Bending pitman arm?

Billy_the_Kid

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Does anybody have experience bending or altering pitman arms and idler arms? I am working with a newer style Chevy. What kind of problems will I run into. Does it weaken them too much after heating and bending? Trying to get more clearance to the frame and correct some bump steer issues.

<font color=orange>"I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant."</font color=orange>

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Kritter

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Correct bumpsteer by shimming the tie rod ends or making custom mounts off of the spindles but not by modifying the pitman arm. Pitman arm is to serious of a steering component to play around with...especially for a street driven truck. I have seen altered pitman arms break and that is bad new...especially when on the freeway.

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""I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.""

One of my grandad's favorite sayings. "You said what I heard, but not what I ment."

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Your grandpas fav. saying is trippy. :)
 
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