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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-08-2001, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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Pitman arms

Hey, does anyone know of a shorter pitman arm for a saginaw setup that I might find in a salvage yard? I have setup wagoneer D44 axles and the tie rod does not clear the springs at all, so I am going with a spring over steering setup, but now I have found that the steering box is not far forward enough to work with the current pitman arm. I could move the steering box forward, but that would be a major PITA in my opinion, I would much rather just find a shorter pitman arm so the drag link does not interfere with the tie rod. I realize I would lose some steering radius, but I don't think that will be an issue, because I cannot get full steering lock anyway on the box without the tires rubbing the springs. Thanks.

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Re: Pitman arms

call Tri-County Gear in the back of any jeep mag. They Might have one Matt

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Re: Pitman arms

Thanks, I think I have decided to move my box forward all the way it can go and just run with a waggie steering shaft, then move the front axle up a bit to get the wheelbase up to 104" or so. I figure this is my time to make a really beefy steering box mount, so I might as well just move the box.

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Re: Pitman arms

Have you tried a Skyjacker droped pitman for a J series pickup. The bend just might clear it for you. Take a look and talk to them about it. Then you won't loose your turning radius. Other wise a YJ arm is shorter, and should fit if it is all stock waggie parts.




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Re: Pitman arms

A dropped pitman arm would not work with spring over steering, but the wrangler one is a thought, i will drop by the Jeeep dealer tomarrow and see what I find. The shorter the better, by moving my box up it is more in harms way. I am using stock waggie linkage and a box out of a 73 mando that should take a wrangler pitman arm.

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48 flattie 225 V-6 HEI/T14/D20, D30/D44 31's.
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Re: Pitman arms

I think the Wagoneer used a bigger tierod end than the YJ. Might have to have the hole in the YJ arm machined out to fit the Waggie tierod ends.

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Good man, moving the box is not all that bad, and much better than the short arm.
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