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Old 12-22-2012, 09:04 PM
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Took the truck for a drive today. I need to re-center the steering wheel as it is turned left about 45 degrees to go straight. When I pulled a u-turn on 210, I realized my turning radius is worse. I think I need a longer pitman arm to get the knuckles to hit the stops. There looked to be a 3/8" gap at full lock. The brake pedal seems low after I start the truck. Any reason for a hydroboost to do this? And I still need to get lines at the master cylinder to stop weeping.
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Old 12-23-2012, 09:34 AM
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Took the truck for a drive today. I need to re-center the steering wheel as it is turned left about 45 degrees to go straight. When I pulled a u-turn on 210, I realized my turning radius is worse. I think I need a longer pitman arm to get the knuckles to hit the stops. There looked to be a 3/8" gap at full lock. The brake pedal seems low after I start the truck. Any reason for a hydroboost to do this? And I still need to get lines at the master cylinder to stop weeping.
Longer pit-man arm will definitely help with the turning.

The position of the pedal is based off of the length of the shaft used with the booster. Some are adjustable some are not. As long as you have full pedal throw you don't have a problem.
Get the weeping stopped and see how well it stops.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:24 PM
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Does anyone know what would have a pitman arm that is 7" - 7.5" long? My current one is 6.5" long and is a drop arm for a 94-02 dodge. I've seen waggy arms listed from 6.5" to 7". Anybody have one they can measure?
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I seem to remember the Scout II pitman arm being pretty long. Had to cut one down to work on my 109.
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:03 PM
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I seem to remember the Scout II pitman arm being pretty long. Had to cut one down to work on my 109.
I think I read they were like 9". How much did you cut it down? That might be another option.
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I think I took off about an inch and a half, maybe two. I also had a strap welded around the end of it for reinforcement after I reamed it for the tie rod end.
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Old 03-02-2013, 05:32 PM
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Since I cracked my t-case during the winter run, I've decided on trying to avoid cast aluminum where I can. This means a ford 205 is going in. I found one on craigslist that i'll hopefully pickup tomorrow. I just need to figure out the best way to put it behind my 4L60. AA makes a kit but requires me to basically rebuild the transmission. I could switch to a GM input in the 205 and use a splined coupler. Or maybe a doubler. Thoughts? Other ideas?
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What are the options for Doublers?
203/205?
Other?
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I was thinking more along the line of this doubler if i didn't screw up the planetary gears in mine. http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/motor...box4rocks.html
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:57 PM
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Looks like a nice unit and for a little over 700 not a bad price.
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