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post #1 of 9 Old 12-08-2012, 02:06 PM Thread Starter
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SUA dana 44 steering

Putting the narrowed HP dana 44 in soon. It is grand wagoneer width.
What pitman arm to use?
I'm thinking I will use the ruffstuff y link kit.


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post #2 of 9 Old 12-09-2012, 10:25 AM
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Measure center of ball joint to center of steering arm location for the drag link.
Measure current Pittman arm sector shaft to drag link hole and the ball joint to tie Rod hole on the dana30, steering angles are pretty close with a d44/d30 so set up a simple ratio with the new steering arm length being your variable. Simple algebra.

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Sorry, I don't think I explained my question.
Do I have to get a new pitman arm or ream my pitman arm? Or will mine work with the tie rod ends that come with the "one ton" kit?
Although, I didn't know how to do what you explaned, so thanks!

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post #4 of 9 Old 12-09-2012, 01:37 PM
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Use a waggy pitman arm either reamed for 1ton tres or drilled out for heims depending on what your using. I've got a waggy 44 in my yj with a stock arm and it is to short to allow full steering(aka turning left sucks). Ive picked up a waggy arm to match the distance from the balljoint to the hole for the tre. This way it'll allow me to regain full steerring. Eyeballing it looks like it'll work hopefully I'll have time to get it on there before it gets to cold out.
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Are all of the waggy arms the same, or do I need to get a certain year?
And, is an OEM length good for 4" SUA, or do I need a drop Waggy arm?

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We're reffering to the length of the arm from front to back not the vertical drop of the arm. The length will determine how much throw the steering sees. Your outer knuckle measurement dont know which your using will determine the pitman arm.

I'm not sure if all arms are the same but the one I've got from a later model waggy fits a yj box. Just get the stock waggy arm and put the tie rod over the knuckle. That should be fine with 4" of lift if not mock it up and change things till it works. Im not 100% sure since I run stacked heims and am stretched 3" upfront.
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Sorry, I don't think I explained my question.
Do I have to get a new pitman arm or ream my pitman arm? Or will mine work with the tie rod ends that come with the "one ton" kit?
Although, I didn't know how to do what you explaned, so thanks!
whatever arm you get will likely need reamed for the heavier chevy drag link ends.

for the hp44(ford outers?) you'll need to select your actual arm in the manner i said.

'97 zj 5.2, some stuff, some other suff, and some things that even work sometimes.

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why don't you just run crossover steering? you can keep your stock pitman arm, cause the high steer arm matches the throw of your pitman arm.

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why don't you just run crossover steering? you can keep your stock pitman arm, cause the high steer arm matches the throw of your pitman arm.
I'm SUA w/only 4" of lift.
In order to run 15" wheels I'm using F150 knuckles so I don't have high steer/flat top knuckles.

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