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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-26-2020, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
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2018 Dodge 2500 pitman

Hey Guys,

Have a 2018 Dodge Ram 2500 converted to RH drive for our NZ roads.
Imported a 5" lift kit from rough country few years back and never installed it due to the pitman arm having a LH drive lean on it.
Decided to get off my behind and try and find a solution as no one in NZ has the capability to forge what is needed.
Is there a RH drive alternative or even bare minimum of a straight end?
Have photos of current arm wrong angle but some reason wont let me attach.... .
Also came across a thread from years ago where someone had posted a picture of the arm required (although fuzzy pic so cant rear part number) but cant get in touch with them.

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-26-2020, 03:24 PM
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Can't help you on the Pittman arm but you can't post pictures until you get a few more posts I do believe. GL.

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Its been a while since I looked at mine, but I thought other than the downhill slope to it, they were flat.

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Flat would be a start but this arm has a picture of an Eagle on it with numbers I300 DS2009A
has a good been on the end i believe to help with bump steer?? could be wrong
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How many posts till i can put up some pictures? would be helpful of course
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will a standard drop pittman arm work, or is the keyed pittman arm for the left hand drive put it too far out of alignment for right hand drive?

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With the size of the lift the arm gets bound up from tie rod angle.
Lift kit comes with a dropper pit man arm to essentially lower the rod to the original working angle but this one has a bent where tie rod end bolts through
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are you putting drag link on top or bottom of pittman arm?

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Have a 2018 Dodge Ram 2500 converted to RH drive for our NZ roads.
There's your problem. Just quite being upside down
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There's your problem. Just quite being upside down
Be nice now, I like Aussies
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are you putting drag link on top or bottom of pittman arm?
Tried both but imagine pitman arm having drag link heading to RH side as factory so arm has a RH bend on end.
Pitman arm now on RH side so pitman heading to LH side but arm still designed for RH
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