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Toyota Power steering Pitman Arm Question

I have Toyota power steering (mid 70's Celica if I remember right) in my zuk. I moved my axle forward so now I need a shorter pitman arm. Does anyone know if there is a shorter pitman arm that will fit the celica power steering box???

Option #2 is to "dog leg" the drag link

Option #3 is to cut and reweld the pitman arm, but this strikes me as a very bad idea!

Option #4 Suggestions???

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Re: Toyota Power steering Pitman Arm Question

Sky Manufacturing will make you one any way you want it for around $90.

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Re: Toyota Power steering Pitman Arm Question

Won't you lose some turning angle by using a shorter pitman arm? May want to fit a FJ-60 or FJ-80 box, that has a forward facing arm.
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Re: Toyota Power steering Pitman Arm Question

Tomkat is right. Shortening the arm will help your "power" factor but will quickly eat up your turning radius. You should either move the box forward or get an FJ box. Fits a lot better and works a LOT better than the Celica setup.
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Why not use a toyota P/U IFS power stering gear box off I think it was an 86 or 87 pickup... It sits on the outside of the frame rail and goes up over the top of the rail.. Gives you more room to work with in the engine compartment this way..
You can then have a local napa store make you up a high pressure hose with the toyota fitting on one end and a fitting for whatever P/s pump you might be using.. I had this on my rig with the 4.3 and it worked great using a GM power stearing pump...

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Re: Toyota Power steering Pitman Arm Question

James, by you asking questions about your zuk am i to assume that are back to working on it? you need to get it done so we can go to tellico and forget our tent and sleeping bags again. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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You can check out OTT industries web site they make one for Toyota Ifs box. Maybe you can make it work.
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Re: Toyota Power steering Pitman Arm Question

Hey John, I am slowly approaching roll-out. Are you trail ready? So long as we are going to forget the camping equipment, we may as well go to Tellico on a weekend when it snows [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

BTW, wanna buy some weld on bead lock rings? [img]images/graemlins/wall.gif[/img]

How about a set of 2" backspaced rims, I've got two sets.

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Re: Toyota Power steering Pitman Arm Question

Rick: The IFS box is what I have currently. Only problem is that it forced me to hack out the front clip mount to fit the box and now my clip is fatiguing. The IFS box works fine, but I am pretty sure the FJ box has more power and it fits sooooo cleanly. Anyway, I am switching solely to get my front-clip straightened out and to clean up the looks a little. If it ends up with more juice, then that is an added bonus.
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