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post #1 of 11 Old 05-27-2019, 07:31 AM Thread Starter
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Drilling knuckles for suspension options??

15 JK 2dr. AEV 3.5 DS lift old style, on 35's


trying to find a new front end system. while trying to salvage what is still good.

my yeti driver side outer failed twice. my driver side knuckle was damaged and my trusty mechanic missed it. to the naked eye it really doesn't look too reamed, but there's play. my AEV high clearance drag link snapped right off when I was trying to remove it. I guess my former mechanic didn't believe in never seize either. So now I notice the knuckle to my right spindle was drilled and has a sleeve.

was planning on just down grading with all new equipment and try to alleviate my problems. But this will cost me 2 new spindles in the process.

would rather drill out and stay somewhat beefed up with a new drag link\tie rod and damper. Just not familiar with what my options are? and possibly upgrading my control arms, this vehicle is not my daily commuting vehicle anymore, and not by choice Any advice appreciated?

will be contacting AEV tomorrow and see what they advise?


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You can drill out the knuckle to 7/8" and use a tapered sleeve. https://www.barnes4wd.com/Tapered-St...ert_p_510.html
I am not understanding some of your descriptions. What spindle are you referring to? I never use anti-seize on tie rod ends.
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plz explain in simple to understand language
what do you mean by "snapped right off" in correlation to your draglink means, thanks. Also ,plz, what do you mean by " never seize" usage?

Fwiw, & respectfully I swear , that entire paragraph needs some photos like a baseball pitcher needsa ball.

Throw us a bone, dude. TL/TTR
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plz explain in simple to understand language
what do you mean by "snapped right off" in correlation to your draglink means, thanks. Also ,plz, what do you mean by " never seize" usage?

Fwiw, & respectfully I swear , that entire paragraph needs some photos like a baseball pitcher needsa ball.

Throw us a bone, dude. TL/TTR
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driver side spindle knuckle has play, it actually loosed up, not sure how.
passenger side spindle was drilled and has a sleeve for the AEV high steer drag link
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driver side spindle knuckle has play, it actually loosed up, not sure how.
passenger side spindle was drilled and has a sleeve for the AEV high steer drag link
got it

a good hard curb or impact with the unitbearing not torqued to spec or something could be enough to possibly open the knuckle or maybe deform it. but, damn, that'd be some impact.
Let's say you'd remember such an impact.

Yep, I have a 7/8" Synergy Mfg high-steer sleeve adapting collar for flipping their draglink to up-top of the steering arm off knuckle down in my garage.


I run all Synergy Mfg and Artec links and brackets .
I have had little to no problems with any of those parts and would recommend them to anyone asking about options. .


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Are you calling the Tie rod end a spindle?
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“Yeti driver side outer failed twice”:
Tie rod end on a yeti tie rod failed twice? And in what way, they make some beefy stuff.

“Driver side knuckle is loose”:
Possibly describing bad ball joints on your knuckles or the ball joint nuts are loose? If you suspect the holes where the ball joints are pressed into or the tapered holes where the ball joint studs go into are reamed out then you could be getting into needing new outer or inner knuckle territory, those are usually rare cases though.

“AEV high clearance drag link snapped right off”:
Believe you’re talking about the bolt for the drag link end that was in your passenger outer knuckle. Some drag links have threaded ends that can be replaced, if not then might be easiest to replace the entire drag link...never seen just the ball joint rebuilt. Can do a little research for a new high steer drag link that will work, you can gauge the hole with a drill bit and compare to install instructions on your brand of choice. Seems that a 7/8” drilled hole with a sleeve is what I’ve seen used on a couple of brands, could be that’s already been done for the AEV high steer drag link.
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FWIW jks do not have spindles, they have unit bearings. So whatever the fuck you’re referring to, please view a parts diagram before replying....
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FWIW jks do not have spindles, they have unit bearings. So whatever the fuck you’re referring to, please view a parts diagram before replying....
Exactly. WTF is a spindle...

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My 71 Z28 had spindles. Bearing seized up and the whole wheel and brake assembly came off. It was horrific.
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As others said you can get 7/8" sleeves and drill them out. If you're having so many problems with tie rods and drag links you might want to look at other options. Reid or Rancho knuckles will pull the tie rod up above the axle tube limiting damage. If that's not an issue you could run hydro steering to prevent damaging the drag link. Yeti makes a pretty beefy system so if you're still having trouble I'd call them and talk it out.

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