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Old 04-14-2015, 07:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Civic forth or fith lower ball joint taper. Im making lower control arms for the rear but i need to know the taper on a front lca or the balljoint. So i can get the spindle on there and start mocking up the other three links

My math shows 5.35* but i havea feeling its more like 7-10*
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Old 04-14-2015, 09:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'd have to search on the road racer forum I'm on, but 7 degrees comes to mind.

Someone was looking for the taper reamer for a custom knuckle setup.
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Thanks, yeah seven rings a bell for me too but i cant make my math say seven its always 5.5-5.8* when i measure the lca or ball joint.for the lca measurment i get 16mm big end 14mm small end and the taper is 20mm long (not the hypotinuse) i dont know i brough the lca into work today im just going to cut a few tapers in alu round bar and see what one fits the best i guess.
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I am getting 5.72, with 10% taper....let us know what you find in the real world. Maybe our theory is wrong.
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Yeah il let you guys know for sure. Also i keep trying different measurments since its cast. Like 14.1 small end and 20.2 tall since its hard to get a good measurment. Non work they only change a few points. Ill use a marking marker and ma sure i get full contact before i post the taper degrees.

Also after i figure the taper ill cut off the post on the lower balljoint and set it up in the lathe to make sure
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Hammer a piece of lead into it. Tap it back out from the other side. Measure. Profit.

Or even easier, measure a ball joint.
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