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Unread 12-27-2012, 11:21 PM   #1
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Dropped pitman arm

Has anybody added a dropped pitman arm on there Xj? I have a 91 Xj with a R/E 3.5 soft ride, I also have a 1 inch spacer with adjustable track bar. It seems to wander a bit at 20-35 mph needing steering correction more than I like. I was wondering if the extended arm will help with that issue..

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Unread 12-28-2012, 08:47 AM   #2
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The XJ Cherokee does not need a drop pitman arm until about 6-8 inches of lift.

You should have 1/16-1/8" of toe-in. Not having enough toe-in or having worn steering components can cause, or contribute to, wandering.
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Unread 12-28-2012, 08:51 AM   #3
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I don't think the pitman arm will help. First check all the steering linkage, tie rod ends, ball joints, steering gear and wheel bearings for play. Fix these first. If you still have the problem it could be the caster is off. The cure could be as simple as using longer lower control arms.
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Unread 12-28-2012, 10:48 AM   #4
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I needed a raised pitman arm
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Unread 12-28-2012, 11:15 AM   #5
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Thanks people I'm gonna give it a closer look,the steering box is rebuilt, but I still have the same joints on the linkage.
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