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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-21-2001, 02:36 AM Thread Starter
 
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CJ-7 Turning Radius

I have an 86 CJ-7, 4in lift, Shackle reversal, power steering, and a drop pitman arm. After about a year of complaining about the wide turning radius, I looked at the stock arm, and the drop arm is almost an inch and a half shorter that the stock one. Is there an arm, for possible another vehicle that would fit that is as long, or longer than the stock arm? Is there any other vehicles that use the same steering box? Are the drop arms normally shorter? Any info would be great.
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Re: CJ-7 Turning Radius

my brother in law and i have both had the same problem. i put the stock one back on but he can not. I saw on here once about using a yj pitman arm. There was something about grinding the flats on it though. Someone must know something because everybody i talk to has this problem.

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Did the stock arm help your turning radius without getting bump stear?

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i do have some bumpsteer not anything that is so bad you cant drive it. Most of my steering problems come from the longer shackles that messed up the caster. I steer so tight that it isnt funny. I make turns that the full size guys back up twice for. I would try it and see what you think for yourself. Just remember you will have to realign the steering wheel if it bothers you.

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