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Old 11-11-2012, 04:22 PM   #61
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Bought the poly kit using there 10% Veterans Day discount.

Anybody know what's best to use to drill the knuckle (tool/bit) ?

http://www.polyperformance.com/shop/...t-p-16758.html

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Did you not order the optional tapered reamer?

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Did you not order the optional tapered reamer?
No... I was under the assumption you either ream or drill and use the adapter ?
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you need a big ass drill bit that can hold a 1/2" chuck. i think most drills only do 3/8" max.

and you will need an angle drill because of the brackets that raise your sway bar links. you can't get in there with a straight drill because the brakes are in the way.

also a drill punch will be needed so you can start the drilling without the bit walking on ya.

oh, 7/8" drill fun fun fun fun
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No... I was under the assumption you either ream or drill and use the adapter ?
That's why their website gave you the option or ordering the tapered reamer.
The benefit of the tapered reamer is it keeps itself centered in the hole as it reams/drills.

The knuckle is currently tapered from the bottom up, meaning the taper is wider at the bottom. The reamer will open up the top side so when you put the adapter in place, the taper will be from the top down.
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:54 AM   #66
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you need a big ass drill bit that can hold a 1/2" chuck. i think most drills only do 3/8" max.

and you will need an angle drill because of the brackets that raise your sway bar links. you can't get in there with a straight drill because the brakes are in the way.

also a drill punch will be needed so you can start the drilling without the bit walking on ya.

oh, 7/8" drill fun fun fun fun
Shit ... I think you told me this and I saved it.
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That's why their website gave you the option or ordering the tapered reamer.
The benefit of the tapered reamer is it keeps itself centered in the hole as it reams/drills.

The knuckle is currently tapered from the bottom up, meaning the taper is wider at the bottom. The reamer will open up the top side so when you put the adapter in place, the taper will be from the top down.
Huuuuum.

Maybe we have one at work ?

I know synergy is having issues with some of their customers using a 7/8's drill bit and the adapter not working.
They revised the instructions to use a 13/16 to allow for oversize in the hole being drilled by hand.
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13/16 is smaller than 7/8 so perhaps the 7/8 hole was too big and let the adapter fit loose.

OK, I looked at their instructions. You use either the reamer and no adapter OR the drill bit and adapter. I have a drill bit in that size.
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errrrrr. get a center punch not a drill punch...

for sure double check on the size of the drill needed.

i used off road evolutions flip kit and they advised using a 7/8" drill bit. and my sleeve fit in there perfect.
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errrrrr. get a center punch not a drill punch...

for sure double check on the size of the drill needed.

i used off road evolutions flip kit and they advised using a 7/8" drill bit. and my sleeve fit in there perfect.
It's their TRE's fitting I believe.
They are making special adapters for people that over drilled the holes.

Target hole size is 7/8 but a 7/8 drill is over sizes the holes. 13/16 and they work out perfect I guess.
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@silver

Here is my rear track bar. I believe it was Pluke that mentioned the angle should match the front for best results.
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Your rear TB angle isn't bad, but Pluke is correct. Your front TB with its' greater angle allows the Jeep body to have more leverage versus the flatter rear. Don't know all the scientific jargon, but I suspect it is throwing your roll center out of whack.
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Your rear TB angle isn't bad, but Pluke is correct. Your front TB with its' greater angle allows the Jeep body to have more leverage versus the flatter rear. Don't know all the scientific jargon, but I suspect it is throwing your roll center out of whack.
Flatter is better
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Flatter is better
In the case of TBs and DGs, yes. Other times, not so much.
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In the case of TBs and DGs, yes. Other times, not so much.
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Poly drag link flip came in

Going to order up that 90 degree drill angle thing Pluke posted.

Synergy revised their instructions to use a 13/16 to allow for oversize.

Any other recent installs/helpful tips ?

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you know that your sway bar links are going to have to be 3" eye to eye closer?



for example. i purchased jks 2-4" sway bar links. before my flip, i had them almost all the way adjusted.

after my flip. they are now collapsed all the way down.
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you know that your sway bar links are going to have to be 3" eye to eye closer?



for example. i purchased jks 2-4" sway bar links. before my flip, i had them almost all the way adjusted.

after my flip. they are now collapsed all the way down.
I still have my stockers............ I think
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and you'll need a whole lot of balls to drill down your axle. buy a brand new drill bit when youre doing this.

the size drill bit i used (7/8") only would accept a 1/2" chuck drill gun. and this thing was really scary... lol prepare and say youre prayers before if you got to use a big ass drill gun.

definitely get the angle drill. you'll need this for the driver side sway bar brackets.
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and you'll need a whole lot of balls to drill down your axle. buy a brand new drill bit when youre doing this.

the size drill bit i used (7/8") only would accept a 1/2" chuck drill gun. and this thing was really scary... lol prepare and say youre prayers before if you got to use a big ass drill gun.

definitely get the angle drill. you'll need this for the driver side sway bar brackets.
I was just searching out something and found a post of mine on JKO. Forgot about it.
Goody said he used good ol" harbor freight bits. Stressed the importance of low RPMs.

I won't use HF bits lol
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Helps if the drill has a handle coming off the side; makes it easier to steady the drill.
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Prob rent a good drill.
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okay, this might be a dumb question, but can I use the synergy draglink in the flipped position, and keep the track bar frame side drop bracket from my rancho lift?

Or, do I have to use the trackbar bracket for the axle and raise the tb?
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okay, this might be a dumb question, but can I use the synergy draglink in the flipped position, and keep the track bar frame side drop bracket from my rancho lift?

Or, do I have to use the trackbar bracket for the axle and raise the tb?
Not a stupid question at all. You should be OK as long as the angles are close.
The only issue will this is you lose the roll center correction raising the TB.
Teraflex drops the track bar in their highsteer kit.
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thanks for the post...

Kjeeper10,
I am getting ready to install the EVO draglink flip kit and was wondering if you had to use the OEM sway bar links?
I have the TF 3" full flex arm lift and didn't even think of the sway bar links being to long after the EVO drag link flip install, but it makes sense they might be to long now...

I'm also installing some other items that have been setting in the garage for a while... Rock Krawler Tie Rod and the Synergy track bar.

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thanks for the post... Kjeeper10, I am getting ready to install the EVO draglink flip kit and was wondering if you had to use the OEM sway bar links? I have the TF 3" full flex arm lift and didn't even think of the sway bar links being to long after the EVO drag link flip install, but it makes sense they might be to long now... I'm also installing some other items that have been setting in the garage for a while... Rock Krawler Tie Rod and the Synergy track bar.
Do you run discos ?
With the synergy kit you can keep the swaybar links mounted stock. Pluke used the evo kit I believe and wasn't aware of this at the time.
Running discos you need to raise them to be able to separate the link from the lower pin.

I run stock links with Artec's raised mounts now. Works fine.
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Do you run discos ?
With the synergy kit you can keep the swaybar links mounted stock. Pluke used the evo kit I believe and wasn't aware of this at the time.
Running discos you need to raise them to be able to separate the link from the lower pin.

I run stock links with Artec's raised mounts now. Works fine.
they can be disconnected but I usually just hit the rubi button... which I see you guys don't recommend...
my links are 10" long.
I guess it might just be a wait and see how they play..
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they can be disconnected but I usually just hit the rubi button... which I see you guys don't recommend... my links are 10" long. I guess it might just be a wait and see how they play..
Yep .. I tried both a TF 10 link and MC 11-12" link. Both long with raised mounts. The stock links work perfect.

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