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dropped pitman arm

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 78Suburban, Nov 27, 2005.

  1. 78Suburban

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    That one goes on a 2wd box, for crossover steering. But, I *think* that you can index it for use with standard steering, you still need a 2wd box to use that arm.
     
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    who carries an arm that I could bolt right up to stock steering?
    thanks,
    James
     
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    i have one for sale!
     
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    any body wanna share how hard it was to install? any special tools/ procedures required? the BFH isn't required is it?
    thanks,
    James
     
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    If it was my truck I would forget about the pitman arm and use a raised steering arm instead. GM frames are known for cracking around the steering box bolts and a drop pit man would only make that worse as it puts more leverage on the steering box. :doah: The raised steering arm work just as good as the pitman arm and also comes with most kits. Check out Rough Country .com or Offroaddesign.com for more info. ;)

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    werd, i bought one off e-bay for 19.99 and 12.00 shipping.
     
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    I have an ORD steering brace, and I don't wanna get into the BFH nightmare it seems so many people fall into with steering arms... from searching, it seems that raised arms tend to overcompensate for a 4" lift.
     
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    Easy install. You will need a pickle fork to separate the drag link, and the BFH migt be required to smack it. Soak the steering box end with penetrating oil, remove the bolt, and then take/tap it off. The install is self explanatory after that.
     

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