Ordered the Moog pitman arm that is listed in the new gear box swap and when I compared it to my old one, it was about 1/2" longer. Will this be a problem for my steering? Not much of a change, but this seems weird to me. Anybody else have this problem?
The longer arm creates a faster ratio. If your outer arms are long, then the long pitman is best, if outers are short, then the long pitman combined with a 12.7 to 1 ratio box makes the steering very quick, close to 2 turns lock to lock. This is OK but very quick and some guys don't like the steering that quick. If you have the fastest combo of parts, PLUS a small diameter steering wheel, it will be had to steer the car precisely. Stick with a 14" dia steering wheel.
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