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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-08-2001, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
 
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do you need both on a SPOA?

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Re: drop pitman arm and Z link

It depends on if you are using stock springs or not.

I personally recommend a Z-link or cross over steering with a SPOA.

I recently installed a SPOA and I'm using a CJ leaf in each stock spring pack w/ longer shackles. I have about 6" of lift and my 3" drop pitman arm didn't work. I had to use a Z-link instead. If I had any more lift I would have had to use both a drop pitman and Z-link.



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Re: drop pitman arm and Z link

I am about to go soa and am going to get calmini linkage steering. Any opinions?

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Re: drop pitman arm and Z link

i would personally spend the extra clams and get the breeze cross over unit that Tim sells (north coast off road)... i fully plan on that when i get the clams myself. got dropped pitman arm, just layin on the floor, got me a homemade zlink on my junker.
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Re: drop pitman arm and Z link

I agree with BB, I have a Z-link with my power steering; I want to ditch this thing as soon as I can!
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Re: drop pitman arm and Z link

any of you guys with a drop pitman arm lying around want to sell or trade it? my 3" spua with 1" lift shackles has some bumpsteer that should be helped by arm-i think?
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Re: drop pitman arm and Z link

When I bought my Sammi, it had a 5.5 SOA but no modifications to the steering at all! Driveable, but I had to do something for trail riding and flexing. I added a 3" drop pitman arm and that works just fine for me. No bump steer and works under full flex. I don't see the need to go the extra bucks for the Z-link. I guess it depends on how extreme you want to be and how much cash ya got.

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Re: drop pitman arm and Z link

Just to let you know-Yankee Tim had a 3"drop for sale...

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Re: drop pitman arm and Z link

JeepinDoberman, the calmini linkage is designed for spua not spoa. There will be interference problems with a spoa when flexing. I agree with BillyBob, go with the breeze.

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Re: drop pitman arm and Z link

i have tims at NCO, Breeze steering set up and i also got a dropped pitman arm from him.419-732-6680 / 419 732 0060, www.northcoastoffroad.com ,or,[email protected] hope this helps,RR

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