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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-04-2003, 07:28 AM Thread Starter
 
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Sidekick Power Steering

I have just mounted Sidekick power steering in my Samurai and am wondering what Pitman arm others have used. The Sidekick arm has no drop at all so the drag link angle is too high for my liking.
Are there any factory Pitman arms out there that anyone knows of that will mount to the Sidekick P/S box and have some drop to them like the Samurai one?
Something off another car would be a good cheap way out of it without having to have something custom made.

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Re: Sidekick Power Steering

What I've seen guys do is cut the kick pitman arm off, cut the sammi drop pitman arm and weld to the cut off nub from the 'kick.
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Re: Sidekick Power Steering

I think Trail Tough makes them for around $65. What kind of suspension lift do you have now?
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Re: Sidekick Power Steering

It is $165.00 from Trail Tough.
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Re: Sidekick Power Steering

I have a custom Tracker drop pitman I bought from Sean at Aftermarket 4x4 years ago and it works just fine. I have used it with a Z-link and now with a Breeze X-over with no problems. Though I bought it years ago, it was cheaper than the TT version.
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Re: Sidekick Power Steering

i called brent at trail tough a couple of weeks ago and he said i did not need it i could use the stock arm with no problem no i'm confused. i have a simple spoa and a z-bar and i 99.99 % daily driver
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Re: Sidekick Power Steering

DO NOT cut and weld you steering components on a daily driver unless your a certified welder by trade....that's just asking for trouble. Save your pennies and do it right.....like buy my crossover steering [img]images/graemlins/beach.gif[/img]
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Re: Sidekick Power Steering

Im with zuk88. Im definately not going to be cutting and welding a pitman arm. Too much to go wrong there.
$165US is more than i want to spens o an arm also. Im in Australia so thats about twice as much here.
I do have some info that might be handy to all of us though. Apparently the pitman arm off an early model Toyota Tarago (may be called something else over there) fits the Sidekick box. I'll look into this.
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