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Old 09-16-2010, 06:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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high steer pitman arm?

when switching to high steer which pitman arm do most of u use, stock drop or flat? i will be doing this in the next week or so and need to order a pitman arm.
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It depends on vehicle, application and placement of steering box.

I'd suggest searching threads of similar vehicles and see what they did.

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Old 09-16-2010, 07:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
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when switching to high steer which pitman arm do most of u use, stock drop or flat? i will be doing this in the next week or so and need to order a pitman arm.
When looking at high steering kits - why aren't you just using whatever pitman comes with it?
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Old 09-16-2010, 07:22 AM   #4 (permalink)
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When looking at high steering kits - why aren't you just using whatever pitman comes with it?
Cause when I bought the runner it came with all the linkage, arms and ifs box relocation bracket for high steer so now I am buying the rest of what I need to install it.
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Old 09-16-2010, 07:32 AM   #5 (permalink)
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you can get the same effect from either, It's all how you mount the box. If this really has you that puzzled you mite pick another hobby...
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Cause when I bought the runner it came with all the linkage, arms and ifs box relocation bracket for high steer so now I am buying the rest of what I need to install it.
You aren't buying what you need, because you have no clue what you "need", or why.

I answered your question - most people buy a kit and use the pitman that comes with it, adjusting the box location to suit their needs.

If you needed some other pitman - you'd know it already.
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I pieced together my high steer as well and used parts from All pro and Marlin. I have a SA frame and run RUFs up front. I first had a stock drop pitman arm and it would hit the leaf spring at full stuff. Maybe it was because I didnt tilt my steering box up enough, but I already had it installed and didnt want to fuck with having to redo the mount. So i went with a flat pitman arm. i had to shave down the top of the fj80 rod end a little in order to clear my frame, but now it work great and I have the clearence I need. Just make sure you move the box up as far as you can when you install it.
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My first SAS I had a stock drop pitman, no clearance issues. Allpro 3" springs, blah blah blah. Later when I went to tons and RUF, I had to rotate the box more and go with a flat arm. I am doing a SAS on a Tacoma with 44044's and again, the flat pitman arm is what will work. All in all, like everyone else said, it really depends on your setup, IE springs, location, rotation, etc. trial and error, brotha, trial and error.
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i switched from an 81 main RUF pack to an 87 main RUF pack and it moved my axle forward another half inch(give or take). stock pitman arm was fine but now my TR and DL are all over each other...i think a flat arm will hit the frame the way my box is tilted so i will either buy a 3/4 drop arm from SKYS or go back to an 81 main. ill probably spend the $150 just to keep the half inch start mocking up your steering. i dont think you need to buy anything yet.
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Old 09-17-2010, 10:47 AM   #10 (permalink)
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It just depends on how you mount your box,,,, I ran a Sky Chromoly Flat pitman arm with my setup....
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Old 09-17-2010, 09:28 PM   #11 (permalink)
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My Runner had the x-over system on it when I bought it w/ a standard drop pitman arm and the box mounted pretty flat.. drove it for years that way with some bump steer...

Changed out the arm for a short, flat pitman arm and it drives better, and the bump steer is gone...

My first Runner I did the box, mounted it WAY forward and at an angle... ran a standard drop pitman arm and it was great.

It all depends on how it is setup and how the box is mounted.
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