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Old 02-23-2014, 10:10 AM   #1
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Drop pitman arm or not

Finally got my hands on a jeep, a 95 yj. PO had installed a 4.5in rubicon express lift along with 33s. First on the to do list is attempt to fix its squirrelly steering. Whole front end is tight, ball joints and tie rods. Took a picture to see if someone could tell if this is a drop pitman arm installed already, would like to replace with oem if so along with other things as needed, i.e. control arms and whatnot along the way
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Old 02-23-2014, 10:59 AM   #2
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That is a drop pitman arm. With that much lift, you'll have to run a drop pitman arm or some type of high steer kit. And you have no control arms on a yj with leaf springs.

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Old 02-23-2014, 12:02 PM   #3
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Is that new rust showing on the leaf springs in the pic? That would be a sign of the u-bolts being loose, and would give you squirrely steering.

I also see that it still has a track bar attached, but it doesn't have a sway bar on it. Some of the lifted YJ's need a sway bar or they are a bear to drive at higher speeds.
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Old 02-23-2014, 07:36 PM   #4
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Hmm yea this is true, sway bars removed. After driving a couple days it now pulls hard to the right. I have to reevaluate everything underneath before getting an alignment at least
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Old 02-23-2014, 08:01 PM   #5
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Looks like a 4" drop arm to me. I've got a 4.5" re lift also. Steering is what it is. If components are all good that's what ya got...
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Old 02-24-2014, 12:38 AM   #6
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I did this:
2xs's mods thread
Rugged Ridge Hd steering W/ GOFORIT TRE Flip

And ill never look back...

There is also:

"Y" Link DIY Steering using GM 1 Ton TREs - $239.49 shipped -48 US

Combined with:

Goferit Products!

set you up with flawless one ton steering, flipped for a WAY better angle and allow you to use a stock almost-flat pitman arm.

And yes, this whole setup was transferred to my '93 after my '90 was totaled...

Originally Posted by Gabbagabbahey View Post
Hmm yea this is true, sway bars removed. After driving a couple days it now pulls hard to the right. I have to reevaluate everything underneath before getting an alignment at least
you removed your sway bar? try removing your track bar, leaving your track bar on, after a big lift will make it pull badly...
and as per your pic, it is still installed...
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Old 02-24-2014, 06:00 AM   #7
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Yes previous guy through the sway bars away but left the track bar on. I'll have to trythat

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