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    Knows a Thing or Two Mybadjk's Avatar
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    Synergy tie rod end.

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    So this is my second synergy tie rod end for my draglink. I can't get the castle nut tightened enough to put a cotter pin through. Anyone else have this problem?


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    Take it off and drill it a bit more.


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    Been Around the Block aermotor's Avatar
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    You have to drill it out further, but not too much. You go too far and it's supposedly done for. I can't get the cotter pin on mine but I'm not worried about it for how tight it is, I was getting towards the higher side of .9-1" or whatever it is they say to not exceed so I left it. Was using a 7/8 bit and did quite a bit of hogging. Maybe I'll try and go some more one day.
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    I used a 15/16 bit. It's perfect.


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    Knows a Thing or Two Mybadjk's Avatar
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    I haven't measured it. But the 7/8th bit has play when it's in the knuckle. I may go get a 15/16th bit. I must of drilled to big for the tre as the hole is above the castle nut. Maybe it's time to buy new knuckles.


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    Pull the boot up. If you see taper on the shaft you can drill bigger.


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    I had to do some extra drilling on mine as well, just wobble your drill bit really easy and bore it out a little more. And keep doing so until you get the cotter pin installed.

    Took 6-7 tries for mine to go down far enough


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    Knows a Thing or Two Mybadjk's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuck79 View Post
    Pull the boot up. If you see taper on the shaft you can drill bigger.


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    Never though about that... thanks man.


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    You guys are using the tapered adaptor for this, correct?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mybadjk View Post
    I haven't measured it. But the 7/8th bit has play when it's in the knuckle. I may go get a 15/16th bit. I must of drilled to big for the tre as the hole is above the castle nut. Maybe it's time to buy new knuckles.
    I had to buy new knuckles after drilling too large. I have the same TR. Wish I would have gone with the JKS DLF since they include a step bit. I helped a friend do his and it was 100x easier than the Synergy way.

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