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Old 11-22-2010, 05:53 PM   #1
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Pitman arm with lift

So I installed my lift and my pitman arm won't come off. This isn't a problem, because my buddy has a puller. Problem is, he is out until wednesday. Would I be okay to drive around town with the stock pitman arm? This will be around town, no faster than 40...and no off road.

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Old 11-22-2010, 07:18 PM   #2
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Old 11-22-2010, 07:21 PM   #3
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I had to end up cutting mine off.. the puller helped but I could have saved a few hours by cutting it. As for driving with out it.. you might get some bump steer. Take it out and see.
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Old 11-22-2010, 07:41 PM   #4
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Your track bar and draglinks should be close to parallel. If they are close to the same angle, shouldn't hurt much. As far as I know, that is the main purpose of the pitman arm. I ran a six inch lift on a TJ without a pitman arm. It was fine. I think I have a drop one on now, but I think it will drive fine.
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Old 11-22-2010, 07:45 PM   #5
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It won't hurt for a coulpe days.
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Old 11-22-2010, 08:33 PM   #6
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Won't be a problem. Just be prepared to cut it off. I just changed mine a couple weeks ago and stripped out the puller. It wasn't a cheap one either. I soaked mine with PB for three weeks and that still didn't help. I didn't want to heat it or start whacking it with a BFH and risk damaging the steering box and seals. Mine was so frozen I had to make four cuts and take it off in pieces.

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Maybe I'll just pay the shop that is realigning it to do it.
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Old 11-22-2010, 10:32 PM   #8
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I had a hard time with mine as well. I had the puller on there and wasn't making any progress until I applied a little heat to the arm and it popped right off. Just don't get the box to warm.
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I tried heat too. I'm just gonna have the shop do it when the realign it....which it need desperately.

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