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    Where to drill steering arm: D60 Swap

    I purchased a set of 1 ton axles that a fellow keeper had started to ready for install under his JK.

    The steering arm on the passenger knuckle is blank. No holes other than those mounting it to the knuckle and no markings.

    How do I determine where to drill the hole for the drag link.

    Also what drill and reamer do I use for a flipped drag link.

    Thanks!

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    Measure twice cut once I always say..haha

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    I think when I did mine it called for a 7/8 hole. I believe it's now 13/16. Better to start small.

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    Mine was 13/16" a few years back... And for the location, I would measure it atleast twice... Trig and angles and math things, ya know? Unless you are freakishly good at running the drill in reverse and sprinkling the shavings back in...

    EOD, the draglink is adjustable for a reason...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DWiggles View Post
    Mine was 13/16" a few years back... And for the location, I would measure it atleast twice... Trig and angles and math things, ya know? Unless you are freakishly good at running the drill in reverse and sprinkling the shavings back in...

    EOD, the draglink is adjustable for a reason...
    What are you guys using for your measurement?

    are you measuring the location of the stock hole? What is the reference point? The ball joint?

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillypete View Post
    What are you guys using for your measurement?

    are you measuring the location of the stock hole? What is the reference point? The ball joint?
    Im confused by your question? A tape measure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DWiggles View Post
    Im confused by your question? A tape measure?
    I apologize for the lack of clarity, and appreciate your help.

    Do you measure the stock axle from the balljoint to the drag link hole and then locate the hole on the new axle the same?

    I understand how to measure things, but what is the measurement I use for the new arm’s hole location and from which point do I measure to locate the center of the new hole.

    I hope this helps

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