|07-24-2007 09:25 AM|
|raybie||Thanks rick, we'll have to keep hunting.|
|07-24-2007 09:00 AM|
**edit** nevermind, mine has some kind of custom flat one on...ill take a pic in a few.
|07-23-2007 04:31 PM|
The box on the sami pic above has four bolts....is it a two wheel drive box?
|07-06-2007 12:11 PM|
I think I gained over an inch when you consider the stud. That was all I needed to stop getting the dang pitman arm stuck on my leaf spring. That was really annoying and I'm so happy to have that fixed.
|07-06-2007 09:22 AM|
|CPOM||What do you guys consider the 3rd gen pickup? 1995+?|
|07-05-2007 02:41 PM|
|07-05-2007 02:11 PM|
Ok, I see what you are saying.
If you leave the steering gear ratio of the box alone, then a 3' long pitman arm would require more revolutions to the steering box input in order to turn the pitman arm ±90°.
But when not limited, a 3' pitman arm would clearly be able to displace the drag link a much greater distance than a 1' pitman arm.
|07-05-2007 02:04 PM|
If you take a 3' long pitman arm, then you could move the drag link 3' from the p/s box.
I think you are confusing distance with acceleration. A shorter arm will accelerate the rotation of the knuckle (steering) at a greater rate, but it will reduce the turning radius (distance) when not limited by the steering stops.
|07-05-2007 01:56 PM|
|07-05-2007 01:20 PM|
|BigMike||That's a good idea, but the turning radius and effective steering power might be reduced by the shorter leverage arm. It would make driving the twisties on the way to the trail head more enjoyable though|
|07-05-2007 11:03 AM|
|06-30-2007 01:20 PM|
I may be overthinking it but I just want to make sure both arms are the same thickness at the TRE hole making the measurements relative. The Sky arm looks thicker and if it's 3/4" less drop and, say, 1/4" thicker at the TRE hole, it might only give you say 1/2" more clearance under the TRE. See what I mean? Just looking for an exact explantion to see if it will fit under my frame rail with minimal cutting before I buy one.
|06-30-2007 01:16 PM|
|CPOM||Much shorter, maybe a full inch. There is a comparison pic in the faq under "pitman".|
|06-30-2007 12:16 PM|
|montezuma||The FJ80 pitman arms have less drop than stock, but I don't know about the length.|
|06-30-2007 12:09 PM|
|06-30-2007 10:20 AM|
I have the sky arm. Its 3/4" less drop. I can measure total drop, if you need it.
Its BEEF. I didn't like the price, but it fit perfect, and will never break.
|06-30-2007 08:36 AM|
|06-30-2007 08:25 AM|
Source for flatt-er pitman arms
I read the alternate pitman arm threads in the FAQ as I am looking for a pitman as long as the IFS pitman but with less drop, (not flat)
So far all I've found is the Sky Pitman (3/4 drop). I will call them on monday to ask but in the meantime does any of you guys actually have this pitman to see what the dimensional differences are? Does 3/4 mean 3/4" less drop or three fourths the drop of the stock pitman?
Any other sources of these flatt-er pitman arms would be appreciated.
From what I've read the 2wd pitman, being shorter, does not provide the amount of throw required.