Pitman arm

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  1. barton

    barton Well-Known Member

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    I am running chevy 1 ton tie rod ends on my j10 axle, what pitman arm should I use there is not enough meat on stock pitman arm to ream.
     
  2. BigSouth

    BigSouth Doesn't play well with others!

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    You do know there’s a search function on this site, right? I mean, most here will help, but it’s like you don’t even try to find the answer yourself first.
     
  3. barton

    barton Well-Known Member

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    You do know I was asking for help not criticizem
     
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  4. Jody Treadway

    Jody Treadway Croc wearing fool Moderator

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    Get a Jeep Grand Wagoneer arm. It'll have plenty of meat to ream.
    I've ran them on a J truck gear box with tons personally
     
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  5. barton

    barton Well-Known Member

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    Ok thanks that’s what I was looking for personal use of one
     
  6. rodney eppes

    rodney eppes Well-Known Member

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    But I think this is under a CJ & CJ steering box. Same?
     
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  7. Jody Treadway

    Jody Treadway Croc wearing fool Moderator

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    What power steering box are you using?
     
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  9. barton

    barton Well-Known Member

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    Stock power steering box
     
  10. barton

    barton Well-Known Member

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    It’s going on a cj7 steering box do you know if that has the same splines
     
  11. jp360cj

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    Yes, the Waggy and CJ power steering boxes have the same output shafts...pitman arms are interchangeable between with them.

    If you are using a GM TRE at the pitman arm, it will fit the Waggy arm without without reaming. If you are using a GM drag link end, you will need to ream out the hole larger. Also, just as an FYI, if you are using the common 7/8" GM rod ends, they are actually 1/2 & 3/4 ton parts even though they are commonly marketed as "GM 1 ton" by off road companies. True GM 1 ton TRE's have a 1" shank...Just in case you ever need one off the shelf from the parts store.
     
  12. barton

    barton Well-Known Member

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    How long is the waggy pitman arm and thanks for the info
     
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  15. barton

    barton Well-Known Member

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    That’s way to long I have to get the bracket that moves the steering box forward and a pitman arm drilled at 5.25 inches
     
  16. jp360cj

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    Did you move the front axle forward? I'm running the MORE bracket that moved the box 1" forward, but I also moved the axle forward ~1" when I did the shackle reversal. With the Waggy arm, I've still got nearly an inch of clearance between the TR and DL at the pitman arm.

    edit: I'm running high steer, so that may be the difference...I think the TR hole is closer the axle than the one on the knuckles.
     
  17. barton

    barton Well-Known Member

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    I did not move the axle I’m only moving the steering box if I move the axle I will have to do new mounts when I get the pitman arm and you team it to 5.25 inches that will give me about 1/2 to 1 inch of clearence
     
  18. getstucksome

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    If you use a shorter than stock pitman arm, won't you lose turning radius? Just thinking out loud here. Your stock arm should be around 6.75", right?
     
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  19. Caver Dave

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    Absolutely! Using one of the "universal CJ/YJ/TJ/XJ" pitmans (5.5" center<>center) on an axle made prior to '87, will result in 1/3 of that range vanishing!
     
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  20. barton

    barton Well-Known Member

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    Just wanted to post the size difference between the stock pitman arm and the pitman arm from parts mike
     

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  21. rodney eppes

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    As for moving the steering box, I was looking at mine today. Already knew looking Under, that the Bracket would need to mount in same location, but assumed the bracket would mount the box more forward. I happen to look on top top today. Gee, that's where my PS metal lines are! Nearly touching the front cross member. So, wth? You have to notch out the cross member? Take another look & study Your's carefully.
     
  22. barton

    barton Well-Known Member

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    I have and that the only option I have is to both the cross member unless I drill the pitman arm shorter and lose a lot of steering
     
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  23. jp360cj

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    Yep, you have to notch the crossmember for the lines.
     
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  24. barton

    barton Well-Known Member

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    I did a little bit earlier looks like someone barfed
     
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  25. barton

    barton Well-Known Member

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    center to center hole on a stock flat cj7 pitman arm is 6.75 can anyone tell how much of a difference in steering would it make to drill the hole to 6.5 or is anyone running a shorter pitman arm
     

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