1988 YJ Wrangler
I'm in the process of doing a front-end overhaul. I managed to change out all my ball joints. My lower joints came with a tapered sleeve (spanner?) that goes inside the knuckle and fits onto the lower ball joint. I assume it's an adjustment of some kind - since it has a slit in it and will expand and hold the knuckle when the castle nut is tightened.
My question is: How should this be adjusted? Should I just set it to the same position as the old one - or is there some sort of clearance specification I should follow? The Haynes manual is no help here.
I find it interesting the top joint doesn't have that sort of adjustment.
Thanks in advance.