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What would be better and please keep in based on experience and knowledge:
(1) Drop Pitman Arm or Bent connecting rod(linkage)/draglink
(2) Why? less force on steering box or more force on knuckle or whatever...

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Go with the Drop Pitman arm or the raised Steering knuckle.
This keeps the steering componants in a straight line the way it should be and makes it easier to adjust then a bent steering arm.
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I would have to say go with the drop arm or raise the steering on the knuckle.


Several reasons:

The drop arm or raised knuckle will help flatten the angle of the drag link and stop it from changing length as much when the suspension cycles. Plus the reduced angle is easier on what ever type of end you choos to use.

A bent drag link has a built in weak spot or two where the bends are, you can gusset it but I would rather have a nice straight one.

The extra pressure on the box from a DPA can be counter acted by a brace or better mounting where the bent drag link is just there.

Best solution IMO is to try and raise the steering on the knuckle as much as you can (flip the TRE's, Hi-steer, whatever) and then you can use a pitman arm with a smaller drop.

just my .02
 

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I would go with the drop pitman arm because I ran a drop draglink it wouldn't stay streight up and down it would shift forwards and dackwards from time to time.
 

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Already hysteer, I guess I could do a High High steer but will do the drop pitman and brace away....if memory serves me right I should just be able to use an old 350 connecting arm and weld on some steel? Anyone tried this and have pics or recommend a supplier?
 
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