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Unread 02-21-2014, 05:20 PM   #1
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drop pitman arm help for d60 on yj

I changed my front springs on my jeep. I noticed two issues

1 when turning hard the drag link hits the bottom of spring. Only hits a little, would like to do hi steer, but bj 60 hi steer requires machining, and seems a little sketchy to have such a large amount leverage on just a few bolts. Will a weld hold up on knuckle??

2 steering does not go from lock to lock, which means to me that my pitman arm is too short.

if I change pitman, I could get one with more drop and solve both issues. If you measure from parallel to parallel surface were it mount to box to the drag link I have 4 out to out. Anyone know of an arm that is longer than yj arm that I could get with another inch of drop??

Anyone have bj 60 hi steer experience??

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Unread 02-22-2014, 12:51 AM   #2
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This is one of the problems with a 60 swap. The pitmans are much shorter then the usual 60 arm of around 9." I made my own pitman, actually im on mrk3, as it was the best way to match the length of the histeer arm.
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Unread 02-22-2014, 10:59 AM   #3
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A superlift 1104 is 7in on center and 3in drop. Its what I use.

The machines bj 60 knuckles hold up jujust fine. Check out fourwheelsupply.net he machines and sells the arms for a good price
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Unread 02-22-2014, 12:38 PM   #4
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Is Tony`s Twisted Arm a consideration ? I really don`t know a lot about it but figured I`d throw it out there.

In the Savvy LJ thread John made up his own PiT-A that had some unique features.
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Unread 02-23-2014, 05:12 AM   #5
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I've searched Tony's twisted arm with no luck
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Unread 02-23-2014, 09:30 AM   #6
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http://www.genright.com/ProductInfo....2#.UwohpcAo7X4

Not sure it applies to your situation but was throwing it out there for consideration.
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The problem with the genright and others are they are too short. You want the arm to be of similar length to the histeer arm specifically from TRE to balljoint.
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Unread 02-24-2014, 07:46 AM   #8
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^^^yep. I'm thinking wj drop arm. I need 6.25 long and 5" overall drop. (Yj stock is 2" drop)
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