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Should this have a drop pitman arm?

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by wreckless123, Aug 19, 2006.

  1. Aug 19, 2006
    wreckless123

    wreckless123 Member

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    I dont know much about lifting a vehicle but I assume that this linkage should be somewhat parallel to the ground. My 68 wanders pretty good at speed, should this have a drop pitman arm? Is there anything else it needs? Thanks..

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  2. Aug 19, 2006
    DanStew

    DanStew Incorrigible. Staff Member

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    It should, but there is no drop arms for the Ross steering.If you convert to Saginaw you will be able to use a drop arm.
     
  3. Aug 19, 2006
    jayhawkclint

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    Glenn

    Glenn Kinda grumpy old man Staff Member

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    Does the road steer it, or does it just wander and you have to keep correcting it. Those long shackles probably have the alignment off, but also check for wear in the entire steering system.
     
  5. Aug 19, 2006
    Hippo393

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    This was my setup for years & nary had a problem on or off highway. YMMV.
     
  6. Aug 19, 2006
    wreckless123

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    I believe it just wanders.. I got it like that and I am already considering taking the shackels off but I need new tires before I lower it down...
     
  7. Aug 19, 2006
    181jeep

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    converting that 2 piece tie rod to a solid tierod and drag link would be a great improvement.

    JB
     
  8. Aug 20, 2006
    sagegoat

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    Those shackles are huge,your axle angle has to be off....:beer:
     
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    jayhawkclint

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  10. Aug 20, 2006
    Patrick

    Patrick Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Steering angles look "ok". Those long shackles will allow the front springs to "walk" back and forth, and cause reduced caster angle, which WILL make it wander....FWIW
     
  11. Aug 20, 2006
    wreckless123

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    Yea, I have decided to take them off now..I dident like them anyways.. Thanks guys..
     
  12. Aug 20, 2006
    mpc

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    I noticed you have a lot of excess bolt on your spring u-bolts. You might want to cut those down a bit for less chance of them getting hung up on things.
    BTW I've never had a Jeep that didn't wander (or lean) R)
     

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