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post #31 of 209 Old 02-04-2013, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
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This stock?

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post #32 of 209 Old 02-05-2013, 08:45 AM
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This stock?

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The pitman arm in the photo is not stock, it appears to be a 4" drop pitman.

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post #33 of 209 Old 02-05-2013, 09:36 AM Thread Starter
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Would it still work with jb steer kit? I've heard people say you can use either?

Sorry to sound so petty. I've always had low riders. My first big boy toy! Lol
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Would it still work with jb steer kit? I've heard people say you can use either?

Sorry to sound so petty. I've always had low riders. My first big boy toy! Lol
I'm not familiar enough with the JB kit to say for sure either way. But I do know that theres a *lot* of variables involved, so it *could* work. For instance, brand of springs vs type of shackles vs body lifts. One thing you'll learn is that all jeeps have their own quirks and personalities. Especially as they become modified, its slightly different for everyone.

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post #35 of 209 Old 02-05-2013, 10:49 AM
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The pitman arm in the photo is not stock, it appears to be a 4" drop pitman.
I dunno I held a tape upto the screen and it look liek a 6" drop.....

:rof l:

anyhow more serious... nmo its not, get a high ster kit and get a stock pitman arm.... high steer usually are designed to work with stock pitman arm at least the RR kit is.... Im pretty sure the jb kit is as well

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Would it still work with jb steer kit? I've heard people say you can use either?

Sorry to sound so petty. I've always had low riders. My first big boy toy! Lol
then just work everything backwards.....

:cheer s:

man Im on fire this morning

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post #37 of 209 Old 02-05-2013, 03:27 PM Thread Starter
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I see I see. Guess I'll just have to find out through trial and error. I'm fixin to replace me parking brake cables. I guess since its lifted stock cables won't work. Sorry to sound like a pest.

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^^ They may still work...... mine would have and im way up there.... might have to move the bracket in the rear or something i opted for a TJ setup instead...

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Guys, what about a change of steering gear box from factory to 98-99 dodge durango steering gear box(more robust kind). Worked for me on my 96 YJ with 33s on it. Now it drives like like on rail tracks. My mod cost 170 for durango steering box from Pepboys and 150 install in the same shop. 35 to reflush the system. There was a core charge of 120 but was waived after install. Remember to order the part before install. This way you will not have issues with slightly diferent gear boxes and core refund..
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Guys, what about a change of steering gear box from factory to 98-99 dodge durango steering gear box(more robust kind). Worked for me on my 96 YJ with 33s on it. Now it drives like like on rail tracks. My mod cost 170 for durango steering box from Pepboys and 150 install in the same shop. 35 to reflush the system. There was a core charge of 120 but was waived after install. Remember to order the part before install. This way you will not have issues with slightly diferent gear boxes and core refund..
this wont help his problem.....

he needsa highsteer

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this wont help his problem.....

he needsa highsteer
Agreed, his problem isn't the steering box, it's that rediculous "Z" bar the PO installed.



OP, I used the JB4X4 bracket and have been happy with it. I think you should ditch that drop pitman and go back to stock and I also second the idea of getting smaller shackles.

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post #42 of 209 Old 02-07-2013, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
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The drop pitman is gonna have to do for now this is my DD. the jb bracket came in today. I'm really impressed with it. I'm gonna install bright and early Saturday morning, ditch the Z bar and fab up a straight link for it.

Anybody have a stock pitman for sale? Just curious.

I will say I love this jeep. My first but definetly not my last. Just gotta get all the gremlins worked out of it.

None of my gauges in cluster work, I've checked all fuses, what else should I look for?

Got new carb today from Oreilys. It's goin back tomorrow. It has plug in back for stepper crap PO did nutter job so I'm gonna order one from link I posted on here.

Thanks again everyone, you all have been a big help. This is what forums are all about.

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I'm not a carb guy anymore after many years I'm now fuel injection... but I have seen that a *LOT* of guys have real good luck with the Motorcraft (ford) MC2100 carb. Especially on nuttered engines, they are only like $150 new and very simple to deal with.

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Do I need any special brackets or spacers to mount motorcraft carb?
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post #45 of 209 Old 02-07-2013, 10:33 PM
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Do I need any special brackets or spacers to mount motorcraft carb?
I honestly dunno the specifics, but if you stick around I'm sure one of the guys will pop up and be able to explain. Old4x is one of the better carb guys here, maybe he will come along. There's a few others too. Last time I did any real carb tuning was on GM 4-barrels from the 60's and 70's.

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