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Anyone ever replaced the ball-studs on the steering and pitman arms with bolts so you
could run a heim jointed pitman.(on top of
steering arm)I am considering this until I
can afford the $400+ for crossover.
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Curtis
 

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What would this gain you?
 

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It would allow the draglink to sit on top of the steering arm instead of under it.Hence less binding.And I would be able to make it myself.As for legallity,that's something I hadn't thought of.Guess I should have.What about having the arms reamed for rod ends?
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Why not press the current ball out, prep the hole, press it back in & weld it in place on top?
 

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David,
I have heard of that setup failing.No firsthand experience though.I,ve read alot of your post and value your opinion.Would you trust it on your rig?
 

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Originally posted by waterlogged:
<STRONG>David,
I have heard of that setup failing.No firsthand experience though.I,ve read alot of your post and value your opinion.Would you trust it on your rig?</STRONG>
I know a number of people that run this set up and have never had a failure. It is a lot easier ont the "J" are also, they do not break as offten. If you do this make two of them, one for on the truck and one for your spare, you do carry a spare "J" arm right? I will put it this way "You had better carry a spare "J" arm" whenever you wheel.
 

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I did that to my j-arm before going high
steer, Its required with lifts over 5". IT worked fine. Welding (good welds) will be
stronger than the original swedge that
secures the stud. <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
 
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