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drag link or pitman

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by nyyef, Oct 12, 2000.

  1. nyyef

    nyyef 1/2 ton status

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    when lifting a truck, which is better to change the drag link or the pitman arm?

    Knife.
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  2. Emmettology 101

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    I used a 4" steering arm. They are about $55....

    Not sure which is better to use.

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  3. Wheels

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    I change the steering arm also. Goes to the knuckle. Don't think they make drop pitman arms. An extended drag link does nothing to change the higher angle that the rod ends are now dealing with.
     
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    They do make a 2" drop pitman arm. I'm using one, but can't wait to get it off as some of the teeth have broken off! Only about 1/2 of the tooth contact area (which is small anyway) is remaining. I do recommend the steering arm, which attaches to the knuckle...its good for about up to 6" of lift correction. I don't really care too much for the drop drag links, as if you get too much protrusion from the ends, they bend!! I've bent them!!

    ken
     
  5. Blazer1970

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    A dropped (S-shaped) drag link does nothing to correct steering geometry. All it does is improve the angles that the drag link ends operate at. A dropped pitman arm does help correct the steering geometry, but it places even more stress on the steering box, and the known weak point in the frame where the steering box attaches. The best solution is a raised steering arm, IMO. God bless small lifts and cut fenders.

    Tim

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