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Pitman arm for crossover

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by cegusman, Feb 13, 2003.

  1. cegusman

    cegusman 3/4 ton status

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    What F /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gifRD pitman arm is used for crossover steering? What is the year and application?
     
  2. BorregoK5

    BorregoK5 1/2 ton status

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    There are also a few companies making crossover pitman arms for the stock 4 wheel drive box if you don't want to swap in a 2WD box and ford arm..
     
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    Mudzer 1/2 ton status Author

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    I think it is the 79 Ford F150 4" dropped pitman arm.

    Superlift SUP-1104
     
  4. Waxer

    Waxer 1/2 ton status Author

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    I previously ran one from a late 70's, early 80's model Ford Van. It's a direct bolt on to the GM 2wd box and is correctly tapered for a GM 1/2 ton end. However if you want to run the beefier 1 ton ends then you'll need to get it retapered like I do.

    I've found that I need more drop than that particular pitman can provide (which only gives 2" of drop), so I'm going with a Parts Mike pitman arm which gives a full 4" of drop and already comes tapered for GM 1ton ends.

    The Superlift one suggested will work too.

    Once we see the pitmans that BorregoK5 mentioned become available I think they are going to open up a new market with the crossover. There will no longer be a need to modify or replace the 4wd GM gear boxes. I just hope that they are offered with different length's of drop.
     
  5. Shaggy

    Shaggy 3/4 ton status

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    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    There are also a few companies making crossover pitman arms for the stock 4 wheel drive box if you don't want to swap in a 2WD box and ford arm..

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    <font color="green"> I've always wondered why there were no companies doing this. Can you give some details, please? /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif </font color>
     
  6. BorregoK5

    BorregoK5 1/2 ton status

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    JKW Offroad is making them, from what I understand they will be out within the next month or so. I'm first in line to get one, I didn't want to swap out the 4wd box I have and like now!
     
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    <font color="green"> I'll have to look into that, I didn't really want to swap out my box either. Thanks for the tip!</font color>
     
  8. Silver84k5

    Silver84k5 1/2 ton status

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    Is the 79 f150, Superlift, 4 inch drop pitman arm, Taperd for GM 1/2 ton, Draglink ends? and will it bolt directly onto the GM 2wd box?

    i just want to make sure, cuz i dont want to get the wrong part and have to wait another week or so to send it back and get the correct one... thx.
     
  9. BadDog

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    I'm using the Ford van pitman arm that Waxer mentioned. Cost me all of $6 and a 6 pack to a friend who has the correct reamer. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  10. outlaw612

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    The 79 ford arm is tapered for the 1 ton ends i believe.
     

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