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post #1 of 14 Old 10-24-2007, 02:05 PM Thread Starter
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I need to know what the best way to get my pitman arm off is and I need to know the most cost effective way to calibrate my speedometer for the tires I now have.......thanks in advance

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Honestly, rent the puller for it, that would be the best way to go. What size tires did you go to? I went up to 35s and averaged 4.5 slower reading than acutual speed so I just keep my eye on it and it is free that way!

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I was thinking the same thing about the puller but I was wondering if theres any special tricks like heating with a torch cuz when I tried a universal puller it wouldnt budge. My tires are 35s pretty much. Theyre 315/75/16s

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You should be able to get a specific "pitman arm puller". sometimes heat works, and sometimes I have got pitman arms off with a few side blows from my trusty BFH! but I would highly suggest a puller. You gotta be in the same range as far as speed goes. I just keep it about 4mph under posted if I am driving on the side of caution.

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are you using the same pit arm or new one? cause if your going new one cut that ***** off lol...... i went through 3 broken pullers trying to take mine off my jeep before i decided to just take my angle grinder and cut notches in it and a big hammer......
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You should be able to get a specific "pitman arm puller". sometimes heat works, and sometimes I have got pitman arms off with a few side blows from my trusty BFH! but I would highly suggest a puller. You gotta be in the same range as far as speed goes. I just keep it about 4mph under posted if I am driving on the side of caution.

About the speedo, Im kinda ocd about my stuff working right and if its not too difficult Id like to have an accurate speedo. Just one of those things that bug me. Can a dealership recal them?

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Get a GOOD pitman arm puller, not a pot metal junk one. Get it nice and snug with a breaker bar and help it along with a few taps from a ball peen hammer. It should let go. I wouldn't heat it. Even if your using a new one, you could weaken something with the heat.

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BFH works for me, not super hard just get a rythem going

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Get a new one and like Raul said cut it for the easiest way to do it.

Also, a superlift truspeed should correct the speedometer.

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I used an air hammer with a blunt bit and a puller at the same time, popped right off.As for speedo, superlift has a recalibrater cant remember price.

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