the waggie pitman arm in and it will solve your turning radius problem.

Did you run into the drag link/tie rod interference problem? if not, you may want to check it out.

I have a web site with some details:

http://www.chadlloyd.rockcrawler.com/Jeep.html

Look under tech articles, there is a link to my waggie swap.

Good luck. Feel free to email me questions, [email protected].

Regards,

Chad

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