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05-27-2016 05:09 PM
xxdabroxx I've heard you can pick them up fairly cheap on ebay too.
05-27-2016 05:03 PM
biffgnar
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Originally Posted by Deacon View Post
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.
05-27-2016 04:43 PM
Deacon 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.
05-27-2016 03:20 PM
26679cj5
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Originally Posted by grininmonkey View Post
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.
05-27-2016 11:21 AM
xxdabroxx
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Originally Posted by grininmonkey View Post
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.
05-27-2016 09:11 AM
grininmonkey 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 ?
05-27-2016 09:00 AM
Deacon 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.
05-27-2016 07:33 AM
biffgnar
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Originally Posted by 26679cj5 View Post
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 $$.
05-27-2016 04:55 AM
26679cj5 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.
05-26-2016 02:05 PM
Deacon 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.
05-26-2016 01:36 PM
grininmonkey
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Originally Posted by xxdabroxx View Post
I think he meant it's not a shorty nylock like the other link showed.

Yep... I was referring to this one

05-26-2016 11:35 AM
xxdabroxx
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Originally Posted by mrblaine View Post
Lock nuts are not cheap. Cotter pins and castellated nuts are cheap. The JK doesn't use cotter pins, they use quality lock nuts.
I think he meant it's not a shorty nylock like the other link showed.

05-26-2016 11:25 AM
mrblaine
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Originally Posted by grininmonkey View Post
Nice.. and the nut is not a cheap lock nut
Lock nuts are not cheap. Cotter pins and castellated nuts are cheap. The JK doesn't use cotter pins, they use quality lock nuts.
05-26-2016 11:24 AM
mrblaine
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Originally Posted by SouthernGypsy View Post
Are you saying I'd have to shorten the Anti-Rock's adjustable link rods from the main Anti-Rock bar down to the stock mounts on the axle, or shorten the stock mounts? Sounds like your saying the first which would be very easy of course, but I wanted to make sure.

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The raised mounts only move the axle end of the sway bar link up by 1".
05-26-2016 10:55 AM
Deacon Haha good job with the caffeine. Yeah I guess you posted right before me, too.
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