1984 2WD pitman arm vs 4WD pitman arm


neinnein_nein

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1984
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ford ranger
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2.0 (4 Cylinder)
Engine Size
2.0L
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
2WD
good evening nerds,
I didn't think about this very much when I did it but I swapped the steering box on my 1984 2.0L 2WD last week, from manual to power steering (while adding power steering..) and I used the pitman arm that came with the donor ps steering box truck, slightly longer than the old manual box pitman arm.

when I steer all the way in either direction, I feel the truck bending to the side somewhat. Am I paranoid to think maybe I should put the shorter pitman arm on there? got tipped off by reading about how pitman arm for 2wd and 4wd are different parts, and I suspect the donor truck was 4wd..


otherwise obviously, pretty cool to have ps.
 


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bobbywalter

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1988
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sawzall?
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33-44
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yeah. sounds like you got this.


there are several arms for 2wd to 4wd rangers. often the 2wd ps is cast into them. there are variations i use from stock f 250/350 for lift...

the really small rangers have a 5 inch arm....4x4 is 5.3xx... it is over 5 1/4 for sure center to center for certain years. the explorer had variance and heavier tierods and arms.
 


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