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post #136 of 145 Old 05-26-2016, 03:05 PM
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Oh man I've had so many of those nylon lock nuts rattle off and never had bolt threads marred by the intentionally misshapen metal ones.

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post #137 of 145 Old 05-27-2016, 05:55 AM
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If you drill out the knuckle (or factory trackbar mount), do yourself and your wrists a favor and pony up for a tapered reamer bit. A little cutting oil and they'll go through the thick stuff easily.
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If you drill out the knuckle (or factory trackbar mount), do yourself and your wrists a favor and pony up for a tapered reamer bit. A little cutting oil and they'll go through the thick stuff easily.
A quality reamer does help this a lot, although $$.
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It may be dumb, but I always always worried I'd over-drill with the reamer as well. It seems a lot easier to get a quality drill bit, some drilling oil, and get a nice straight hole the whole way through, and then drop in an insert.
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So.. this may be dumb as well (sorry)... But if you use the reamer method, your result is going to be a non tapper whole if you widen the top which is the tapered end... No? You still need the insert ?
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So.. this may be dumb as well (sorry)... But if you use the reamer method, your result is going to be a non tapper whole if you widen the top which is the tapered end... No? You still need the insert ?
You can get a reamer that leaves you with a non tapered hole the diameter of your choosing, then you could use the tapered sleeve. I also believe you can get a reamer with the proper taper, but I would think you would have to go with an oversized tie rod at that point. Not sure though, just guessing.


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So.. this may be dumb as well (sorry)... But if you use the reamer method, your result is going to be a non tapper whole if you widen the top which is the tapered end... No? You still need the insert ?
Yes, it drills the hole out at a taper until the bit goes in deep enoguh, then it straightens out to a normal hole. You put an insert in at that point.

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Well, there are two relevant kinds of reamers. One is a fancier version of a drill bit specifically designed for making existing holes bigger. There's also a conical reamer, where it leaves a hole of a particular size and slope depending on the shape of it and how far you go with it.

I did it with just a quality drill bit, but if you have access to a nice straight reamer, then that would be a great choice.
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Well, there are two relevant kinds of reamers. One is a fancier version of a drill bit specifically designed for making existing holes bigger. There's also a conical reamer, where it leaves a hole of a particular size and slope depending on the shape of it and how far you go with it.

I did it with just a quality drill bit, but if you have access to a nice straight reamer, then that would be a great choice.
There are people in the world who have use for the quality reamers on a repeat basis. You can buy one, use it yourself and then, if you ask nicely, they might have appetite to buy them off of you for close to the high dollar price they cost.
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I've heard you can pick them up fairly cheap on ebay too.


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