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People with 2-3" lifts - steering arm?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 90K5, Apr 21, 2001.

  1. 90K5

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    People with 2-3\" lifts - steering arm?

    I need to put a steering arm on my truck, I have a 3" lift, and can't find an arm for a truck with a lift under 4" Where did ya'll get yours?

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    Re: People with 2-3\" lifts - steering arm?

    Nobody makes any arms lower than the 4 inch raised ones. The only other option to do is to use the 2 inch drop pitman arm, like from Skyjacker.
    Another option would be to get the blocks to raise the steering arm. Superlift sells those. They come in 2 and 3 inch blocks. The kit includes new longer studs and nuts.
     
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    Re: People with 2-3\" lifts - steering arm?

    I honestly dont think you need one.. i have had a 2.5' lift and a 3" lift and did not use or need one.
    Doesnt someone make a spacer for the steering arm ? or am i thinking of something else ?

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    Re: People with 2-3\" lifts - steering arm?

    I would definitely use a 2 inch pitman arm, considering how the frame cracks around the gear box, especially on ANY amount of lift. This pitman arm will at least put the drag link back to the correct operating angle that it was supposed to have.
    Those spacers are just what I was describing above. They simply sit under the stock steering arm and are held in lieu of new, longer studs.
     
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    Re: People with 2-3\" lifts - steering arm?

    I have a 2.5 inch lift,and have not changed the steering arm. I asked about this topic about a week ago,and was told that if I did change it I would have better steering response. Don't know if I want to fork out a $80 bucks for a new one.



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    Re: People with 2-3\" lifts - steering arm?

    I would install the pitman arm and be done with it.
    The pitman arm is ALOT easier to change than those 2 or 3 inch blocks under the steering arm!!! [​IMG]
     
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    Re: People with 2-3\" lifts - steering arm?

    Maybe I'll put a pitman arm on it when the steering box craps out....leaks a whole lot of fluid right now.....

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    Re: People with 2-3\" lifts - steering arm?

    I have something like a 1 3/4" lift because I have 3 leaf springs up front, just shy of 3/4 ton. Think I would have to do anything? It steered like poop before the change and exactly the same after. Hopefully getting my D44 in, aligned, new stabilizer, and an ORD brace should help. (drag link was way off when i bought it)

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