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Old 09-24-2012, 06:00 PM   #1
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Pitment arm problem

Hope I posted this in the right forum but, I have a 1992 YJ and I just installed a used rough country lift in it. (4 inch). I ordered all new hardware essentially the only thing I purchased used were the springs. I ordered a new drop Pitment arm to install in conjunction with the lift and now the Y bar contacts the steering bar. The only thing I can think of is the springs are so badly worn out that it now rubs. Just looking for some input as well as possible solutions (other than a whole new lift). I have power steering as well I know the gear box is different.
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Not sure on the Y bar.. do you mean the tie rod bar below it or the track-bar sort of above it?

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Old 09-24-2012, 07:12 PM   #3
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The bar that attaches to the Pitment arm and runs to the steering bar
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That would be a tie rod, I actually work at orielly atuo parts and after looking it up its a tie rod
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:27 PM   #5
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It is actually called a drag link. Not a tie rod. I know, because I had to replace mine.
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:30 PM   #6
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Im thinking for a quick fix attaching the bat to the top of the Pitment arm?
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Put the old pitman arm back on.... I have been running the 4" RC lift for years with the OEM pitman arm on it without any issue whatsoever. Or you could buy a new drag link...
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so the drag link is hitting the tie rod correct? Did the springs give you any lift at all? Sounds like they might be 2.5" springs.. which might not need the drop pitman.
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:43 PM   #9
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Put the old pitman arm back on.... I have been running the 4" RC lift for years with the OEM pitman arm on it without any issue whatsoever. Or you could buy a new drag link...
Yeah that's what I was thinking but I had to cut a notch in the old one to get it off. Looks like I'm going to be looking for a used replacement. As advance doesn't sell them
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That sucks... On the up side, quadratec sells them
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so the drag link is hitting the tie rod correct? Did the springs give you any lift at all? Sounds like they might be 2.5" springs.. which might not need the drop pitman.
Yeah got a good 4 inches from where I was with my trashed stock springs. But not enough to justify the Pitment arm I guess. I'll post pics. The part #on the front spring is 8010 which is the RC # for the 4inch springs
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put the stock arm back on and weld the stock drag link up.............the tie rods are the short adjustable rods on either side of the front end
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put the stock arm back on and weld the stock drag link up.............the tie rods are the short adjustable rods on either side of the front end
I like any excuse to borrow a welder. but I don't understand what to weld the drag link to?
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don't weld it to anything...repair it if possible...
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Pics would really help
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Pics would really help
I get off work in 45 mins and will post then
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:17 AM   #17
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So i just ordered a new stock pitman arm from quadratec. I paid more for the shipping than the arm itself. (need it overnight cause its my DD) thanks for the responses everybody ill let you know how it works out.
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Welp, changed it back to the stock Pitman arm and problem solved.
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also check back on your pitman arm nut at the steering box in about 50-100 miles. They press onto the splines and will start to rock back and forth. I had to re-torque mine a little while after install once it was wore in on the splines. Also needed to pull the nut, add a washer then tighten back down.
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also check back on your pitman arm nut at the steering box in about 50-100 miles. They press onto the splines and will start to rock back and forth. I had to re-torque mine a little while after install once it was wore in on the splines. Also needed to pull the nut, add a washer then tighten back down.
Ok cool thanks for the tip

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