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Old 04-15-2012, 09:37 PM   #1
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Should I use a drop pitman

Hello all, I am doing a 4 inch suspension lift with a sye and also changing ring and pinion, question is after doing this should I also use a drop pitman arm or is the stock one ok? 2001 Wrangler TJ Sport

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Old 04-15-2012, 09:39 PM   #2

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Nope. Drop pitman arm is worthless. Keep the stock

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Old 04-15-2012, 10:33 PM   #3
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:22 AM   #4
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Not necessary, and the one that got installed on mine (PO did it, it's his fault!) will be finding another place to live, very soon...
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Old 04-16-2012, 02:33 PM   #5
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Yes, use if if it's needed, scrap it if not...First understand why it's offered, then check to see if it's needed.

There is lots of info here and elsewhere concerning steering geometry and the hows and whys it, and of how important it is to safety and handling.

As a starter, dropped or straightened pitman arms are used any time you need to correct a situation where the drag link and track bar connecting points are no longer parallel to each other....There are other ways to correct this, but the pittman arm was selected as the easiest because you can simply bolt it on and they can be had in many variations.

If all you did was lift the frame with taller springs, and didn't make other more drastic changes like adapting an exotic axle, then you should be good to go...Either way, take a peek and see if it looks like it's needed.
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Old 04-16-2012, 02:39 PM   #6
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x2 sometimes its needed

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