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Old January 12th, 2006, 08:15 PM   #1
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Default drop pitman with 1-ton steering?

Quick question all. I have 1-ton steering. the stock pitman arm on my CJ has a much smaller hole than the bolt on the tie rod ends of my 1-ton steering have. How is this remedied? Can I just drill the hole out? or should I get some aftermarket steering arm that will fit the CJ steering box and a 1-ton tie rod end bolt?

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Old January 12th, 2006, 08:25 PM   #2
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you need to have your pitman arm reamed out. IT is a specific reamer. If you want to send it to us to have it reamed, let us know.
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Old January 12th, 2006, 10:51 PM   #3
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I had JCR ream mine out. I ended up using a factory YJ arm, it had a little drop, was the same length (or real close) to the CJ arm, and was beefier than teh CJ arms. Hope that helps.
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Old January 12th, 2006, 11:06 PM   #4
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How is this remedied?
Get a factory YJ pitman arm and have JCR ream it. Yea, Brimy... reame it. reame it good. For some reason if you don't like putting money on JCR's plate, then contact http://www.partsmikeparts.com/pit_top.htm. For the tune of ~$80, he'll hook you up with a new pitman arm, ready to go for your CJ.

edit: are you keeping the conventional steering setup or are you converting to high steer?

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Old January 13th, 2006, 12:39 AM   #5
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I am planning on doing a high steer (If I can get some knuckles).

We may leave it down below in the interest of finishing in a timely manner for now.
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