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Unread 10-24-2011, 11:05 AM   #16
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Pitman arms can be a real PITA to pull. If you're trying to junkyard one, look for a jeep with a leaking steering box. I've broken pullers, and beat the hell out of pickle forks. Most are too stubborn to remove without a torch.

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so I just knocked the tie rod out with a hammer, and left the rest.
Sounds like the drag link.

Why are you wanting a different height pitman arm? Have you changed the body side mount of the track bar?

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Unread 10-24-2011, 07:36 PM   #17
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Unread 10-24-2011, 10:07 PM   #18
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Pitman arms can be a real PITA to pull. If you're trying to junkyard one, look for a jeep with a leaking steering box. I've broken pullers, and beat the hell out of pickle forks. Most are too stubborn to remove without a torch.


Sounds like the drag link.

Why are you wanting a different height pitman arm? Have you changed the body side mount of the track bar?
yeah, the drag link tie rod end (I'd already removed the actual drag link)

the body side mount was changed before I bought it (see above pics) I plan to remove it. I want the lower pitman to flatten the steering geometry closer to stock, with the 2" lift.
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Unread 10-25-2011, 09:30 AM   #19
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the body side mount was changed before I bought it (see above pics) I plan to remove it. I want the lower pitman to flatten the steering geometry closer to stock, with the 2" lift.
I only saw the axle end mount's aftermarket bracket with the green X on it.

I'm kinda thinking you don't have to do that though, your track bar's body side mount looks stock to me, and to keep the drag link parallel with the track bar at the top, you would probably want to keep the stock pitman arm. I would think you should just get an adjustable track bar to center the axle, and keep the OEM mounts on both sides of the track bar and drag link. At 2" of lift, the inverted Y of the stock steering is still well within it's rage of being effective.
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Unread 10-25-2011, 12:33 PM   #20
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You do not need a Drop Pitman Arm until you have more than 6-8" of lift. The stock pitman arm is fine for any lift 0-6" tall.
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Unread 10-25-2011, 03:13 PM   #21
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What lift type is it?
If I ever get rid of my XJ, I hope someone comes here and asks the same question.
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If I ever get rid of my XJ, I hope someone comes here and asks the same question.
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Unread 10-25-2011, 07:44 PM   #23
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LMAO way to clamps, no clamps!
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LMAO way to clamps, no clamps!
I know I need clamps.

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Unread 11-11-2011, 01:53 AM   #25
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I only saw the axle end mount's aftermarket bracket with the green X on it.

I'm kinda thinking you don't have to do that though, your track bar's body side mount looks stock to me, and to keep the drag link parallel with the track bar at the top, you would probably want to keep the stock pitman arm. I would think you should just get an adjustable track bar to center the axle, and keep the OEM mounts on both sides of the track bar and drag link. At 2" of lift, the inverted Y of the stock steering is still well within it's rage of being effective.
yes Track bar is stock (except the bracket with green X).
I want to add another inch... or so..? sounds like It will be best without pitman or the X bracket.

Why do we need a Track bar, anyway ??? Never had a vehicle with one before. It has control arms, shocks, springs & stabilizer bar mounted to axel...
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