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Old 04-11-2016, 02:37 PM   #1
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Odd drag link installation

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My truck has a 4" lift which has a dropped Pittman arm. I just don't like how the drag link seats to the dropped Pittman arm. OEM Pittman arms are designed so drag link bolt installs from top to bottom. OEM drag links have a curved neck that helps it to seat neatly on to the OEM Pittman arm. My dropped Pittman is designed to receive the drag link from the bottom up, so it does not seat flat and nice on my dropped Pittman arm, and for sure it doesn't look it will last long.
Is there any other aftermarket dropped Pittman arm or drag link that could solve this installation oddity?
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Old 04-11-2016, 04:42 PM   #2
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Pictures would help a ton. I didn't know the drag link had to change from oem with a drop pitman arm. Definitely look into a steering gearbox brace if your kit didn't come with one.
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Old 05-24-2016, 09:06 AM   #3
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Thank You Matt! Please check the attached picture.
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Old 05-24-2016, 09:20 AM   #4
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For your information, I upgraded steering linkage system to OEM part number 52122362AH and installed a Carli Suspension steering stabilizer kit that can be seen attached to the drag link.
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Thank You Matt! Please check the attached picture.
That is kind of a goofy angle....Maybe check part number of the drop pitman arm and see if maybe you have been given the wrong one?? I see what you're seeing and I agree, it looks like it needs more drop.
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Old 05-24-2016, 05:33 PM   #6
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For your information, I upgraded steering linkage system to OEM part number 52122362AH and installed a Carli Suspension steering stabilizer kit that can be seen attached to the drag link.
That will help with the steering and take some of the side grab feel out of it. Highly recommend something like this too: Dodge Ram Steering Gear Box Stabilizer The drop pitman arm is a longer lever that will apply more torque to the steering gearbox. These gearboxes are known to start leaking eventually anyway with stock suspension. My '11 with only 92k on it was leaking something fierce(1qt in 500 miles) when I bought it. The dealer was going to replace it as part of the sale deal because his tech saw moisture on the seal during the inspection. I took delivery of the truck before the gearbox came in and when I brought it back to get fixed he couldn't believe how bad it was leaking when I told him
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Old 06-03-2016, 02:41 PM   #7
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Thank you Matt for your advise. Searching the web, I found a company called Thuren Fabrication that manufactures suspension and steering components. They are offering a heim tie rod that could elm me to address this issue. Here's a picture of it:
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