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Steering correction for 2\"-3\" lift

With a 2"-3" lift, will I need steering correctionin the form of a dropped pitman arm? I am reversing the shackles, if this makes any difference. Also, I am getting Dana 44 axles to put under my Jeep near the end of this month, would a high-clearance steering kit be of any practicle use on a spring-under rig?
 

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Re: Steering correction for 2\"-3\" lift

I have 4" susp lift and could get away with my orig pitman arm but eventually put a dropped one on. Also, some shackle reversals will give you 1" of lift depending on the brand.

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'88 YJ, 4" susp,3" body,33's,283 Chevy V8,TH350,4.11's,D30,D35c
 
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Re: Steering correction for 2\"-3\" lift

I did a 3" lift on my CJ and corrected the steering by putting the tierod and draglink on top of the steering arms. Get a 7 1/2 deg. taper
reamer bit and drill the steering arms from the top. This will give more clearance and put the tierod and draglink parallel.

Gary
 

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Re: Steering correction for 2\"-3\" lift

Thanks Gary, I always though it would be better to move things UP to make them work than down. BTW- I got the Full-Traction shackle-reversal kit. It is fully bolt-on so it gives a 2" lift (since the rear shackle hanger doesn't go straight into the frame.) I'm using rear OME springs to level things out at 2", and may go with a .5"-1" lift shackle (or wait and save up for Revolvers.)
 
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