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I have to get a steering arm to pass inspection. Is it only a dealer part? or is it generic? I know pep boys doesnt' have anything, any upgrades or anything? I just know the dealer wants like $175-200 for it. Its the part that connects to the pitman and goes to the pass. wheel.

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I have to get a steering arm to pass inspection. Is it only a dealer part? or is it generic? I know pep boys doesnt' have anything, any upgrades or anything? I just know the dealer wants like $175-200 for it. Its the part that connects to the pitman and goes to the pass. wheel.
they make aftermarket but they are gonna be more than 200 bucks because the only ones i have seen are super beefed up ones....
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Junk yard is where I would go. But look it over really well before you install it.

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Is it worth getting one thats beefed up, or is that only if I put a big lift on it?

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You cant never be too strong on your steering components.

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Is it worth getting one thats beefed up, or is that only if I put a big lift on it?
not worth it unless your gonna use it... meant for big lifts and hardcore off-roading
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It's called a drag link, I wouldn't waste my money on a used part(especially a steering component) that can possibly cause more serious problems. Call around to local dealers and find the best deal or check with your local 4 wheel drive shops, they may have a new takeoff. your truck will also drive much better with it replaced. just my

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r u talking about the drop pittman arm or the steering linkage thatr connects to it?

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its the linkage connected to the pitman. It goes over to the pass. side wheel...its a total of 3 pcs. 2 rods and a connector in the mid

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its the linkage connected to the pitman. It goes over to the pass. side wheel...its a total of 3 pcs. 2 rods and a connector in the mid
you need to determine which end of the drag link is the problem (or both) if it's the tie rod end (end that bolts to the tie rod) you'll have to replace the drag link. if it's the pitman arm end (end that bolts to the pitman arm) you can just replace the end of the link, either way all you have to do after replacing the drag link or end is recenter the steering wheel, just eyeball it

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