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Old September 18th, 2006, 05:06 PM   #62
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Default Re: SoCalook, Speedway & crossmembers...

Originally Posted by Unkl Ian
If you compare the length of the typical streetrod pitman arm,
usually Vega,to the stock Beetle pitman arm,you'll probably find
the VW arm is longer,which makes the steering quicker.
but, at the same time, if you shorten the pitman arm by any amount, there is also a reduction in range of lateral motion, which translates into reduced turning radius.

with changing to the shorter type 3 pitman arm, my tires no longer touch the radius rods as they once did.

(I can blip the throttle and toss the rear end around in tight spots)
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