When I installed my 4" suspension lift last spring, It was suggested (by the manufacture, of course) that I might want to consider a dropped pitman arm. So, wanting to do it right, I purchased and installed it. I've also read that one of the things to strive for is to maintain the drag link and the track bar close to parallel, which the dropped pitman arm helps with.
Everyone here is critical of dropped pitman arms, and since I highly value the opinions of the people on this forum, I've dug out the original stock pitman arm and plan on reinstalling it. But before I do, I'd really appreciate some input on what makes the dropped one bad.