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Dirt Freak

Total posts: 237
posted November 15, 2001 07:08 AM
I have a pair of metric spindles that I need to ream to clean-up the top of the holes (after bending BJs). The Afco catalog lists 2 tapered reamers for the job. Does anybody know which one I need?

I don't want to change the taper, just cut it a little deeper.


Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 88
posted November 15, 2001 08:37 AM
Email ow racer. Go to his web site at and he will tell you what you need to know. He does all of ours and has the part #'s to get. I think you have to get both , one for the top and the other for the bottom, not sure which is which but Michael or Andy will know.

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Dirt Freak

Total posts: 346
posted November 15, 2001 10:40 AM
Now is a good time to check your spindle for straighness, it may not be worth messing around with. Also, be aware that reaming out your spindle will: make it shorter, lower your roll center and effect your bumpsteer.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 237
posted November 15, 2001 11:24 AM
I already run the tall upper balljoint for all those reasons. And the reaming is just on a spare pair that are too good to throw away.

I really think it's the 2" per foot taper that I need. But I don't want to spend $100 and be wrong...

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