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Old 03-21-2018, 01:01 PM
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Also need a drop Pittman arm.

Should be able to find one fairly easily. Any of the major suspension companies should have one like rough country, superlift, tuff country, fabtech, bds, icon.
 
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Old 03-21-2018, 06:56 PM
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Also need a drop Pittman arm.
Good point. Since you're basically doing a lift now instead of a leveling kit, you'll need an adjustable track bar bracket too if you don't have one.

Pitman arm can be a pain to get off. Buy a puller with a lifetime warranty in case you need to exchange it. I used the big 2 prong puller for one. Had to cut the teeth down a tad to fit around the pitman arm, but that's not where the first one broke. The second one got it off. PB blaster likely helped.
 
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Longer brake lines?

Any idea on sourcing longer brake lines?
 
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Any idea on sourcing longer brake lines?
I'm assuming you are asking about hoses for a lift. If so, try Crown Performance
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Old 03-25-2018, 08:09 PM
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I think I got mine from 4 wheel parts. They sell a lot of lift kits and had a good price on stainless braided lines. (you just have to replace the flex line from the fitting down to the wheel).
 
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Any idea on sourcing longer brake lines?
How much total lift will you have? I have a 4" on mine and I didn't need a drop pitman arm or longer brake lines, all I had to do was bend the front brake line brackets down some.
 
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The idea behind the longer lines is so that the suspension can have it's full range of travel, with a safety margin, and not cause a problem. Think using a ramp to jump another car and how much your truck will bounce when it lands. Or if you jack it up by the frame and let the wheel drop all the way down.

The drop pitman arm is for geometry reasons. Less wear and tear on the steering components the closer to horizontal the linkages are.

Will it work without these? Sure. But things are going to wear out faster, and that one big pothole might lead to a brake nightmare.
 
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The idea behind the longer lines is so that the suspension can have it's full range of travel, with a safety margin, and not cause a problem. Think using a ramp to jump another car and how much your truck will bounce when it lands. Or if you jack it up by the frame and let the wheel drop all the way down.

The drop pitman arm is for geometry reasons. Less wear and tear on the steering components the closer to horizontal the linkages are.

Will it work without these? Sure. But things are going to wear out faster, and that one big pothole might lead to a brake nightmare.
That's true but with my suspension at full drop my factory brake lines with the bracket modified are long enough, also I have been lifted for 3 years still using the stock pitman arm with no steering issues.
 
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You shouldn't need longer brake lines. If I recall correctly if you take one of the clamps off it will net you more then enough room to have the length that will be acceptable. I'm going off of memory here too but I don't believe I needed to have longer lines with my SD with 8" lift and 38x15.5s. I want to say I either relocated the bracket or there was enough "give" in them and that's with me actually using a lifted truck as a lifted truck including air time
 
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