The Pitman arm is a part used in automobiles, trucks, SUVs and other vehicles to steer the wheels. When the steering wheel is turned right or left the pitman transmits the motion it receives from the steering gearbox to the tie rod. A "drop pitman arm" is used to correct the steering when a vehicle has a suspension lift.
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- Steve Hendrickson; Gerry Burger, Hot Rodder's Bible : The Ultimate Guide to Building Your Dream Machine (Osceola, WI: MBI Publishing Co., 2000), p. 172
- Trenton McGee, 4x4 Suspension Handbook (North Branch, MN: CarTech, 2007), p. 142