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HELP!!! installed x-over today, which is the correct arm?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by topless1tonk5, Jun 25, 2002.

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    topless1tonk5 Registered Member

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    i think the arm i found laying around is off a jeep and is too short because it wont put it to the bumpstop on either side. i think it is a ford arm but what year/model? thx--j.c.
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    If you are asking for the Ford arm, get the '78 or '79 F150 arm. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
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    i assume 4wd? what is everyone useing to get bump-to-bump?
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Yep, 4x4 arm. That's what I have laying here for my future X-over conversion. I have the Superlift arm. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
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    topless1tonk5 Registered Member

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    which works better, the factory ford or superlift?
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    The Superlift is a drop pitman arm.

    I would say the Superlift, or any other aftermarket lift kit company, arm would work best as the drop allows it to clear the bottom of the frame better than the stock type arm, which points straight out and may hit the frame.
     
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    I bought the ORD arm as part of the kit. /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif
     
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    You will definately want the Superlift or Equal brand 73-79 F150 4x4 Arm. Superlift has this arm listed as part number #1104. Procomp and Skyjacker also sell them.
     
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    JK5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I have Tuff Country`s Pitman arm PN. TCI-70203, It came with Stephen`s kit. /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
     
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    Superlift #1104 is a Jeep Wagoneer drop pitman arm which uses the same tie rod as the Chevs. The Ford version uses a SMALLER tie rod, and has to be bored out to accept the Chevy tie rods, as well as modified in the spline area to fit onto the 2WD steering box. I know, I did two crossovers and used the Ford drop arm and the Superlift for a Jeep Wagoneer drop arm. DO NOT GET THE FORD VERSION!!!
     
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    JK5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I used ORD tie rod ends, I had NO Problems getting it to work! And it has held up to my Obusive driving habits.
     
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    I'm using an 80's Ford Van pitman. About 3" drop, fits perfectly under the frame rail and it cost me $6 from the u-pull-it. Waxer put me onto those and they work great...
     
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    Ken, I looked in my Superlift catalog and they list the Ford F150 pitman arm at part number #1104.

    Then I checked out the Jeep Wagoneer pitman arm part number #1104 to fit the '74-'90 J10$20, Wagoneer and Cherokee.

    Wonder why you are saying NOT to get the Ford arm when they are the same part number between the Ford and Jeep? /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif
     
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    got the superlift arm, thx guys
     

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