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Old March 16th, 2013, 12:59 AM   #1
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Default pitman arm position?

Could you rotate the pitman arm 180* and have it swing in the front vs back? speaking on a saginaw box on my MJ.

And if with pro welding could you extend the length of a pitman arm and be safe and reliable?
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Old March 16th, 2013, 01:18 AM   #2
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It'll steer backward.

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It'll steer backward.

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yes thats true unless u go with a front steer box like a astro van (i have one for sale) or you steer the axle from behind
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But could I just run the drag link to the drivers side?

How much for your box?
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i you run it to the driver side its going to bump steer like a sob thats if you could get a half ass workable angle on the drag link

i pay 50 for it has a pitman arm on it too
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Keep the box in mind if all else fails. Ideally I just need a different arm. What's the box hole center to tre hole center measurement by chance?
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I'm getting bumpsteer now, the issue. Steering is binding as per the 4" strech in the front. So just need to add an inch to my pitman arm. Or move my box an inch on the frame, that to much. I need heims and a new drag link mount on tie rod.
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ill look in the morning if i dont get back to you send me a pm i cant remember shit anymore
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I got a steering box bracket from parts mike that moved my box forward one inch
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I got a steering box bracket from parts mike that moved my box forward one inch
Really? I was thinking about trying to just move the box itself, that be perfect. Be swapping in a durango box, picking up Jeepbratts old box, so be a good time to move it and need a new inner spacer anyways. Ill go check it out on his site. Thanks
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Well that brace/bracket won't work without rework to fit on mine. But I figure I just use a jcr inner brace and move it the extra inch I need then just drill the holes in frame(plated already) then run bolt sleeveswhich will make the whole thing more rigid and solid and ultimately stronger then stock and surly the beef I need with a welded front.

And if someone else needs some info on these saginaw boxes I found an old link I saved that had great info on them...

http://www.chevelles.com/techref/ftecref29.html
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