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Old 10-27-2008, 06:05 PM   #1
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Drop Pitman Arm

OK, I did a search and only found one thread that really touched base on what I need to know, but it was kinda vague.

I have a 4" sprung under lift. The factory pitman arm seems to function just fine. I don't have any problems other than I noticed that when I rack the steering wheel back and forth the whole system (tie rods, drag link, etc) wants the twist up and down.

My lift came with a drop pitman arm and everything I've read up to now says I don't need to replace it unless I have power sterring... Which I don't.

Should I go ahead and change it? If I don't will it cause issues later?

Just wondering... K thanx bai.

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Old 10-27-2008, 06:26 PM   #2
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i would replace it, especially if the kit came with one. it only takes a few minutes to do. if it ends up that it doesnt work then take it off. installing the pitman arm is probably going to be easier than replacing drag links etc.

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Old 10-27-2008, 06:29 PM   #3
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jeeze popeye, no power steering. i don't know what the difference is why you wouldn't need it without power steering. installing it would lessen the up and down of your linkages, and installing it definately doesn't hurt anything. but if you think you're fine i wouldn't bother with it.

without any firsthand experience on no power steering, i'd guess the drop arm would make steering a tiny bit easier, just thinking of the geometry, the more level the movement the easier it will be.
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Old 10-27-2008, 06:46 PM   #4
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jeeze popeye, no power steering. i don't know what the difference is why you wouldn't need it without power steering. installing it would lessen the up and down of your linkages, and installing it definately doesn't hurt anything. but if you think you're fine i wouldn't bother with it.

without any firsthand experience on no power steering, i'd guess the drop arm would make steering a tiny bit easier, just thinking of the geometry, the more level the movement the easier it will be.

I keep telling him since he has no power steering his tires are just far too big and he should bold them on to Baby post haste.
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Old 10-27-2008, 06:54 PM   #5
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OK...OK... that's exactly the answer I was looking for! Dave, thanks buddy!
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Old 10-27-2008, 06:59 PM   #6
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wouldn't be hard to get power steering parts and convert it. not sure if linkages are different, but you just need a pump two hoses and gear box.

or just forefeit your tires to tiny
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Chris,

Personally I don't think you need to use it. It really has nothing to do with Power Steering, it has to do with correct steering geometry in relation to the arc of your front axle. You mention that it drives just fine. Why mess with it?
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Old 10-28-2008, 08:16 AM   #10
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i'm with jack. if its not binding anywhere, put that sucker on ebay and recover 40 bucks of the cost of your lift.
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Old 10-28-2008, 05:42 PM   #11
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ya but he's saying the linkages have possibly excessive up and down movement. its kinda like long arm and short arm for you tj guys, if the drag link is pointing at the ground, its not gonna work as well as if the were closer to horizontal.
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Old 10-28-2008, 09:22 PM   #12
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they'll twist around though anyway. if its not harder to turn and not binding, at worst you'l have a little accelerated wear of the tre.........

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