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stork ford arm vs. the skyjacker piece

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 55Willy, May 3, 2003.

  1. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    whos running what and what problems are there in using the stock ford pitman arm??? also pics of each too /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    -Jeremy

    heres my info, I'll have about 5-6" lift and using histeer so the steering arms will be 2" taller
     
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    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    I'm running a Ford Van arm that Waxer turned us on to... No problems. He posted a pic some time ago, I don't have one handy...
     
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    What year van?
     
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    4WPW sells the 1004 for $42.

    Junkyard pitman arm may be cheap to buy, but after you have it reamed it will probably cost about the same.
    Plus, the Superlift one is BEEFY.
    -- Mike
     
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    i thought skyjacker was #1140?

    and why would ya need the stock ford retapered??
     
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    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    Mid 80s Ford full size van. Mine was on an '86 or something...
     
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    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    Search for Waxer's post, he had all the particulars about 9 months ago...
     
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    The arm actually doesn't need to be retapered if you run the TRE's (ES2010L and ES2234R), but if you try and run the DLE's (ES2026R and ES2027L), then yes it will need to be retapered.

    Arm costed me 7 or 8 bucks at the boneyard, is just as beefy as the Superlift arm (which I have now).

    The only difference I can see between the two is that the Superlift arm has about 2" more drop. Other than that, they are identical.
     
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    Really? The one I got had a TINY hole that no GM truck TRE, much less DLE would fit...
     
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    Yeah I see you got yours off an 86. I've always got them off a late 70's van and yeah the smaller GM end fit perfectly.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    i thought skyjacker was #1140?

    and why would ya need the stock ford retapered??



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    That part number #1104 is a SUPERLIFT part number. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     

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