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Part #: COG110-90245

Cognito 110-90245 Pitman & Idler Arm Support Kit

1993-1998 GM 8-Lug Vehicles
Part #: COG110-90245
$275.50
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Description

The Cognito 110-90245 Pitman & Idler Arm Support Kit is the perfect addition to the steering system of your 1993-1998 GM 8-LUG Vehicles. GM trucks and SUVs Pitman and Idler arms are prone to a reoccurring wear problem and have been an issue within the steering system of GM trucks and SUVs for years. The Cognito Pitman and Idler Arm Support Kit provides an instant upgrade to your steering system and gives you more control, longer tire life, and reduced driver fatigue. The kit is proudly made in the USA and includes all the necessary mounting hardware. 

Features:
  • Made In the USA!
  • Comes With All Necessary Mounting Hardware
  • Replaces The Underachieving Factory Pitman & Idler Arm 
Notes:
Only for use on stock height or lifted vehicles with the factory center-link in the stock location.

Specifications

  • MFG. Number 110-90245
  • Manufacturer Name Cognito
  • Shipping Weight 10.00 lb.
  • Shipping Length 5 in.
  • Shipping Width 10 in.
  • Shipping Height 5 in.
  • Fuel Type Diesel / Gas
  • Cross Reference # PISK1006
  • UPC 691965602530
  • Prop 65 WARNING: Cancer & Reproductive Harm - P65Warnings.ca.gov

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What is the purpose of this product? Does it help the steering on the vehicle?
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Whether your truck is stock height or lifted and running oversized tires, Pitman and Idler arms have always been a problem on the steering systems of the GM and FORD vehicles. The Pitman and Idler arm Support kit by Cognito Motorsports fixes a wear problem that is present on the factory and aftermarket steering system. Aftermarket companies have come out with heavier duty pitman and idler arms that fail the same way that the factory parts do. The design created by Cognito Motorsports solves the problem in an innovative way that no one else has been able to create before. This design works so well that we were able to obtain a UTILITY PATENT.

The problem when not using the Cognito Motorsports Pitman and Idler Arm Support kit: If you are not familiar with how the GM steering system works, here is a quick lesson. The pitman arm is connected to the output shaft of the steering gear box. When you turn the steering wheel of your vehicle, the motion is directed to the steering gear box which then rotates the pitman arm. The pitman arm has a stud protruding from the end of it where the center link connects, also called the drag link. To help control steering motion, the center link is connected to an idler arm on the passenger side of the vehicle. The idler arm is bolted to the frame and swings in the same arc as the pitman arm, and is fastened to the center link the same way the pitman arm is. The two mounting points for the center link give it support in the motion left and right relative to the vehicle, but there is not enough support in the direction of forward to backward relative to the vehicle. This lack of support is what causes the joints inside of the pitman and idler arms to wear out, which provide the pivot and connection point for the center link. The larger the tire on the vehicle, the faster these joints wear out. Aftermarket companies have come out with beefed up pitman and idler arms, but still have the same premature wear issue in the same joint.

What happens if you are not using the Cognito Motorsports solution? The front alignment toe settings can not be held because of the slop in the pitman and idler arms allowing the center link to move forward and backward. No control over the toe setting means that your front tires will experience irregular and premature wear. When the center link swings toward the back of the truck, it is also swinging up in an arc. The center link swinging up increases the tie rod angle and can cause tie rod breakage. Most tie rod problems actual originate from pitman and idler arm problems.

The Cognito Motorsports Solution: The Mechanical Engineer at Cognito Motorsports has come up with a non traditional design to fix this problem, and it works GREAT! The support kit can be installed on pitman and idler arms showing wear, and actually revive them by limiting the movement in the worn direction! If the joint in the pitman and idler arm is not worn excessively, they probably will not have to be changed (this should be determined by a qualified mechanic). If the pitman and idler arm are excessively worn, it is recommended to replace the pitman and idler arms with factory units and add the Cognito Motorsports Pitman and Idler Arm Support Kit. This innovative design is so unique that it obtained a UTILITY PATENT. The support system works by double capturing the studs that protrude from the pitman and idler arms which the center link connects to. At the same time it still allows the studs to pivot on their own axis which is needed when the steering system is turning. This Cognito Motorsports system provides the support needed to prevent the center link from rocking forward and backward in the vehicle.




CAN I USE IT FOR MY S10 4X4 2004 CREW CAB? I HAVE A LOT OF PROBBLEMS WITH THE IDLER ARM OF MY S10 4X4 2004 AND I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF THIS PRODUCT FIT MY TRUCK OR IF YOU HAVE SOMETHING SIMILAR
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Application information on XDP’s website is provided to XDP by the manufacturers directly. Any fitment questions other than what’s listed under the products application info must be directed to one of our Diesel Experts. Experts are available via E-mail (), Phone (1-888-343-7354) or LiveChat (Found on the bottom right hand corner of our website). This allows XDP to offer you a more personalized response to your question as well as an open channel for further questions and conversation.

I have a 2002 Silverado 1500 4x4 with a 6" rough country lift, will this work? If not what will??
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The COGNITO PISK1006 PITMAN & IDLER ARM SUPPORT KIT is only designed to fit 1993-1998 GM 8-Lug Vehicles.

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