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Why is the 67 camaro idler arm different than 68/69? It seems to cost around $20 more than 68/69's? I also can't find a new one with a 5-13/16 centers which would match my pitman arm. I'd rather not have it be on an angle acrossed the center link. Thanks

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i went to the local Advance auto parts,and got an 1968 idler arm,and installed it.

I have not had the front end aligned,and the tires are wearing perfect,its been about 5,000
miles since i installed it,
oh and it has a lifetime warranty too!
If i ever wear it out,LOL

I sold my Camaro,hope the current owner drives it.
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GM used both the short and long pitman with short idler on the 68 and 69 Camaros. So, in that respect, it has their "approval".
Replacement Moog idlers are in-between in length, at around 5.5". So, either pitman arm you use you are going to have a mis-match, unless you buy a "correct" reproduction.

Moog and TRW make replacement pitman arms, long and short for manual, and long and short for power steering which has a larger shaft.

I have the part numbers on my page, or do a search of the archives here for the list.
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Caveman,

Thanks for the info. I guess I'll be buying a 68 Idler and saving a few bucks. [img]smile.gif[/img]

David,

So that's the reason for the price difference something like 3/8 of an inch?
IF the offset is good enough for GM then I guess I can run with it. Thanks again David

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