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Old 08-07-2013, 04:41 PM
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Pitman Arm Help

Removed the stock steering box to install Red Head box today. Turns out there was a lot of slop due to the pitman arm. Question is how do I know what size drop pitman arm I neeb to buy to replace it. I was told the truck has a 4" lift when I bought it. However the drop on the old pitman arm measure 6" if I am measuring correctly. What pitman arm do I need to buy if I want to keep it the same. This is a 2001 F250 Superduty. Sorry if this is a noob question, this is my new toy and I'm trying to get her in shape.Pitman Arm Help-pitman-arm.jpg

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Old 08-11-2013, 06:01 AM
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it appears that you are measuring the drop incorrectly. you are measuring eye to eye length, not the drop,

the best way is to try and support your draggling at the exact angle of your track bar. measure the distance at this time, and call around to see who makes the pitman to that distance.
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Old 08-11-2013, 10:44 AM
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I was under the impression (so I could be wrong ) that there aren't many variants on drop pitman arms; either stock or drop ~4"-4.5". More dependant on model year (ie. E99, L99-04,
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That is a very true assumption, only fabricated pieces will be life specific.
Most makes will be to cover a range of lifts.

The important part is the angles of the steering in relation to the track bar.
If you use a drop bracket for one or the other, you need to follow through with both.

Donot run an adjustable bar with a luft that uses a drop pitman arm or viseversa.

Dosnt mean you cannot have both, but again, i stress the importance of the angles.
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Old 08-11-2013, 07:46 PM
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Good info to know. I am going to measure the distance tomorrow. Thanks for the help. I am sure I will have more questions once I measure
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