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pitman arm and draglink q's

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dheavychevy38, Dec 7, 2003.

  1. dheavychevy38

    dheavychevy38 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    pitman arm and draglink q\'s

    can you run a droped pitman arm and raised steering arm with a stock draglink on a 8 inch lift cause the dropped draglink is giveing major problem
     
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    Re: pitman arm and draglink q\'s

    Yes. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: pitman arm and draglink q\'s

    i ask because i can drive it on pavment no problem but after i go out wheeling the brek or something cause i get death wobble but if i replace them it goes away it gets expensive to keep buying the ends just to go whealing any ideas
     
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    Re: pitman arm and draglink q\'s

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    any ideas

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    Yes, two of them:

    1. Less lift

    and/or

    2. Crossover steering

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  5. dheavychevy38

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    Re: pitman arm and draglink q\'s

    thats what i have been thinking
    i was going to go 6 inchs with 35's instead of 8 and 38's
    which i have know but i don't want to dump the money for crossover ona 10 bolt cause i would like to find a 60
     
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    Re: pitman arm and draglink q\'s

    4" lift and 38"s.
    That's what I plan to do! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: pitman arm and draglink q\'s

    doesn't sound to bad i can't figure out why the stuff keeps breaking i can drive 3 or more weeks on the road first offroad trip broken what gives aren't they made for this
     
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    Re: pitman arm and draglink q\'s

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    thats what i have been thinking
    i was going to go 6 inchs with 35's instead of 8 and 38's
    which i have know but i don't want to dump the money for crossover ona 10 bolt cause i would like to find a 60

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    I would just go back to 35s if you're stuck with a 10 bolt.

    Nothing wrong with 6" and 38s, either.
     
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    Re: pitman arm and draglink q\'s

    if i run 35's do you think it will solve the draglink problem cause thats my only problem
     
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    Re: pitman arm and draglink q\'s

    Well sounds like the drag link is getting worn out from street driving then just breaks under the extremes of wheeling. I've never seen an 8" drop draglink, you should have at least a 4" correction steering arm with the drag link.
     
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    Re: pitman arm and draglink q\'s

    thats right about the steering mods but even if i drive a week and go wheelin it still breaks and theys are rockwells off of a tonand a half truck
     
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    Re: pitman arm and draglink q\'s

    standard steering isn't the way to be off road, crossover is. I would have to agree with the idea of waiting till you get the 60 to go x-over. It was my philosophy too, I never did real hard wheeling with the 10 bolt though. I'd say do the raised steering arm first(its the cheapest option) and see how it works out. As for breaking offroad, on road just causes wear there is no real hardcore stuff happening on the steering while onroad. Try puting your tire against a wall then turn the tire, this is equal to what happens a lot in offroading.
     
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    Re: pitman arm and draglink q\'s

    i have the arm and the draglink with 8 inchs of lift it is just frustateing cause they sell you the stuff and you hope it will hold up
     
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    Re: pitman arm and draglink q\'s

    oops I understand now, what is breaking about the drag link? sounds likes it is the tie rod ends not the drag link itself?
     
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    Re: pitman arm and draglink q\'s

    10/4 they cause a major death wobble the next morning cause of the 38 bias plys but still they make me made that they keeep breaking on me
     
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    Re: pitman arm and draglink q\'s

    Sorry I can't really help you here, maybe someone knows a better quality joint for you.
     
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    Re: pitman arm and draglink q\'s

    everones quality is about the same thanks for the help and ideas
     
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    Re: pitman arm and draglink q\'s

    Yes, you can. Get the Skyjacker 1.5" drop pitman arm and their 6" raised steering arm to net a total 7.5" of steering correction. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: pitman arm and draglink q\'s

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    Yes, you can. Get the Skyjacker 1.5" drop pitman arm and their 6" raised steering arm to net a total 7.5" of steering correction. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    Search does work, exactly the info I needed /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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