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  • Front knuckle fitment issue

    The front knuckle is supposed to clamp onto another machined keyed clamp which is used to attach the upper control arm:

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    (from documentation build pics)


    However the cylinder is way too large for a slip fit and likely too large for a press fit to even be inserted into the knuckle (~90 thou, or 2.2mm !!!)

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    I've attempted to pry open the knuckle some in order to accept the upper control arm clamp, but without success. And I don't really think this is the solution.


    Has the keyed clamp not been machined to a proper dimension?

    How have you installed this part into the knuckle?

  • #2
    Electric SuperCar
    N00b -take it easy on me.
    Electric SuperCar I saw in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vtay2IUGA84 around time 3:56 that you performed some prying operation while someone else "pounded". You also mentioned "getting some grease on it". Was that purposeful to lubricated the cylinder?

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    • #3
      Sorry, mine came pre-assembled because I bought my kit half built on eBay.

      Are both sides like this? Try prying it and then pounding the part together. Add some grease.
      www.silverbulletrx7.com

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      • #4
        Hi Red Barchetta,

        I will check mine for measurements, I've assembled it easily, tight fit but without press required. To my opinion cylinder is machined wrong. Will give measurements.

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        • #5
          Ok, measured, mine are 49,5mm in diameter. So the guess is right, you need to machine it.
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          • #6
            Vivo
            Registered User
            Vivo Thank you so much!

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