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Old 01-02-2019, 06:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Stuck on pitman arm dilemma

So I've got an 04 wrangler that I've swapped d44s out of rubicon, threw air lockers, g2s and warn hubs in. At the same time I installed ruffstuff 1 ton dom y link steering setup. Pitman arm they sell that's pretapered for the 1 ton ends is a 3.5 drop. I'm wanting pitman to stay stock drop even though everything looks right by eye, I dont care for the way the drop arm changes the responsiveness of the wheel. Called parts Mike today to see if he had one done up he said he didn't but hes seen several taper their stock arms. I'm running 35s on x10 wheel, and what little material that would be left makes me nervous to go ripping 75+ down the highway. Any other options out there? Tia.
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There are other arms you can buy that are beefier but find one that is dropped appropriately is harder to find.

Ord has some you might like better.

Most steering boxes are the standard 32spl + on the major keys. Jk are a particular problem do to the shape the arms need for component clearance.

A stock xj or beefy stock xj arm from another company are a tj/yj 4" drop arm.
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I started a thread in gen4x4 about pitman arms some time ago. You may find it helpful.
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So I've got an 04 wrangler that I've swapped d44s out of rubicon, threw air lockers, g2s and warn hubs in. At the same time I installed ruffstuff 1 ton dom y link steering setup. Pitman arm they sell that's pretapered for the 1 ton ends is a 3.5 drop. I'm wanting pitman to stay stock drop even though everything looks right by eye, I dont care for the way the drop arm changes the responsiveness of the wheel. Called parts Mike today to see if he had one done up he said he didn't but hes seen several taper their stock arms. I'm running 35s on x10 wheel, and what little material that would be left makes me nervous to go ripping 75+ down the highway. Any other options out there? Tia.
If I understand you correctly:

You upgraded to a 1 ton TRE drag link and need a pitman arm to match?

The Wagoner pitman arm is a popular swap. It is flat however. The stock TJ pitman arm is about 2.5" drop.

I did something similar and bought a reamer to open it up the taper on my TJ pitman arm, then used a torch to bend it how I wanted.

It isn't hard work, but you will need a torch and drill press for good results. I used a hand drill the first time and it took forever. The drill press made quick work of it.
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