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Author Topic:   spindle reaming
dman60
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 17
posted August 22, 2001 08:26 AM
What's the purpose of the taper between the ball joint and spindle. Is it to keep from rutting at one spot or what.
Any clues?
Thanks

BILLY BOB
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 81
posted August 22, 2001 09:02 AM
Not exactly sure what you are asking but reaming a spindle for a ball joint (lower). Is usually done so that you can put the larger(taller) lower ball joint in. The spindle is reamed to match the taper. This raises spindle and lowers the chassis thus improving roll centers and bump steer.

dman60
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 17
posted August 22, 2001 09:32 PM
Billy Bob,
Thanks. I think I figured it out. If they weren't tapered, it would wear grooves in each and probably fail before long because of the constant up and down and rotations all at once. Sound right?
Thanks again.
Dman

dman60
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 17
posted August 22, 2001 09:35 PM
I forgot, I was talking about the upper ball joint connection to the spindle. Instead of having it reamed out, I just drilled a big enough hole so the threads would be below the hole. I've not run it and plan to change this tomorrow.
Good luck,
Dman

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